22 January 2011

Baby Mini Album

My nephew and his wife had their second baby boy (named Cooper) recently, so of course out came the crafting tools and I set to work on an original gift that they will be able to enjoy for many years to come.

It's got 12 6x6 pages with page protectors inside, with cardstock front and back. On the front I also added a clear binding cover to give it extra protection (especially when little fingers start wandering all over it ; ) ).
I basically went through all my stamp sets and pulled out all the verses/words that were appropriate for a baby (and cleaned each as I went along too). I used black for each one to "ground" it and give it some consistency (hope you know what I mean)!

You'll see that I used a retired DSP as I didn't have one from the current DSP's that I felt was appropriate, but a project like this is great for using up things like that, especially scraps etc. I made it in the same colour-blocking style as this album.

And here's the card to match:
Stamps: Medallion, Broadsheet Alphabet, So Many Sayings, Vintage Labels, Every Moment, Punches Three, Whimsical Words, Picture This, Kind Heart, Fun & Fast Notes, Office Accoutrement, Vintage Vogue, Hello Again, Curvy Verses, Baroque Motifs, Priceless
Cardstock: Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Whisper White, Pumpkin Pie, So Saffron, Washington Apple DSP
Ink: Basic Black, Bashful Blue, Riding Hood Red, Pumpkin Pie
Accessories: Big Shot, Top Note Die, Scallop Circle Die, Perfect Polka Dots Embossing Folder, Vintage Wallpaper Embossing Folder, Lots of Tags Sizzlits Dies, Hearts & Brackets Originals Die, Two-Step Bird Punch, Curly Label Punch, Photo Corner Punch, Scallop Square Punch, Scallop Oval Punch, Scallop Circle Punch, 1 1/4" Circle Punch, 1 3/8" Square Punch, Scallop Trim Border Punch, Star Punch, Medium Oval Punch, Word Window Punch, Hodgepodge Hardware, Sponge Dauber, 1/4" White Grosgrain Ribbon, Pumpkin Pie Ribbon, Buttons, Rhinestone Brads, Pewter Jumbo Eyelets, Crop-A-Dile, Rhinestone Jewels


  1. what a great project! I am sure they will love and cherish it!!!

  2. What a great idea. Each page is lovely.