Monday, July 28, 2014

A beloved Aunt who gives great memories

Celebrate those special memories and those who share them with you!  When a dear friend asked me to help create a special book for her Aunt's upcoming birthday... I couldn't resist this fun Coaster Board Book!!  Create an Extra-large book that is perfectly personalized (thanks to our amazing *Designer Series Paper) and WOW those you love and who makes your life special!  See this quick Video Highlight and the picture tutorial below!  Celebrate your memories - this fun Memory Celebrating Monday is a great way to do so!

Create this cool Coaster Board Book with:
Coaster Board (129392)
*Confetti Celebration Designer Series Paper (133692)
Multipurpose Liquid Glue (110755)
Paper Snips (103579)
Craft Scissors (108360)
Brayer (102395)
1/4" Circle handheld punch (134364)
Computer & Printer
Book Rings & Pencil
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OK so I needed an Extra-Large Die for the letters and didn't have one.  I love our smaller dies that work in the Big Shot.. who needs a 4" high letter??  Well, me, in this case - lol.  So using my Word program on my Computer, I played with the fonts and sizes (525 point for the lower case 'a' to be the same size as the 425 point font for the capital U, N, T in Ariel Black and Bolded).  Print the letters and using the Paper Snip, cut them out!
Using this Template to draw (with a pencil - erase any 'errors') on the Coaster Board then using the strong and heavy duty Craft Scissors to cut our these extra large letters.  BAM!  Cool and Easy!  Cutting the 12" board into 4" x 12" strips to make great book strips.
Coloring the backs of these letters will give a polished and coordinated look.
Michelle went bonkers over the stunning * Designer Series Paper options!!  Settling on the colorful Confetti Celebration collection that pops with color and design while balanced with the Basic Grey... it created a beautiful book!  Being Double Sided - the letters are the opposite side to each piece we used.  Adhere a piece to the back of the Coaster Board, it will create a colorful celebration!! 
Isn't Michelle a doll??  She couldn't resist creating something for her creative Aunt.  I've heard her rave about her Aunt for years now!  She came to me to create something that celebrates the woman who brings so many joys to her life.  Apparently her Aunt is known for making amazing crafts for her family and friends.. awwww.
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Adhere the Designer Series Paper to the Coaster Board using the Multipurpose Liquid Glue.  With two tips to the Multipurpose Liquid Glue you can do fine or larger projects.  Here the larger tip spreads the perfect amount of glue down to hold the Designer Series Paper to it. 
With the two pages open, you get multiple but coordinated pages that are perfect to celebrate your memories!
Having cut the first 'page' to 3" long, the next was 7", then 10" and 12" long - the letters hang over the ends to overlap!
Punch these holes in the side and use Book Rings (from my office supply store) to hold the pages together.  Tie on pretty ribbons, add brads, bling, etc and customize your book!!

 (Update! Here is her Aunt receiving the book and feeling loved!!)
Perfect to journal your memories, add pictures and to sit on someone's coffee table.  This is a gift that is to be cherished!
See this Video Highlight on this fun technique/gift that will WOW and celebrate your memories!
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Celebrate those who make memories in your life with a stunning hand-stamped gift.  Giving a piece of yourself with this personalized gift is easy and a blessing.  When someone makes your life special, show them!!  Here Michelle inspired this great hand-crafted gift for her Aunt and in doing so is celebrating their memories while making a very cool new one!  I hope this video highlighted the awesomeness of this hand-crafted gift.  Leave me a comment, how do YOU Celebrate and Document your Memories and life?? 

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