I started by collecting my supplies.
Using my electronic die cutting machine, I cut my chipboard into the shapes I wanted for the pages.
Next, I cut the same images out of the paper. I flipped the images and cut them for the back sides of the chipboard as well. I ran them through my sticker maker to make it easier to adhere all the paper to the chipboard pages.
I adhered the paper to the chipboard.
Once I had all the patterned paper adhered to the chipboard, I punched holes for the binding using the Cinch.
I cut the binding down to the size I needed it for this book.
Then put the pages on the binding and closed the binding.
Now you are ready to embellish your cute little book. I started by adding letters using Thickers to the front cover.
Next I made some little flowers for the cover as well. I hand cut out some circles in different sizes. Layered them, pierced a hole, and used a brad to hold them together.
I adhered the flowers to the front of the album. I attached the larger one directly down on the page, and I used dimension squares for the smaller one, adding a little bit of height.
I continued through the book, adding the words to write “Home is where Grandma is” using the Thickers. I also embellished using ribbon & twine, and adding the little clip on the second page. I had each of my boys draw a little picture for grandma, and then I added a couple of family pictures at the end. You can see each page below.
I also added some ribbon to the binding. I think it’s such a fun touch!
I’m sure that grandma will love to receive such a fun little gift, because it is so personal.
Happy Day Thickers – 732704
Homegrown Cardstock: Home Sweet Home
Homegrown Printed Chipboard – 732819
Happy Day Cardstock: Puzzled
Happy Day Metal Clips – 732710
We R Memory Keepers Cinch Binding Tool
We R Memory Keepers Cinch Wires .625″
We R Memory Keepers Cinch Book Board 6″x6″
We R Memory Keepers Cinch Wire Cutters