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Several of my colleagues and relatives are having birthdays in the next couple of months, so I thought I ought to start with the crafting in time. Paper work isn't as time-consuming as felt work, but there are more opportunities to screw up the project, so haste isn't a good thing.

I made the birthday journal for KA, a young colleague first, because I had a fairly good idea what I wanted to do. I made the journal using 6 double cards and 6 envelopes, and mostly decorated it with funny cards that I had bought in Austria, oh, some 25 or so years ago. Hence the recycling part.

So, let's take a look at the results. First, the front cover:

Then the back cover:

The cardboard paper came ready-made with the inscriptions; I thought they were very fitting for a young person's birthday.

Following a few pics from the inside of the journal, with the German texts translated into Hungarian because KA doesn't speak German:

(Now are the good old times we'll be mourning in 10 years' time)

(Work is fun - but who can bear having fun all the time?

(Sorry, I can't translate this one into English. Perhaps if [livejournal.com profile] rcfinch drops by she can help out.)

(To be a woman is hard. You must think like a man, behave like a lady, look like a girl and work like a horse.)

(No need to translate this one, right?)

(Work isn't a frog - it won't jump out of your way.)

(Turtle's prayer: Just a bit of patience, dear Lord, I'm coming...)

(Those who haven't fallen on their heads always land on their feet.)

(A thick hide is God's gift.)

I never thought I'd be able to use these cards for anything all those years ago; I just bought them because they were so funny. I'm glad that I could put them to good use and cheer someone up.
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