I started planning Taylor's 1st birthday party today (details to come). And decided to make his birthday card (as I have realized I am overrun with Scrapbooking supplies).
I used a variety of supplies... the outer cover is card stock (12"x12") cut in half (to 6"x 12") and then folded in half. I decorated the front and inside covers. I added one sheet of 6"x6" paper decorated and the binded the seam of the fold with tied ribbons.
Take a look at my efforts:
On the cover of the first one (to the left), I tried my hand at rub-ons. Now these look simple, but I found that I had to rub much harder and longer than I expected to get them to transfer
the binding is one ribbon threaded through a hole punched near the top and bottom. I simply tied off each end on the back side.
The cover of the second one was much easier as I decided just to glue on the rub on-- paper and all, and it looks great (the picture doesn't do it justice). I used corner pieces only to hold the picture on the inside cover. On the insert page of each is small memory tracker cards that I had in my scrapbooking supplies. The titles on the cards were "Who, what, when, and where" which worked perfect for the invitation details... I plan to include a matching card on the inside of each invitation.
I have several other designs I'm working on, if anyone's interested, I'll post more pictures later.
I have a few others, if anyone is interested I'll post pictures-- slightly different binding ideas...