When I found this little tag book among the fab stash in my designer's box of goodies for the July Bubbly Funk kit I knew straight away what I was going to do - and that doesn't happen very often!
I really enjoyed making this. I love making things that you can let yourself go with the flow and minibooks are great for that, while you're working on one page ideas for others seem to jump into your head.
In a BF kit you don't just get paper, card, ribbon, blooms and brads - Caroline always manages to find those little extras that make the kits fun - this to prove my point I'll put a list of what you got for £20 if you bought the July kit at the end of this post!
I made the front cover from felt, with most of the embellishing done before it was glued to the chipboard so that any messy or sharp bits were hidden away. I stitched the title "On Birthdays" - it's supposed to look "homespun" and a bit random! I cut felt flowers using the Cbug and hand cut a little bird - because at some point I decided to add a little birdie to all the pages in the book.
Most of the pages of the book are just my favourite birthday quotes printed out and embellished, but there's also this one which has a little pocket containing lots of really, really bad jokes about birthdays. I discovered whilehunting for funnies that for some reason there are very few GOOD birthday jokes.
I absolutely love this "Hugs and Kisses" collection from Dream Street Papers. The colours and designs are so fresh and fun - I've hardly got anything left now so I think this is another collection I'll be having to buy more of.
If anyone from Dream Street happens upon this, can I make a plea? I would love it if there were 6x6 or 8x8 versions of your papers too.....
here's that list of the goodies in the July kit
Paper & Card
12x12 Bazzill Cardstock x 4 - pink, blue, white, green
12x12 paper x 1 each of: - Dream Street Hugs 'n' Kisses:Care Package, Airmail, Sweetheart, Hugs, Love Lines, Postmark
Adornit - Dainty Scallop
Karen Foster - Lined Paper
Stamp due-cuts x 2
White tags x 4
Brads - large x 5, small pink x 5
Buttons - pink x 10, blue x 10, green x 10
Ribbon x 3 lengths
Pegs x 2
CherryArte Rub-ons - Princess Alpha
Shrink Plastic - x2 sheets (pink, blue or white)
Felt - blue, pink and green
Net - White and blue
Prima Flowers negative sheet - pink
Maya Road Tag Book
Large Letters - XOX
Small Letters - xox
Tipsy Hearts x 3