Thursday, June 25, 2009

beginnings of a baby book

I've been working on a little baby gift book. It's very tricky to put together, I don't have any photos to work with, and because the recipient isn't a scrapper.

I chose to go with a little 4x6 chipboard binder book. The formula is pretty simple.

White cardstock goes inside each of the 10 page protectors. The cardstock will be replaced by a photo later. In between each of the page protectors is a decorated 4x6 piece of patterned paper with a space for journaling. All she'll have to do when she gets it is pop in the photos and then write some stuff down. Easy peasy.

Here's a little peek. I'm about half done with the inside pages:
I got a BG Urban Prarie paper pad on sale at M's. It seemed just the right amount of girly-ness for me to work with, but not be overwhelmed.
I really want to grunge it up and ink and paint the heck out of it, but I have to keep it conservative because it is a gift. ;)
That just means the page on working on right now is about to get splattered with paint instead. Yay!
Have a great night.


Melissa said...

looks beautiful!

Anonymous said...

how funny, i'm gonna be working on a photoless baby album too this weekend. i was really surprised to see your choice of paper...really cute, i like. i'm going with a paper/embellie pack from stampin up. and i'm just going to do monthly pages...
thnx for sharing, i enjoy your blog tremdously

lynda in calif

Anonymous said...

that looks beautiful!

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