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Tuesday, February 22, 2011

.:Tutorial Tuesday - Family Picture Book:.

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This is a quick and easy project, but something that, at least in our house, will be getting a lot of use! It's also something that we can easily add to as more family members are added.

What you need:

- vinyl/Silhouette
- scrapbook paper
- cutter
- double sided tape (or some adhesive)
- pictures
- laminating pouches/laminator
- wallet sized pictures

Start off by cutting your scrapbook paper. My laminate pouches were for 4x6 sized pictures, so I cut my paper to 4x6.

Cut all of your names out using your trusty Silhouette in vinyl. You could obviously just use stickers for this part, but I like to use my Silhouette whenever possible! Plus, I have lots of fun fonts on my computer, so it was fun to make them all different so easily.

Put your picture on the scrapbook paper using your adhesive.

Cut out frames using your Silhouette in vinyl. Put the frame over the picture.

** Do not use transfer paper for this part or else it will stick to your picture and ruin it. (Not that this happened to me or anything. It's a good thing wallets come with two pictures.)**

Then put the name under the picture. You can use transfer paper here if you are really careful not to let it touch your picture anywhere. (Isn't my nephew so super stinking cute? We call him Huddy Buddy.)

Here's all of the cards up to this point. (We make some good looking kids in our families!)

Warm up your fun, new laminator! (I'm loving having all of these toys!)

Place your card in the laminating pouch. Adjust it so you have the same distance around the card.

Feed it through your laminator.

It's so satisfying.

Look at all those fun cards!

Punch holes in them and put them on a split ring.

Now you've got a fun, personalized book for your kid(s)!

Linking up here:


  1. This is so cute! My hubby just gave me a laminator for Valentine's Day. Time to make Grandma a new brag book!

  2. Too cute! I need a Silhouette!

  3. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [23 Feb 12:00am GMT]. Thanks, Maria

  4. Oh so cute, love this! Following your blog and sending hugs! Katherine

  5. Summer this is SO very cute! You have me trying to remember where my laminator is! Thanks for sharing the tutorial!
    Thanks for linking up to Making It With Allie! I can't wait to see what you have for next week!

  6. Adorable! I have to try this! I found your blog through Crystals Craft Spot and your blog is amazing! thanks for sharing your idea!

  7. Love this idea! I need one of those laminators, they are awesome! Thanks for linking.

  8. Laminators are handy tools, I had access to one at work, at one time, and they are pretty cool. Great little brag books you've designed.

  9. This is a great idea! I really want to make one for my son since we live to far from family, it would make a great way for him to see them on a daily basis. If I make one I will link back to this post :)

  10. WOW! I want a laminator!


  11. So glad I ran across your blog. Fun crafty things...what I enjoy! My best friend gave one of these little photo books to her little girl when she could barely speak because they live away from a lot of family and friends and Ella learned everyone through the book. It was so sweet.

  12. That is such a great idea. I know my kids loved stuff like this when they were little. So fun!

    I'd love to have you share this at my For the Kids Friday Link Party, going on now at SunScholars. Come join in on the fun!


  13. Thanks for sharing this post at For the Kids Friday at Sun Scholars. This week's party is now posted. I'd love to have you share with us again this week!


  14. Funny thing, I just finished laminating my books for my boys! They are so fun! I like how yours are so simple!!


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