There’s a baby arriving in my family next month. Shhh….don’t tell, but I am making a little book for the mother-to-be to keep memories of those precious first months.
The book will feature all sorts of pockets, fold-outs and teeny little spaces to store precious mementos and tags to record different milestones and memories. I am using some of Gypsy Soul’s wonderful chipboard to add some fun elements.
Right now I am just putting together the individual pages. Once they are done, I will reassemble them back into book form.
Tutorial–How to Make a Baby Book
Begin by gently bending the wire binding and remove the chipboard pages.
Cover the pages with black gesso.
Dry with a heat gun.
Cut a pocket from black cardstock.
Adhere decorative paper to the page.
Glue the bottom flap and right side flap to the back of the page. Because of the binding on the left side, instead of adhering the left pocket flap to the back side of the page, you need to adhere it directly to the decorative paper beneath the pocket.
Place decorative paper on the front of the pocket.
Paint the Special Delivery chipboard element and dry with heat gun.
Cover the element with embossing ink, coat with ultra thick clear embossing powder and activate with heat gun. When cool, adhere the element to the front of the pocket.
Cut tags that fit into the pocket from decorative paper. Glue paper on the back that is conducive to journaling.
Adhere decorative papers and a tiny pink vellum envelope to the back side of the page.
To finish your page, use sandpaper to sand down all the edges and rub black ink around the edges.
So sweet! Now I have to get busy and make many more pages before the stork brings a tiny bundle of joy.
- Special Delivery chipboard element
- Chipboard album
- Black gesso
- Authentique Paper
- Assorted paper
- Black cardstock
- Black ink
- Pink paint pen
- Embossing ink
- Ultra thick clear embossing powder
- Pink vellum envelope