I’ve sorted out what I want to do with the inserts so I thought I would quickly share them. I think I should finish it at my crop tomorrow, providing my back holds out.
I am printing a series of quotes on paper. I am choosing plain paper, with just and inked edge because I am looking for maximum readability and my handwriting is pretty rubbish.
On the flip side of each I am writing my own thoughts on the quote.
The ends of each slip will get a black circle and a smaller circle on the front, plain black circle on the back – the reason for this is so DS can take out a slip, read it, and then slip it back in, reversed. This will be an indicator to himself that he has already read it. Clever, hummm?
The other benefit is I can easily make additional strips at any time and will not need more of the paper to do so. He can collect a new set, or I can mail them to him, at any time so there will always be words from Mom for him to dip in to – yeah, like that’ll happen…
Anyway, I titled the book Life is so Daily (which is a quote from Inez Turley) and the cover will look something like this – not quite done, but close.
I avoided loads of dimensional elements as it’s for DS so kept it quite grungy and graffiti in style, which will appeal to him more than lots of pretty touches – I’ll save that for DD.
The back of each envelope will have a family photo, ones that I think will make him smile.
I am loving it and enjoying the process – I just hope he does as well. Anxious to finifh it up now to make sure the final construction works. I’ll update on that next week. Off to crop tomorrow. Hope you are doing something crafty with your weekend!
11/11/2011 at 8:26 pm
I LOVE it, so will Jackson I’m perfectly sure. Really like the 2 sizes of dots idea and even more, the idea that now and then you can mail him another strip…..really appeals to me.
11/11/2011 at 5:01 pm
This is such a great idea and I really hope your son does appreciate it! (as I know for a fact that my own 20 yr old who has recently started uni would be spectacularly disinterested if I made something like this for him, not because it isn’t fabulous, because it is, but because he thinks he already knows it all 😀 )