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Monday, February 20, 2012

Brown Wrapping paper book

In March my hubby has to go to London for business.
At the end of his business, one of my granddaughters and I will join him for a week trip.
We will get to celebrate her 16th birthday there. We plan on going from London on the fast train to Paris, then drive south, visit the French coast and drive to Pisa and Venice!
I only wish I was taking all of the grands...  The other 4 live in Texas and are so busy it would be hard to get the time but someday we WILL make it work.

For the trip I decided to make a brown paper book for Lu lu as she likes to calls herself.

I realized after the fact it would have been MUCH eaiser to just cut the pages 10x16, fold and glue together to strengthen. Punching holes in the accordian was very difficult.  I ended up using a small drill.  Then had to cut some of the pages because I decorated them too close together and needed some blank pages just for her to write on.  LESSON LEARNED.

I used very strong magnetics  on the inside of the front flap and also inside the ribbon I glued in to close the book 
Most pictures are just printed off google images.  I used scrapebook paper to make most of the pockets.
 Love the blues in the flags against the brown wrapping paper. 

on the inside of the first page I made a pocket by using some cushioned tape around the three edges the brown ribbon makes the edge of the pocket a bit sturdier to resist tears.   The top of the map is glued to the page.
The tag says ticket stubs.

I put in several pockets with writting paper that she can journal on.

some pages are blank so she can write or add a postcard or photo.

These circles have lines she can jot down a few things o n.  Everywhere you see ribbon is the top of a pocket.
Hope you enjoyed this little project.
Blessings, Debbie

Linking with:
Blue Monday  at smilingsally
Metamorphosis Monday at betweeennapsontheporch
#22 Turning the Daunting into the do-able at project queen
Wow ME Wednesday at Ginger Snap Crafts
Wow us Wednesday at Savvy Southern Style
Wednesday's Wow zers at Oopsydaisy


Ann said...

Oh you did a fantastic job. That is perfect for her to write and keep all those wonderful little pieces of paper,tickets etc. She will LOVE it. You should also add this to a party with crafts you make, it is so neat!!!

Grammy Goodwill said...

What a wonderful birthday present you are giving her! The little book is also special and will hold all of her special mementos.

SmilingSally said...

You are such a creative Grandma! I love your blues!

Happy Blue Monday, Debbie. Be sure to check out my book giveaway.

Deserae said...

What a wonderful birthday gift!!! The little book is so cute :o) Have a wonderful time on your trip!!!

Claire said...

I am your newest follower-stop by for a visit!

Alison @ Oopsey Daisy said...

What a great way to keep track of all your travel momentos! The brown paper is perfect. Thanks for sharing at oopsey daisy!