The temple is a very special place to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints like myself. It is especially significant to me for many reasons. I have now been a member of the church for more than half my life and the temple is my favorite place on earth. I have been privileged to see 10 up close and personal and take part in sacred ordinances in 4 of those 10. The Minis have been to 7 different temples in their short lives. It is a privilege and honor to be able to take them to the temple at such a young age. I hope they have or will develop the same love for the temple that I have. We decided to make mini temple books to remember the experiences. Here is mine:
To make this book you’ll need the following:Cartridges Used: George and Basic Shapes, Hannah Montana, and Storybook Paper Used: DCWV Rainbow Squares 12 x 12, Core’dinations Gemstones Moonstone, and Chipboard
Embellishments Used: Candy Cane, Star Dust and Yellow Stickles
Using George, I cut the rounded square pages at 4 inches. I could get 4 of them per page when cutting with the machine, and 9 when using Design Studio; I opted for Design Studio to make my kids’ books. I then covered both sides of the interior pages with the Moonstone paper and covered both sides of the covers with the Rainbow Squares paper. I sanded the edges using a $15 Dremel I got at Wal-Mart. Sorry, but I’m too lazy to spend the time filing it all by hand and the Dremel makes it SOOOOOOOOOOOOO easy. After sanding the edges, I mod podge’d them to seal them (thanks Loves2Smock for telling me about this), and then mod podged both sides of the covers. Once the glue dried, I bound the book using my Cinch (man I love that machine). I then went into Design Studio and used Hannah Montana for the “I” and the “♥” and Storybook for the word “TEMPLES” and made sure they were all welded together. I used my Xyron for the “I ♥ TEMPLES” , adhered it to front cover and stickled using the colors stated. I will likely add some ribbon to the binding coil as I don’t much care for it plain.