For my nephew Bobby I made him a meander book. I filled it with photos of him from birth to right up to his birthday and I hung it from his gift instead of a card.
He loved it.
Supplies I used:
12 x 12 sheet of blue card stock to make the meander book.
12 x 12 sheet of card stock "Planet" from Oriental Trading Co. for the mats
(I bought it a couple years ago)
Strip of red paper 2 1/2 inches wide for binding
Robot Stickers from Sandylion Essentials
PoGo Printer from Polaroid
I used my Polaroid PoGo printer to print out my photos for the book, and the photo paper is 2" x 3" which is the perfect size for the meander book, and it takes no ink to print which is a bonus.
I love my PoGo printer because I can take a photo and send it to the PoGo printer via Bluetooth, MSM or by connecting the computer. So even if I didn't take the photo, but my sister did I can sync her phone to the PoGo and have her send it to the PoGo and it prints.
It travels everywhere, the battery life is not great, but if you have an outlet, then no worries, and the photo paper has adhesive on the back so no need to worry about carrying adhesive with me. I take it everywhere and the photo paper is not expensive.
For instructions on how to create a meander book :
It's from Mary at http://www.cardztvstamps.blogspot.com/ she is an amazing teacher. I wish I would have learned it from her. She makes it easy to understand. Of course, I found it on You Tube years after I learned how to make the meander book, but when I am teaching anyone how to make it and they need to recall a step, I send them to this link.
The front cover of the Bobby's book.
On the first page I used stickers for Happy Birthday, and I added a photo of his mom and dad when they were teenagers. I figured he would get a kick out of seeing them young.
The rest of the pages had photos of Bobby and his time with his cousins.
Last page of meander book.
I punched 3 pockets in Bobby's book, so i could stuff stickers in them.
The red 2 1/2" strip of paper used to finish the book binding.
Back of Bobby's meander book.
This was such a fun project to make for my nephew.
What kid doesn't like a book made just for them and all about them?
I filled it with photos of Bobby and all the outings he had with his cousins (my kids).
I made a Hello Kitty one for my other Bittie (niece) for her Birthday, and she loved it.
This is a fantastic way to give a mini album that takes less than an hour to make.