Saturday, February 18, 2012

A Baby Girl

    A baby girl to love and cherish! What a blessing! Congratulations to the lucky family! And lucky me I get to make a "girl" project. Being a Mom of two boys, my only pink projects are few and far between. So when I get to make a girl thing, it is all pink, ribbons, ruffles and lace.

This little book on a large keyring is another project I made with some chipboard coasters that you can get at a restaurant or bar. I covered both sides of the coasters with some pink paper and started layering them up. I am going to back up a step and say that I always completely design my page, cut each piece of paper to the size I want it, then I add the doodad's, I pretty much lay everything down the way I want it before I glue anything. I never glue until I feel the page is finished. That way you can always add something. Those of you laughing, you have already figured this out...the rest of you hopefully will learn from our trial and error.

In the picture above I hope you can see the ribbon I tied around the paper and in the picture below how that paper unfolds for notes to the baby, or maybe some photos of the older brothers, Dad and of course some "profile" pictures of Mom.  

 I printed six vintage baby graphics, then inked the edges of the paper. I cut some paper mats for the vintage graphics, got the mats wet and scrunched them behind the graphics. Then tied a frilly string around them. 

I made a clear pocket for some tags that could be used for more journaling notes or photos



Another foldout in the above photo on the left.

More tags and the third paper foldout.

In the above photo is the large keyring with ribbon tied around it. Below is one of my favorite graphics of a vintage baby carriage that I used for the back cover.


I really enjoyed making this and I love how it turned out. I think it looks so sweet and can be a family heirloom when it is filled with some journaling and photos from this special time of their life.
All the paper used for this project was purchased at
The graphics were printed from an old
version of Print Artist software that I have. You can find many vintage graphics just Google them under images. The ribbon is from and a friend gave me a bunch of the key rings years ago. I added a few leftover stickers that I had in my stash.
  Thank you so much for stopping by my blog and checking out my project. Please leave a comment I would love to hear from you. Have a wonderful day, Lori

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