Friday, 16 July 2010

A Special Gift

DS and his partner are expecting their first baby in September........at the end of this month they are having a 'baby shower'.......I wanted to make a little keepsake album for them to fill.
I've used a Papermania 'back to bare' mini chipboard album......these are brilliant value...... £2.39......6 pages of thick chipboard......plus the rings.......and they come in a variety of shapes [advert over!!!].
Made it fairly simple......but simple didn't equate to quick!!!!
I've used an assortment of papers......mainly left over pieces......and, yes, they have been told they're having a girl.....so fingers crossed!!
On the cover there are 2 little charms.......a heart and a pair of tiny feet.......tied onto the ribbon....the rings decorated with ribbons and fibres.

                       
The inside cover has a quote..........first 2 pages are for the guests' names.
All words die cut with a Sizzix alphabet
Then 3 pages to make a list of the presents received..........small or large writing needed depending on the circumstances!!!!!
And the final pages are for photos.
with a decorative coaster on the back cover.
DS isn't really into this sort of thing.....but I'm hoping S will like it.

23 comments:

Kathyk said...

It's adorable Jacky and I'm sure the proud parents will hugely appreciate this lovingly hand made memento.

Kathyk

Liberty :) said...

this is really lovely jacky I am sure they will love it!

Margi said...

I am so sure DS and sweet one will absolutely love this keepsake, it is amazingly gorgeous and a perfect momento for such an awesome time in their lives!

JO SOWERBY said...

that's such a lovely idea jacky, sure they'll love it
Jo xxx

楊儀卉 said...

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Abi said...

lovely book Jacky, It looks very sophisticated and I am sure they will love recording their memories in it! Abi xxx

alexa said...

This is just so lovely, Jscky - such care and attention ... Yes, I wish 'simple' equated to 'quick' too!

Cheri said...

the book is beautiful Jacky - and I'll bet DS will surprise you with his gratitude. Having a baby changes guys... just sayin'.

Elizabeth said...

Jacky, that is absolutely adorable and so you! I am sure they are both going to love it. What a keepsake memory of their baby shower.

Deb said...

What a lovely keepsake you have created, Jacky! Something to be treasured always. And SOOOOO sweet in pink too! xo

debs14 said...

What a beautiful clever idea. They will love it! I love this shape of album too.

Stephanie said...

Oh my goodness what a stunningly special gift for the most special of all occasions - I bet you are all SO excited!!!! You'll have to come visit & give me some scrapbook lessons :) Enjoy your weekend, Steph x

humel said...

Wow, that is good value! I shall look out for these, especially if I can make them look anything like as amazingly gorgeous as this xx

Maria Ontiveros said...

Congratulations Jacky! Is this your first grandchild? If so, how exciting! If not, congrats still. Although you seem young to be a grandmother.
Rinda

Lauren Hatwell said...

What a beautiful and thoughtful gift Jackie. I know they'll treasure it. Lauren x

Scrappi Sandi said...

That is simply gorgeous! Who would have thought that an inexpensive chipboard album could scrub up so well?!! Silk purse & sows ear spring to mind!!!!:)

Denise said...

It's lovely Jacky,so many lovely little details in it- something to treasure.That pink lettering is a perfect size for the album too.xx

Sarpreet said...

This is gorgeous, love the layout.

Cheryl said...

Awww so cute Jacky they will love it, and love filling it with all their memories x

Shirley said...

I adore this little book Jacky. So pretty and lovely to keep all those lovely photo's in.


Shirley

Chocolate Mousie said...

Very cute and adorable book. The fibres look almost like feathers. Very nice indeed.

Rachel B said...

What a gorgeous album Jacky, I'm sure it will be treasured.

Karen said...

This is simply lovely, and I'm sure they both will appreciate it!