Monday, April 16, 2012

Baby album using Simple Stories - part 2

Last weekend's baby shower went well - the mom-to-be looked fabulous with her basketball baby bump and my gift of a handmade baby album was well-received. I'm always nervous giving a handmade gift to someone so it was quite a relief to hand it over and see smiles.

Earlier this week I shared the first 2 pages of the album and now I'll share the remainder. 

The album cover is cut using Creative Book Pages 1 on my Grand Calibur. The paper is Simple Stories that has been distressed lightly around the edges. The tree & owls are fussy-cut from a larger piece of paper and although you can't tell in the photo, the owls and some of the leaves are popped up. The banner was also cut from a larger piece of paper and then hung on orange Doodlebug doodle twine. For extra texture, I also added some flourishes (along the left side) that started out as white die cuts but with some Tim Holtz distress ink ended up being the perfect shade.

These 2 inner pages are perhaps my favourite. Both pages have pockets where baby cards and other keepsakes can be kept. The baby's stats (name, date of birth, weight, etc) can be written on the "welcome baby" card placed on the left pocket front. The right side page has a sweet little journaling card.

This page is actually a little album within the album. Untying the ribbon on the left causes the cover to open up allowing access to a collection of photo pockets which can be used to display a bunch of pictures (for the mom who can't choose just a couple!).

Before I sign off, I have to give credit where it's due. Thank you, Kim; your project on the Simple Stories blog site provided me with a lot of inspiration! 

  • Simple Stories "Baby Steps" papers and stickers
  • Prima chipboards
  • Spellbinders "Creative Book Pages 1" die cut
  • Tim Holtz distress ink
  • Kraft cardstock
  • Bind-it-all



  1. Wow Shelley! What a wonderful project and Keepsake for the Mum-to-be. No wonder she loved it. Thanks for joining us for this challenge at Lexi's Creations - hope to see you again soon! Helen x (DT)

  2. Hey there Shelley, thank you for sharing your beautifull keepsake booklet with the DT from Simon Says Stamp and Show, love the colors and all the little detaills that you have used. Hugs Terry xxxx

  3. Thank you for sharing your creation with us at Challenge up your life! Your two little owls are lovely and your album too.

  4. What a special project and wonderful gift! What a lucky mom-to-be :) Thank you for joining us at Lexi's Creations this time!

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