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When Julie from her design team invited me to participate in this birthday blog hop I said yes immediately without even stopping to think about.
There are 42 avid paper crafters sending birthday wishes, one for each of her years.
You can hop over to Kim's blog where Jody has posted the list to start at the beginning or you can hop around as you see fit. I've also included the list at the end of this post.
I wanted to make something special for Kim. Something more than a card.
I decided upon a mini word scrapbook. You can pick up these chipboard books up at most craft stores and scrapbook stores.
There are several words available, like "family", "party" and "baby". I've also seen people make and sell custom books at craft shows and scrap booking weekends. You could have your child's name made up, or any word that has meaning for you.
For this book I wanted to showcase MFT products. I love the colors and patterns of the MFT Spring Collection which I used for my palette. It's cute and girly and so much fun.
I stamped a few Pure Innocence girls and used them to decorate some of the pages and I just went through my stash looking for whatever would properly dress up a page.
When I make these books for my family and friends I usually include mats with little post it notes that say "mount your photo here" and sometimes I even include the photos. Since Kim is a stamper and scrapper, and certainly will have paper that matches I haven't included any.
Here's a list of the deets, if you'd like more specific details on any particular page or item leave a comment and I'll get back to you via your blog or by a post in the comment section.
Stamps - My Favorite Things, Pure Innocence "4 Leaf Clover", "Lollipop", "Make Mine a Double"
Ink - Memento Tuxedo Black, VersaMark Pink Petunia, Pixie Dust, and Aloe Vera
Paper - card stock MFT Sweet Tooth, Banana Split, Pink Lemonade; Stampin' Up Certainly Celery; dp MFT Spring collection; Georgia Pacific card stock for the images
Miscellaneous - MFT rick rack and scallopey scallop die-namics; Nellies Multi Frames oval die; Stampin' Up eyelet border punch; Hero Arts Sparkle Gems Flowers; ZVA crystal stickers; Queen & Co pearls; Heidi Swapp bling; Elements big pink brad; twine from the Cat's Pajamas; Creative Memories paper flowers; MFT spring collection buttons; Spellbinder's tag die; charms from acharmingplace.com; copics; stickles; glaze pen
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