Friday, February 19, 2010

A Thank-You Gift for Karen..

Yesterday Karen over at My Desert Cottage received her thank you gift I sent her for helping me beautify my blog. I wanted to share with you what I did!
I saw this tutorial for making a photo wallet on You-Tube by Stampingholly and was so excited about it I couldn't wait to make one!
So after watching the video, this is what I came up with:
This is from one 12 X 12 double side printed scrapbook paper and it's all just folded!
Then you create tags to fit into the pockets.
I'm showing you both sides of the tags...
I recycled tissue boxes and cereal boxes and cut them into tags and covered them with various ephermera.
On the upper left corner of this tag, I found a sticker with a vintage postage's dated February 14,
..Karen's birthday!! ;-)
Here is the back of the same tag. I put to use several rubber stamps, too!
Inside the book is space for two tags. One is tucked into the left and on the right, I glued on a small bag, stamped it with one of my favorite verses and tucked a shipping label tag inside..
Here is the tag that's tucked into the left pocket. I also have a collection of vintage scripture cards and I tucked it in as well.
The other side of the tag..
And here is the back.
A view of the back of yet another tag...
These are SO much fun to make! Hope you give it a try!


  1. This creation is magnificent. You thought of every detail. So nice to meet you, I followed the link here from Karen's blog.


  2. Good morning Myrna! Oh I get all excited again looking at them here! I'm glad you posted all these great pics. I hope tons of folks come and visit you! Thank you again, so much.


  3. This is beautiful, Myrna. What a special gift for a special friend! :)
    Congrats to you OWOH winner!
    Jessica at Kids Napping? I'm Scrapping?

  4. Thats so gorgeous, love all the tags you made.
    Thank you for the link to that fabulous tutorial, she makes it look so easy!

  5. What a beautiful thank you gift. You are a very sweet person for sending this to Karen!

  6. Myrna, this is such a sweet thank you gift. I will have to look at the video and try my hand at it. What fun to get in the mail and explore every pocket! Have a great day! Sherry

  7. WOW! You did a terrific job, Myrna! What a treasure!

  8. Hi! Myrna
    Because of the OWOH giveaways I am finding more and more wonderful blogs. I absolutley LOVE what you made for Karen Valentine. I am going to go view that You-tube video that shows how to make one. Thank you so much for showing us what you made for her!
    Teresa in California

  9. You are so talented!!! Everytime I read one of your posts I get so inspired! Having just started making these these collages this is one of my favorite places for inspiration and ideas:). Thanks for sharing your talents!



  10. Dear Myrna...this little treasure is beautiful!!!! I know Karen must love it! I love all the details ~ you are amazing sweetie....I hope you have a great week! hugs and love, Dawn

  11. I got to see this little book first hand as Karen V. is one of my dearest friends and I looked at every fun detail. I definitely want to make one. That was very sweet of you to do.