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Wonderful Friend — LeNae Gerig


Designer Tips: This book was really fast to make because each individual page spread is done with the same simple layout. When stamping on a slick surface like the Sara’s Surfaces™ Boxes, use an ink made especially for this type of surface, like StazOn®. Other inks will not dry and will smear.


  1. Box cover: Keeping the box flat, turn it so that it opens as a book. Stamp the words “Wonderful Friend” repeatedly over the pizza box cover, with the StazOn® inkpad.
  2. Sand a monogram (your friend’s initial) and stamp “thinking of you” down one long edge. Glue to a torn piece of brown paper. Secure a small white flower to the paper, with a black mini brad and glue it to the front of the box. Secure a folded length of black stitched ribbon with a white mini brad to the edge of the box.
  3. Inside the cover: Layer torn pieces of chocolate papers and stamp “Friend”. Glue to the inside of the pizza box lid.
  4. Book Pages: Make a square book to fit inside the pizza box by cutting two lengths of white cardstock into 3 1/2"x7” rectangles. Fold the short ends together and place one folded square inside the other and staple at the fold to secure the pages.
  5. Front cover of book: Stamp the outside edge of the book cover with “celebrating you.” Cover the remaining portion of the cover with brown striped paper. Mat a small photo with both white and black cardstocks. Glue a length of brown rickrack across the photos and secure a black flower with a sanded brad to the corner of the photo. Glue the photo to the page.
  6. Repeat with the remaining inside pages, stamping sentiments to the outer edges of the pages and using strips of dot and striped paper glued next to the inside edge. Embellish matted photos and glue photos to the pages.
  7. Adhere the back of the book into the back of the pizza box and close the box.

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