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CASE’ing Myself

A couple of weeks ago I was showing off my Zutter Bind It All to my mother in-law and mentioned that I used it to make a password book for my daughter.   Since she seemed to like that idea, I decided to make a password book/keeper to give to her for Mother’s Day.

When I sat down to make the book, I was really stuck on how to design the cover.   I decided to CASE my own project and set to work.

 

2012-05-09 Password book 1

 

I have to admit that designing the pages and getting them formatted to print properly was the hardest part.   I had to mess around in Word quite a bit before I got it to work.   I did notice that several sites offered pre-designed templates for a password book, but they were all 8-1/2 X 11 and I wanted a smaller book.

 

2012-05-09 Password book 2

 

I was able to use some recycled items in making this book too.  Both covers were cut from cereal boxes and then covered with paper.  On the cover, I went to my old stand-by for some texture and die cut some shapes from a Starbucks coffee sleeve.  I was also happy to use some paper, my favorite from Close To My Heart, that I have been hording for ages.

 

Thank you for stopping by!   Have a great day!

 

Supplies:

  • Stamps:  None
  • Inks:  None
  • Papers:  Bazzill Basics Pinecone CS, misc. printer paper, Close To My Heart Perfect Day DP pack
  • Tools:  Sewing machine, Big Shot, Papertrey Doily Details & Journal Tabs die,  Clear Dollar Stamps Designer Label dies, Spellbinders Nestabilities, Sweet N Sassy heart dies, Martha Stewart butterfly punches
  • Embellishments:  May Arts burlap twine, misc. buttons, Jillbean Soup kraft mini brown alpha stickers
  • Other:  Cardboard from cereal box, Starbucks coffee sleeve, Zutter wire

Challenges:

Comments

SusanLotus said…
Gorgeous work Cheryl!
Karen B. said…
This is beautiful, and again, a really great idea!
Audrey Pettit said…
This is fabulous, Cheryl! So, so pretty and such a great Mother's Day gift! I could so use something like this myself....my passwords are written down all over the place, and I always have to go on a hunt to find them. ;)
Nicola said…
Wow, love your password book idea Cheryl and the design and colours are gorgeous!
Hugs Nicola xxx
1CardCreator said…
Gorgeous book, love the idea too.
Nicole said…
Wow, Cheryl, really gorgeous. Lovely papers you used and pretty little details. Hugs, Nicole
Mary J said…
Just stunning Cheryl, thx for linking up to MIM too honey!!

M xxx
Elaine said…
Cheryl what a fabulous notebook , love that paper well done Hugs Elaine
Annette said…
totally love this idea...great password book...
Riet said…
This is so beautiful Cheryl.

Hugs Riet.xx
Carla S. said…
Brilliant project, Cheryl! What a great idea and great design!
Shari said…
wow what a great idea! Your project is just wonderful!

I saw your post on MIM!
(I am #156)
Caz said…
Your blog is absolutely gorgeous thankyou for commenting on one of my cards Caroline xx
Rene said…
What an absolutely fabulous project!!!! Thank you so much for joining us at Make it Monday this week! For a chance at a second prize, don't forget to leave a comment for another entry and mention you saw them on MIM! Good luck,
Rene :D
jessica said…
Gorgeous project!!! Thanks for sharing your wonderful work with us over at Catch The Bug~ Anything Goes Challenge! Have a GREAT day!
Jessica
Bugaboo Stamps~
May/June GD
Loz said…
Such a Beautiful Book Cheryl.. Saw this on MIM..Loz
Rebecca Mosher said…
What a fun idea :) I loved the origonal design, and this one is spectacular as well!
Kathy and Lucky said…
This is lovely and so perfect for a Mother's Day gift. I love how you did the front and great idea to CASE yourself, always best to CASE someone with talent :)
silkeshimazu said…
Beautiful work! I'm sure your mother will love it.
Nannieflash said…
Gorgeous card love the image and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx
Imke said…
Wonderful project, Cheryl. I think i need such a book too. There are so many passwords outside.....hard to remember***lol***
GoonerGirl said…
Wow this is fabulous I love the colour combo. Thank you for joining us at LEJ Design challenge. good luck. Chris xx
Hanneke said…
Oh my this is gorgeous! Love the idea and your creation is so cool. The colors are pretty and love the tabs you created. Hugs, Hanneke
Aunty Sue said…
This is such a fab idea, thanks for sharing at Dream Valley this time.
Annette Bowes said…
Gorgeous book Cheryl, fantastic idea, I should make one as mine are all scattered about on post it notes lol! Have a lovely weekend, take careX:)
mags said…
Gorgeous creation and such a fab idea. Thanks for sharing with us at Dream Valley and good luck.
Mags
x
Maria Matter said…
Gorgeous Cheryl & a fabulous idea!!
Thank you so much for linking up @ Inspire Me Fridays!
Anita said…
Wow Cheryl this is gorgeous and I'm sure your mil will love it. I so need to make one of these for myself.
jimlynn said…
What a GREAT idea - and pretty too!
Love it.
Lynn
Tammy Ortiz said…
This is so super I love this fantastic Address Book.
Thanks for Entering the Challenge
At Tammy's Scrapin Corner.
I hope to see you enter next week!!
Hugs Owner Tammy Ortiz
Tracy said…
Fabulous project Cheryl! I'd be lost without my passie book. :-) I love the size and shape you piked and your pages look awesome. :-) Hugs!
what a brilliant idea! Love it you did a fabulous job!
Thanks for joining us as Tammy's Scrapin Corner this week. Hope to see you again next week. DT Vicky
Cheryl said…
oh wow Hun,this is stunning oh the detail is amazing,just adore the size too,Hun,bless you too for playing at LEJ designs,this week,hugs Cherylxxxx
Kitika said…
This is simply beautiful! Love your colours & the butterfly!
Bunny said…
This is lovely thanx for joining us at Incy Wincy and good luck..

