Thursday, November 3

Baby Girl First Year Scrapbook

It has been a while since I made a scrapbook.  I challenged myself and offered to make one for my friend's first baby girl.  This is also my first time to give Project Life a try.  The innovations in the crafting world has been really amazing, which makes projects like this a lot easier to do.  And since this is a gift, I made a page for each month of the first year, plus a page for the different occasions.  I also placed sticky notes to guide my friend on what picture, size and/or journaling to add to the page.

For the album itself, I just adhered various alpha die cuts right in the front.

I intended the first page to be traditional and it's about before the baby was born.   

I still have slides in my stash from many years ago.  I'm glad I was able to use them.

And to make it look like a 2 page-spread, I attached various Project Life cards which have the baby girl theme.

The next page is intended to be the baby's first picture.

The following pages will involve Project Life.  I am really glad we have this in the market now.

You will see here that I also added embellishments and attached it on the sleeves.  I still like texture and dimension on my pages.

For this sleeve, I used an edge punch on each of the insert to achieve this look.

Second Month Page

Independence Day Page

I used a whole 12 x 12 background page, then cut them accordingly to fit each of the sleeves.

First Summer Page

For this page, I deep-edge punched a strip of cardstock, then cut to fit the sleeves.  I really like the way this looks.

Fourth Month Page

Fifth Month page

Sixth Month Page
See the inchies in the middle of this page?  I got them from an inchie swap in Splitcoaststampers many years ago.  
Halloween Page

Thanksgiving Page

Christmas Page

New Year Page

Ninth Month Page

Valentine Page
 This is an actual 3D frame.  The Let It Snow background paper you see is from the previous page.

Eleventh Month Page
This is the last sleeve page in this album.  To make it a 2 page spread, I added a big frame on the back cover.

And for final touches, I put the baby's name on the spine of the album.

I really had fun making this album.  The Project Life line really made a difference in finishing this just in time for the baby's first birthday.  I hope my friend likes it!

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