Thursday, March 15, 2012

I made this mini chipboard album for my nephew who just had a Beautiful Baby Boy (Jeremiah James).  I chose to make him a book with animals in mind, as this is the decor he is using for the baby's room, so I thought he could put the book on the baby' dresser.  Also, I made it a small book, so he could put the baby's first pictures.  
 In this mini I used only DCWV Animal Crackers and Shimmer paper packs.
The 1st layout - On the left hand side I made a pocket page and on the right hand side a tree representing the new addition to his family tree.  For the tree I collected many different buttons (from my stash), stitched them and then just adhered them to the tree.  Then I die cut 3 tags, stamped baby images and tucked behind the tree for photos and/or journaling.
The 2nd layout - On the left hand side I made a envelope and put several mini tags inside and the left hand side I made a simple photo mat.
 The 3rd layout - On the left hand side is the opposite side of the photo mat and on the right hand side I adhered a ribbon strip so I can tuck in a multi-photo mat  (which holds up to 7 photos).
The 4th layout - On the left hand side I did same as previous page and made another multi-photo mat which opens up and holds up to 8 photos and on the right hand side I die cut a carriage and baby (New Arrival cart) and made two tags for photos and/or journaling.

For embellishing I used all Tim Holtz stamp pads and Fiskars and PeachyKeen stamps; American Crafts chipboard stickers; K&Co. Actopus to Zelephant chipboard pieces; Making Memories Animal Crackers epoxy shapes and buttons; Jolee's and Studio112 stickers; EK Success Adornment Ribbons and ribbons and buttons from my stash. Lastly, I used TH grungeboard on the cover and leaves I pulled off artificial flowers.

Thank you so much for stopping by.  Please feel free to leave a comment and/or any questions.

To be crafty is to be happy!!
I altered this mini box as a gift for my boyfriend and he loved it.  I don't think these pictures give the box justice.  They could be much cleare.  I apologize. 
 It was fabulous fun making this box.  I will be making several different altered boxes in the next few weeks as gifts and cannot wait to get started on them.  They can be used as jewelry boxes, candy boxes or just about whatever you desire.
 I used the following products: Tim holtz Tattered Time paper stash and ideo-ology (key, sprocket gears, corners, acrylic fragments and film strip).  I used TH mini crown mask on the top of the box; a bronze metal star and wrote I LOVE YOU (I handwrote "I Love You" on the star), I then added glossy accents over it.  Lastly, I placed a picture between two TH fragment tiles and put on top of box.   
 When I gave him the box I looooved the expression on his face.  He is always so grateful of my handmade gifts.
Thank you so much for stopping by and please feel free to leave a comments.

To be Crafty is to be Happy...