Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Baby Boy Mini Album

Creation #160

I just finished making this Baby Boy Mini Album for my niece's baby shower this weekend. It took a long time to make, but I'm really happy with how it turned out.  


The above shows the difference inking around the edges can make.  To me, a project just doesn't look complete unless everything is inked around the edges.  :)  The pages are cut in the shape of a ONSIE.  There are 7 pages and each page is cut 4 times then stacked & adhered together for stiffness like chipboard.

In-between all the pages are scalloped circles for pictures on one side with stamped journaling lines on the other side.

Onsie p. 99 cut @ 7"

Everything is sponged around the edges in light brown.  All the papers are from DCWV Baby Boy Stack.  All the images including the ONSIE page shape  are from NEW ARRIVAL Cricut cartridge.  All the scalloped circles for pictures and journaling are cut from LACY LABELS the "MISS YOU" label @ 3 1/2" with Shadow feature.

Get ready for LOTS of pictures...

Announcement cut page 89 @ 4"  NEW ARRIVAL

Scalloped Circle Picture / Journaling mats "Miss You" cut @ 3 1/2 with Shadow LACY LABELS

Scalloped Circle Picture / Journaling mats "Miss You" cut @ 3 1/2 with Shadow LACY LABELS

Duck page 96 cut @ 2" NEW ARRIVAL

Feet page 110 cut @ 1 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Envelope page 68 cut @ 3 1/2" JUST BECAUSE CARDS

It's A Boy Circle base page 128 cut @ 2" NEW ARRIVAL

Moon page 104 cut @ 3 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Envelope page 72 cut @ 3 1/2" JUST BECAUSE CARDS


Sailboat page 120 cut @ 4 1/2" NEW ARRIVAL

Hope you enjoyed all the pictures!  Have a fun, creative evening!

I decided to add this to Alex's MADE IT MYSELF MONDAYS linking party.  Go check out all the cool handmade items people are posting. You may get inspired!!

This project is submitted for the following challenges:
  1. Cooking with Cricut #8 Masculine projects - Baby Boy theme
  2. Fab & Funky Ch# 77 Templates - Onsie shaped mini album
  3. Creative Inspirations #116 Blue, Green & 1 other color - Blue, Green, & Brown


  1. Super cute! I just love it! You are so talented girlfriend. Do you like the just because cart?

  2. Wow Janis, this turned out GREAT!!! It's just awesome!!! I am sure you niece will LOVE it!!!


  3. Adorable. How can she help but like it!!! You are AMAZINGLY talented, girlfriend.


  4. Awesome!!!!! So love all of the pages!! That is one of the carts that I don't have and really need to get before it is gone. :)

  5. Janis this is wonderful! Very cute and detailed!! I love all the touches you put on each page! Your niece will LOVE this :)

  6. This is absolutely ADORABLE!!! What a great job you did on it. Love all the detail you put into it. TFS! -Sam :-)

  7. This is one of the cutest little album I've seen! Love it:)

  8. Absolutely adorable!

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  9. Wow Janis this is just super cute, so much work has gone into it. Its amazing. Thanks for joining in with us at Fab n Funky this week, hope to see you again soon. Pami x

  10. I absolutely love this baby album. I think it is the cutest mini album I have ever seen. That is one lucky baby!!!!! Thanks for sharing with us all.

  11. What an adorable mini book. I have the New Arrival cart. but I just got it so I haven't played with it yet. I am visiting from Alex's blog. Great job!!!

  12. Oh my Janis you went above and beyond on this one. Each page is amazing!!! Love it. :)


  13. That is so beautiful! What a great idea for a mini!!

  14. Wow....love your template creation. Thanks so much for joining us at Fab'n'Funky...the very best of luck! xx Jenny xx

  15. Janis, this is absolutely adorable!! I love it and think your niece will, too. Awesome job!

    Saundra :)