Friday, July 9, 2010

A Birthday Book for Ms. Jean

My Boss, Jean Payne, turned 50 this year.  Her family gave her a surprise birthday bash.  She is Director of Volunteer Services at Memorial Hospital in Chattanooga, TN.  I wanted to come up with something that the volunteers and guests at the party could write a comment in and sign.  One weekend while Mom & Dad were visiting, I told Mom about it and this book is what came of our putting our heads together.

We cut the cake book from the Stamping Cricut Cartridge.  We cut the cake front from pink cardstock and then cut a blackout of the same size from white glitter cardstock.  The white glitter made excellent frosting, don't you think?  We cut the back cover of the book from chipboard.  The inner pages are cut from smooth cardstock.  We bound it with a Bind-It-All, a wonderful tool for binding books, and tied ribbon on the wire. 

We then added embellishments throughout the book.  Some of these are cut with the Forever Young cartridge.  I will post the pages with Forever Young images.

The lady is from FY.

The lipstick & boots are from FY.

The sunglasses are from FY.

We hope you will try making a book.  Ms. Jean really liked hers.  Donna


  1. This so Jean. I know she loved it.

  2. Love this album!! Just one question: What size did you cut the covers and pages at?

  3. This is so gorgeous!! Congrats on the mention in the Chirp!!!


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