Tomorrow I'm heading off to meet up with some new Moms and their babes at their weekly get-together. They all met in pre-natal class and now meet each week at the local community center. I'm going to give them just a little introduction to scrapbooking and here's the layout I plan to show them.
My friend, Pam Lee, loaned me her scrapbooks to show them and she had the cutiest layout of her son Bennett. I took her idea and then added an idea I found on the Stampin' Up! website and came up with this idea. I used the Nursery Necessities that Pam loaned me – my "babies" are 16 and 21 so I don't have a lot of baby stuff.
This is a 6 x 6 scrap-a-card which means it's cut to 12 x 6 and folded in the middle. I decorated the front using 1 3/4" squares in Soft Sky, Whisper White and River Rock mounted on the Blue Bayou base.
The first square has paper piercing around the edges – so easy with our Mat Pack; the second square has an overlay for the star which is punched out and layered on top of the stamped star.
I used the paper piercing technique around the stars in both the second and sixth squares.
I popped up the moon and the sail on the boat with dimensionals to give it some "dimension". It was finished off with Blue Bayou, River Rock and Soft Sky double stitched ribbon.
The idea behind these 6 x 6 cards is that you can give them as a special card and the recipient can cut them in half and they slip easily into a 6 x 6 album as a 2 page spread. I often tell my customers that if you give the grandparents an empty 6 x 6 album this is an easy way to fill it with pictures for them. They can display the card and then slip it into their albums. Imagine sending Easter, Christmas, Birthday and other special occasion cards that can double as scrapbook pages!
This is the inside which is really simple. I printed off the "vital statitstics" on vellum with my ink jet printer (you must leave it to dry, emboss it with powder which sticks to the ink when it comes out of the printer or heat set the ink so it dries) and overlayed it on the picture beneath.
I used the same three ribbons from the front to add a little accent to the babies picture.
You can write you message on the page beside this one. Thanks Pam for the inspiration!
Happy Stamping and Scrapping!