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Nothing new, so I thought I'd share something I made in 2007 before I was pregnant with my son. It's a little scrapbook about my favorite things. Maybe it'll provide a little inspiration for those of you out there who would like to make a small, quick and easy keepsake book for yourself (or your children).

Here are the supplies I used:
Small tag shaped album (can be any shape/size)
Random scraps of scrapbook paper
Random yarn/fibers
Random rub-ons, stickers and other embellishments
Double sided tape or other adhesive (acid free/archive quality would be best)
Pen (acid free/archive quality would be best)

All of these items can be purchased pretty cheaply at Hobby Lobby, Walmart, JoAnns, etc). If anyone is interested I have LOTS of scrap paper and embellishments that I would LOVE to share with anyone wanting to make one of these books. Just leave a comment saying you'd like some goodies to make one of these books!

Get creative! Make it as classy or as funky as you'd like... make it YOURS! You can use lots of random stuff from around your house, like scraps of fabric, safety pins, thread, paper clips or any other neat little thing that catches your eye. I started by cutting out scrapbook paper in the tag shape to cover the plain white pages of the album. Then added a very few pics and embellshiments, and voila... the finished product.


Front


Pg 2/3


Stamped on a piece of paper, cut out the stamped image, stapled (yes, stapled) on some ribbon to the top for decoration


Pg 4/5


You can use everyday items for decoration - I used a corsage pin on the top left corner of this page.


I tied some ribbon around a cute little clip, also used glitter to outline the swirl on the paper


Pg 6/7 - I typed out some of what I wanted to say on paper and glued it to the page. I drew some doodles and put them on the page. I made a tag with some text on it and glued on a pocket for which to put the tag.


Pg 8/9 - Used random rub-on letters. Attached a photo with eyelets and added some yarn. Another pocket with a tag that I wrote on.


Pg 10/11


Used some adhesive cork paper - wrote on it and added rub-on letters. Cut out a circle from paper and used thread to sew around the inside.


Made a pocket. Made tags listing my favorite recipes. Stapled ribbon to the end of each. Put them inside the pocket. Spiraled some thin wire and sewed it onto page.


Pg 12/13


Glued on coordinating piece of paper. Strung ribbon across paper and stapled in place. Glued square paper with text on top.


Pg 14/15


Glued on little flowers. Used decorative brad to attach paper flowers. Stamped a circle with lines and wrote on lines.


Pg 16/17


Tied several pieces of yarn together at the center. Attached to paper with brad.


Pg 18/19 - Made pocket to insert pics of friends.


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I hope that it will remind me always of who I am... because after having a child, it's easy to forget.


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