Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Tuesday, March 30, 2010 Hello Little One

This is the cover page for a chipboard book I made in a chipboard book swap. Mary (the girl I was making this for) asked for something feminine, soft and with pinks, and purples and a baby theme. Well I finally got it finished a week or so ago and now was the time to share it.
Well I hit feminine, pink and purple as well as the baby theme in this chipboard book.

First thing I did was use my BIG SHOT to cut out the chipboard in this square scallop shape (although the die says rectangle scallop -- it looks square to me). Then I took 12 x 12 white cardstock and my old retired stamp set ROSES IN WINTER and made one sheet wonders.

A one sheet wonder is simply a page of stamping in any direction. Later you cut it apart to use as you wish. I needed a floral, feminine background, so I created my own with the one sheet wonder.

I used the retired Pink Pirouette ink, then added Regal Rose to create the roses. The smaller flowers are Lavendar Lace and Almost Amethyst. The greenery is Certainly Celery.

I used Lavendar Lace, Pretty in Pink, Certainly Celery and White cardstocks to create all the layers. As you see, I sponged all the edges (I did go back and remove that baby bottle and sponge the edges there too!)

I used sizzix dies, quickutz dies, several punches (ovals, oval scallops, circles, lace edge, etc) as well as many, many dimensionals (pop up dots). I stamped many, many images from various Stampin Up baby themed stamp sets I own.

I even used vellum on this final page for the title PICTURE PERFECT.

I tried to make each page unique and in this book. There are hidden pockets, tags, and various mat styles. Even added some bling to a few of the diecuts (like the baby rattles on one page, and the heart on the Princess page) as well as letter beads to spell out PRETTY.
I also sent along some embossed butterflies to add to the pages. They were cut out of Lavendar Lace cardstock. Figured that would give some embellishments AFTER the photos were placed in the chipboard book.
Hope you enjoyed this.