Friday, July 17, 2009

gift a book


Hambly take 2:
If you are like me and enjoy making gifts for people this is a fun and simple mini book, not to mention cute, for baby or toddler. The key to making your own minis are the tools. My recent obsession is the Corner Chomper. I love it cause it works great with the Hambly Clear Overlays (which is a thick piece of acrylic). It rounds the corners of chipboard and other thick materials... like the Crop-A-Dile.
Clear Overlays are cool because your paper trimmer can cut them and then you can use double sided patterned paper to get 2 pages in one shot. Sometimes I get frustrated covering both sides of chipboard. ha!
Another great tool for this project is spray adhesive... is adhesive considered a tool... ?:) Spray an even amount of adhesive on the acrylic it dries clear and secures the paper. Just try not to get it on your finger tips and then touch the rest of the album cause it will leave your little prints on it... learn from my oops. :) I used a spray adhesive by Elmers, you should be able to find one anywhere. First, I cut the clear overlays and patterned paper into 3X4 pieces.
Then, I sprayed the acrylic and adhered the paper.
Next, I applied the
rubons to the front of the acrylic pieces & chomped the corners.
Last, I added the
frame and owl sticker & bling to the cover. American Crafts minimarks for the 3 'animals'. Poked holes in the pieces with the Crop-A-Dile & added a ring.
TGIF!!

30 comments:

Jenn said...

Ooo how cool! I've been debating buying the corner chomper. I mean, do I really need another tool? Now I'm seeing my answer in this super cute book you made!

Thanks for sharing the directions! I'm loving all the Hambly!

Kara said...

This is such a cute idea. I am going to make one for my little kiddies right now!!

Mel said...

Very cute. Very simple. Love replicable projects :) Thanks for sharing!

Kristen said...

Okay, I LOVE Hambly...and this is such a good idea. I've been thinking about that Corner Chomper...you are pushing me off the fence! :)

AnnaMarie Ferrell said...

So cute. I love the Corner Chomper, too. It's great because it does two sizes of corners in one tool! (1/2" and 1/4") Love Hambly stuff, too. What an easy little gift.

Kataroo said...

Super cute:)

.................... said...

Hmmm...I've been wanting a Corner Chomper! Very cute book!

-Tifany
http://inkblotsbytrd.blogspot.com

suzy d said...

Oh, so very cute!!! When are your projects not?

Emily H. said...

I just bought the same animal rubons with this very idea in mind! It's great to see your take on it. I thought I would add pictures of my little girl with each animal as they became available.

Jenn said...

Really,really cute :)

Lisa said...

Your guess who? mini over at the Hambly gallery is ADORABLE. Awesome idea and I bet your girlies love to look at it!

ker said...

The corner chomper is my most FAVORITE tool right now. Sometimes I get a little overboard- every corner gets rounded! But hey, that's the fun in it- isn't it! BTW- that's an adorable book.

s a n s k u :) said...

i gotta get me one of those corner chompers. my corner puncher never works great.

s a n s k u :) said...

Oh and I loved the pictures in your beach mini album in the Creative Keepsakes magazine. How do you make your photos look like that? I'd love to learn how to do it.

cindy said...

THANKS FOR THE IDEA. I PLAN TO FIND MY CHOMPER THIS AUGUST WHEN I ATTEND MY LOCAL SHOP N' HOP IN SO. CAL. I CAN NOT WAIT TO USE THIS IDEA FOR GIFTS AND FOR MY BOOKS. :D

Sell...Party Of 3 said...

I absolutely ADORE your site. I am so glad that I got to meet you IRL, and I hope that you don't think that I am too big of a dork...but I really am so you just got to find out sooner than most. LOL

Loves,
Evonne

c.darwin said...

Love this book! I am a sucker for minimalist designs.

jill said...

another GREAT idea for Hambly Overlays -- hmmmmmm, how many do i have???
Thanks, Lizzie, for the great ideas.
smiles,
jill

Nali P. said...

love this book. great work!

travelingmama said...

Oh MY! This is one of my favorite projects ever! I love the graphic feel and simplicity! You rock!

Lindsay said...

I've had my eye on the chomper for a while now, but sigh...it will have to wait. Maybe Santa will bring me one! The book is adorable! Thanks for sharing your always amazing ideas!

scrapcat said...

the corner chomper is definitely on my wish list. Love this mini :)

carrie said...

To do list:
#1 Buy Corner Chomper
#2 Make cute animal book for Parker
...Perfect for my baby! :)
Thanks for the fantastic idea!

Karen W said...

Wonderful little book! I may have to buy the supplies to have 'just in case'. Love the Chomper

Thanks for sharing

Karen

Tammy Morales said...

love how simple AND adorable. Thanks for sharing

AbbieTorroll said...

awww i just adorable!! i love your work!

easytravel said...

thanks for share. nice blog and great picture. I like it. See you on my blog also.take care!

Sheila said...

This is really cute. I'll have to try this one out for myself!

angie said...

so perfect!

paru's_circle said...

fantastic blog! great idea with the double sided paper