Friday, April 8, 2016

Baby Shower Time!

Hello everyone. It's almost the weekend and I'm SO looking forward to attending my friend Jen's baby shower. It's their first baby, and I'm so happy for them. Jen is the daughter of my friend Patty who we've known for a long time now. Jen use to babysit our Jamie when she was really little. Now she's going to need a baby sitter! Yay!

I thought I'd share the mini album I promised to show you, plus a few other baby goodies. There's nothing like hand-making something special for someone you care for, am I right? It's the best feeling the whole time I'm making it.

Last week I shared the keepsake box here. This is where the baby album goes, but Jen can use the box for anything she likes. Everything here is made with her baby's color scheme: Pinks, golds, and creams. Naturally, the papers I used are from Graphic 45. I actually combined four different collections from my stash. I love that Graphic 45 keeps their palette pretty uniform so we can do things just like this. 

Something you may not know about me: Back in the day, I sold handmade baby items like blankets, bibs, burp cloths, and lots of other little treasures. I still have some Nettie's Blankets tags which come in handy on occasion. This sweet flannel fabric is from my local JoAnn's store. I used a pink flannel on the back side. The blanket is a little smaller than crib size and the two burp cloths measure 14" x 18" each. The blanket is just the right weight and warmth for a light covering for baby and the burpies are thick enough to absorb, um... "stuff" without it going through.

I used Graphic 45's Ivory Tags and my Cinch machine to bind them together to make this sweet little mini album. The collections I used are Baby 2 Bride, Gilded Lily, Precious Memories, and Little Darlings. They worked perfectly together.

The baby album was so much fun to make. I can't wait until Jen has her baby and puts some photos in here. I used mixtures of chipboard and baby embellishments, die cuts and lots of varieties of ribbon.

 Below are photos of the inside pages. Please click on each photo to get a bigger, detailed view.

And let's not forget the card. A simple and elegant A2 size, with matching papers and embellishments.

I hope you've enjoyed it. I don't get the opportunity that often to make baby things, so when I finally get to I thoroughly enjoy it.

Have a great weekend! Thanks for stopping by.


  1. This is so beautiful! What a thoughtful gift!

  2. So sweet and beautiful! I have a friend whose baby is due in late September. If I start now maybe I could have the box, album and card ready in time for the showe :-).

  3. So sweet! I'm sure she's gonna love it!

  4. Such a sweet gift to give! Great work Annette!

  5. I love this mini album, it's beautiful!!! Do you have any tips or tricks on how the neatly cover the tag top where the hole is??

    1. Thanks Susan. Yes, I do! I ctmteate a cardstock template of the actual tag and I use a 1/2" circle punch for the hole. I store the template and use it all the time. I have a couple YouTube videos of this very thing and how I do it.

    2. Thanks, I'll look for your YouTube videos!!

  6. What a fabulous gift!!!! Love everything about your little album and box for baby. Beautifully done. :)

  7. What a beautiful box and album, your details are so amazing; love the paper choices ... just so adorable !!


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