It's taken me longer than anticipated to show you another of the projects that I made for my new grandson's nursery as I've been kept very busy helping out while his mum recovers from her operation. I'm sorry I haven't been a regular visitor to your blogs recently but I've also been having problems with Blogger, hopefully they are now sorted.
I have seen some beautiful albums created by crafty friends and thought the new baby's arrival was the perfect opportunity to have a go at one myself.
I made the album itself from greyboard. The pages are slightly smaller than the covers and I added a flap to each of the four pages. This gave me twenty 'sides' to decorate including the covers.
I started by joining the flaps to the pages before painting the greyboard with a light blue acrylic paint.
I then decorated the pages using papers from Graphic 45's Precious Memories and Prima's Bedtime Story.
I printed some postcards on the computer for journalling and recording key events. Every couple of pages there is a pocket to store photos or mementos.
When all the pages were finished I cut strips of linen card, and edged them with a scallop punch, to join the pages.
On the back cover I used a gorgeous vintage pram image from La Pashe. I've used it a few times inside the album too.
Once assembled, the album was bound with linen card to which I added papers, lace and ribbon. The album is just over 2" (5 cm) wide.
I'd like to say a big thank you to the talented crafters that I have taken inspiration from to create this keepsake. I hope, in turn, that I have managed to inspire someone else to create an album. It really is great fun.