Saturday, March 13, 2010

It’s a Boy!!

No, I’m not talking about adding to our family—that’s not possible any more—LOL! I’m talking about my cousin Heather’s first grandson. He was actually born last June, and I made this little album to give to her daughter, Skyler, the new mom. I still haven’t seen her to give it to her, but decided it was finally time to post it!!


I started out making this box…..well, actually I made the album first and then made the box to put it in. However, the pictures of the box got uploaded first, so there we start. To make it, I just measured the size of my finished album and followed basic box-making guidelines.


I originally saw this type of album on a Stampin’ Up demo’s blog, but I don’t know her name. If you know who originally created this, PLEASE let me know so I can give proper credit.


The base of this album is made from a Level 1 Animal Cookies kit. I added some of the Creative Basics papers & ribbon. I also used some clear Sparkles and the Sans Alphabet stamp set.


Skyler is a busy, single mom, so I purposely made this album small—6” x 6”. I kept it simple, with a place to put all his birth info and then lots of placed to add pictures and/or journaling. Hopefully she’ll find it easy to fill up with memories of her sweet boy!


I love all the flips and flaps this album has. It is so visually fun and interesting!

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Here is where I really put my own twist on this album. The page with the kite on it………


………opens up into an accordion album!


Once the album was put together, it was a snap to embellish. I used the Stickease that came in the Level 1 kit!


This was a very fun album to make, and fairly easy. I created the album in one sitting, and did all the rest in a second sitting. This is definitely a project I’ll make again.