Thursday, June 9, 2011

Baby Mini-Album

I made this mini album for one of my daycare parents for her baby shower. They are having a boy and is going to name him Jacob. It was made mostly by reusing scraps and cereal boxes. The pages I cut out from recycled cereal boxes. I used George to cut a 7 inch square. I then glued scrapbook paper to each side to create the pages. The nursery's theme is monkeys. I wanted a monkey on the front. New Arrival had a really cute monkey and so I enlarged it to about 6 inches. The font comes from Plantin Schoolbook. It is cut at about 1 1/2 inches.

This page was made for the hospital pictures. I wanted something that would give the date, time, weight, and length. The New Arrival cartridge had an annoucement feature that I used. It was cut at about 6 inches. I added some ribbon on the page for the picture.

I loved this star paper and didn't have enough of it to put it on both sides of these two pages. I put it on the left side and decided to do plain white card stock on the other side. The title is cut using Make The Cut software and welding the letters together. The font is Script MT bold. The moon comes from the New Arrival cartridge. The star was placed in between the pages to add more photos or just for journaling.

This star was cut using the George cartridge. I first cut it from the cereal boxes and then added the paper on top. This gives it the added sturdiness for looking through the album. I inked the sides of the star and added some stamping and a button.

I loved this baby bottle paper. I didn't have much of it but had this size. I decided that it would be a great mat and pop against the white card stock. The BABY blocks were cut using the New Arrival cartridge. I pop dotted them to add dimension. They were cut at about 3".

I decided to do a page where the parents could put pictures of the baby through the first year. I added an envelope which was cut using the fit to page feature. The envelope comes from Plantin Schoolbook. I folded the flap inside the envelope so that the tags would stick out. I added a brad that says "Little Cutie." The tags were cut at about 6".

I saw this ruler at Michaels this last weekend when I was there. I thought it would be a perfect addition to this album. I decided to do a giraffe beside it since giraffes are tall. The giraffe is from the New Arrival cartridge. It is cut at about 6". First I cut on the brown card stock and then the polka dot yellow paper. I chalked the edges for an added touch. The title to the page was created using Make The Cut software and welding together the letters using Script MT Bold.

These are the tags that I made to put in the envelope. I wanted them to be used for adding pictures throughout the first year. I have the hand and footprints for the newborn pictures. The baby is due in July so I added a few pages for holiday pictures. One for fall or Halloween, Christmas, winter and then the first birthday. I added some embellishments at the bottom. The hands and footprints have footprints from the New Arrival cartridge. They were cut at about 2 inches. The fall tag has a pumpkin. The pumpkin comes from the Doodlecharms cartridge. The Santa Face tag has a reindeer cut from Doodlecharms as well. The nose is stickled with red for a Rudolph look. The winter tag has snowflakes from the Doodlecharms cartridge too. I stickled them as well. It was really hard to not do any sparkles. I was able to incorporate it without it getting to be to girly! :-) I added ribbon to the tops and stapled them to the tag.

You can't tell very much but this is an alphabet background with pale yellow stripes. I have had this paper for many years. This was one of the first paper packs that I bought when I first started scrap booking. I bought this from Ollie's. It came with some frames and stickers which I hardly have used since getting my Cricut. I prefer to use my Cricut to cut just about everything. I liked the green polka dot paper. I think it pops against the yellow. I then just took some white ribbon and added buttons to the ends. The heart is from the George cartridge. I cut it out first from some cereal boxes and then added the paper on top.

This is one of my favorite pages. I think because we are in the height of baseball season. The font is from Plantin Schoolbook. I used the roly poly feature. I liked mixing the capital letters with the lowercase letters. The stars come from the George cartridge. They are white card stock with yellow edges inked. The red mats are just scraps cut at random to fit on the page.

I love the cute choo choo on this patterned paper from DCWV. The baby's room is decorated in monkeys so this makes it more cuter and appropriate to put in the album. The monkey at the top of the page is cut from New Arrival. I then glued it onto a tiny wooden clothespin. It was cut about 2".

This choo choo train came from the New Arrival cartridge. I love this cartridge! It is one of my go to's. I think that the train was cut at about 2 or 3". I used my scraps to cut this.

This was the back of the album. I have been trying to make sure that I sign my projects. This was what I came up with as I ran out of ink in my printer and couldn't print anything out.

Let me know what you think and if you've made any mini albums. I'd love to see them! Post a link in the comments and I'll take a look!!



1 comment:

  1. what a great job. I really like the giraffe page - adding that ruler was such a creative and perfect touch. And the tags for adding a pic each month was a stellar idea as well. Your friend is going to love this album.