December 21, 2010

Last Minute Christmas Gift Idea


Looking for a last minute gift for grandparent's or other's that love your family just as much as you? You already have all the supplies, so why not make a photo book with photos and stories from each month of the year.  I started with a sketch from Jessica Sprauge,  altering it where it felt appropriate and added some embellishments to the cover for a custom look.



Please excuse the photo here, my mom enjoys a little potty humor.












Using the sketch, this came together in an afternoon. To make it even quicker, use a paper stack or other coordinated kit. I know Grandma will enjoy this (if only because she asked for it last year) and it's a far better than any purchased gift.

Have you finished all your handmade gifts or do you wait til the last minute?

Supplies: October Afternoon Fly A Kite and Thrift Shop 8x8 paper stacks, Inkadinkado month stamps

7 comments:

jamie long said...

what a great idea, love that cover.

Amy Coose said...

What a great idea! Your's is too cute.

lisa truesdell said...

adorable!! and yes, she will love it!

WillieburgScrapper said...

BEAUTIFUL!!!!! Love all the little squares peeking out behind those seriously cute photos.

darkpoetess said...

seriously cute. love the upside down photo. but... are you superwoman or something?! This would take me days - and add on top of that the stress of it being last minute... bravo you! x

Sasha Holloway said...

now that is an amazing gift .. seriously LOVE it

Lowri said...

That is gorgeous! I am busy trying to think of last minute gifts so that is great inspiration. Christmas comes a day earlier here in NZ too LOL!!