Adhesives - check
Tools - check
Cut paper and punched pieces - check
How to make the book - paper is cut and the spine is scored on the back of the paper
Flip it over and use a marker to darken the spine
Now trim (if necessary) and assemble the pieces of the baby
I spent all day two Saturday's ago making babies ;)
And then I took those babies and added them to the bookmarks
They are folded in half and magnetic and on the back of each one is a quote about children and books.
A friend whose daughter-in-law is expecting her first child asked me to make a favor for the baby shower. Since the mother-to-be is a school librarian and the attendees were also asked to bring a book for the new baby's library, I thought a bookmark would be good. They don't know the gender of the child yet so it was safe to stay with yellow and green and I had a bunch of this scrapbook paper which worked out well.
I saw this punched baby holding a cupcake in a photo posted on Pinterest. There is no source for the photo that I can find so I apologize to the creator for not giving full credit for the baby, but I replaced the cupcake with the book and added my own little face to them. I thought it would be cute to see the baby reading and added the title of the book "All About Me".
I even managed to repurpose the magnets from some magnetic calendars that our school district handed out 5 or 6 years ago. The calendars were laminated onto a 5 x 7 magnetic sheet and when they went out of date I salvaged the rest for future projects. They are just thin enough to cut with a scissor and also keep it from being too bulky.
I'm happy to report that she really liked them and they were a hit at the shower. I made a gift card holder using the same papers that I'll post a little later.