Thursday, January 23, 2014

Princess Sophie's Book

Hello! I am playing along with Papertrey's Make-it-Monday this week. I made a glitter embellishment (the number "1" - photos 7 and 9) on one of the pages of a book I made for my granddaughter's 1st birthday.
As I shared in my last post, my daughter and I are gearing up for her daughter's 1st birthday party on Feb. 1st. I made a card for Sophie that I shared in my last post, and I shared that I wasn't satisfied with it. Sometimes ideas just come to me and all of a sudden I knew what I wanted to make for her. I saw a line of cut-it sets from Lettering Delights called "Ice Princess". There was also a party set. I love cutting out LD designs on my Silhouette Cameo for the cards I send to my grandchildren each month. The theme for Sophie's birthday is "winter", so the Ice Princess party set seemed like the perfect answer. So I cut out a flip book pattern I got from Lori Whitlock in the Silhouette Online Store here, 3D Layered Mini Album Bracket #41595. I had already purchased the LD Ice Princess Cut Bundle, so I started making up my story and cutting my shapes to put in the mini album. It was so much fun to see it all come together! Here is what the finished product looks like - lots of glitter and sparkles! The largest page in the book is about 5 1/2" by 8 1/2". Warning: There are alot of pictures!
 The front of the book. The title uses the alphabet that comes in the Ice Princess bundle. All of the pages were Print and Cut, and then the 3D images (princess, castle, cake, and balloons) were added.
 The font on the story pages is Albemarle Swash. I believe I got it from I recolored the princess and her dress to look like Sophie and her party colors.
 I cut the castle out of pinks to add the "girly" effect. I added glitter to the snow layer. Lots of layers on this castle!
 The "1" on the top page is made using a glitter technique taught by Heather Nichols on the Papertrey Make-It-Monday this week. I used Scor-tape for the stripes, removing one at a time to apply glitter.
 The last page has glitter on the "Happy Birthday" and pearls to embellish it. I thought it would be fun for her to "feel" the pearls.

The back of the book has a personal message from me and my husband. This was such a fun little book to make! If you have time, leave me a comment and let me know what you think! Thanks!


  1. This is absolutely darling! What a lucky little girl she is to have such a talented grandma!

  2. Oh my gosh, Susan! This is beautiful! I love the book and especially all the details and little touches that you added to the layered cuts. What a very special gift for your grand daughter! Happy Birthday, Sophie!

  3. Sooooo cute!!! What a special project!! All the details are absolutely fabulous!!