Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Baby's First Year Album-finally finished!!!

Here it is-finally! I've been working on this baby for what seemed like for-ev-er! It's a gift for someone special who is having a baby in a couple of months. I was trying to get it finished in time for her baby shower.

Here's the first page. I cut out the announcement from New Arrival and inked the edges.

For this page I welded "1 month" onto a circle using my Gypsy and after cutting it I used my white GellyRoll pen to create some faux stitches on the letters.

This is the 2 month/3 month page. You flip one way for two months and the other way to see the three month photos.

Flip the tab to the right and there is space for two month photos and/or journaling....

Flip the tab to the left and there is space for three month memories.

This is the 5/6 month page. I cut a little tag folder from my Fabulous Finds cartridge. The name is made from brads...oops! I just noticed that the heart brad on the bottom needs to be turned...darn thing must have spun around on me! lol
Here is for the five month photo-the 5 lifts up.
And the 6 flips up so a photo can go inside...
Inside the center flaps I stamped some journaling lines to record special moments.
Seven months- I cut the shape from A Child's Year (I LOOOOOVE that cart! There's just something about silhouettes that just touches my heart) and then I employed some more of the faux stitching technique....
Here's eight and nine...I used scalloped circles from Mini Monograms but manipulated their size using my Gypsy...they kinda look like little clouds which I think is perfect for that little airplane.
There's that adorable little airplane from New Arrival! I used just a touch of Stickles on the propeller...I LOVE glitter, but since it's a baby boy album, I chose to use it very sparingly...
For this page I used my scalloped square from Mini Monograms. I welded and cut the 10 from that cart, too. Then I threaded a little ribbon through...added more faux stitching to the scalloped square....and the tag fits inside-ready for adorable 10 month photos.
Pretty much the same as the 10 month side...
And here is the one year page. The birthday boy in the highchair is from A Child's Year, of course. I Swiss dotted and inked the yellow image to give it some dimension and pop.
The last page is sort of a milestone memoboard I made. I first cut out a rounded square and ran the ribbon. I glued the ribbon ends onto the back of the square. Then I took my Crop o dile and punched holes so I could attach the button brads you see. Then I glued the whole thing to another rounded square and adhered it to my album.

These are the little tags I made. One side has a milestone and the other side is blank...all ready for a date and/or age to be written in!

The finished product.

Thanks so much for looking at my project! It's my first mini so excuse all the imperfections. If you have questions...don't be shy! :)


  1. Very neat. My son just found out they are pregnant again so maybe I can make them one.
    You did a super job.

  2. Wow!!! That is amazing. I can't believe it's your first mini. You did a great job!

  3. Wow, I'm impressed, your book is beautiful! Shari (cricutrookie)

  4. This is a great mini! I'm sure she is really going to love it!!

  5. WOW! I'm glad I found your blog!! So cute!!

  6. This is adorable...and it's your first? wonderful work and I'm sure they will love it to. I like the cloud and airplane page. I'm working on a baby mini right now too so some grat ideas I mught have to lift.

  7. WOW!! This is awesome!!! She is going to love it!!!

  8. I LOVE LOVE LOVE your memo board! The whole album is amazing but I am going to steal the memo board idea ok?!?!? I LOVE IT Great job!

  9. Traci this is absolutely beautiful.. all the detail is great....

  10. Traci, this album is adorable! Love all the colors and embellishment. You did a wonderful work. Happy Wednesday!

  11. This is seriously tooo cute! Thanks for sharing. I'm working on a baby album for my friend that is pregnant - I figure it will take me a while and this is great for ideas. Keep sharing your work!

  12. Traci Wow I would have never guessed this was your first mini, it looks awesome. Your friend is very lucky to be receiving a gift like that.

  13. Love, love, love it!! What an adorable book!! I especially like the page that looks like the memory board with ribbon!

  14. Beautiful work. Love it. TFS


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