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Wednesday, February 2, 2011

Mag your Man

This is one of the gifts I gave Brandon for his birthday

I got this original idea from the dating divas,  so cute!  You can do one  for your man too, its simple and a great gift!

I started way back in November  emailing Brandon's friends and family to write stories, memories or reasons to why they think Brandon is awesome and send these thoughts to me.

I gathered the stories and created a magazine layout. I added blurps about each person and a picture to give it a magazine type feel.

You can go to to create a magazine cover for your own magazine OR you can do one in photoshop.
Here are a few examples of some articles I put together.

And of course you need a note from the editor to explain the purpose to the magazine.

After you are all done creating the pages get an old magazine and adhere the pages to the magazine. So simple.

So go ahead, create your own for someone special. They will love it I promise! Let me know if you do it AND if you have any questions :)


ALY said...

thats a great idea,

ive done the jar one,pick a note or choc everyday,on my girls they love it.

rebecca said...

shut right up. its on my list.

you are a doll.

Tina said...

I saw this idea!! I love the Dating Divas. They always have such great ideas. I'm sure Brandon just LOVED this gift!!!!

Shumway Adventures said...

SHelby I love this ideas!! I saw it on the datiting diva's too!! It is so cute!!

marcia said...

I loved that idea. It looks just like a magazine cover on the front. What a great job you did. So creative and fun and I'm sure very touching for him.

Oh, Sweet!... said...

What a fun idea! Wow that must have been a lot of work. A treasure for sure! I love it!

Sarah said...

What a great idea! I"m so doing it!

Natalie said...

Hey so I'm doing one for my husband and I was wondering what kind of paper you used and what did you use to glue the pages to the magazine.

Shelby Osmond said...

Natalie, I just used glossy paper that I got at Kinkos and then I used mod podge to glue it to the magazine. Hope it goes well for you.