Thursday, June 24, 2010

~Handmade baby shower gifts and a little more chat~

Good morning my crafty friends!
It's another wonderful hot day inTN.

Purple Cows asked me to make a project
that involved a gift for a baby shower.
I am the first to admit I was stumped.
Then I got to thinking, what if we re-invented the wheel a bit?
EVERY new mom wants to share baby pictures.
I remember being a new mom with a wallet full of photos.
That lead me to think about how to make it more fun!
How to make it more crafty!
But also durable.
Then it came to me...HELLO Laminator! :)
I can make a mini book for all those first pictures...
but also make an awesome HOLDER for it!
So any mom could slip it into her purse or diaper bag
and not worry about it being ruined.
That's how I ended up with this project.
A mini album with a laminated wallet/pocket for the
mini album, that you could take anywhere.
What do ya think? Cute right? I like it :)
Of course I used my handy dandy Helmar
Adhesive Runner and 450 Quick Dry!
*I always do* LOL
Sometime soon Purple Cows will have the full tutorial and step
by step on how to make your own.
That's my project for the day. I am
pleased with the end result..now to find a new mom
who needs a baby book! LOL

~Have a GREAT Thursday~
I am going to bake cakes today for hubsters!
We are going to surprise him with a cake and ballooons
at work for his birthday. Oh he is going to kill me LOL

~Thanks for popping by~
~Pinky~

15 comments:

chignon said...

Pinky, the baby book is a fantastic idea and to make it durable is great. You always have such wonderful ideas. Your family is blessed to have you and I hope your cake and balloons delivery is lots of fun :o)

Ivy said...

This is really cute. I love the idea of making pockets, so that it is easy to use.

Bri said...

So gorgeous! I love these :)

Mo said...

this is beautiful! i can't wait to see that tutorial!!!!

Kelly Massman said...

LOVE your project! The paper is awesome!

Dawn said...

I love the idea of this album, but most of all laminating and usable. Don't you hate when things get ratty or ripped that you have made and want to share.
You picked such wonderful colors also.

Heather said...

What a great idea! Love the papers you used!

luvmytrucker said...

Cristal,
I love it.. when you posted you was making a baby shower gift I was excitied to see what YOU would come up with! It is FAB!!!!! And still have time to bake cakes and surprise hubby.. You are talent and sooooo sweetttttttttt

sPaRkLiNg sCrApBoOkS said...

girl, everything you make is fabulous..............
xOxO

Angie said...

cute mini album. love it. came out really nice! eveything you do is awsome.stay cool.

Manhattan Mandie said...

So cute! Looking forward to seeing a tutorial!

Tona said...

What a darling mini album!Great job!!

Bobbi said...

This is so cute. Love it

Lorraine said...

took me a while to realize that your comments are above, original...like you, I really like your art ;)

Maureen said...

this is a really cute idea, I'm gonna hop over and get the how to's on this one. Our neighbors are having their baby in Sept. Great gift idea