05 July 2016

Hello, Baby! (part 1)

Hi All! It's time to share the project that left me with all those scraps I wrote about in last Sunday's post. It's an album that I created for a friend of mine who just had her first baby. (It's a Girl!) I'm going to share the covers with you today and then the inside pages in subsequent posts. Let's take a look:

This is a 5 x 7 album that I created from chipboard, using the hidden hinge binding system that was originally created by Kathy King. (It's now all over YouTube if you want to create your own.) I wanted to do something extra special for the front of the album, so I wrapped a wooden craft frame in Georgie papers and attached it to the album with extremely strong adhesive. I added a photo mat and a Georgie Picture My Life card to the front so that Mom could add some details. I then decorated the rest of the frame using stickers and chipboard pieces from the Georgie Complements, along with some White Shimmer Trim for extra sparkle.

Here's a collage of close-ups:

For the inside cover, I added a 4x6 Picture My Life journaling card that I embellished with chipboard pieces and stickers from the Georgie complements.

For the back inside cover, I added a couple of stash pockets, and clustered a few chipboard pieces and stickers along with a bit of zip strip at the bottom for interest.

Finally, here's a look at the back cover. The front cover looked the same until I added the frame.

Creating this album start to finish was not a short process, which is why these posts will be more of a tour than a tutorial. I hope you enjoyed a look at the cover. Stay tuned for part 2 when we will delve into the pages!

In the meantime, have a wonderfully creative day!

1 comment:

  1. This is truly the most precious baby album and gift ever, Kim! LOVE all the special touches on the cover! Very creative idea to add the craft frame, and I love all the sweet accents! Your friend must be over the moon!