Tuesday, February 24, 2009

60th Birthday Guest Book

When my lovely new niece-in-law asked if I could make a guest book for her father's surprise 60th birthday party how could I refuse - especially as she was sooo happy with the one I made for her wedding last year. I found this one a bit harder though because Dennis is very much the photographer of the family and Naomi found it difficult to actually find photos with her dad in!!! Everyone TAKE NOTE - I know not many of us like seeing ourselves in a photo - but think of your family - these photos are THEIR memories of YOU. I admit I was always one of those people too - but have been making more of an effort lately not to hide from the camera!
I found this 60 book at Spotlight (an Aussie store similar to Michael's in the States) - the 60 is a separate layer to the other 2 - it was perfect!

Because I had very few photos to work with I was rapt when I found a card (sorry - mass produced!!!) that was for specific dates - and I got the last one for March 5th!! I chopped it up a little and glued it to the inside cover.







Apart from the one actual photo I used on the front cover I decided to use the few remaining photos on the "signing" sheets. I didn't want to make signing difficult because of bulk and hard edges though, so I actually printed each photo onto the corners of a sheet of Very Vanilla CS and then cut the pages to size. I then used my trusty Crop-a-Dile to punch the holes before adding some clear plastic hole protectors. I'm really happy with how it's worked out - it's always hard to make something personal for someone you don't know!

8 comments:

Ange Kelly said...

Wow! I love this Debbie! you have done a fabulous job with it.

Ryemilan said...

Awesome guest book Debbie! What a lovely gift idea.

All the best,
Sam.

Mandy Schiller said...

Great book Debbie! What a lovely idea!

Mandyxx

Leonie said...

This is great Debbie, I have been trying to think of something special for my sister in laws upcoming 30th and I think this may just do the trick! Thank you so much for sharing:)

Precioso Designs said...

Hi Debbie,

Thanks for Lisa's details in LA.
Will leave a message for her this week. I love this guest book, such a special present.

Paula

Naomi said...

This book is brilliant, my dad really appreciated it and my mum loved the way the photos were printed - many of my dad's guests also commented! Thank you so much, Debbie : )

Stamp and Smile said...

Just lovely Debbie! Great detail put into this project... I'm sure everyone loved it!! Smiles my friend.. :)

Leigh said...

Fantastic Debbie. Wonderful book.