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.




Anonymous said...

I love this album! I have 2 co workers who are expecting their 1st child and would love to give them each one. Where did you find the instructions? Would you be willing to share them?

Anonymous said...

Hi Shannon, this album is absolutely lovely. It sure doesn't look like it took you just two sittings to put together. I too would be so grateful to have the instructions if you are willing to share. Thanks so very much.

Anonymous said...

This is beautiful! My d-i-l is about to give birth (July in Germany)to my first grandson. Would you please share instructions for this so I can make one for her? I would so appreciate it. I already have the L2 paper kit, stickease, and stamps! Thanks!
Tammi Mixon