Caz x IW DT
Cyndie said…
Wow, what a totally awesome idea! I love the patterned papers you used, and the really cool tabs and inside pages!
Kristin said…
This is GREAT!
What a fabulous book, beats the scraps I keep all my passwords on. Very cool!
Sonia said…
Hi Cheryl
Super FAB creation! GREAT JOB!
Thanks for joining us at Lollipop Crafts. Good Luck!
-Sony LC-DT
Sonia-Studio60
Tammy said…
This is awesome Cheryl! Fabulous idea and beautiful book!!

Thanks for stopping by my blog!! How exciting! I will email Whimsy & Stars Studio!

Have a wonderful weekend!
Hugs, Tammy
xiumaiyuki said…
You always have the perfect handmade creations. This notebook is beautiful!!
Lorraine said…
Your password book is beautiful, Cheryl! I love the colors, papers and die cuts! Your MIL will love it! I need to take my Bind-it-all out of storage, lol!
Really beautiful, I love the colours and the layout and the butterfly is beautiful. Thank you for joining in with the LEJ Designs challenge blog
Lindsay xx
Chana said…
Awesome, I think I need to make one of these! I have more passwords than President Obama!
Nannieflash said…
Gorgeous book love the images and your colouring. Thanks for joining us at TPS, good luck with the challenge. hugs Shirleyxxxx
Valchen said…
An aweseme and very clever project! Thanks for joining us this week at 2 Sisters Challenge!

Hugs,

Valentina
Linda said…
This is an awsome idea. I have a password book, but nothing this lovely. Mine is just an ole spiral notebook from Staples. I think I should make a special one. Thanks for the inspiration.

I am giving away a $25.00 gift certificate to Sassy Cheryl's if you are interested.

Happy Mother's Day and I hope you precious pup can walk a straight line real soon!
Cheryl First said…
Such a beautiful book! I love your stitching, and the papers! Thanks so much for joining us this week for the Catch the Bug Challenge! Hope to see you again!

((HUGS))
Cheryl First
aka Cafexpressions
DT Member for Bugaboo Stamps
Samantha said…
Fabulous Book Cheryl love my Bind it all and LOVE your idea! Great to see you at Incy Wincy this week, hugs Samantha :0)
Archana said…
Such a beautiful password book. I love it. I should make one for myself..:-)sinces my doughters are still babies. Thanks a lot for sharing this wonderful project with us at sentimental sundays challenge this week.
Happy Mothers Day!
Hugs,
Archana
Jacki Randolph said…
WOW!!! Cheryl this is absolutely a fabulous idea!! Love your design for the cover, it is just stunning and perfect! Thank you for joining us at Love to Create Challenge!
Great job! I should make one for my mom too! Love the papers!!
Wishcraft said…
Ooh this is lovely! Fab idea, gorgeous design and colours. Thanks for joining in with my WNW challenge hun :o) Hugs, Lisa x
ASG in SLC said…
thanks for stopping by ASG in the SLC and dropping us a line! I love this project and had to pin it!
Deena said…
what a fabulous book for a common problem...thanks for joining in the Shopping our Stash designer paper challenge this week...
Love that you caesd yourself! A beauty indeed Cheryl! Thanks for joining us at Sentimental Sundays! :-) Amy
Heather B said…
What a great idea...we have so many passwords to remember these days! I love the colors that you used on the front of the book. Great job! Thanks for playing with us at Use It Tuesday.
so beautiful card….. love the combo and cute image
i see it on Make it Monday….

Hugs

Bella
whoistracy said…
This is really cute!! So sorry about your dog- I'm glad it's nothing serious. I have vertigo and so I know exactly how it feels. Hope it doesn't last too long for him.
xxxtglxxx said…
Ooh, gorgeous papers on this and a fabulous design! :)

hugs

xxalisonxx
Tameko said…
Hi Cheryl,
I hope that you had a very Blessed Mothers Day. I love this project, and I so need one of these. Thank for sharing with us at SS!
Take Care,
Tameko
Crystal said…
What a fabulous idea, I so need to make one of these! LOVE your paper choices and the stitching. Thanks for playing along with us over at SOS! I hope you will join us again tomorrow for our 1st Birthday Celebration :)
Karin said…
Love this idea and your paper choices are wonderful! Love the butterfly!
Becky B. said…
What an awesome little book...love the paper you chose - it's one of my faves! :)
Pat (mspfd) said…
Wow! You really did an amazing job! Bet you mother-in-law loved it.
Marianne said…
Wow, this looks absolutely stunning. Well done on CASEing yourself. I like this one even better than the original, probably because of the warm colours you've used here.
I saw this morning that this project was picked a winner in one of the challenges you entered. Congrats!
TC said…
Wow, this is gorgeous. Love it, love the idea of the book too. x
{Eka} said…
Brilliant! Love your idea to create a password keeper! I have difficulty in memorizing all of them. This project is ADORABLE! Thanks for playing at Use It Tuesday!
Shelby said…
What a great idea!! your design is perfect and I'm sure MIL loved it.

Shelby
Archana said…
Congratulations, you are the Sentimental Sundays chellenge Gift Voucher winner.
Regards,
Archana
suzARTe said…
such a fantastic idea and looks great as well, all your hard work was certainly worth it.

Thanks so much for sharing your card at Anything goes, Just keep on creating. I hope you will continue to play along, sorry it has taken me so long to leave a comment, I have been away on holidays.
Beate said…
Gorgeous book and gift idea. Did you safe the page file by any chance? I would love to case your book.

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