Here is Beth's book. I covered the cover of the composition book with assorted papers and lace and added birds cut from wrapping paper. A silk ribbon is tied around the book with a pretty bow.
Inside the cover i did a collage of 4 papers, including some french dictionay pages with birds on them, and added a pretty tag.
To carry the theme throughout the boog, on subsequent pages i stamped, collaged or added little birdie details like this.
My goal was to make each page a delight. But i did not decorate ALL the pages! there were many left blank!
Here is the back inside cover - using a page of handpainted deli paper and a few stamped birds.
Sorry this is tilted - but this is the back cover of the book. Vintage wallpaper, sheet music and a collaged bird.Here is gretchen's book - she said orange was her favorite colour. The cover of the book was done with a collage of papers and some sticky borders, a few lace medallians and a nice big butterfly wall sticker! The hand dipped silk ribbon is tied around the center of the book.
Inside the front cover i used a beautiful page from an anthropologie catalogue -a damsel surrouned by butterflies. The facing page has some vintage ephemera and more butterflies.
On subsequent pages i stamped and added more butterflies and envelopes.
Inside each envelope was a little treat - some stickers or stamps.Inside the back cover was more hand painted deli paper (did i mention it glues beautifully?)
The back cover was left black and white with assorted book pages and some alphabet washi tape.
Before putting the books safely in priority post flat rate envelopes, i wrapped them as "presents" with pretty coordinating wrapping paper, ribbons and for Gretchen, adorned with a glittery butterfly.
And here is Beth's book in the soft blue and aqua pallette i love so much. This is the same wrapping paper i used to cut the birds on the cover of her book. pretty organza ribbon and wee bird charm complete the package.
I'll write about the lovely books and goodies i received in return soon!