A Special Project - 70th Birthday Album

Hi Everyone - This project has been on my "started but MUST finish" list for about 2 months and I finally got around to it! It's an album for my Father-in-Law - he turned 70 in March and I love him to bits!

The front of the album has a Kaisercraft Wooden Flourish (
Elm Tree) and elements from the Secret Bird Society collection including a journal tag I printed onto.

I applied some white ink to the flourish and then stamped over with a text stamp to try and get a whole family, story, nature feel!

I have used 2 of my favorite Kaisercraft collections from last year in this album - Up, Up and Away and Secret Bird Society. Both collections had a lot of lovely detail in their papers and their soft muted colors were a perfect match.  Rob has spent his whole life outdoors and the Secret Bird Society collection offered a subtle and classic option for this album.

I was very kindly lent some of his old photo albums and I scanned in the photos I wanted to use. I decided to make all the pictures black and white - even the modern ones that were taken in colour and I think the effect works really well.  

I wanted this to be an album that Rob could have in own input into so each page has a blank journaling spot for him to write his own memory. I have only known him the last 10 years and given that this is a record of his life - he should be writing the story!

Inside the front cover I have attached a little pocket (from the Kaisercraft Class of '87 Collection) covered with paper and put in it a collection of decorated blank journal tags. I thought it would be nice if he asked special people who looked at the pictures to write their own little note that would be kept with the album. The tag I made and it has my personal message written on the back :-)

Projects like this which are very personal are always time consuming - but I loved making this album and I know Rob will really enjoy it - and to me, that's what this whole scrapbooking thing is all about!

Lowri :-)


  1. This is SO special - what a great project. Can you tell me what the album was in it's natural state or did you make your own?

  2. How lucky for your father-in-law that he has a wonderful daughter-in-law to make beautiful gifts like this one for him! Gorgeous book - he will surely love it!

  3. What a beautiful album! This is such a wonderful gift.

  4. It looks beautiful. Anyone would enjoy something this specially made for him/her.

  5. What a wonderful gift! I love the soft colours and simple embellishments :O)

  6. Awesome!! So special and ppersonal. What album did you use? I love the text effect on the elm tree :)

  7. What a lovely idea and it turned out looking really beautiful.

  8. wow!!! Its really fabulous and beautiful album.
    I love it. I like this designs so much and the tree was looking awesome. Thanks fro this great work.
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