Monday, January 4, 2010

Baby Brag Book

I recently mentioned that my Aunt and Uncle are in from New York. They are the proud grandparents of the newest baby to join our family. One thing they brought along with them, was this mini book I sent to them awhile ago, to put some of their pictures in and use as a proud grandparents brag book. It was fun to see it all filled with pictures, so I thought it was a good time to share the pictures of the booklet, that I took before I mailed it off.It's a very easy mini book to make. Just cut 12X12 paper in half so you have 12X6 sheets. Cut Fold in half so you have a 6X6 piece. Trim slightly so you end up with approximately 6X5.5. After you have several, glue the back of one to the front of the next. Smooth our wrinkles and put under a heavy book ensure good adhesion.
To make the cover, take 12X6 piece of paper. Fold in half. Place inside bunch of pages in middle. Line up spine of pages with center of the cover sheet. Press and fold around cover sheet around pages. Glue to front and back pages. I realize this might be a little hard to understand but I made it awhile ago and didn't think to take pictures for a tutorial. I won't promise to do a tutorial because the last time I did, I never got around to it. But if I make another one I'll take better pictures to illustrate each step.
The book won't close flat when pictures are added, but it'll look really cute fanned out on a table or desk. I think the glimpses inside will make people want to stop and pick it up to look at. Aren't the tabs cute?
My favorite part of this mini is the cover. I layered everything for a 3D effect and used a really cool shaker baby bottle accent that came premade. Stamped the baby feet on a premade flower tag, attached to ribbon with a mini purple baby pin, and then tied the whole thing onto the frame.
Here is another slight variation that I made at the same time for my friend Sara before she had her baby, who is now fifteen months old. The papers and coordinating paper embellishments came from a scrap pad by K&Company that included all shorts of punch outs and papers. I made these two projects with supplies I had leftover from making ER's baby scrapbooks.

Linked up at Making the World Cuter {go say Happy Birthday to our sweet hostess over there Tiffany}, Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts, Made it Monday at the Persimmon Porch, DIY Day at A Soft Place to Land, Strut Your Stuff Thursday at Somewhat Simple, and It's so very Creative at It's So Very Cheri, who recently featured me! It's also shared on:

16 Friends Said:

Summer said...

How adorable! I love it!

International Giveaways said...

Wow, you are extremely talented! I love the details and color on the cover... super cute :)

Ronit

Jo Shabo said...

I have an award for you on my blog! :)

One Cheap B*tch said...

My niece is pregnant and I would love to make something like that for her!

jenjen said...

Hi Katie - what a cute blog you have! I love this project. The 3-d bottle is really cool! I am excited to get to know you!

XOXO
Jen

Cha Cha said...

This is beautiful. What a sweet and personnel gift. Great idea.

Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Wow, Katie! This is amazing!! I'm blown away! Beautiful and inspiring!

Nichol said...

That is so adorable. Your so amazing Katie!

Zuzu said...

Hi Katie,
I LOVE this idea! I have a little grandbaby, and would like to try making one. Thank you so much for sharing!
:)
Zuzu

Stephanie Lynn said...

This is adorable -you did a winderful job! I love the cover with the bottle..how cute!

Steph @ somewhatsimple said...

that is so cute!

just me... said...

Very cute!! TFS

Controlling My Chaos said...

The tabs are especially adorable. How did you get them that shape? Was it a punch?

Amy said...

Thanks for showing this great idea. I am so glad you came by and linked up. Have a great weekend. Thanks again..

Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} said...

I L-O-V-E paper crafts, and am following you and can't wait to see more :)

Vickie said...

That is so adorable! I think I misses saying Happy New Year to you. Happy New Year!! Sorry I haven't been around lately. New Years Eve I got sick because I ate to much and then Jason got some virus that he passed to me. It was a mess at our house for a while. I pretty much just did facebook and complained on twitter;)

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