Hello! I just wanted to share a word book that's kept me quiet for about 3 days! Making the box alone took most of yesterday - I now have an assortment of lids in varying sizes!! Grrr!
My eldest sister's fella is celebrating his special birthday next month so I wanted to make something a little different. I didn't struggle too much with filling all of the sides but obviously, if it was for a girl you can always fill in with flowers etc!
Anyway, I used the great tool from Funky Hand on the Papercraft Factory dvd to make the word book - it is so easy it's a shame I dont make more use of it!
I detailed people who share his birthday; ranging from President Hoover to Antonio Banderas and then when I researched his actual birth date, I found that the Battle of Britain campaign had detailed entries for activity that day. I typed, reduced and distressed it then put it behind the old photo of the London lookout searching for enemy aircraft. He will really like that aspect of it as he is mad keen on history!
He lives in Weymouth and follows the Weymouth Wildcats Speedway team and I managed to find a vintage programme which I placed over a current fixture list.
I really enjoyed making this and now Ive just got to make 2 cards for him from my daughters which will be a lot easier!
If anyone has any tips about how to get the right measurements when making boxes - I'd be mighty grateful! I tried adding one extra notch (on the MS board) for the width and depth of the lid but it ended up way too big!