|Just buy an address book -- at a Dollar Store or a place like Scrap or anywhere you can find one -- and cover it with cool paper. You can add some washi tape....|
|....and rubber stamps on some of the pages....|
|I punched a hole in the back cover and added that pretty ribbon to tie a bow around the address book...|
|And, I added a library pocket to keep some postage stamps in. If you can't find an address book, you could make one from a plain notebook by adding tabs and rubber stamping the ABC's on them...|
|Another nice little gift is a six pocket origami folder. They are easy to whip up but you need a BIG piece of paper to make a nice size one. I use those Cavallini posters to make mine. Or use a nice big map.|
|After you fold it up (in about five minutes) the fun part is filling all the pockets with little paper treasures..|
You can see how to make the origami pocket
|Little booklets are fun to make and fun to give...|
|See? Vintage seals in tiny glassine envelopes.....|
|After making the booklets the fun part is filling them up..|
Coin Booklet tutorial is
Well, look at the post -- you will have to click the link within the post to find the tutorial -- but you can do it.
So, don't say I didn't give you a head's up -- if you're into the whole holiday thing you better get busy. But the nice thing is, if you aren't, these little ideas can work for birthdays or random acts of mail art kindness.
I did make one other cool thing but shhhhhhhh I can't show you till AFTER December 25.
That project will be for the new year.
Celebrating the new year is always fun too.
So, what do you think? Are you going to make things?
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