My husband's best friend turned 50 this past month. I knew that I needed to make a little something for him to remember the occasion. I searched through my stash and found the perfect little mini book. It's the CTMH My Creations 3-ring binder. It's discontinued now but there are new ones to choose from.
I used some old Lucky paper and stickease and some embellishments from my stash. I love how well the new Outdoor Denim Chevron Ribbon matches with this. It added some nice texture to the cover. I also used a couple of the new mini stamps. I used the Heartfelt Birthday and the Shooting Star one. These are great little stamps that are so useful and they only cost $2.95.
I decided to stick with the white pages and just add some background stamping. I love all of my background and texture stamps. I have quite a collection of them. This one is the new Flight of the Arrows set. I've used it so many times already and still love it.
I know that it's sometime frustrating to sign a guest book but I really wanted to have a little something from everyone at the party. I used the CTMH Cricut cartridges to cut out the journalling pieces. I love that I can match up my stamps with the Cricut cuts. It makes it so easy. I had these cute little envelopes that I picked up somewhere and they matched so nicely and I thought they would add some interest.
I wanted to try to make each page unique so I grabbed different stamps for each one. I inked the edges of everything with Desert Sand ink. I also used Outdoor Denim and Olive inks to keep everything consistent.
I added in some of the My Stickease from the Victory kit also. They have very similar colours and go very well with the colours I choose.
I found these fun film strip pens online and spent way too much time playing around with them. It was a lot of fun though and they turned out pretty cool looking. I even wrinkled up the photo to try to make it look like it had been around for a while.
I hope you enjoyed my latest project. If you have any questions please don't hesitate to ask. I used so many different stamp sets in this book and I'm happy to look up the names for you if you're interested.