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May 19, 2009

Friendly Brag Book


dscn6724I got one of these brag books as a gift in a Friend to Friend swap I was in.  It used the Inspired by Nature stamp set and was so pretty.  My partner in the swap was Carmen, and you can click on her name to check out her blog.

Well, I decided that this would be a fun little project to use in my Stamps in the Mail (SIM) program for April.  I looked at the one I got from Carmen, measured it, and made this one of my own. 

Ironically, after I made this and took some photos of the folds and inside for my SIM participants, I found THIS tutorial over on SCS.  So, go check it out, and you'll see that these are SUPER EASY to make.  I've posted some little photos of the inside of the book so you can get a better idea for what it is like, inside and out.

This book would make the perfect gift for someone that you want to give a few pictures to.  I put 5 clear envelopes in which should mean it can hold 10 photographs, but I am pretty certain that you could at least put 5 more in without causing any kinds of problems with the "binding".  It was very easy to assemble this book and it would make a GREAT Stamp Camp project.  If only I had Stamp Camps anymore!!! ;)  Anyway....I hope that you like it!

If you like this project and the others you see with the "Stamps in the Mail" label, don't miss out on my next round of SIM starting in June.  Check out THIS post for more information.  Sign-ups close on May 20th - TOMORROW!!!!

dscn6727All supplies used are SU! unless otherwise noted.

Stamps:  Friend 24-7
Paper:  Kraft, Not Quite Navy and Very Vanilla CS, Bella Bleu DSP
Ink:  Not Quite Navy classic ink
Accessories:  Eyelet Border punch, Kraft Corduroy Brads, Very Vanilla Taffeta ribbon, 5 clear envelopes, piercing tool and template, Stampin' Dimensionals


  1. Oh, how classy! You have done so much with that stamp set...I really need to get it! I love those buttons...I got some in Pacific point and Kiwi Kiss! Now, I may have to get Kraft! I love Stampin' Up!

  2. Very pretty little book! Love the colors you used with the sweet little bird!

  3. Wow, this is stunning! What a beautiful creation. I just found your blog from Understand Blue (loved your Upsy Daisy card there, too :)


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