Thursday, August 16, 2012

Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

I've had this paper line for quite awhile but I haven't been able to start any projects with it. I finally finished the first album! I absolutely think this is one of the best collections that Graphic 45 has designed. I love it! That's actually surprising since I'm not really a pastel person and I'm not a big fan of the color pink. I generally work with darker colors.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

 There are twelve pages including the inside of the front and back covers.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

There are two pockets on the inside cover that hold three photo mats plus a little booklet. 

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

Inside the booklet the new parents can record all the new baby's information. There's also a place to record who the book is from.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

I tried my hand at fussy cutting. I need to keep practicing. I was so nervous I would ruin what I was cutting.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

I used a Martha Stewart punch for the butterfly. I added a little Glossy Accents and used foam dots to give the butterfly stability and dimension.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

 There are two pockets on the left page that hold five photo mats. I hand cut the little banner and added some letter stickers from the collection. I used Candi legless brads on each side. I used Tim Holtz distress ink in peeled paint on the brads.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

 I used some trim I had in my stash on this page. This pocket on the right holds three photo mats. I've adhered some of the stamps from the collection to the top of the pocket.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

More fussy cutting. I tried to leave at least one page open that didn't have pockets or any embellishments on it. That way there is more room to add larger photos.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

 The final two pages. The pocket holds five photo mats.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

This is the back cover. I added some of the images from one of the cardstock sheets. I used Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas for the binding. I painted the canvas using her Studio Paints in Painterly Pink and Blank Canvas. I also decided to wrap a ribbon around the book to help keep it shut since it's so chunky.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

I used a Tim Holtz D-Ring on the binding to hold ribbon. I also attached one of the chipboard pieces as a charm.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album 

 Here's another view of the book.

Graphic 45 Little Darlings Baby Girl Mini Album

I learned how to do this binding from two different classes I took at Scrapfest last year. I combined what I learned in the Tim Holtz and the Authentique class. I changed it up a little by adding pockets on the inside front and back covers.


This book will be for sale in my Etsy store. Thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

happydays525 said...

Oh my gosh Patty, I just love this to pieces!! It's the sweetest book ever, love what you did with the inside pages. :)

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