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Old Skool

Hi!  After about 3 nights, I'm finally done with this project.  I made a little TGF counting board book for the Old Skool challenge.  The challenge calls for using TGF's older stamps.  I haven't made any books since having to make 19 mini books for my son's preschool class.  The mini book making was originally inspired by Sunghee.  I was brainstorming some ideas and finally came down to this.

This book measures about 4.25 x 5 inches.  I used a rounded corner punch. 

I glued 7 strips of 5 x 8.5 inches of PTI kraft cardstock together.  I wrapped another piece of kraft cardstock around it for the cover and glued the cute farm doodlebug paper over that.  It was a lot of gluing!  I used a make up sponge to spread the glue around.  I'm not a make up kind of girl so I have lots of make up sponges.  And it does help to look at a real board book to see how to put this together.

I used the Hope and Grace set.  This is "1 girl."

Two horses.

Three cows.  Do cows have horns?  Are they bulls?


Four pigs.


Five hens. 

Animals are from TGF's McSplendid Farm set.  I love these little animals!  So cute!  I kept the pages pretty simple.  Just used American Crafts number stickers in the corners.  Didn't want to over do it.

All the flower paper is from Wild Rose Studio.  The polka dot paper is from PTI's 2009 Bitty Dot Basics set.  So this was a lot of stamping, cutting, coloring and gluing but my kids love it!  I do too.  I'm thinking about giving it away as a gift, maybe for Xmas.  But I'm so cautious of who to give it to.  I've made handmade gifts before and sometimes people aren't that appreciative about it.  Happy news is that a lot of the parents from my son's preschool class loved the little mini books I made for them.  That was nice of them to say.

Well, thanks for reading this long post.  Have a great day!

Comments

Cheryl said…
Sooooo cute! Yes, those farm animals are adorable! Just looking at all those paper pieced animals is giving me a hand cramp! Cute flowery hills!
Berenice R. said…
Super cute project! Thanks for sharing :)
Anonymous said…
Such an absolutely wonderful fabulous idea. I love it and I love the simplicity of it with the kraft background... so cute! You've inspired me! My daughter is 2 and would love this and I'm thinking a xmas gift for my neice whose 1. THANK YOU:)
Sunghee said…
oh my!!! who need to buy children's board book when you can make your own! this is awesome! Which glue did you use?
Thank you!!!
Sunghee said…
duh~! I just saw this on tgf blog. Awesome!!!! congrats!!!

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