Saturday, June 6, 2009

The Big 5-0!

My dad turned 50 last month. I don't normally make layouts for every family member's birthday, but turning 50 is a pretty big deal. Definitely worth commemorating.

I used supplies from Studio Calico's May kit, "Playground." The lovely ladies also hosted a challenge on their blog this week to make a pinwheel. You can find the post (with a easy to follow tutorial) here.

*You are the big 50* Layout

Supplies used: Cardstock (Bazzil, Die Cuts with a View); Patterned paper (Crate Paper, Cosmo Cricket, Studio Calico); Die cut cards (October Afternoon); Cardstock stickers (Jenni Bowlin); Name, Date, Place labels (Jenni Bowlin); Brad (Sassafras Lass); Rub-ons (Pink Paislee); Pen (American Crafts, Faber-Castell)

I've had this idea toying in my head about a way I could include a ton of pictures on a layout without showing all of them at once. I have a ton of cheap picture books on hand. You know, the kind they would give you when you turned in a roll of film to be printed? Anyway, I found that it was easy to tear the plastic protectors from the yucky cover and still keep them sewed together. I adhered some patterned paper to the front to cover up the seam. And, there you go - a photo book on my layout. How awesome is that?!?

Hidden journaling and pictures

Here you see my lovely hand pulling up all the photos and showing you the last page. Instead of a photo I adhered 4x6 journaling card. The rest of the slips hold photos.

Pinwheel up close

1 comment:

  1. What a nice thing you did for your dad. I am sure he loved it. It was a great idea.


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