Friday, March 2, 2018

Baby shower keepsake...

I recently attended a baby shower, and like the weirdo-crafter I am, I offered to take one of the shower games home to make a book out of the responses for them! (It was one of those advice/predictions games...)

So, no high marks for creativity in the making of this book!  Just some simple holes punched and bound with some rustic wire!  I don't know the family super-well, so I kept the card pretty neutral and somewhat trendy.  The shower was woodland-themed, though, so I kind of went that direction. 


  • Cover and back are the negative spaces of framing mat
  • Stitching from Tim's Patchwork Pieces stamps inked in Vintage Photo from his Mixed Media palette
  • Kraft circle cut with a die from Autumn, thanks!
  • Laurels die cut from Tim's laurels Bigz from one of Tim's paper pads
  • The deer head was die cut also from one of Tim's paper pads with a Hampton Art die
  • Words cut with my Cricut Explore Air 2 from some off-white vinyl.  
  • Viva Paper Pearls in Cream added here and there
  • Crop-o-dile Big Bite used to punch holes, and some rustic wire used to bind the book together.  
I'll happily share this at Mini Album Maker's Challenge, and, although not an artistic masterpiece, this could be easily recreated (and improved upon) by a similar-minded crafter! 


  1. This is such a clever idea! It will certainly be fun for the parents (and child) to look back on in years to come to see if any of those predictions came true. You really did capture the woodland theme with your cover too! Thanks so much for joining in our challenge this month at Mini Album Makers. Anne x

  2. I agree with Redanne - so very clever and what a great keepsake for the mom-to-be. Thanks for joining the challenge at Mini Album Makers.

  3. Very cool idea and I know she will treasure it! Love how you combined these elements into this awesome modern design. <3 I'm so thankful you shared with us at Mini Album Makers this month. Big hugs, Autumn

  4. What a clever idea! And what a sweet gift for the new mom! Thanks for sharing your work with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge Blog.