A Scraphappy Southernbelle

Saturday, November 28, 2009

'Roll Tide' Board Book

Hey yall! Happy Saturday!!!! I'm about to run out to Joann's to see if they have any goodies left. Mom and I wanted to go early this morning, but after staying up all night working, we just did not make it. So before I go, I wanted to post the board book I finished. This order is for the secretary at my Mom's school. She is such a sweet lady and I hope she will like the book. As you know, I am an Alabama girl. We are huge Alabama football fans in my family and have lots of friends who are the same. This book has 2 letters on each page. The top spells out a word and the bottom spells out a word. The words are 'Roll Tide.' This is what we Alabama fans say to root on our team. I had so much fun creating a sports board book. I would love to do this for other teams...just not Auburn! LOL. If I had to do an Auburn one (our biggest rival) I would have to charge extra just to look at all that blue and orange! Tee Hee! Anyways, I used my Inkscape to design this boardbook. I cut it using my SCAL (Sure Cuts A Lot) software and my Cricut.

Here is the outside of the book. I used my Bind It All to bind the book and tied an assortment of tulle, houndstooth, and red dot ribbon to the binding. I think this is my new favorite book that I have done. I just love how the colors pop off of each other. The houndstooth pattern is my fave! I also used a combo of Cuttlebug and Sizzix embossing folders on this.

Up close of the binding.

Here is the cheerleader on the front. She is a file from 'My Scrap Chick.'

Up close of page 1. The medallion shape is from Home Decor. I cut 'Go Bama' out in the same font I used on the book. This font is called 'College.'

Back of page 1 and front of page 2. I created the little banner using the pennant on Lyrical Letters.

Up close of football player. This is a file from 'My Scrap Chick' also.

Back of page 2 and front of page 3....

I printed off the fight song, 'Yea, Alabama' and added it to the book.

I created the file for the football helmet and the Alabama 'A' myself.

Back of page 3 and front of page 4....

Up close of 'Big Al' (the mascot for Alabama). I used a elephant file from 'My Scrap Chick' and altered it a bit to meet my needs.

Back of page 4 and front of page 5....

Up close of houndstooth hat. FYI...probably the most famous coach to ever coach at Alabama was Paul Bear Bryant. He always wore a houndstooth hat. I know a lot of people know this, but I thought I would tell you anyway. I still get some questions on it. I created the SVG file for this myself.

Back of book. I found this 'We've Got Spirit' title online somewhere. For the life of me, I cannot remember where. So if anyone recognizes this file, please do let me know so I can give proper credit for it.

I hope you have enjoyed this little book today. I know I sure had fun making it. Up next...I'll be finishing some more board book orders. I have a order in for a 'Mom' book that is to be decorated 'antique' and a 'Dad' book that is to be decorated in....guess what....'roosters'!!!! How fun will the roosters be! A nice change of pace. I will share those as soon as I get them done as well. Then after I finish those, I believe I will have all my board book orders finished for the time being. So back to layouts and cards. Whoo hoo!

Also, if anyone would like the files for this board book or any of the files that I created (the hat, the football, the helmet, the Alabama 'A')....please let me know and I will put those up for free on my SVG blog. :)

Yall have a fabulous day!!! As always, thank you for taking a moment to stop by my blog! Happy Scrappin'!
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23 comments:

Sandy said...

Go BAMA....great book Aymee....you did a fab job!

Ginger said...

Absolutely fabulous, Aymee! They will love them! :D

Scrapbook Junkie said...

OMG - That is just so darn cute! What a fabulous idea of having two words on the book. Just love all the cute die-cuts too.

Jenni said...

This is so cute Aymee!!! You did a great job!!!!!

Leanne said...

Roll Tide Roll!!!! Whew that game yesterday against Auburn was to close for me!! My hubby would love this board book!! You did a great job!

laterg8r said...

that book is FABULOUS - love the cheerleader and football player :D

Eva said...

Aymee....you so rock at these books and everything else...this is just amazing girlie.....love it!!

Liz said...

Wow how fun for the two of you I'm so excited it's adorable

jeannine said...

Great book Aymee! Love the houndstooth and the bears! I am sure she will love it!!

tallulah1 said...

Wow Aymee !! Great job!!

Karen said...

What a great BAMA book Aymee! I love it all! :)

Hugs,
Karen

Sandi Clarkson said...

Great book Aymee. We used another one of your sketches at SOUS. Loved it!

joni said...

This is just beautiful! Gorgeous!

MissJody said...

Wow. This is great!
I just started my own scrap blog.
Your inspiring :)

Kray said...

That is so cute! I wonder if there is a way you can sell them for the college? They are too stinking cute not to sell them!

meluv2scrap said...

Love that Aymee!! So many people down here would pay big bucks for a album like that!

Leah said...

Hi sweet heart! Happy Thanksgiving! So I've been jamming to your Xmas music while I feed the baby his 3rd day of rice cereal and looking at ALL your new projects..I have missed so much goodness! well now that I am caught up I can say WoW, you have been busy and really have some gorgeous and fun stuff to share with us! Glad you liked what we had done with your sketch this week @ Stuck on U.
TTYL! xoxo Leah

Steph said...

Hey girl, this book is fabulous! I hope she LOVED it! Great job!

Nanne said...

How cute is that? Great job on the book and the critters are too too cute..

Leanne said...

Hey Amy! I was wondering if you still had the cutfile for the houndstooth hat? I sure would appreciate it if I could get it! My sister in law is surprising my brother with a Alabama room and I sure would love to have this file or anything Alabama related. I'm going to cut it out of farbric and add some to some pillows. Thanks!!!

Bella*Grace*Boutique said...

I would love the hat too! Did you post anywhere?

Kim Conn said...

What color did you use for the crimson red? I'm having a hard time finding it

Kim Conn said...

What color did you use for the crimson Red? I'm having a hard time finding it