Wednesday, April 29, 2009

Baby Boy Cover for CTMH 3 ring chipboard binder



I can only laugh at myself... I thought I had ordered the new CTMH 3 ring chipboard binder (5 1/2" x 8 1/2") from the Summer Idea Book, but yesterday when I finally got my way-so-very-delayed-been-waiting-like-forever-for-it personal order I had placed, I realized that I hadn't even ordered it. LOL (((blush)))

I made this for the front cover of the little ablum in anticipation of having the binder to attach it to and well, I guess it has to wait a little bit longer. I wanted to work on the inside pages, too, so I guess I have to see if I can find out the dimensions for the inside. If I keep screwing up, I will have everything completed and it should make for a quick project to put together when it does arrive, though! ;)

I got my inspiration for this from a card in the May/June 2009 issue of Paper Crafts, where she used felt and stitched square pieces of patterned papers onto it. Adorable! It gives it a real quilted feel. In case you can't read the words on the MyStickease, it says: A baby is teddy bears, rattles, and pins, meals at midnight, giggles and grins. It's easy to read in person, but didn't photograph very well.

A good friend of mine is expecting in August and she recently found out that she's having a boy. (NO PEEKING - YOU KNOW WHO YOU ARE!!! lol) So when I do get this project done, I'm planning on giving this to her as a gift for her baby shower.

Oh, so much (I want) to do and never enough time! I swear that's my biggest complaint in life! :)

What I used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Snips & Snails Level 2 and MyStickease (retired)
White Daisy Ricrac
Sweet Leaf, Heavenly Blue and Buttercup buttons
Magnolia White Acrylic Paint
Create-A-Shade Paint
Heavenly Blue re-inker
Paint brush
DE heart from Dazzling Die-Cuts
Chipboard Wings (Tim Holz)
White felt (Walmart)
Sewing machine (Kenmore)
Pinking shears (other)

2 comments:

Karen said...

So darling! Dimensions for the 4 x 6 album:

Front and Back Covers: 8.5" x 5.5"
Spine: approx. 1"
Tabbed Dividers (there are 5): 7.5" x 5" (without tab). Tab is another 1/2"

There are no page protectors but you could either use our 6 photo pages cut up or the new flip flaps. HTH! Let me know if you need more info.

Vicki Wizniuk said...

Oh, Karen, thank you so much! This is perfect! And I like the idea of making my own page protectors... hmmm, you've really got me thinking... :D

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