Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Birthday mini book

During the last week of Gracie's summer vaca at grama's house, Olivia came to stay too. Her birthday is in the summer so it's not easy to find any of her classmates at home for a party, so Olivia rarely has birthday parties anymore. We had already made Nutter Butter Chocolate Overload cupcakes {see recipe tab on the home page for more info on these scrumptious treats!!!} so Grace suggested we do a surprise party for her here! So she and Olivia went to the park while I partied things up, including tieing pink balloons on the mailbox. :) It was just the three of us, but it turned out to be lots of fun and Olivia was surprised!!

I used Heidi Swapp's mini book idea to make a special birthday memory mini book for Olivia. I LOVE this idea and will be making more of them in the future! For this book, all the papers are by October Afternoon from the Cherry Hill collection, with tons of dies and stamps for embellishing. I really like the end result.

Intro page

One can never have too many balloons

The birthday girl

with her prezzies....the funnest one is from Grace. Olivia LOVED the fake nose, glasses and mustache!

For the last page, I stamped lines so Olivia can journal herself about her party and her favorite part about the day.

I am so pleased with how the book came out! The photos are not so good but I hope you get the idea anyway.  The dies and stamps I used are too numerous to list, but if you have questions about anything specific, leave a comment with your email and I'll address it for you.

I've linked above Heidi Swapp's video at My Craft Channel so you can make one of these adorable little books too. Thanks for coming by. Have fun creating!


  1. Shar, Olivia will love this!!! I love how you decorated the whole thing! The colors and papers are awesome, and you have so many great details!

  2. Hi Shar!

    OMGosh! I love it! Fabulous job girlie! Olivia is going to LOVE it!!!

    Ruthie :)

  3. This is so sweet! All those details and homemade is just going to make this SO very special! Beautiful job! Hugs- Glora

  4. What great ideas -- the surprise party and the mini album.

  5. This is oh so sweet Shar..love it!!!
    Puppy Hugs!


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