Thursday, September 27, 2012

Baby Mini Chipboard Album

Hi everyone!  How are you doing today?

Remember the baby card I made a few posts ago for our neighbors that had a baby boy?  If you  missed it, you can view the card here.  Well, I had to get them a little gift to go with the card and I thought to myself: self....why buy something when I can make something for them!  And that's when I figured that I would try my hand at a mini chipboard album since I've wanted to do one for quite some time now and watched countless videos on how to do them on youtube during my surgery recovery. 

This would probably be a good time to get a cuppa something, lol.  I've got a lot of photos and some descriptions to go along with each photo!  You'll have to be kind though, as this is the first time I'm photographing a mini and had no idea really had to capture it just right.  So here goes...the front cover:

The chipboard already came scalloped, but it was a light kraft color.  I decided to apply two coats of white acrylic paint to every piece of chipboard to match the Authentique Journey papers I used.  Plenty of ribbons, Michael's Recollections flowers *I took the pearls out and replaced them with aqua gemstones to match*, a sprig of Magnolia gems and Momenta dimensional stickers completed the cover.  The sentiment is from the TPC STamps Beautiful Baby Boy clear stamp set.  On to the next page:

 Here I personalized this photo page with some Making Memories glittered stickers and some self-adhesive gemstones.  Next up is the baby info page:

The stamp is from the same set as mentioned above.  I found these Making Memories metal stickers at Tuesday Morning and thought they were perfect.  Mom can use the tag to journal or add a small pic on the tag.   Next page I just matted a small square for a baby pic - the stamp is from the TPC Beautiful Baby Boy clear stamp set as well.  I colored the outline of the star in Copics.

Here is one of my favorite pages.  It's a little interactive as you'll see in the next shot.  The flower is Prima with a little bling in the center:

Open this up and voila!  Two photo mats with a little bling to accent the pics Mom chooses to include here.

Next page is for another tag to journal on, or to add some important things like a newspaper clipping or a lock of hair.  I made the flower using a Prima flower and a Recollections flower together.  The swirls were cut on my Cricut and accented by some bling.

Next up:  Just a page to add a photo of the baby.  The flourished metal corners are stickers by Momenta.

Another page to add a darling photo of the baby. 

And last but not least, I made a library pocket for the last page.  There are two photo mats inside the pocket for baby pics or journaling.  There is still room for more if Mom has something else she wants to add.  The back cover is just some more matted Authentique paper so that it can lay flat!

Well thats all there is to that.  I hope I've inspired you to try a mini chipboard album.  It was tons of fun and I'm already thinking of more to make for upcoming birthdays, Christmas or just because.

Hope you enjoy the rest of your day!


For Fun Challenges - Use a Stamp
PaperCraft Star - Add a key and/or lock * my key is on cover page*
Simon Says Stamp - Anything Goes
Whimsy Inspiration - Anything Goes
Party Time Tuesdays - Anything Goes
Lexi's Creations - Make a Gift - anything but a card
The Paper Girls - Baby
Come and Get It Challenges - Anything But a Card
Pile It On - Fabric or Felt
FabnFunky - Starts with F  (I used flowers)


  1. This is just perfect Sara! I am sure they love it! You really did a wonderful job with all the little details on each page! I love it! HUGS

  2. Wow Sara, this is amazing! A stunning album, with these beautiful papers and embellishments! Simply gorgeous!

  3. Wow, I wish I could pull off projects like this! Fab colour palette. X

  4. This is amazing!! Love all the little details! Thanks for playing at the Paper Girls!

  5. Fabulous creation and a wonderful gift for the new parents. Love all the pages and the many details. Thanks for joining us at Lexi's Creations!

  6. What an interesting clip board album. Great job. Thank you for joining us at Come and Get it Challenges this week.

  7. Such a fun album, Sara, I have those hands and feet hardware, love it! Thanks for joining us this week at the Papercraft Star for the "lock and keys" challenge.

  8. Hello ara. What a super gift to make. Lovely delicate colours, fabulous details. Just gorgeous.
    Thanks for sharing at Lexi's Creations.
    Love Sandra xxx

  9. Beautiful!!! I am working on a small baby book myself, but only have a few pages done. LOVE the blues and greys together. Thanks so much for playing along with us at Papercraft Star.

    Deanne :)

  10. What a gorgeous gift this is ... I'm sure your friends will be thrilled ... many thanks for playing at Papercraft Star

  11. Super project, lovely colours. Thanks for joining our challenge at Fab'n'Funky this week. Good luck in the draw.

    Pat xx

  12. ooohhhhh,,,, truly beautiful and special.

    thank you for sharing your gorgeous project with us over at Whimsy for Anything Goes.

    xoxox Carly

  13. Great job! thanks for sharing with us at FOr fun!

  14. This is one gorgeous mini album, so super sweet... thanks for joining us at Simon Says Challenge blog

  15. Such a sweet album! Thanks so much for playing along with us over at Simon Says Stamp Challenge Blog!

  16. Oh Sara this is just perfect! Each and every detail on every page is so filled with love and so thoughtfully laid out. I am sure that the new mommy will really appreciate all of the thought and effort that you have put into this very special gift.

    Hugs and stuff ~ Char

  17. OMG! This is totally beyond gorgeous.. I can't think of an expressive enough word.. It is perfection! TFS

  18. girl, you crack me up. You always worry about not doing a good job, and then you bang out something fabulous!!!