Today I have a "brag book" to show you that I made for one of my neighbors that recently had a baby. These books are so easy to put together and make a nice gift.
To decorate the book I used Heartfelt Creations stamps, designer papers and dies from the Sweet Lullaby Collection. The baby shoe image was colored with pencils and mineral spirits and die cut with Decorative Labels 22 Die.
Here is the inside of the book which contains 8 - A2 clear envelopes that you can put pictures in. I also included a blank Labels 22 die cut that can be written on.
To package this up for gift giving, I used an 8 11/16" x 11 14/16" clear envelope and cut it down to fit. (I normally use a 6 1/8" x 8 1/2" clear seamed envelope, but I was all out.) I then created a "sticker" with a sentiment and my Create-A-Sticker Machine.
You can see full instructions for this at the end of my post. Hope you like my little brag book project and it inspire you!
I'm submitting this to the following challenge:
Word Art Wednesday Challenge #206
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Sweet Lullaby Brag Book
Heartfelt Creations Products and Products Carried by HC:
HCPC 3603 - Sweet Dreams Cling
HCPC 3605 - Sweet Lullaby Sentiments Cling
HCD 744 - Once Upon A Time Die
HCPC1 243 - Sweet Lullaby Paper Collection
368770 - Scor-Pal
159723 - Art Institute Glue - Dries Clear
Instructions: Brag book measures 4 3/4" x 7 1/4". Follow instructions for Clear Envelope Brag Book on Split Coast Stampers here. Use Baby Blue cardstock for back/spine and front of book. (I included 8 clear envelopes in this book.) Create mats for the front and inside of book by cutting Sweet Lullaby papers to fit, inking edges with Sea Breeze and gluing down. Die cut Labels 22 with yellow cardstock and glue to inside of book. Die cut Labels 22 with Baby Blue cardstock and adhere to front of book with Scotch Mounting Tape.
Stamp baby shoe image from Sweet Dreams Cling Set on Solar White with Onyx Black Ink. Color with pencils and mineral spirits using paper stumps. Die cut image with Decorative Labels 22 and add to front with Scotch Mounting Tape.
Use Crop-A-Dile Tool to punch 2 holes for binding as pictured, add fibers or ribbon and tie in a knot or bow. Make a small multi-loop bow with fibers and add to top right with glue dots. Add heart button to bow with glue dots. Add Buttercup Liquid Pearls to flower centers on image.
For gift packaging, I used an 8 11/16" x 11 15/16" clear bag and cut off the top extra. (Normally I use 6 1/8" x 8 1/2" clear bags for these, but I was all out and had to make do with a larger bag by cutting it down.) To close the bag I created a sentiment "sticker" by stamping the Sweet Lullaby Sentiments on yellow cardstock with VersaMark Ink, heat embossing with White Embossing Powder and die cutting with matching Once Upon a Time Die. Select the "Congratulations" sentiment and create a "sticker" by running it through the Xyron Create-A-Sticker Machine. Add to back of packaging to close.