The guestbooks for the upcoming birthday celebrations are almost done and I've been having lots of fun. I did, as usual, I forgot about the matter of the added thickness so things are kind of bursting at the seams... the reason I picked a spiral bound notebook in the first place.
I started with one of the altered book journals that we have here at the shop: Alice in Wonderland for me, and a sweet little Richard Scarry Just for Fun for my friend. On some of the blank pages, I added pictures and text cut out from other Golden book pages. Other pages, I ripped out, leaving just an inch tab, to which I attached a piece of patterned scrapbook paper. I did this first, because I like the patterns and colors, and second, because the Poladroid prints that I made had a white frame and I thought they'd look better against a patterned background instead of a plain white piece of paper.
We have gold and silver photo corners here at the shop but I ended up going to Artist & Craftsman Supply for the old fashioned (have to lick them) black paper photo corners. I'm loving the way the Poladroids turned out. Unfortunately, with photo corners, photos and scrapbook papers, the book is getting very thick so I had to omit some photos. But it is still a nice assortment.
And yes, I am leaving space for people to write. I am hoping they won't feel intimidated by what's already in the book and will feel free to write on the pages. But just in case, I've asked a few family friends (and Mom) to write in the book before the party.
Last night I just had a few finishing touches. There were still some pages that were totally blank - can't have that... So out came the box of stickers and letters and labels. I made an inside front cover for each of us with our names and a mix of stamped letters and stickers:
Now all that is left is picking out balloons and flowers....