C133 Backyard Memories
Baby Hanging Album- These Kids of Mine
Created by Bernadette Siena
For This Project You Will Need:
- FabScraps C133 Backyard Memories Pattern Paper (PP)001B, 003B. 005B, 007B, 009, 010, 011, 012
- Cardstock AC Shrimp and Ocean;
- FabScraps Metal Charms;
- 1 or 2mm thick cardboard;
- Basic tools – Trimmer, fussy cut scissors;
- Metal Album Rings or keyrings;
- FabScraps Hangers CH 001;
- FabScraps Flowers RR 01 or Mini Satin Roses;
- FabScraps Buttons BE1 006;
- FabScraps rhinestones;
- Electronic cutting machine or die cutting machine with dies, or templates from a free source for the basic shape of the onesie to cut out; Also used to cut some polaroid frames and some detail like the belt, but this is optional;
- Acetate or Transparency sheet;
- Micro Bead and Sequence;
- Hole reinforcement punch (optional);
- Ribbon, coloured Seam Binding and any matching trim that you have;
- Adhesive: FabScraps Glue or any good quality glue that you have; Double Sided Foam Tape; and
- Distress Ink – Gathered Twigs or similar Vintage colour.
- Each album can accommodate 2 photos on the front of the album pages. Larger photos can be placed on the back of each album page
- Fussy cut the elements on the Fussy Cut PP 009 and 010.
- Cut the Sentiments you would like to add to your pages, from PP 011 and 012 as well as the ribon strip on PP 011.
- Cut 4 onesies from the cardboard, and 8 onesies from PP 001B, 003B. 005B, 007B.
- Glue the Pattern Paper to the cardboard pieces, to have 4 complete onesies.
- Punch holes in the sleeves of the onesies – measuring about 4 inches apart, making sure the holes are in the exact same place for all 4 onesie panels;
- If you are making a set for a boy and girl, you will follow below steps for each, or you can make only one album, or add more pages to one album:
- If you have a hole re-enforcement punch, punch 8 from the cardstock and glue down on the punched holes, on both sides.
- Die cut a stitched rectangle for a photo matt and a polaroid frame from the matching cardstock. If you don’t have a die cutting machine and dies, you can cut 2 rectangles, rounding the corners, and create the polaroid frame, cut a square from the centre, leaving the bottom section of the frame larger than the top to make it look like a polaroid.
- Glue the rectangle photo mat down the front of one onesie.
- Glue the polaroid frame to the acetate sheet and trim off excess.
- Add double sided foam tape around the polaroid frame, covering only the bottom and the sides. Leave the top open to slip a photo in. My polaroid die has a heart shape at the bottom, so I made a shaker from it. To do this, add another strip of double-sided foam tape around the heart. Fill with sequence and beads, and add a small peach of acetate over it to close the shaker while the frame is upside down. T(ip: run an anti-static bag on the inside of the shaker or add a tiny amount of baby powder to remove the static before you add the sequence and removing the backing of the double-sided foam tape.)
- Layer fussy cut flowers and characters at the bottom left, using more double-sided foam tape to add dimension and layers.
- Add some satin flowers, buttons, pearls and rhinestones.
- On the back onesie, glue ribbon strip from PP 011, only adding glue or double-sided tape at the bottom of the strip and up the side of the onesie, to create a pocket. Ink the sentiment you have chosen from PP 011 or PP 012 and tuck into the pocket.
- Add the album rings to the 2 onesie pages and add some ribbon the one of the album rings.
- To make the shaker tag, you can die cut 2 tags, or the tags from PP 012, and cut a rectangle from the inside. Glue down onto acetate and trim. Add double-sided foam tape around the one side (on the inside), run your anti-static back over the acetate on the inside, add beads and sequence. Remove the backing from the double sided tap and stick the second tag down into position. Add it to the album ring with some ribbon or trim.
- Hang your onesie on a hanger, using the album rings.
- These albums can be hung on a hook in baby’s room, and it makes an excellent baby-shower gift.
- What will you do with your onesie album?