Wednesday, October 2, 2013

Mini mini Birthday Book

Good morning Bloglanders

I hope you are well!! Spring in sunny SA is awesome.   I'm getting up earlier to have a walk around my neighborhood - don't want to miss out on all the beauty.  So, before I go, my project for the day.

When I showed you the mini album made out of 1 piece of A4 paper I also included an idea to replicate them and make it into mini Birthday Books.  (Click here if you missed out)

So, I got going.  This time my book is A5. Yes, really, really small AND my Silhouette did the cutting for me!  If you want the cutting template - just grab it here. I made it myself and all the folding lines are dotted and Silhouette will even cut the rest. For folding instructions, click here. If you use A4 paper - just duplicate and move / re size if you want a bigger book. (2 for the effort of 1)

I've added paper and embellishments done with my Silhouette as well as journaling.  Then everything was copied - this will become my B-Day bash stash.  Before I fold it, I'll do some stitching, add a bit of dimension with a pop-up sticker (ex Silhouette once again) and a personalized note to the back.  I don't have "cookie cutter" friends! And this is what my copy looks like: (you can see that the stitching and dimensional stickers are still outstanding)

I did all this with my Silhouette as part of their birthday celebrations but my other posts showed how to do it "manually" - just as straightforward but HETTE does save a lot of time and I love making my own embellishments!

That's it. I'll including some "work in progress" pics at the bottom of my post later today if want to have a peek. (iPhone is still charging) Have a great day and thanks for visiting my blog today.



  1. Hi Hazel, I saw your name and link on the Silhouette Blog. Nice to see someone from SA posting :)

    1. I'm new to Silhouette land but I can't believe how much I enjoy digital cutting. I still do the bugs for my scraps but for an more artistic approach - the Silhouette's possibilities is endless. Thanks for visiting my blog and leaving a comment,

    2. Of course! Check out my blog sometime if you like :)