"Ultimate" Autograph Book
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I want to make the "ultimate" autograph book for my little ones to take to Disney. I ordered one from Guide to the Magic to start modeling after. There are pages to place stickers and note where they came from - - are there stickers around Disney World that CM pass out to kids?
Any other tips for making this book? I plan to add pages for the Kidcot area stamps, too. . .
Sounds cool! You could maybe add something to collect pressed pennies as well! Anyway, we got a couple stickers while in Disney. They were mostly just the Mickey head sticker that everyone passes out. DH did get a clean plate club sticker at 50's Prime Time. I haven't really seen any others but maybe someone else can give a better answer. Sounds like a fun project!!
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Thats sounds like a good idea. Usually I buy one at disney, but its got me thinking I could save money by making our own. I have even seen small journals with disney characters and adding our own flair to it to make it special.
Last yr all we got were those mickey stickers too.
Tracie, Steve, Dylan, Noah, Tori, Isabella, Marina and Talon
I made one for DD and customized each page with every character -- picture and name. All the characters made a really big deal out of seeing their pictures...some of the less common characters were really excited!! (Especially Goliath and Cinderella's stepsisters!)
I think I still have the file...PM me and I can send it to you. I made each page on the computer and printed them on our printer. I had originally wanted to print them out and have the book bound at Kinkos, but I ended up just pasting them into a small artist's sketchbook. I used scrapbook supplies to make the cover and DD glued rhinestones all over it (she's crazy about her "diamonds") then tied ribbons on the coil binding.
Here's a few pictures of the book:
Have fun making your book...it really was a special thing for DD!! Once we got home, we pulled out the unsigned pages (the book was really thick with them in) and pasted pictures of DD with the characters above the autographs.
THat sounds like a great idea! We were getting alot of stickers. We started putting them on the stroller, "on display", and then we were getting alot. From CM's in store, restaurants, just walking through the parks and our Hotel, etc.
This last trip was my dd's first time doing autographs and I hadn't even planned on it. About halfway into the trip, she realized all the other kids were doing this and had to do it to. She had such a fun time collecting sgnatures and can;t wait to get more the next time. I really liked the books they sold there that have a place to put a picture. It is so neat to have the autograph and right next to it, a picture of dd with the character!! Those books don't hold as many signatures though, seeing as you lose one side of every page- we had to buy a second book cause she filled the first in almost the first day. Next time, if we decide to make a book like the ones above, I will definitely make sure we have room for putting photos in afterwards!
Stephanie- Mom to Jaden and Emerson, Wife to Keith, Novelist
I made my DD one for our last trip and I'm making one for my other DD's trip this year. I make the cover out of sturdy chipboard and cover it with colorful paper. I put a big sticker of their favorite character on the front along with their name. I make the pages out of thick cardstock. I have one page for each character. I think I did about 20 pages last time. I hold it together with binder rings so the pages can be removed if necessary. We allow each character to sign their page and I take a picture of my DD with the character. When we get home, I have the character pictures printed and I adhere the coordinating picture to the opposite side of the signature page. It makes a wonderful little scrapbook for my DD's. They love it. While all the pictures from the vacation are in our big albums in the Living room, this is something they keep in their own rooms and get to look through everytime they want to "remember the magic".
Cori I love your book. I was thinking of doing something similar for my son with the pages with the characters names and pictures on them and buying Disney Themed Fabric to glue on the outer part of a photo album and decorate the outside of it. I'm going to buy one (or a few) and get one that holds over 200 photos to put the sheets for the characters to sign and as we stand in line take out that characters sheet and when we return home next to that character we'll put the picture of our son with the character's autograph. I love the idea with the letters. I was thinking of getting iron on fabric to print out his name on it and go over it with paint, but the letters look so much better. Also attaching an iron on applique with a character on the front of the book. I just have to figure out how to get the fabric glued to the album.
Becki, what if you tried getting that stitch witchery stuff...the stuff that you iron onto fabric, then peel off the paper backing and iron it onto the fabric you've used for the cover. I've used that to make clothes for my kids (that's another thread here somewhere. ) and it doesn't fray and it sticks very well!
As far as that goes, if you can't find fabric with the character you want, you could also buy iron on transfer paper, find clipart of the character, then iron it onto the cover fabric. Just some ideas.
Can't wait to see what you create! I am sure it will be beautiful -- and extra special! The characters really do notice when you present them with an extra special autograph book!!
Kori, that is the cutest autograph book I've ever seen!!!!
I'm not creative at all! How many character pages did you have in the book when you went down??
Thank you! I'm trying to remember how many pages we ended up with and am too lazy to go pull up the file! LOL I think I originally had 250 pages designed, including frames/borders to put the photos in when we got back...I had planned on printing the pages and having Kinkos bind them for me, but I ended up pasting them into an artist's sketch book instead. I think it had 100 pages, so I had to cut out some of the characters we were less likely to meet. We didn't end up meeting anyone that I cut out, so it turned out okay (although we did meet several characters multiple times, so if you make a book, I would definitely include duplicates for the more common characters or blanks, just in case!)
Once we got home, I pulled out the pages of people we *didn't* meet, printed out the frames for the characters we did (nothing fancy -- just rectangles that matched the color scheme on the page) and pasted a photo in them. DD still looks at it about every week and has the book in her "treasure box" of her most loved things.