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..