Friday, July 31, 2009

Baby Gift Set: Keepsake Boxes and Book

Today, I'm sharing a more gender neutral version of the baby's first year mini book and keepsake box gift set that I like to make and add to my shower gifts. I think adding a little handmade something makes a gift more personal and special.
I made these several years ago, going on four I believe, when I was first getting into making papercrafts. The boxes are fairly small craft ones, that I painted yellow. I used some Sizzlits die cuts for the top of the large one and a border sticker strip around the little one. I printed out the poem and used die cut letters to spell out sweet baby sweet baby, kind of like a border for the smaller one. At this point I coated both boxes with Mod Podge to seal the paint and the embellishments. After it dried I used glue dots to attach the rest of the decorations onto the box.
The smaller box is for little keepsakes like baby bracelets or booties and I put this little accordian fold mini book in the larger one.
Here's the inside pages, the strips of paper on the outside of each page are attached with brads and the photo can be slipped underneath them. The idea is to attach a photo from each month on each page. I've made several of these as gifts since then, but shockingly have yet to make one for myself. I think I need to get on that pretty quick!

Update 3/1/11: Also shared at Maryanne's & Christine's Baby Themed Events:
Crafty Mommy DivaMemories by Christine scrapbooking

Shared At: Xazmin's Mod Podge Mania, Blue Cricket Design's Show & Tell, Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts, Twice Remembered, and
The DIY Show OffMakingThe Girl CreativeSumo Sweet Stuffgiveaways

16 Friends Said:

kbloems27 said...

I love the little album idea! I also like to include something a little handmade, it makes it all the more special! Thanks for sharing!

Kelli said...

I'll have to use this idea because my mom wants to make a memory box for the things the kids give her. Thanks for sharing. You're so creative.

Xazmin said...

You are so crafty! I always love all your projects. Thanks for linking up to my party!

Muthering Heights said...

That is so cute! You did a great job!

Macey said...

SO CUTE! I'm loving all of this Mod Podge Mania!!

Tanielle said...

Super cute!!! What a fantastic idea, you are always so creative!

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Katie, this is such a fabulous idea! I'm doing lots of crafting for a friend of mine who is about to have her first baby, and this is a great project!! How inspiring... thanks so much!

Saph said...

Wow, those are great!! I love to make stuff but wish things like this wouldn't require a bunch of supplies.

Upstatemamma said...

Oh that is so cool!! I so wish I was a crafty person.

So Sunny Day said...

What an awesome idea! I just love all the fun details you add to evry project :)

~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

The Bearded Lady (Laura) said...

Great idea!! I'm sure it is a gift that is well received!! Thank you for sharing!!

Jen @ said...

SO sweet! I love those colors!

Thanks for linking this up. I love it!


Tiffany said...

Very precious! Love it!
Thanks for sharing

MBC Scrapbooking said...

These are so sweet. You are a pro at mini albums! Thanks for linking it up:)

Helen Pigott said...

Such a lovely box and album, very sweet.
Helen x

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

What a great friend you are making such cute things for them! Love how gender neutral this one is and how big the numbers are on the mini book. Thanks for linking this up to my Crafty Mommy Diva Baby Shower Event!

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