Tuesday, September 24, 2013

::NEW PROJECT:: A Baby Book!

Okay so here's my disclaimer: I am *not* a scrapbooker!!  In any way, shape, or form!! 
But with that being said, I wanted to share the little baby book I made for a friend!

I was gearing up to attend my co-worker's non-work baby shower and was thinking about a unique gift to give to her.  I decided to surf YouTube for a while.  Well, wouldn't you know it; a video on a hidden hinge binding popped up in my suggestion feed! After watching that video a couple of times, an idea started to form...what about a baby book??  But how was I supposed to make the book?  Could I make the book?  I'm a card maker not a scrapbooker-- could this be way out of my league??  Wait a second- what am I thinking-- I love a challenge!!  So I watched another video on the binding and a video on making the cover, and decided to go for it.  I had a few things to figure out, but I made it work!

I started off with 40 pt chipboard from Recollections, some card stock and a roll of Scor-tape.  Following the directions in the videos, I was able to put together the hidden hinge binding and the book jacket for a 6X6 book.  Believe it or not, that was the hard part...after I finished those- it was smooth sailing!  I used my card making skills to create the book pages!

I created a total of 12 pages with a different theme on each page.  I was trying to create a book that help her capture some of the special moments from her baby girl's first year.  I know that a lot scrapbook artists are super talented and put all kinds of tags, pockets, and journaling opportunities in their scrapbooks, but my style is more clean and simple; and since this was my first attempt I didn't want to bite of more than I could chew...!

All in all, I think the baby book turned out pretty well!  I liked making it so much that I can definitely see myself making more of these...!! We shall see! :)
Thanks so much for stopping by and I'll see you after the next Creative Daze!!


Nikkia said...

wow!!! this is so nice!! great job

Treva said...

Cute book, you did a great job!

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