February 18, 2012

ABCs of You & Me Book

This book was Scott's Valentine's Day gift, although it would make a great anniversary gift as well! (And it was a nice gift to myself to have an excuse to get my scrap on!) It probably took a total of 10 hours to complete. (Remember, I am a perfectionist.) And, I spent a lot of that time just choosing how I would design it, fonts, paper, etc... which are all things I can share with you! Below are the directions, templates, and everything you need to know to recreate this at home.

ABCs of You & Me Book
  • Templates (Download here)
  • DCWV 4.5" x 6.5" paper stack (Called "The Green Stack," I found it at Joanns.)
  • Black ink pad
  • Edge rounder (This is seriously my favorite scrapbooking tool. It was only a few dollars at a scrapbook store and I use it all the time.)
  • 3 ring hole punch
  • 2 metal rings (About 1" diameter. I had to go to 4 stores to find mine. Craft stores were the only ones that carried 2 in a pack but they were all out, office supply stores only had 40 - 60 in a pack, but I did find a small pack of these colored ones at Office Depot so that's what I ended up with.)

  • To begin with, half the templates are PDFs ready to print and cut (title page, actual ABCs), but the other half need to be customized by you (what the letters stand for, captions). So, in order to open them and have the fonts show up, you need to download and install the following fonts: Geo Sans Light | Everytime I Miss You | Impervious
  • Next, fill out what you want each of the letters to stand for. (Some are obviously more generic and could apply to you also.)
  • Decide what pages from the paper stack are going to be the pages of your book. Glue every two together so the book will be back and front. (See my pictures if that's confusing!)
  • Hole punch the top of the pages.
  • Then it's just printing, cutting, and pasting time! I printed on some random beige resume paper we had, but plain white would have been fine too. I like to round my edges, ink them, border them, then glue everything on the pages.
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Meg & Taylor said...

Such a cute idea! I think that will be a great gift for Taylor's anniversary gift this year . . . Thanks for all the great ideas Becca!

Heather said...

This is so cute! I wish I was as creative as you!!

Gina Winn said...

I love this idea and I attempted to download the template but the link to download redirected me to a webpage saying "error 404 we can't find the page you're looking for."
Please let me know if there is any way I can get the template download from you :) Thank you!!

Scott and Becca said...

Gina - what is your email address? I will send them to you!

Anonymous said...

This is a super cute idea and would love to create one for a class teacher baby shower gift. I am having trouble downloading also. Would you be so kind as to email it to me? paxtonandbeckie@yahoo.com

Thank you so much!!

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