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Thursday, May 3, 2012

Paper Coterie: about a girl book


This little package arrived in the mail yesterday.


Ella's teacher, Debbie Reiber, asked each of the students in her class and their parents to make an ABC or numbers book. They'll be displayed at the "Look at our Books" program on Friday, after the children put on a special program. Ella has been bouncing off the walls with excitement.

I took the simple route (after way over thinking it, of course! :)), and used the About a Girl book template from Paper Coterie.


I am absolutely thrilled with the results! The photos look beautiful. And the process to create this project was quite simple.

There's an icon for each letter of the alphabet. You simply download your photos, pop them in the template and add your journaling. This is going to be a wonderful keepsake for Elles.


There were a few things I was a bit frustrated with in the design process though. One was not being able to tell which colors in the frames palette matched the specific book I was working on. I thought the light pink I used was a match, but it wasn't. I doubt anyone else will notice though. Another thing is that you have the option to resize the photo template, but not the photo itself. I would have liked to shrink some of my photos so more would show in the block. Hope that makes sense.

I did love that the template includes a feature that shows when your letter icon and the journaling are centered. That was very helpful. And our book arrived quickly. I ordered it Wednesday and it arrived the following Tuesday.


In the box was also a welcome as a new member of the coterie, which included this darling necklace and a 25% off coupon code for my next purchase. I love little touches like that. I have another project in mind, so that coupon will come in handy.

I wanted to share Ella's entire book with you, but there is some personal information I didn't think would be good to share with the rest of the world. ;)

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