Hope you’re all enjoying all the Baby Shower ideas… I know we’re having a blast putting them together for you.
I wanted to come up with a project that could either be used as a game or as a gift that a first time parent could keep, enjoy and hopefully reference every once in a while. So I’ve put together a First Time Parents Advice book. Here’s a photo of it all wrapped up with a band.
Here’s a photo of it without the band.
The idea behind the book is for either guests at a baby shower to write suggestions on each topic or if you’re giving it as a gift, then you would just write those in for the parents your gifting it to.
I first put the pages together using Mira Desings’ Baby Days Kit and Wordz (Baby) by Dawn Inskip. I designed it so that book pages fit on one page and could print two pages at once. The other materials I used are shown below (I didn’t use every single piece shown here but wanted to give you an idea of wha you could embellish your book with:
In addition to the all this (chipboard album and frame, halfback pearls, ribbon, flowers, and buttons), you’ll need Mod Podge, Brayer, Ink, Sponge, Double-sided tape, Crop-A-Dile and some glue dots. I began by sponging the frame with some green ink.
Once dry I decorated it with flowers and buttons and put it aside to work on the pages. I added Mod Podge to each chipboard page and adhered the printed pages to them.
To ensure that I get rid of any air bubbles and have the paper adhere correctly to the chipboard, I like to use a brayer and just go back and forth across my project.
Once all the pages were dried, I used an exacto knife to cut out the tabs and then used the Crop-a-Dile to punch holes on the opposite sides of each page. Once the holes where punched, I adhered the pages with ribbon as shown here:
Once all together, the book can be displayed. Here’s one side.
Here’s the other side.
The band I used to hold the book together is just a couple of flowers with a ribbon through it.
I’m giving this project away and all you have to do to be eligible to win is leave a comment here on this post! If you’d like to double your chances, you can receive additional entries by mentioning this post on your blog or Twitter or Facebook! Just link them up here too. the winners will be announced on June 28th!
Hope you have a great day!
Other Articles by Carolina:
- A Carrot Treat - March 7th, 2011
- The Perfect Embellishment - Paper Roses - January 3rd, 2011
- Great Things Come In Small Packages - December 29th, 2010
- Deck The Halls With Some Digital Cheer! - December 6th, 2010
- Hostess Thank You Gift - October 30th, 2010