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Thursday, 19 April 2012

21st guest book and journal for my niece

Recently I made two gifts for my niece for her 21st birthday
This one incorporates a 21st birthday card
(the cover of the book)
and the book itself
as the guest book.
This journal to chronicle her 21st year was not meant as it turned out.
I originally bought the black A5 bound book at a cheapie shop and removed the wire binding.
I got a bit carried away with decorating pages
and it all got too big for the little black book's binding to handle
and I was running out of time.
I live in a very small town with not a lot of shops or choice.
I could have had it all bound but a printer
that takes time and I had no time.
So I went to the newsagent
found the above purple floral 2 ring binder.
It would have to do,
I was not really happy with it
it's the best I could come up with.
I had to have it ready for her party
so this is how it had to be.
This brown paper bag has a pull out tab.
The left hand page has a pull out card for journalling.
These groovy rainbow pages have pull out tabs as well.
Yeow baby!!!
Be thankful
Give thanks to the LORD for HE is good...
Psalm 136:1
Pages for doodling.
I included stickers, diecuts etc for
my niece to use in her journal.
Would love to hear your feedback!
Thanks for visiting.


  1. What lovely gift for a special girl!


  2. what a thoughtful beautiful gift! Everyone would appreciate that!!
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  3. What a beautiful work of art; I'm sure she'll love it and cherish it forever. Great job. Thanks so much for visiting with me today:-)

  4. Your books that you make for special occasions are fabulous! What a treasure.
    Mary Alice

  5. What a lovely gift! Love all the yummy accents and sewing themed stamps. I think the purple binder is just fine. You can always change it out if you like. And, with the large binder, your niece can always add more pages. Thanks for stopping by my blog. Smiles!

  6. Just wonderful. You sure designed an incredible gift full of special details. What a talent you are. She is going to love it for year to come.
    Have a great weekend and happy creating.
    Hugs, Celestina Marie

  7. Oh, I am sure she'll love it! So much work and care taken to those pages - one she'll keep for a lifetime!
    Love it!