Personalized Birthday Book

filed under: Miscellaneous on August 25, 2010

I have been planning and preparing for Parkers birthday for over a month now!  It is actually over now, but I still have so many fun projects and highlights to share, I really hope you dont mind!

One of my favorite projects was this personalized book I made for Parker.  Its just a blank book for guests to sign and leave messages and notes for the birthday boy.  I hope he can look back on it one day and have fond memories!

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It all started with a book I found at a thrift store for twenty five cents. 

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I cut out white pages in card stock that I could glue directly to the existing pages. 

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I wanted to add a fun detail for Parker, so I made little colorful pieces that would extend beyond the pages for built in book marks!  This is so easy… I just placed it between the pages before I glued it together!

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Then again with the next element… a blue dot.

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I will just go back a remove the pages I dont need.

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And moving on to the fished product…this is the first page!  

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Each page had a picture of Parker as well.

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 And this was the final product from the outside… I also added his name and 'Happy Birthday' to the exterior binder.

As it sits on my desk, full of sweet birthday wishes and warm thoughts from family and friends, I have to say that it was worth it!  The cost was about $5 for the book, glue, paper, and printing off pictures.  

But the lasting memories are priceless!

Next post… how I made a 30 foot garland for under seven dollars!

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  • mindy says:

    Sweet!! I love this idea, especially for my upcoming birthdays.. it would be such a great thing for my little girls.

  • Christina says:

    Such a great idea! He’s so cute!

  • europeanexpress says:

    I love this idea. My son will be celebrating his 5 year cancer free anniversary this November and I will definately be making this for his 5 year celebration! What a great idea! Thank you!! Mary Sue Cacciato

  • I love this idea. My son will be celebrating his 5 year cancer free anniversary this November and I will definately be making this for his 5 year celebration! What a great idea! Thank you!! Mary Sue Cacciato

  • janmary, n ireland says:

    Love it – something he will always treasure I am sure 🙂

  • Jenn-Jenn says:

    STUNNING!!! Great idea for my Mom’s Christmas present! Think I’ll do that with pics of her and the Bunny!

  • Tim says:

    It looks a great idea. I would use it on my birthday…

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