Wednesday, April 21, 2010

Envelope Birthday Book

Here is a book I made for my sister's 50th birthday present. It's made of regular greeting card envelopes bound together in a book. The cover is a Hambly transparency with a cute little crepe paper ruffle (sprayed with Key Lime Pie Glimmer Mist to give it color).

Inside each envelope I placed a note along with a gift card for a particular place.
You'll notice on the pages I did a lot of the penant banners. I sort of caught the bug from www.houseof3designdistrict.blogspot.com and have been using this idea - uh, like everywhere.

The design for this book came from Heidi Swapp too. She did a 6x9 envelope book as a free class on her webshow. This was my version using envelopes and papers I had on hand.
Thanks for looking.
Jill



4 comments:

J.R. Hetrick said...

Jill. It's beautiful! Nice photography too.

Hope all is well.

jer...

Jill said...

Thanks, Jerry.
Guess what I found when I was digging for the envelopes for this book? One of your very first cards - the wishing well design!! Vintage! Made me smile thinking of you and Kathy.

J.R. Hetrick said...

Good times. Those old cards and that vintage dream. I I wish I was doing them now (when I have some idea of what I'm doing).

Amanda graduates from college Saturday & Lindsay from HS next week. I turn 50 on Monday...

That old dream seems it was dreamt by another person...

(sorry it took so long to check back)

Waseem said...

wow how stunning you make it..thanks for sharing it as i might need it when use the design for Gift Card envelopes.