My friend Della had a birthday on the 1st, but her party was this afternoon (I just got back), so I had a few extra days to make her gift. She's HUGE into gardening, so I made her a garden journal:
This is the front cover and first page (above), and the "wish/to-do" list booklet (in the left-hand pocket), and a pocket for receipts/seed packets, etc. on the right, and some pages to record information on gardening resources (nurseries, online sources, etc.) below:
Next up is the end of the "resource" pages and a quote on a pocket page (the gingham edge is a booklet that pulls out to record purchase information), and the birthday wishes on a page before the actual journaling pages:
And that's the whole book! All papers were from the K & Company "Hannah" collection (it matches Della's Christmas gift). The base of the journal is a notebook (6" x 6") from the dollar store. The pocket pages are a CD folder that I cut apart and covered with paper, and I invented the envelope (it expands). I printed all the address book/purchase record/journaling pages on my printer (made the tables in Excel) and cut them to size. They are stitched down the center to hold them together, and to the cover (on the purchase record and the list booklet).
I'm off to celebrate another birthday now - MY HUSBAND'S! His birthday was the 2nd, but it's hard to celebrate properly during the week, so we're going out NOW!!! Have a great evening!