Saturday, March 21, 2009

Altered Board Book

I've always wanted to alter a board book. I went to my local thrift shop and bought one for 49¢. I painted the entire thing white (I used acrylic, but suggest Gesso). I recommend sanding the entire thing first, so your paint will stick (I should have done this but didn't).

Yep...that's me!

Paper: We Are Memory Keepers Vintage Brass Collection
Brown Ribbon: Stampin' Up
Hardware: Stampin' up Hodge Podge Hardware
Ink: Tim Holtz Distress Ink Vintage Photo
Butterfly Stickers: K&Co.
Rub-ons: American Crafts & Basic Grey
Other: Cuddlebug Die-Tag alongs

Images are from actual photos and others are taken from an old children's book


  1. What an awesome tip!!!! I am going to have to try that.
    Regina from Germany

  2. I have two 2 year olds...what a clever idea...i am saving all there baby books and will try this in the future..THANKS FOR SHARING :)

  3. Oh, I love your blog layout too...great job...

    Priscilla aka priscillastyles

  4. What a lovely book you've made and fun blog you have... thank for stopping by mine!

  5. Your book is absolutely gorgeous! It helps to have such a beautiful baby too! Thanks for posting all the instructions with pictures. What an inspiration! Marsha


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