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Friday, April 9, 2010

Fun Friday - Boxes, Bags, Books and Chocolate!

Hi Everyone and welcome back to another Fun Friday. Today, I have a fun project for you. Our grandson loves sports... ALL sports and all kids love to see their name on things. My DH happened to pick up this baseball schedule (free) at Lowe's.

My DH thought our grandson would like to follow his favorite teams and there are some cool baseball facts in there as well. One problem... this book would never last very long in the hands of an almost 5 year old, so of course I had to alter it. I wanted to keep to the blue and green theme as each page is bordered in a grass image and I had to add his name and that cutie patootie baseball player.

You can apply this technique to any book or pamphlet so I'll just give you the basics on how to do it.

Measure your book or pamphlet's length and width. Score the top and bottom  of your cut cardstock at 1/2" mark. Score the center to make it easier to fold.  Mine is scored at 4" & 4 1/8". Cut out the corners to the score marks. 
Trim the corners at an angle for easier folding and tape or glue down.
Cut another piece of cardstock at 5 1/8" x 3 3/8". Tape over the folded ends. 
Now you've got a sturdy and gift worthy presentation and it was practically free. Gotta love that!
I made a matching card to go with mine.

Let's see what you can do!  Happy Friday! 


  1. Ohhh, I saw this at Lowe's yesturday! I can't believe what you did with it! Soooo cute!! When I go back this weekend, I might have to get one and try to make one for my son =) LOVE IT!!!

  2. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [09 Apr 02:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  3. Charlene this is super awesome!!! Girl, I don't know where you get all of those great ideas, but keep 'em coming!!!

  4. This is so cool! I love the whole tutorial, it is one that is going to kept in my idea library.



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