Tuesday, April 27, 2010

My latest Baby Book

My daughter in law's mother has been visiting from Japan since January. She was here to help out with the twins, born in February. She is going home today and I wanted to make her a baby book to take with her.

Since she does not speak much English, I didn't want to put any english titles, but I wanted to do something special for the cover.

For the book, I cut out the pages at 7 x 7, using George and my Cricut. This was the best way to get all the pages the same size (sometimes I'm not the greatest at getting my pages all even!) I used the K & Co. baby stack for the paper. With the help of my Daughter in law and Terri from the Gazelle cutter forum, I was able to cut out the Japanese characters for my grandson and granddaughter's names. Since the characters were very thin, I used the "negative" cut out, cut in yellow, with blue behind it to show the letters. I used a Martha Stewart Punch Around the Page punches for the mats. The book was pretty thick, so I used Binder Rings to bind it together, adorned with lots of colorful ribbons.

I made sure there was plenty of space to add photos. I made a pocket and tag on the right side page.

These are "Z" folders to hold more photos.

Here is the one folder shown opened.

Here are pockets with tags to hold photos and/or journalling. The pocket will also hold a photo. I made sure I used lots of photo corners or ribbons or borders to make it easy to insert and hold the photos in place.
These pages are folders that hold a photo on the front and opened hold two more photos inside. (love those little faces!)

On this page, I made corner pockets for tags to hold photos and plenty of space to write down dates and journalling. Teddy bear and train were cut using my Cricut.

Here is another page with two more folders. The book holds a total of 30 photos!

I had fun making this book. I hope it is a nice keepsake for the other grandmom to take back to Japan with her.

Im currently working on a new project for the Cricut Mini Album's Design Team and I have a few Mother's Day projects to complete!

Hope spring has sprung where you are and have a great day!

Koala-t hugs,



  1. I love this album, you did such a great job on it. I have been getting into mini ablums myself lately. I am now finishing up one for my grandson's Little League coach. when I finish it I am going to post it on my blog. Keep up the beautiful work you do. ;) TFS

  2. Your babies are little angels. I enjoyed looking at all of the pages in your album. The photo corners are a great way of decorating and holding your photos in place. I am going to make my them for my little book. TFS

  3. What a sweet book! Love all the pictures too! The babies are soooo sweet!!! I'm sure she'll love it! Can't wait to see what you make next!

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