Learn to Fly.

Posted by Michelle on December 27th, 2011 . Filed under: Christmas, Design Team Work, Gift Packaging, Glitz Design, It's in the Bag!, Waltzingmouse Stamps .

I’ll be the first to tell you that I don’t put a lot of time in to my crafts.
That doesn’t mean though that I don’t put a lot of thought or heart in to them.  I wanted to give my daughter a little book for Christmas.  Some sort of female affirmation book.  I want her to grow up to be strong and confident and know how much love we all have for her.  So I got some coasters and started adhering great sentiments and pieces from Glitz’s Dance in Sunshine collection.

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When I was done I had this little Learn to Fly book.  I thought this was perfect to start with as that really is my goal:  nurture her and give her wings so that she can fly with grace and beauty…all on her own.

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I’m not a scrapbooker so I don’t really know if there are rules or an art to journaling, so I just wrote what I wanted where I wanted.  She’s only 7 so I kinda had to keep it simple.


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I inked the edges of my chipboard coasters to give the book more of that vintage feel and so that it wouldn’t be so stark.

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I think I love the back of the book just as much as I do the rest of it.

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And here it is all packaged up for Christmas in one of my vintage bags.

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Learn to Fly book.
Glitz Design “Dance in Sunshine” Whatnots, Glitzers, Titles & Journaling cardstock stickers and epoxy stickers; Beautiful Dreamer epoxy stickers


6 Responses to Learn to Fly.

  1. Lara Carson

    very cute book. What a wonderful little keepsake for your daughter. Sometimes, the things we do show our pride and belief in our kids, more than the things we say!

  2. Dawn Easton

    Oh Michelle, this is beautiful! What a wonderful keepsake for Kayleigh to have!!! I know you don’t always spend a lot of time into putting things together but I do KNOW you put love into everything you make! LOVE this idea!!!

  3. Joyce M.

    What a wonderful gift for your daughter. I have two girls (12 & 14) and this would be so nice for them, too. I agree with everything you have in there. What a great little treasure for her to have, especially on those days where the ‘mean girls’ decide to show up at school, dressed as her former besties!

  4. LorraineN

    Oh what an awesome gift for your daughter! And so beautiful to boot! She will treasure it! Self confidence is so important for little girls. You are a great mama! Hope your Christmas was very merry!

  5. Jessie McLaughlin

    Cool cool gift Michelle!! I am sure she loved it!!

  6. Michele aka Derbylea

    This is the sweetest thing ever! I bet your daughter loved it.

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