View Full Version : What do you do with board books?

11-27-2006, 11:21 AM
I'm very clueless and curious. I've seen a couple threads about board books. And I'm getting the impression that some people take kiddie board books and re-cover the pages with their own digi creations. Or use blank board books. Are you making books for your kids? How hard is this to do? What do use to cover/protect the pages?

thanks from someone not-so-crafty.

11-27-2006, 12:43 PM
Well, what I plan to do is make gift albums using blank board books and SP quick albums. This is my plan, and I have no idea how hard it is to do but I'll let you know when ?I finish.


Darcy Baldwin
11-27-2006, 01:47 PM
Back in the day (paper scrapping) I made board books. I used either preprinted ones and sanded them a bit, used mod pdoge to glue down the paper/photos, etc., mod podged the top, then sprayed with an acrylic sealer in the end. Sometimes I'd paint them, sometimes I'd ink them...just whatever struck my fancy.

Here is a link to one I did ... It's the only one I still have pictures for.. Remember the Hugs (http://twopeasinabucket.kaboose.com/album_display.asp?album_id=45090) So picture this digitally, doing everything and then just printing it out and gluing it in..or using digital elements, etc.

11-27-2006, 02:49 PM
I can visualize doing the Board Books digitally, but I have much the same question:

Do you laminate the pages in any way? How do you protect them?

I plan to try and make one or two for grandchildren for Christmas or for their birthdays which happen in January, March, and April.


Barb Speck
11-27-2006, 02:55 PM
Modge Podge is a glue and sealant all in one. I usually roughen up the board book pages a little bit with soft sand paper. You can then cut up papers or use sheets of paper the size of your pages. Use the modge podge as a glue to put the paper down and then use the modge podge on top which will seal to a hardish finish. You can find Modge Podge in both Matte and Glossy and I use the Matte finish. You can then add your pics if you want to make an album. Add embellishments and ribbons, die cuts, designs from digial kits you've bought-the ideas are endless. Here's a site that might be of help.


11-27-2006, 05:20 PM
I made an 8x8 board book for my dh for Father's Day. (It was my very first digi project and I was so proud!) I used a kit from Shabby Princess, dropped in my photos, added journaling, and then got my 8x8 prints. I just used really good adhesive to adhere the prints to the covers and pages. My dh keeps this in his office and loves it!

If you want to see it, here's a link to my "other" gallery where I was posting back then. Feel free to pmail me with any questions you may have. HTH.


11-27-2006, 05:38 PM
I am making board book gifts for the little ones in our family. I'm using these color pages that I created and just mod podging them to the book. I've done 2 pages and it really is sealed well. I'll try to post some pictures when I get one all done.