a book for oscar

Just before we left for Philadelphia, I saw this post on one of the blogs I follow. Perfect timing!

When we weren’t out doing something fun, I was inside having fun photographing Oscar’s toys. Once I had enough combinations, I started putting the book together—two up on 8.5×11, leaving a little extra room on the inside of each page for the binding.


At the office today (I went in early) I printed off the pages on card stock.


Then I cut them in half.


I use this comb binder to put together our church directories. I’m lucky to have access to all the necessary gear.


Next I used the corner rounder (I don’t know what it’s really called) that I use for our laminated retreat name tags. I hope rounding the corners will make the book last longer, less dog-eared.


Then the binding.


Ready to mail! One for now, one for later.

In case you want to make a book for your kid or grandkid, I thought I’d include the pages I made to help get your creative juices flowing.

page 1
page 2
page 3
page 4
page 5
page 6
page 7
page 8
page 9
page 10
page 11
page 12
page 13
page 14
page 15
page 16
page 17
page 18
page 19
page 20
page 21
page 22
page 23
page 24
page 25
page 26
page 27
page 28
page 29
page 30

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11 Responses to a book for oscar

  1. Marcile says:

    Sherry, You are amazing! What lucky grandchildren you have.

  2. Joanna says:


  3. LizW says:

    So sweet! My great grandma, Nana Fantz, made me a cloth activity book when I was a baby, and I still cherish it!!

  4. Craig MacDonald says:

    Very, very cool! Both the idea and execution – outstanding.

  5. Joyce says:

    Love this! Thanks for showing it.

  6. delia says:

    You did a fabulous job. Your book really looks so professional.

  7. Jo Helsabeck says:

    Oh, Sherry, this is such a great gift for Oscar (and his parents). I love the way you express your creativity with fun and thoughtfulness. What an amazing lady you are!

  8. Janet Marie says:

    You’re amazing! Enough said… PS: I pray for you & Mauri every time I see 11:11. Hugs from Michigan!

  9. Leane Chaffee says:

    Absolutely amazing project. Is it bad if I admit I had trouble with the find the matches–until I scrolled up to see the puzzle on the next page. Oh duh!

  10. Michelle says:

    A M A Z I N G. Wow, Sherry, that is so sweet. Your talent and most importantly your love shines through on every page.

  11. Jenn Perez says:

    You could be a children’s book author, Sherry! That was way more fun than at least half the books I read to my kids!

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