stocking stuffers :: a teen gift?

I gifted this address book to my son's girlfriend as she was headed off to college, but am not quite so sure it was a good idea in retrospect. Especially in this age of all things electronic. I was probably just making a gift I would love to receive! Do you ever do that, too?

I used the Nocturne Punch-Out Pad from Colorbok that has a Romance theme. Not something you would typically think of using for a teen, but as I was browsing through the stack I was able to find several elements to use in my address book mini. I used the address book pages from this project and here's a tutorial on putting one of these together for yourself.

Although I used my Bind-it-All, I designed the pages so that you could also use a hole punch and bind with book rings or ribbon.

The inside front cover uses the other part of the circle I trimmed from the cover page and then an address tab for family addresses.


Every young adult has tons of friends, so this section is quite a bit thicker than the family section. Again, the back side of the tab page has the rest of the circle die cut.

I thought this would be a good section for new college friends' addresses and maybe a few photos, too.

A quick, relatively inexpensive idea that could make a cute stocking stuffer, a teacher's gift or even a little something to corral all your own addresses into a neat, new book to start 2011 off just right!


  1. So Sa-wwet... Totally awesome gift for a teenager... How can you tell I always have a ton of them at my house..I am starting to talk like them lol..Great work!!

  2. This is terrific! Cute little books are appreciated by teenage girls. And addresses aren't as passe as phone number lists; if she wants to mail a package or something, snail mail is the only way!

  3. Cute! Sometimes it's nice to have certain things on paper (vs electronic). I posted my first BIA project on my blog if you want to see!


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