Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Hello Cutie Baby Album by designer Patty Folchert

Do you need a special gift for an upcoming Baby Shower? Look no further, here is the perfect gift- a baby mini album featuring Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art Summer Red Raspberry papers and stamps.

So as to not limit the versatility of this album I kept it gender neutral. However, using this same collection you could easily adapt it to lean more toward either gender. The wood album was just too cute to resist, it is from Melissa Frances. So I started by selecting the base papers for each cover and page. To cut them to size I simply flipped over the page and traced around it as a template. The two front cover pages bear cutouts had to be cut out with exacto knife. Once all of the pages were cut I adhered them to the pages with red strip tape adhesive.

Then I sanded the edges using a sanding block for a nice finished edge.

Next I stamped all of the sentiments, flowers and butterflies in brown ink onto plain white cardstock or patterned paper or the tags shown (as shown). Then I fussy cut them as I needed to add them to the pages.

Then I cut the mats for each page, here are those details:
Page 1: one mat= 3.75” x 4”
Page 2: two mats= 2” x 3”
Page 3: one mat= 3.75” x 3.5”
Page 4: one mat= 3.5” x 4”
Page 5: one mat= 3.5” x 4”

Each mat I inked the edges with small color box chestnut roan ink pad.
The front cover has a layered flower made with 6 scalloped circles, wetted down and scrunched up for thedistressed look. The layers are hole punched in the centers and then attached with a brad. Then I added a matching vintage button with a pearl dot center. I tied a bow using May Arts yellow chevron ribbon and added some lace roses. I added small pearl dots to the centers of the lace roses too. Then I hand cut a couple leaves from the mint pattern paper and folded in centers and attached as shown. Last I stamped the sentiment “hello cutie” onto the green doily in brown ink and punched out with scalloped circle punch. Everything on the front cover was adhered with the red strip tape for durability.

The inside of the front cover I added the two large stamped butterflies, two roses and 3 small stamped flowers as pictured. I inked the edges in chestnut roan ink and added two red vintage buttons with KI Memories glitter dots added on in green to the centers of all of the flowers. I also added a small iridescent white bow. All of these were adhered with glue dots to make sure they stay in place.

Page 1 is a simple mat with sticker sentiment added below as shown with 3D foam dots. A couple more green glitter dots are in mat top two corners.

Page 3 has two smaller mats attached as shown in picture. Each mat has a stamped small butterfly added with 3D foam dots. Then I cut some Maya Road trim ribbon and added next to butterflies. The sentiment is a sticker with a small white pearl added to the heart.

Page 4 has one mat centered as pictured, I border punched border strips for top and bottom in multi color pattern paper and added to mat. Another small stamped butterfly was added to the center bottom with more snippets of the Maya Road trim on each side as shown.

I kept the last two pages extra simple starting with a vintage lace border on each as pictured. Then I added the Cutie Pie arrow sticker onto pattern paper and cut out and attached with 3D foam dots. Last I added the Super Cute Summer Red Raspberry sticker on Page 5.

The back cover I left blank due to wear and tear of it laying on the backside. I did cover it with the multi color pattern which I thought was just enough.

Now you have sweet baby album perfect for any new arrival. Have you done any baby projects lately? We would love to hear about them, feel free to share in comments below.

Baby Shower Bound,
Patty Folchert

Materials List:
Clear Stamps: Jillibean Soup/Hampton Art-Summer Red Raspberry Set JB0561
Ink: Ranger/Archival-Coffee; Martha Stewart/Pigment- Sea Lavender & Stem Green; Colorbox/Cats Eye-Chestnut Roan
Paper: Summer Red Raspberry Soup/Frozen Red Raspberries, Red Wine, Whipped Cream, Sliced Bananas, Fresh Yogurt & Stick of Cinnamon
Coordinating Stickers: Summer Red Raspberry Soup

Other Products:
Melissa Frances/Onesie Album & white iridescent ribbon; Maya Road/ribbon rose trim-white; Maya
Road/ribbon trim white bows; Vintage lace; Vintage Buttons; Ribbon; Scrapbook Adhesives/3D foam dots; Tombow/Tape Runner Adhesive; Red Strip Adhesive Tape; sanding block; exacto cutting tool; acrylic block; glue dots; Martha Stewart/liquid brush glue

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