I found myself mesmerised with the faces my new born baby made. This scrapbook sketch from Stick It Down was the perfect way to record them all in one layout.
I don’t tend to use a lot of pink in my crafting but it was the perfect choice for the small mountain of baby girl photos I’ve got to scrapbook. So I treated myself to this It’s a Girl paper stack from First Edition.
I really like the First Edition papers, the quality is second to none and the designs are always versatile.
I particularly like the tag sheet which is included in the It’s a Girl paper pack. Having perfectly co-ordinating embellishments handy makes it easy to add the finishing touches to a scrapbook layout.
I also added a card topper that I’ve removed from a commercial card that was given to me when my daughter was born.
It’s a nice way to keep some elements of the greetings cards I was given without keeping just a stack of cards. It’s also a great source of free embellishments. Especially in the case of baby cards, most of the commercial cards I received perfectly co-ordinate with the pink colour scheme I’ve inevitably chosen for most of my new baby photos.
I’ve added a little bit of organza ribbon to some of the tags to tie them all in together.
Scrapbook Page Title
I don’t have many alphabet stickers and I’m trying to reduce my scrapbooking stash at the moment so I’m trying to avoid buying any. I’d love a nice big alphabet die set but my funds just won’t stretch to that at the moment.
So I have to get creative with my existing stamps and dies. And I’m OK with that, after all getting creative is the entire point right?
I often use this technique of stamping my title onto little tags or die cut shapes. This way I can make my title stand out and make it the size I want whilst only using my existing alphabet stamp set.
I use tags so much on my cards and scrapbook layouts that I treated myself to this tag die set from Sizzix. I’m really pleased with how much I reach for it, so it’s turning out to be a great investment. It makes me really happy when my scrapbooking supplies earn their keep so to speak.
Products I’ve Used
I’ve really enjoyed working with the It’s a Girl papers from First Edition. I’ve got plenty of papers left over to scrapbook the rest of my baby girl photos.
I do hope my latest scrapbook project has given you some inspiration for your own scrapbook pages.
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Scrapbooking Challenges I’m Entering
- Stick It Down – Sketch
- Little Red Wagon Challenge # 634 – New Beginnings
- The Paper Shelter – Anything Goes
- Simon Says: Something New
- Ellibelle’s Crafty Wednesday – Challenge Something New
- Clever Dexter – Something New
- International Art and Soul #124 Anything but a Card
- Moving Along With The Times Challenge 138 – For a Girl
- LTSCB #153 Anything Goes
- Time Out – New
Here’s the sketch I’ve followed from Stick It Down:
Pin it Now, Scrapbook It Later
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A Little Bit About Me . . .
Thank you so much for stopping by my corner little of the interweb. I’m Bridie, mum to two small humans, full time homemaker and full time craftaholic – which totally explains why I’m always short on time!
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