New Blog Header and a Joke Book

Do you like my new blog header? I made it from a digital scrapbook kit called Lil' Miss Priss by Grace Bennett that I purchased from Elemental Scraps a long time ago.

Now on to my latest Bind-It-All project. I saw a knock-knock joke book on Nicole Heady's blog recently which inspired me to make my own version. My 2 youngest kids love knock-knock jokes so I made this for Aubrey's birthday (her party is in a couple hours and I can't wait for her to see it!)

The size of this little book is just under 3" square. Just right for a now-6 year old. I made the front and back covers from cereal box "chipboard" and covered them with pink Bazzill cardstock.

The image is from the Q.T. Hooty owl stamp set by Pink Cat Studio. I stamped it with brown pigment ink on watercolor paper then embossed with Sparkle embossing powder. I used Tombow markers and a water brush to color it.

Besides the fact that this book is too small for a lot of embellishing, I wanted to keep it simple. I'm sure it will be handled alot as she loves to read, so I didn't want to add things that would fall off and upset her that it "broke".

On Nicole's blog, she gave a link to THIS website with some really cute knock-knock jokes. I used Microsoft Word to make a custom formatted label template. I added 1/2" border at the top, bottom, and both sides and made each "label" 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". There are 12 to a page for 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.

Once I copied/pasted and formated the jokes I wanted, I then printed them out on white cardstock. I printed them front and back by simply formatting the first page jokes right-aligned with 1" left margin on each label, the second page jokes left-aligned with a 1" right margin on each label, and manually turned the cardstock over to print page 2 on the back of page 1.

Making sure all of the 1" margins were to the inside, I put the book all together with my Bind-It-All and 1/2" black 0-wires. I wish I would have had brown wires this size but oh well!

Once I had the jokes formatted to print out, the book itself took hardly any time at all! I'm sure I'll be making more of these as my kids are invited to birthday parties and things like that.

Thanks for stopping by, enjoy the rest of your weekend! Tootles!


Rachel said...

This is adorable!

StampinCarol said...

This is so cute! Thanks for sharing!

Patti said...

You did a fabulous job on this! I am sure A will love it!! :)

BarbL said...

Great idea for a cute kid gift. They DO love those knock-knock jokes, huh?

Dawn said...

Oh, how cute! I like the header too! I just might have to make one of these for my son & daughter.

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