unique father’s day gift

Father’s day is less than a week away.
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I thought I’d share a handmade gift i made for my husband years and years ago.
To give you perspective my kids are now a tween & a teen.
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Yup, a long time ago, but I love to look at creative mementos like this all the time.
My husband use to have this at his office, but since he works from home nowadays we keep it with all the other minibooks.
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I made this mini book out of brown lunch bags.
Yup, common paper bags which was all the rage in altered art about 10 years ago; or maybe still is, but I don’t know since I have not been active with my scrapbooking | paper crafting hobby in many years.
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I used 3 paper bags for this project; folded them in half and bound them together with ribbon.
I am sure if you google it there are a million tutorials throughout blogland, youtube and papercrafting websites.
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I layered the book with photographs, scrapbook paper, embellishments, ribbon, etc.
I also treated the bags with acid free spray before I started the project so it would prevent the pictures from yellowing years from now (all the other materials I used are acid free for memory keeping purposes).
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I love projects like this because they are fun to create at the time and then fun to look at year after year.
I also believe a handmade project is a very special & thoughtful gift to present to a loved one, which silently says so much.
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I tried scrapbooking with Miss Masterpiece back then when I was active with the hobby and instructing workshops but she was too young to appreciate it.
This summer we plan to set some time to work on some projects.  I think she’s at a great age and I’ve been wanting to get back to it.
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I have so many projects {lol~ sounds familiar right? regardless if it’s painting furniture, crafting, sewing, etc.} that I want to tackle.
I just don’t know where to begin since I haven’t touched my supplies, photographs, memorabilia, etc. in such a long time.
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But when I look at a project like this… it inspires me and motivates me.
I love to look at them and read them; I love to look at my children looking through them; I love to present my husband and father of our children with proof of how fortunate we are.
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Since it’s a paper back book, some of the “pages” have sleeves on the sides the  bags have their openings.
Since i used 3 paper bags, I had three openings.
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 I made two tags and a mini folder to slide into the 3 openings of the bags.
It’s so fun to have interactive projects like this, tucking away little treasures and messages.
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So although I didn’t create a handmade gift for Mr. Masterpiece this year I did pick up an inspiring & motivational book for him for father’s day.
I picked this up at target and it’s a perfect gift for Mr. M.
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He coached Master Masterpiece in baseball for many years and he continues to coach & teach both kids each in every day whether it’s in sports, school or life in general.
I love so many of the quotes I’ve read simply by skimming through the book.
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Are you ready for father’s day?
I’m almost there, just need to finalize some of the details for the day.
Happy father’s day preparations!
sharing @:
amaze me monday @ dwellings- the heart of your home
show&share @ coastal charm
the scoop @ stonegable
inspire me @ my uncommon slice of suburbia
metamorphis monday @ between naps on the porch
celebrate your story @ the sweet sensations
make it pretty monday @ the dedicated house
mmm @ keeping it simple 
inspire me tuesday @ stroll thru life
tweak it tuesday @ cozy little house
talk of the town @ knick of time
the inspiration board @ carolyn’s homework
wow @ savvy southern style
sizzle into summer @ diy by design
wonderful wednesday @ oh my heartsie girl
wake-up wednesday @ god’s growing garden
vintage charm @ charm bracelet diva
share it one more time @ lilacs&longhorns
home&garden @ a delightsome life
syc @ have a dailly cup of mrs. olson
home sweet home @ the charm of home
share your style @ little farmstead
the inspiration gallery @ craftberry bush
feathered nest friday @ french country cottage
morning cup of joe @ the cottage market
simple&sweet @ rooted in thyme
shabbilicious friday @ shabby art boutique
friday 5 features @ diy vintage chic
pinworthy projects @ my suburban kitchen
5 star frou frou @ a tray of bliss
the creative collection @ the crafted sparrow
saturday sparks @ pieced pastimes
a bouquet of talent @ life on lakeshore drive
sundays at home @ love of home
creative corner @ curly crafty mom

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