Who Do You Love?

Everyone is always asking me to see photos of my family and I never have anything nice in my purse to show them. This last summer we got professional photos taken and these are photos I am proud to show! I created this mini brag book for my purse to showcase these photos. Now I can say “Yes” when people want to see photos of the family.

To keep it simple I cut 4×5 pages for the inside of the book from this chipboard. I didn't want the book to be too heavy but it needed to be sturdy to hang out in my purse. I completely covered some pages with photos. On other pages I added cardstock and patterned paper to create a simple design. In the middle of the book between photos of my kids I added a mini page to talk about my kids. I love to change up the pages in the middle of a book for a fun surprise.

I sandwiched ribbon between a piece of paper and a piece of chipboard on each cover to make a tie for the book. I punched and bound the book with the Bind It All. Since this project is 4”x5” it was really easy to punch the holes quickly. Set the machine to the “C” setting and then slide your page against the tab on the guide. Then punch away! I added a few embellies and journaling strips after binding the book. This project can be complete in less than 45 minutes, perfect for a gift for your honey! And don't forget Mother's Day will be here before you know it as well.

Paper, Cardstock, Stamps, Punch – Stampin' Up!
Tiny Alpha Stickers, Epoxy Hearts – Making Memories
Pens – Copic, EK Success (brown)
Ink – Close to My Heart, Colorbox
Craft Thread – Martha Stewart Crafts
Felt Stickers, Ribbon – American Crafts
¾” Brown Wires – Zutter Bind-It-All

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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12 thoughts on “Who Do You Love?

  1. I love it!!! I can’t wait to see you next time… so I can ask to see it:) I’m gong to try and make something like it myself. It’s so super cute… great job!

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 8:54 am
  2. Jennifer, you need to make this into a class! I love it and would so like to make one! Those birds are adorable!

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 3:16 pm
  3. What a cute project. Thank you so much for sharing that with us. You have inspired me. It was a pleasure meeting your family.

    New Blog Viewer and fan,

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 3:19 pm
  4. Awwwwwwwwwww I love this little mini.. it’s so so cute!!! xxx

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 4:29 pm
  5. Thanks for the show and tell… I have those stamps… and wanted to use them ….great idea…
    Thanks again

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 5:30 pm
  6. That’s a really cute album and a great idea! Love it.

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 7:03 pm
  7. Love your little album! It is sooooo cute!! Thanks for sharing – it gave me lots of great ideas!

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 7:17 pm
  8. I love how simple it looks! Very beautiful!!

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 8:52 pm
  9. can u say scrap lift??? love this idea!

    Posted on February 11, 2009 at 10:30 pm
  10. I love the last pic in the album! teehee

    Posted on February 12, 2009 at 3:38 am
  11. ooh I love it!! what a cute gift too for Vday!! thanks for sharing!!!

    Posted on February 12, 2009 at 2:25 pm
  12. Jen, I love your layouts…They look great….I hope you feel better…Gloria

    Posted on February 15, 2009 at 6:11 pm