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Monday, December 24, 2012

Friendship Board Book


Merry Christmas Eve!
Today and tomorrow I will be showing you some Friendship Board Books I made for 2 of my very best friends in the whole wide world. :)  Today I'm showing you the book I made for Mary, and tomorrow I'm showing you the book I made for Sheree.

I hope you enjoy these books. They were lots of fun to make.

Products purchased from various shops and stores; all are linked at the end of this post.

First I started with a 6" x 6" children's board book I purchased from The Dollar General for $1.00 each.



It's so cute, I sort of felt bad about covering up all the pretty pictures. Oh well. I didn't feel so bad as to not actually do it though. LOL


Here you go. The front, back, spine, and all the inside pages are covered with ivory cardstock.


Before I started decorating, I inked everything with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress Ink.

Project #520

  • Board Book measures about 6" x 6". It's not exactly square, but close enough.
  • Papers are from Hobby Lobby's "Cheekee Monkey" and various other Hobby Lobby textured cardstock packs
  • HOOT 'N' HOLLER "Owl 6" cut @ 4 1/2"
  • Dew Drops and Brown Tear Drop dew drops from The Robin's Nest
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" sentiment
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges

Pages 1 & 2
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Bee p. 31 cut @ 1 1/2"
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" WIDE using Cricut Craft Room (referred to later in this post as CCR)
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in front) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in back) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz Tea Dye Distress ink around the edges
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Going Buggy"
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 


  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" WIDE using Cricut Craft Room (referred to later in this post as CCR)
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in front) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (in back) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Owl p. 37 @ 3"
  • White gel pen from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • "Fly" rhinestone sentiment from Michael's
  • Purple craft thread from Walmart

Pages 3 & 4


  •  PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Indian Boy p. 60 cut @ 4"
  • Peachy Keen stamps PK-531 Simple Sallies Assortment
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting and inked with Tim Holtz 
  • Feathers from Walmart
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" sentiment
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • WILD CARD 2 Fish p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2"

  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Indian Girl p. 61 cut @ 4"
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-660 Laughy Taffy Assortment
  • DOODLECHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Canoe p. 60 cut @ 5 1/2" Wide using CCR
  • WILD CARD 2 Fish p. 35 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Feather from Walmart
  • Hearts are from the fish fin cuts (recycle, baby!)

Pages 5 & 6

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (twice) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (darker one) p. 49 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • FAST FOOD Pizza Delivery Man cut @ 3 1/2"
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Good Friends" 
  • Dew Drops from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR and trimmed for page
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (twice) p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass (darker one) p. 49 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • Dew Drops from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe
  • WILD CARD 2 House p. 55 cut @ 3"
  • WILD CARD 2 Hot Air Balloon p. 57 cut @ 3"

Pages 7 & 8

  • DOODLECHARM Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby
  • WILD CARD 2 Airplane p. 31 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • Craft thread connecting airplane and banner from Walmart 

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CTMH ARTIST Banner p. 58 cut @ 1.1". The shadow was created using CCR by stretching and manipulating the cut.
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Encouraging Thoughts"

Pages 9 & 10

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" side using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • WILD CARD 2 Hammock p. 24 cut @ 3 3/4"
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Face and Hair cut @ 1"
  • Peachy Keen Stamps PK-754 Critter Faces Set A Medium
  • Twine from TSQ's Royal Castle Shoppe 
  • EK Success Journal & Bracket punch for sentiment matting
  • Cardz TV Stamps "Heartfelt Wishes"
  • Stickers from Hobby Lobby

  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLLS Cloud Line p. 42 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • PAPER DOLL DRESS UP Fence p. 78 cut @ 5 1/2" side using CCR
  • EVERY DAY PAPER DOLL Grass p. 77 cut @ 5 1/2" wide using CCR
  • CREATE A CRITTER 2 Dog p. 51 cut @ 2 1/2"
  • DOODLCHARMS Sun p. 96 cut @ 1 1/2" with shadow
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Merry Christmas, everyone.
Thank you so much for stopping by today. I hope you have a very Merry Christmas!
Jingle Jingle
:) Janis



8 comments:

  1. Janis, this book is fabulous! Mary is going to love it!!!

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  2. You are so talented! This is such an extra special gift....I know it will mean so much to Mary! Hugs my friend!

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  3. This is great! Wonderful job. You reminded me - I bought a couple of board books thinking to use them for something and I forgot I had them. You're inspiring me to get to work on them.
    Merry Christmas.
    Rae Ann O.

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  4. This is so so cute Janis!! What a wonderful gift! Love everything about it!

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  5. These look great and I love the fun idea...what adhesive did you use to cover the pages of the book?

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  6. This turned out great Janis! You did such a good job -- too, too cute -- TFS :)

    Lucy
    http://love2createitall.com

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  7. Oh My Goodness Janis, those are the cutest books, I may have to make some of those..how adorable..
    Love it..
    I know Mary & Sheree are going to love them too!

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  8. Wow Janis! Both of your books are awesome and I am sure Sheree and Mary love them! Thanks for sharing.

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