For Christmas this past year I decided to do a Mini scrapbook that contained all the personal information of my family members including neices and nephew and all the rest. My goal was to have a small, handy complete and up to date address book that would be fun to look at and use. This is what I came up with.
The first page you see when you open up the book is the title page containing a full family picture and the heading “____ Family Address Book”. It is simply printed on white cardstock cut to fit in the sleeve of the photo album and I used my clear rubber stamps with first and second generation stamping techiniques to give the impression of patterned paper.
Inside the address book each family has two pages. One page is designed to hold birthday and anniversary information. It is embellished with full color pictures of family members and decorated with rubber stamped images. The other page is for information that changes such as mailing addresses, email addresses, phone numbers and cell phone numbers. The following photo’s illustrate this well. You will noticed that all faces and personal information has been blurred to maintain privacy.The last page of the book includes a descendancy tree for a completed project which now contains personal family information needed to keep in touch and celebrate birthdays and anniversaries. I stamped a tree on this page in keeping with the family tree theme.
I was surprised how quickly this project went. I had to make eight of them and they were done within a week as time permitted. Some of the pages already need a few alterations but it is a fun and personal gift that was easy to make and ideal to give.