My neighbors just had their first baby, so I had to make something special for them. I decided to make a mini album to record some of those special first moments. The pages of the album are from the Kerri Bradford Silhouette class that I took about a month ago. I cut them at 8". I didn't use any chipboard. To make the front and back covers sturdier, I made an inside base of the sturdy Papertrey Ink kraft cardstock with patterned paper and colored cardstock on either side. The inside pages are all made of patterned paper adhered to colored cardstock. I bound the whole thing using The Cinch.
For the cover, I used patterned paper from the Simple Stories Baby Steps collection (all of the patterned paper in the book is from this collection, unless otherwise noted). The banner was made with My Creative Time's Build a Banner Kit and stamped with letters from MCT's Anyday Bingo & Crossword. I used some natural hemp twine from Liz's Paper Loft Boutique to string the banner. The cute elephant is from the Cricut Birthday Bash cartridge. I cut "Julien" out of Core'dinations cardstock, using my Silhouette.
The kraft cardstock I used is from The Paper Company, and all of the solid cardstock is Papertrey Ink. On this page, the bird cut is from the Cricut 3 Birds on Parade cartridge. I ran the sling through my Cuttlebug with the Swiss Dots embossing folder. The orange polka-dotted paper is a printable from the Kerri Bradford class. Don't you just love the baby flash card? It's from the Simple Stories paper, and you'll see a variety of them throughout the book.
"Special Delivery" is another cut from 3 Birds on Parade.
For this page, I took another printable background (the blue polka dots) from the Kerri Bradford class. After printing it in my regular printer, I ran it through my Cricut Imagine and printed this word art from the Cricut Word Collage cartridge, using the "print only" feature and brown ink. I then edged it with my ekSuccess Bumpy Roads Edger Punch.
This funny bird is another one from 3 Birds on Parade. The polka-dotted papers are from Papertrey Ink, and the grid papers were scraps in my stash.
Here we have a cute carriage from the Cricut Everyday Pop-Up Cards cartridge.
"Lullaby" is also from Everyday Pop-Up Cards.
"Cute as a bug" and the ladybug are cut from the Cricut Just Because Cards cartridge using some Crate Paper patterned paper.
I used my Imagine and the "cut only" feature to get my little onesie.
This cute little bunny and "Peek a Boo" are from the Cricut Just a Note cartridge that is built into my Expression 2 Anniversary Edition. The strip down the middle of the page is more PTI polka-dotted paper.
And lastly, "Sweet" and the bunny are from the Cricut Baby Steps cartridge. I made the cute pocket for my bunny with the die from My Creative Time's Fun Pockets stamp and die set.
Here are some of the products used in this mini-album: