As I’ve mentioned before bookbinding is a hobby of mine, albeit I’m not very good. So when I found a relatively simple “book” project to try as an outlet of my spring fever I figured it wouldn’t be too hard. Here’s how it turned out. It also allowed an outlet for my pre-spring fever.
Instead of grabbing an envelope I made one from this tutorial. Using this tutorial allowed me to use some double-sided cardstock in lieu of the doilies and covering the envelope flap with a different paper as suggested in the book tutorial. I also deviated from the book tutorial by using coin envelopes for the main pouch in lieu of the pull-out gift tag.
I didn’t use gift tags for the cover either. Instead I used some cardstock to make the cover, hole punched it, and decorated with my own flower pin to go inside.
I decorated with some leftover brads from a previous bookbinding project. I also used the stickers for an upcoming project for which I can’t use for it.
I had some pictures from a planner about fairies that I decided would work for this project. Eventually I settled on one. I tried to keep it simple.
I think this page is the only time I used some gift tags. I used up the last of my brads from the other book project on this page. If you look closely you can even see my fingers.
For the pouch I decorated it with some more stickers. The coin envelopes are tucked inside this pouch.
Here’s a closer look at the coin envelopes, front and back. I haven’t decided what to put in there yet.
I personally consider it a work in progress, but that’s fine by me. I can add as time goes on and add keepsakes in the envelopes.