We are now just days away from a new baby arriving in my family. I am making a little book for my niece, who is the mother-to-be, for her to keep memories of those first precious months.
The book features all sorts of pockets, magnetic flaps and little spaces to store precious photos, mementos and tags to record milestones and memories. On some of the pages I used Gypsy Soul chipboard to create three-dimensional elements and frames.
Tutorial–How to Make a Baby Book
Ad demonstrated in Part 1, begin by gently bending the wire binding and remove the chipboard pages.
Cover the pages with black gesso.
Dry with a heat gun.
Cover the element with embossing ink, coat with ultra thick clear embossing powder and activate with heat gun.
To create the wild texture on the cloud, add a layer of white chalk paint and dry with heat gun. Then again cost the element with embossing ink and clear embossing powder and re-activate with heat gun. Watch as the paint swirls as it mixes with the embossing powder.
Using a sharp blade, carve out a small circle from the back of the star element. Glue a micro-magnet in place and cover with decorative paper.
Adhere decorative paper to the black page bases. For the Little Dreamer page, first glue a micro-magnet onto the black page base in the location where you will want to add photos or tags.
Glue the Little Dreamer Element onto the page. Then let the star magnet snap into place.
If you wish, you can cut tags from decorative paper for the star magnet to hold, or you can leave the area free for cute baby pictures.
For the Flourished Frame page. cut a piece of teal cardstock to fit behind the frame. Glue only the bottom edge of the frame to the cardstock so that a picture can be slid into place.
Glue the frame to the page and add a decorative baby duck.
I am so excited that I am almost done with the book and can give it to my niece. I hope she likes it! –Betsy
- Little Dreamer chipboard element
- Celestial Shapes Set
- Flourished Frame Laurel
- Chipboard album
- Black gesso
- Authentique Paper
- Assorted decorative paper
- Teal cardstock
- 2 Micro magnets
- Teal paint pen
- Yellow paint pen
- White paint pen
- White chalk pen
- Embossing ink
- Ultra thick clear embossing powder
- Baby duck embellishment