Happy Birthday Book


A friend of mine recently celebrated her birthday, and I decided to make her a book.  She had a baby this year, and I knew that she had been taking a lot of pictures of her growing family so I decided to make her a photo album.

For the cover I used a really cool green and ivory colored wrapping paper that I found at Target.  I cut a flower out of another roll of Hallmark wrapping paper, and made two green leaves with some scrap-booking paper.  I’ve covered books with wrapping paper before, but it can be a real challenge because of how thin the paper is.

The best thing about accordion photo albums is that you can store them flat or on a bookshelf, but you can also stand them up to display the photos.  Happy Monday!  I hope it’s good one!

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My name is Melody Martin. Check out my art blog, and learn all about the steps and techniques that go into oil paintings.
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4 Responses to Happy Birthday Book

  1. Erika says:

    Looks great, Mel!

  2. Easten says:

    We have ours displayed on one of the shelves of our bookcase well out of reach of little fingers…

  3. Holly Niphakis says:

    I really love the colors and design…it’s so bright and cheerful and very helpful at the moment to lift me from the doldrums I’m experiencing. What a lovely gift…what a lovely way to bless a friend.

  4. Carolyn Martin says:

    so lovely and will be cherished,i’m sure 🙂

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