Monday, June 24, 2013

Dr. Jen's baby book complete!

After making the front and back cover during NSD in May, I finally got back to it.  I used DCWV's "The Green Stack 70% Recycled Paper" along with some Bazzill cardstock in solid colors.  Dr. Jen is expecting her second boy and they have decided to name him Maverick.  I didn't want their first son, Noble, to feel left out so I made the book for both boys.

I used CCR (Cricut Font and Basic shapes) to cut out the boys names then used Stampin' Up white ink and CTMH chevron stamp to decorate.  I then added Diamond Glaze because the white ink doesn't seem to want to dry.  I added some beads and charms (monkey face and owl) onto a TH clip with wire.

Inside the front cover, I cut a slit into the paper and added two photo/journal cards.  I embellished with a TH die cut and cardstock from the stack on one and a round punch stamped using the CTMH stamp.  I also added a stamped owl from CTMH on cardstock at the bottom.

Using CCR I cut out clouds in chipboard and card stock.  I inked the edges with Stampin' Up ink.  The pocket was made using paper from the stack.

There was a lot of fussy cutting on this page.  The background paper was birds on tree limbs.  So I cut a belly band out of bark colored paper from the stack and adhered fussy cut birds and tree limbs.  I used different sized pop dots to give it more depth.  The photo/journal cards were cut using CCR.

Continuing with the bark paper on the next page, I embellished with rub-ons from Bo Bunny and hot glued a couple of butterflies.  Don't tell anyone but the butterflies were cover up my mistake.  The bark paper is a flap covering up a photo mat.  It is held down with magnets.

Trying to stay with the theme of the paper, I cut out a leaf using CCR and adhered a portion of it to the page.  I created photo/journal cards to be stuck into the leaf.

Trying to stay with the owl/monkey theme, I decided to do a monkey page.  This is what I came up with.  The branch portion was cut using wood veneer.  I really like how they turn out.  The leaves on the photo mat and half of the monkey are not glued down so as not to hinder adding in a photo.

The next two pages are owl pages.  I did photo blocks and pop dotted owls.  The owls were stamped on cardstock using Stampin Up ink then cut out.  I did a little coloring on the cardstock to indicate male and female.

The "Owl" Family page.  I really like this page.  The top owl is in the stack as paper.  The remaining owls and tree limbs were fussy cut out of different paper in the stack.  I liked how they decreased in size.

I wanted to give Dr. Jen a place to put several photos.  I cut Bo Bunny photo sleeves down then used double sided tape to adhere them to each other on the side.  I then covered a piece of white card stock with washi tape and glued it down over the edge so as no tape showed.  I gave the page a little glitter and cut out a washi tape bird using CCR.

This page continues with the bird theme.  Everything was cut using CCR.  I covered white cardstock with different style washi tape and cut out the birds.  The tree was cut using the blue bark paper from the stack then I inked the edges to give it some depth.  The birdhouse was cut using CCR then glued together to create a little book.

I used some bling on this page to pick up on all the swirls in the paper.  I did a double mat using my Perfect Layers (I bought these while shopping with Kristen, Margaret, Reba, and Barbara during Circle Mania).

On the inside of the back cover, I made an envelop using my Envelop Punch Board so that Dr. Jen can keep a few keepsakes.  "Keepsakes" was cut out using CCR.

I will deliver the book to Dr. Jen tomorrow.  I know she will love it because that is just the type of person she is.  I hope you enjoy the book also.


  1. You did an excellent job on your book -- it turned out so cute!! Love the theme and all the details -- and that you made it for both boys!!

  2. How precious! I am sure you are right that she is going to love this book!! I especially liked the pocket pages that you included!!!

  3. This is gorgeous! I know Dr. Jen loved it! Thanks for sharing all the fabulous details, it is a treasure.

  4. Yes Maam - I do believe you simply knocked this one right out of the park!!! You done/did reeeeeeeeeeeeeeal good.

  5. Thanks for all the love! I really appreciate it.

  6. This is adorable!! I have that stack and it is still sitting there...what great ways to use it!

  7. Oh, Fran, your finished project is just stunning!!! I loved the cover and now to see the whole enchilada is just wonderful.

    What a thoughtful gift that will be certainly be treasured.

    Would've loved to have seen the look on Dr. Jen's face when you gave her this beautiful book. :-) TFS! :-)