My kindergartener loves leaves, especially fall leaves. We have made several leaf books over the years holding her precious collections. This year she is even studying leaves in school. So of course she wants another book to hold her latest collection.
We haven't gathered the leaves yet because it has been raining so much but I did get her leaf collection book done.
I purposely blocked out her name in the photo above but you get the idea. I made this book with my latest toy, a silhouette cameo die cut machine. Oh I love this machine. But I think you could easily make this book without it.
I used tabbed recipe cards which I cut out of cereal boxes (free chip board) as pages. I covered both sides of each page with scrapbook paper cut to the same size. The recipe cards are of course turned on their sides for the book pages. I made them 6 inches high and a little over 3.5 inches wide.
I decorated the front cover with various leaf shapes and letters. I added some extra detail and depth with colored pens.
Then I punched two holes in each page (using the first page hole punched as a template). I could have cut the holes with my silhouette but didn't think about it until later. Last was to put the whole thing together with 1/2" binder rings.
Next we will gather some leaves, add some embellishments, notes, and labels. Super simple.
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