February 26, 2011

Baby Boy Mini Album (6x6-chipboard)

I have been invited to a baby shower and its tomorrow, Sunday Feb 27th.. I actually started on this mini a few weeks ago, but had some events in my life the last few weeks that has kept me from finishing it till now.. I've worked on it for the last few days to get it finished..
All of the chipboard used on this mini are cut from old cereal boxes that I've told my boys they are not allowed to EVER throw away...LOL   What a wonderful way to save money!!
All of the dye cuts are cut with the Cricut Expression and using the New Arrival cartridge.. I made some of my own chipboard letters also using my cricut.. I have a tutorial on that on our challenge blog Stuck On U Sketches.. If you are interested on how to make these yourself, do stop by there and take a look..

So lets get to the good stuff shall we...LOL
Here is the front cover.. 
I made a hand made hanging charm.. Found some cute tutorials on utube on how to make those.. super easy and not expensive at all..  I also added a little silver baby booty charm and a key onto a Tim Holtz swivel clasp.. Ribbons and fibers!!
When opening the first page, I made some photo mats for the ultrasound photos.. I found some cute quotes and title ideas at SB.com.. I also decided to add a pocket page for extra photos..

Once you flip that pocket page out of the way,  I have added a triple fold photo mat.. there is enough space there to add 5 big photos..

Then for the mom and me page.. I wanted her to be able to add a few photos of her pregnancy and the baby shower..  I added two circle chipboard pages for journaling or small photos..

and for one of the first actual baby photo pages, I added a small train and the title "New Arrival!".. there are two pull out tags that she can add the baby's weight, height, date of birth and time.. Plus, she can add two small photos onto the backs of the tags.. The font is cut from the "Opposites Attract" cartridge..

I love this page.. I though the little plane dye cut was adorable and new I wanted to incorporate it into this mini.. The title pretty much says it all..LOL
  The font is cut from the "Opposites Attract " cartidge..
I made a big pocket page on the left side and then cut a onesy out of chipboard and added a small pocket to that along with a photo mat.. The title "Mother" is cut using the Storybook cartridge and I cut that out of chipboard..

and finally when you flip the onesy, you get a single photo on the back of the onesy and then to the last page.. I made a pocket and added two chipboard photo mats and one big photo mat tucking behind it a folded cake doily and a small GROW bingo card.. I also added a small photo mat to the front of the pocket, she can either journal or add a photo if she wanted to..

The papes I used for this are from DCWV Linen Closet stack.. I wanted to use soft earth tones and wanted to step away from the regular light blues and greens, etc...
Im so super happy how this mini turned out and I hope she will like it as much as I do..
I want to thank you lovely ladies so much for stopping by and taking a look..
Hope you have a wonderful and creative weekend..


  1. This mini is so beautiful! I haven't seen one this beautiful in a very long while. WOW!She will love it!

  2. OMG! This is truly the most BEAUTIFUL baby boy album I have EVER seen! (and I've seen a lot) LOL. The colors and motifs are just perfect and I love that it has such a vintage look. All the inking REALLY added to it. I am so jealous, mama to be will LOVE it! Absolustely wonderful...I save this post and intend to scraplift it all! Thanks so much for sharing.

  3. Oh my...this must have taken you forever! The details and pages are Amazing! Love, Love, Love it!!!


  4. Love this! Of course, little baby boys are near and dear to my heart right now ... wish I had picked up that paper stack when I was at J's last night. I've been searching for the perfect little boy papers. Love all the pockets and tabs .. you do such great minis! Hugs!

  5. O-M-G Nanne....
    You are so very gifted with talent my Friend!
    The cuts , the colors. the inking oh my !!!!!
    Hugs Wanda

  6. WOW! WOW! WOW!! This is soooo amazing!!! She is going to loooove it!! Love the papers and the die cuts are perfect!! Fab-u-lous, Nanne!!! Hugs!!

  7. LOVE, LOVE, L*O*V*E this mini!! Love all the inking you did, very vintage looking! I love the train w/ the pull out tags! You have found your calling w/ making mini albubs I think! Just GORGEOUS!!!

  8. Your album is beautiful. I know the expectant mother is going to be thrilled with it.

  9. saw this on the mb and had to stop by for a closer look...as always, your work is an inspiration...have been thinking about you and hoping you are doing well! Enjoy your shower...I know the quest of honor will love her gift...so filled with love!

  10. This just has to be the best I have ever seen, the person you have made it for is very lucky to have it. Please can you tell me is at 6x6 or smaller? TFS

  11. Yes Grace..its a 6x6 chipboard mini..sorry about forgetting to write that down in the details..LOL

  12. This is just adorable and the mother is going to love it I'm sure. I love the cover page and everything about this mini book-you do such beautiful detailed work on all your projects. Have a great day.

  13. Absolutely gorgeous!!!!! Mommy will love it with all the extras that you have added for journeling or pics.

  14. Wow, this is just gorgeous. It is a lot of work. Love all the details and embellishments. I know the new mother will be thrilled with it. Thanks so much for sharing all the details. I have that DCWV pad and may have to scraplift this if you don't mind.

  15. This is just the cutest....I love everything about it.


  16. OMG! This album is fantastic....so is your blog. your work is totally awesome.

  17. I love this album. It is so beautiful and withe the DCWV Linen Stack it just make it so nice and elegant.