Friday, 14 January 2011

Warning - this is all about what I made by myself I did



Here's the little book then, it's about 5.5" square and as you can see, is intended as a birthday book. It's been an antidote to the doom and gloom of post Christmas rubbish to work with these lovely papers - they're ipapers from Amber Ink. I know you already know this - but I bought 5 different patterns and the bunting image for five bucks..and they're never ending. How slow to catch up am I?!
So you can see how I used the punch that's on my WOYWW desk, to make the page tabs and a Cuttlebug folder that I love, it's a sort of officey file page. I used the ipapers to extend the width so that the birthday details aren't lost in the punched area. Then a handful of Hero Arts' stamps, couple inkpads and a cropadile saw to the rest. See, I sold my Bind it All last Year. So I used the cropadile to make the binding holes which was probably very labour intensive. It was. But that's fine, I've done it now.
I like it, it's fresh and cheerful. After all the glimpses, hope it was worth waiting to see! I completely forgot to say that over at Amber Ink there's a challenge - enter anything you make with one or more of Amber's products - the theme is organisation. Bit ironic for the likes of me! Go see!

35 comments:

Jules said...

I love it Julia, it's gorgeous - definitely worth waiting for!

Christine said...

Really lovely, the colours and detail are gorgeous :-)

JoZart said...

It is just lovely ... the colours and finish ... beautiful! Well done Mrs D!
JoZarty x

Scrapcat 1 said...

Well worth the wait Julia

MaggieC said...

Just the colours we need to help us to look forward to Spring. Really fresh and beautifully made. Like it a lot.

Shaz in Oz. said...

oo-arr! I do so love this book and the colours are just perfect, a labour of love..
Shaz in oz.xx

Wipso said...

Love it Julia. The design and colours are just perfect.
A x

Susan Allan said...

It is lovely Julia, it was so well worth the effort for you and the wait for us. Thnk you for showing. It is a lovely change to be working with fresh pinks and greens...Spring.....!!!!!
Sue xx

Tracey Brossart said...

Oh it turned out beautiful! I love that cuttlebug embossing folder you used on the inside and the tabs are great too!! I want to get me one of those bind it things...I think I would forever be making journals with it...lol.

Thanks so much for sharing! :D

♥Tracey♥...ƸӜƷ

Helen said...

This is beautiful! Just need a bind it now...!! |No, don't go there!)

Ali said...

Oooh that's lovely! Am in the process of working on a birthday book myself and you've got some great design ideas there.. :)

Charlene said...

Just adorable, Julia...love the fresh springy colors and the cute design elements!

oneoff said...

That's gorgeous: bright, zingy colours and so stylish.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I really love the fresh spring colors of this book. I was beside myself when I read you sold your bind-it-all. I have coveted one of those for years. You must have spent HOURS getting everything lined up perfectly. But you are a woman of infinite wisdom and patience (and possibly good at measuring), so color me impressed.

Kirsty.a said...

This is so pretty and fresh. Definitely an antidote to Christmas glitter

Minxy said...

Tis just beautiful Julia, such lovely spring colours :D

Greenpixey said...

That is gorgeous, absolutely beautiful!! I love the fresh spring colours you've used.

misteejay said...

This is so pretty and certainly makes you feel Spring is on the way.

Toni :o)

Nicky said...

Love it great colours and now that another embossing folder I am going to need lol - great idea thanks for sharing

Claireliz said...

Thats lovely Julia, love the spring colours.
C
xx

The Paper Princess said...

Thanks for the close-up - my eyes were glued to that book on Wed - I think it is so very pretty - love the springy colors!

Have a wonderfully creative weekend!

Ramona
http://create-with-joy.blogspot.com

Angie said...

How pretty ... perfect ...gives one hope for spring seeing those colours xx

Bethan said...

It's blooming marvellous Mrs Dunnit! so could do with one of them meself.

Pam said...

Julia no ka oi! This ipaper never looked better! I got Amber a cuttlebug for Christmas and folders for her b-day - looks like I'll need to pick up this one now. Thanks for the salesmanship. Always.

Neet said...

This is fab! Love those tabs you have done but the whole thing is gorgeous. Nice to see something so clean and fresh after the business of Christmas.

Spyder said...

This is great, love it, I want to make one now, (I always say that when I see something great)I don't have a bind it all, but I do have a crop-a-dile...BUT Hubby and a huge one!! (Bind it all) but it's not a bind it all, its a big office type one, that weights a ton and isn't very pretty to look at, and would probably break my thin bench, because it's sooo heavy...hubby brings it home for me weekends if he feels there's no one going to want to use it over the week end at his work...hmmm...think I'll book it for next week.... as we'll be cat sitting the week after... and then dog sitting the week after that and then...such as is life...
(Lyn)

Hands to Work, Hearts to God said...

It does look like a lot of work, but very pretty for a useful organizer! It would make the job of filling it in so pleasant I should imagine! Patsy from
HeARTworks

alexa said...

Wonderfully pretty! So beautifully put together ...

Carmen said...

This is stunning Julia! How did you get that effect on the flowers?

Chrissie said...

Pretty Ace if you ask me!
Chrissie

Lindsey said...

This is so pretty! I admire your patience to put it all together so perfectly. :)

Lyn said...

That is absolutely gorgeous, Jules, and what a fab idea - I love it!

CrEaTiVe ThIs AnD tHaT said...

Ohhh,that is gorgeous and love the tabs on it too.

Thanks for sharing

Jinny http://creativethisandthat.blogspot.com/

bicocacolors said...

so beautiful, really like a lot!!!

Karin said...

This is just adorable!