Friday, January 8, 2016

Baby Boy Chunky 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" Album

This type album has been previously made (see my blog December 11, 2015  Disney Memories Mini Album). The instructions for this album can be purchased from Cristi Maron in her Etsy shop found here.  Her blog site is called Paper Hoarder Disorder found here. Her assembly video on You Tube is easy to follow and very informative with lots of tips and tricks of assembly. There are lots places for photos in this 6 page album - lots of pages that flip up, flip out, open here, open there, pull out here, pull out there. I wanted a smaller size album for a baby so for this 5-1/2" x 5-1/2" x 2-3/4" album, I followed Cristi's instructions but reduced the 6 pages and cover size accordingly. Thank you again, Cristi for your inspiration. Here's the finished bag and album:
Album front: Instead of using foam square to pop the argyle mat, the pattern paper is wrapped cleanly around a mat board. This way, the sides will not be white.  The baby Boy medallion is made with several layers of white and blue card stock so it is very sturdy and resembles chipboard. Punches used here: EK Success Zig Zag Chain Punch, EK Success Baby Border, and EK Success 2-1/2" Circle Punch.
Album Spine and back:
Overhead showing pocket tabs:
Album inside front cover and page 1: removable tags. The onesie has a gift card inside. The scallop tag is made using Papertrey Ink's Tag Sale: Quilted Die found here. Baby feet are cut using the Silhouette.
Page 2 and 3: A left side flip page with a pacifier and punched zig zag edge. Right side is a baby bottle tag holder with a pocket page underneath:
Here's the flip page flipped up revealing cut diaper pins as embellishments.  The baby bottle top can be pulled up to reveal a place for small photo or journaling.  There are 3 baby bottle tag holders in this album.
Page 4 and 5: Left side photo mat holder is made using many layers of cut card stock, cleanly covered chipboard mats (instead of foam squares) which match the designer paper used. Right side is the magnetic closed gate fold flaps. Bib is cut using a file from the Silhouette store.
Here are the photo mats removed and the magnetic gate fold flaps opened:
Pages 6 and 7: a left side flip page embellished with a duck and zig zag punched embellishment.  Left side is another baby bottle tag holder.
Open the flip page to reveal a pocket which holds the cut tag (from Papertrey Ink).
Page 8 and 9: Left side pocket with photo mat and right side is a vertical magnetic gate fold with a Rocking Horse closure.
Gate fold opened to reveal inside:
Pages 10 and 11:  Magnetic closed flip up page on the left side and a bottle tag holder on the right side:
These magnetic pages flip up:
On the last page 12 and back inside cover: a larger Rocking Horse is mounted on a cleanly covered chipboard mat.  Behind the Horse is a photo card. Right inside cover has a pocket which holds a photo card.
Here are the removed photo mats:
There are 6 mats in each pocket page.  Each has a circle baby icon used to pull the mats out of the pockets.
Closer look at those 1" EK Success Circle punch tabs:
The bag to hold the album is made using the same Bazzil Blue card stock and white 5/8" satin ribbon for the handles.
Here's the tag on the bag outside. Tag die used is from My Favorite Things Tag Stax. Instead of string it on to the handles, the tag is adhered to bag front. The flip up onesie has a place for a note.
Additional notes:
  • Silhouette Cut Files used: Baby Bottle, Diaper Pins, Baby feet, ABC/123, Rocking Horse, Round Tab Pulls, Baby Boy, Duck.
  • Paper used: Retired Baby Boy Scrapbook Kit from Stampin-Up, Bazzil Blue card stock
 I hope you enjoyed this project and try one yourself with other themes.  A very happy crafty day to you all.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Adorable album! Love it! LC