Back when I had more time on my hands (i.e. before I had kids), scrapbooking was one of my favorite hobbies.
I always wanted to find ways to make them memorable but was not able to come up with any new ideas. Of course, once I stopped scrapbooking, I finally had my great scrapbooking idea! I was inspired when opening a musical card and realized that the gadget is actually pretty simple.
Here is how I used it to make my memory book a little more special. I used a photo book (which I have fallen in love with since I gave up scrapbooking), but you can easily apply the same idea to a scrapbook or even a gift book.
Items Required: musical greeting card, memory book, scrapbooking paper, scissors, and tape.
- First you need to cut out the gadget in the card that creates the music. You must include a strip on the other side of the fold, since that is what makes the music play and stop. Please see my picture below to see exactly where to cut.
- Simply taping the gadget into the memory book would be quite the eye-sore, so you’ll want to find a way to make it look nice. I created a little envelope so that I could write a note and give the book as a gift. However you decide to cover the gadget, you’ll want to create the memory book so that there is space for it – you do not want it to cover a picture!
- To create the envelope, I cut out a piece of scrapbook paper and folded it into an envelope shape. I then put the musical gadget inside of it, making sure to keep the left side of the card hanging out.
- Tape the left strip of the card to the inside cover of the book. Then use double-sided tape to secure the covered musical gadget to the first page.
Now you can have fun opening and closing your book! This makes a great gift, as the recipient will be very surprised to hear a song when opening it. You can add it to multiple pages too, so that a different song plays for each page. It’s very simple, and adds a memorable touch to any memory book.