Wednesday, August 11, 2010

Mini Album #2 : Baby Albums

Good Morning stampers!  This morning I am thrilled to be a part of the Creative Cuts and More Baby and Bridal Blog Hop! 

This is a circular blog hop, so if you arrived from Kayla's blog, then you are right on track.  If you didn't, then please hop over to the Die Cut Diva Blog HERE.  There you will find information of how you can win a prize!!  The prize this month is a 2-Tier Cake of your choice of a smooth or textured cardstock!!  So hop over to the Die Cut Diva Blog right away!  If one of the links in the hop is broken, no worries, head back to the Die Cut Diva Blog for a complete list of participates.

Our assignment was to create a Baby or Wedding ensemble.  What a great idea.  It seems like someone in my family or at work is either having a baby or getting married.  How about you?  So hop through and see all the great ways that Creative Cuts and More can help make your gift giving a little more creative.

I decided to go with a mini-album and card.  I just love mini-albums.  And so do new mothers and grandmothers!  Nothing better than having a little brag book tucked away in your purse to whip out at anytime to show off that new baby.  It couldn't be easier to put one of these together as a gift using CCM products. 



There are several options.  You can build your own album!  For mine I purchased 2 chipboard covers and baby blue pages for the inside.  You decide what colors you want when you order.  I actually ordered enough cardstock pages to glue 2 pages together at a time to make mine even sturder on the inside.  The holes are already punched and pages already scored.  Check out all of the 4 x 4" album options HERE.  However if you like a larger album, you can check out all the album options HERE.

Here is a Baby Girl version:




My second project was created using the A7 Scallop Star Window Card.  I just love all the window card options.  I started out with a peice of DP the size of the front of my card.  I placed it inside the card and traced the star shape on it.  I used the pencil lines as my guidelines and trimmed the star shape out a little larger.  I trimed it down to a 2.5" strip to create the border on the front of my card.  Next ink up all the edges with brown ink.  I tied the ribbon around as shown, punched out my brown scalloped border and adhered all of this to the front of the card using my t-square to keep it all lined up.   I stamped the inside of the card with my sentiment and the smaller stars as shown below.


And to finish it off, I secured a little charm (Making Memories) with a tiny saftey pin and stamped the sentiment to the front.


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Thanks for stopping by!

27 comments:

Lisa Somerville said...

Wonderful projects, great color combinations. The ribbon treatment with the charms is a great accent.

Sassy Scrapin' said...

Love the charm accent, and great color combo!

Chrissy D said...

Beautiful work! Love the charm and this album. TFS!

akagreenhouse said...

I love the charm on the ribbons! Great idea!!!

Thebug415 said...

Great projects. Love mini albums as gifts, and what a great job you did on it.

lisa808 said...

I love mini albums. tfs

Darsie Bruno said...

oh those albums are just to die for! I love the little girl one and your color combinations are too too cute!
Hugs, Darsie

Velta said...

Aaaawww!! Too Stinkin Cute!!! I am glad I stopped by on this hop...I did not know CC&M had Albums...Now I have to get some of these!! TFS!

Laura.K said...

sweet, sweet and sweet.

Sue D said...

I really like the idea of the mini albums as a gift--thanks.

HappyCrafter said...

Oh, these are so sweet, and I do love that charm!

Adrienne said...

Love the embellishments on the cards. Very pretty.

Maria Matter said...

oh Melisa, what wonderful projects, so precious! beautiful work hun!
hugs & blessings!

Carole said...

Love the little princess album. They are all adorable.

Carole Miller

Noelle Reese said...

Super cute! I love mini ambums! Whoever is lucky enough to get those is going to be super happy!

carolsstampandscrapcorner said...

Melissa,

I too like the mini albums; I have four of them to make sitting on workbench right now! Lovely albums!!! TFS

Also for your blog candy--I truly love the stamp set; I have two granddaughters that love to be our in the garden!

Robi B said...

The star cut out card is fantastic! I am really perusing the blogs specifically for bridal ideas, but this card stopped me in my tracks. Lovely:)

mustangkayla said...

I'm such a big mini fan! Great work!

Debbie Yates said...

The mini albums are one of my favorites...great job, they are adorable! The charm is such a "charm"ing touch!

mustangkayla said...

What great projects! I'm a huge mini album fan! They make such great gifts!

Joan Ervin said...

Oh my, Melisa...your little mini albums are sooo adorable!!!!! They will be just perfect for a new mom and the card is sooo precious. I love the ribbons and that sweet little charm!!!!

Laura - Layers of Color said...

Precious, preciousness, Melisa!! I adore it all!

Karen Gale said...

Love the brag book idea! Fun embellishments!

Patti J said...

You are such an inspiration to me! I need to make some of these, and you have inspired me to do so! Beauties, every one!!! Hugs!

Holly said...

Melisa, these albums are gorgeous!!!!

Steph Zerbe said...

OMGosh, love, love, love the blue album. I so need that paper and an album to scrap!!

Beth Devitt said...

Am lloking for an idea for a Baby Shower and saw your mini album on SCS. It's beautiful. Can't believe I missed the 20% off coupon by a day! Oh Well. Maybe I'll win your candy. Thanks for an awesom idea though.

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