Friday, February 8, 2013

Dad's Birthday mini book

I was at my LSS the other day and saw this cute mini book designed for a man.  Well, my dear friend that I call Dad has a birthday coming up.  I decided to put my own spin on it and create the book for his birthday.  This is what I ended up with.  I used the Graphic 45 "A Proper Gentleman" line along with some embellishments that I purchased at the Scrapbook Expo.  I hope you like it.

The front cover has a pocket with a tag that I stamped with "Happy Birthday" and "the more Candles the bigger the Wish!".  The clock faces were purchased at Scrapbook Expo and the knobs and dials are Tim Holtz.

I covered chipboard so there was a place for a pic and journaling.  It is actually an insert that I placed into the cut out of a man pocket.

 Inside the front cover is a pocket that I put his birthday card in.

Another pocket with a couple of tags.  The next page can be used to put a pic on or leave blank.

An open pocket with two journaling cards.

I couldn't resist making a colored tie for the man pointing.

Another clock face with embellishments added.

A spot for a picture.

The insert behind the car pocket was made with chipboard and washi tape..  I love how it turned out and the colors matched the papers.

Dad was my Area Manager for a few years in the FAA.  So we have a thing for planes.  This is a Tim Holtz stamp.  I stamped it on white card stock, cut it out, then put acrylic paint and glossy accents on it. I added it to the chipboard insert using foam dots.

I think I like this page the best.  It looks like a suit coat, white shirt, and tie.  But the collared shirt comes out of the pocket for pics and/or journaling.

The suit!


  1. WOW Fran ... There are NO WORDS for this BEAUTY.
    Seriously, your creativity knocked this one right out of the park. "Dad" is going to LOVE IT too.

  2. Thank you. He should receive it today.

  3. The book is beautiful. I know he is going to love it and I bet you even make him cry.