Sunday, June 15, 2008

Baby Coaster Album

Did you make it to the Papertrey release party last night? It was so much fun. I love getting to chat with everyone and the excitement over the release. And to top it off, I won the "I want it all" random giveaway on Nichole's blog! I am on cloud nine! So exciting!

Another of the projects I made for the Papertrey Guest Star Stamper contest was this baby coaster album. I love making coaster albums so I had to make a baby one. There are some things that I did with each page so I'll go through that first and then I can just talk about each page.

For each page, I started out by adhering my patterned paper to the coasters and trimming the edges. I used a sanding block to smooth the corners and edges. I punched the holes for the binding using the bind-it-all. I cut some squares for photo mats, rounded the corners and stitched around the edges.

After I assembled the album, I added ribbons to the coils. Now, for the details on each page.

On the cover, I inked some white chipboard stars with lavender moon ink, added stickles to them and set them aside to dry. I created the moon using 2 different size circle punches and inked the edges with lemon tart ink. I stamped the sentiment and then when everything was dry, I assembled the front cover.
I added ribbon to the left photo mat before sewing around the edges. On the right hand mat, I added the sentiment and then stamped the baby carriage on a separate piece of paper. I cut it out and embossed it with a nestability die. Then, I colored it with copic markers. I added the scalloped mat and dimensional glaze to the circles on the image. I assembled everything and added buttons to the corners

On the left hand mat, I added twill, a sentiment, and the bunny before adhering it to the album. On the right hand page, I added the mat. Then, I stamped the bunny on spring moss cardstock and again on white cardstock. I cut out the tail and added it to my green bunny. Then, I added fun flock to his body and liquid pearl to his nose, cut him out and adhered him to the mat. Last, I added some buttons to the corner.

Starting with the left hand mat, I adhered it to the album and then stamped the sentiment. Then, I stamped the onesie on a separate piece of cardstock. I colored it with copic markers, cut it out, and added it to my mat. Now, on the right hand mat, I added the lavender moon ribbon before adhering my mat to my album. Then, I stamped the duck on a piece of white cardstock. I colored it with copic markers and added fun flock before cutting it out and adding it to my mat . Last, I added some buttons in the corner.

For the back cover, I added lavender moon ribbon to the mat and stamped the sentiment before adhering it to the back cover. I punched some holes in a chipboard heart and added some yarn before adhering it to the mat. I love this sentiment from Out on a Limb and it is perfect for a baby album.

I think this is definitely my favorite of the creations I made for the contest. Have a great day and thanks for stopping by!

Bitty Baby Blessings, Out on a Limb (Papertrey Ink)
Cardstock: white, lavender moon, spring moss, lemon tart (Papertrey Ink)
Patterned Paper: Bitty Baby Blessings (Papertrey Ink)
Ink: noir (Palette), tuxedo black (Momento), lavender moon, lemon tart (Papertrey Ink)
Accents: chipboard heart (Heidi Grace), chipboard stars, lavender moon satin ribbon, lavender moon swiss dots ribbon, spring moss twill, spring moss swiss dots ribbon (Papertrey Ink), buttons (Lasting Impressions)
Tools: bind-it-all, sewing machine, sanding block, copic markers, fun flock, liquid pearl, nestability dies, dimensional glaze, circle punches, sponge daubers
Other: 4 inch chipboard coasters


Velta said...

Niki ~ This little coaster album is just precious!! I love that you kept it simple...that's what really makes it!

Karen said...

Hi Niki,

This is a fabulous project. I have to tell you that I await the 15th not just for the PTI releases, but for your posts as well !! I'm always guaranteed to see something "special" in your blog. I read it everyday in Google and I'm not very faithful at commenting ... BUT just because that's true doesn't mean I don't say "Wow" everytime you post. I was so happy that if I couldn't win the PTI bundle you did ... you deserve it !!! Thanks for sharing once more !! Karen

Kimberly said...

that album is perfection!! it is so cute and so beautifully made!! superb!!!
Congrats again on the big win! You deserve it!!

inara said...

that is adorable and so so sweet!

Jamie said...

Niki that album is adorable!!! Congrats on winning the "want it all" package.

Alicia said...


I saw this yesterday while looking at all the entries and it was definitely one of my favorites. Everyone had such wonderful projects. Congrats on the "big" win! That is such a nice surprise! I wasn't home to even try. Thanks for sharing your ideas.

Anonymous said...

Your baby coaster album is absolutely stunning!!! Also, congrats on winning the "I Want It All" giveaway!!!!!!!

Cindy C.

Michelle said...

Cute album Niki... LUCKY DUCKY taht you are.. the I want it all color you excited huh?? CONGRATS, couldn't have happened to a nicer girl.

Karen said...

Love the coaster book, it is adorable. How exciting to win the PTI contest. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Melissa Bickford said...

This is such an adorable little album, Niki! Love everything about it!

A HUGE congrats on winning this month!!

Molly B said...

That is adorable. How excited were you last night? I was soooo happy for you when you won. You deserve some goodies. You do the best work with the PTI stuff. -Molly B

Debbie Olson said...

Niki!!! This book is amazing, girl! What a special and perfect project! I'm so glad that a true PTI lover won last night's contest--congrats!

Janette said...

beautiful baby album Niki. Each page is so nicely done.

Terri said...

Congratulations on winning the got to have it all package. I saw all your projects in the PTI gallery last night. You did a nice job on all of them. This is one of my favorites though. Have fun with your new stuff. I look forward to seeing what you come up with next.

Anonymous said...

Niki this is so beautiful...such great work. I love how you tied the ribbon on one of the pages. Have a great day! Heather

Robyn said...

Hugs and come for a visit!

Kerry Davis said...

This is gorgeous - your stuff gets better and better! Congrats on winning the I Want It All package - I saw your name on Nichole's blog and was like, "hey, I know Niki!" =)

Julie Masse said...

Niki this is a beautiful album!! What a great job- everything looks so perfect!! :)

Heidi S said...

Niki, this album is adorable!!! You always have great things but this creation is over the top awesome! Congratulations on "winning it all"! I am so happy that you won!!!

Victoria Hassink said...

I think it is absolutely perfect that you won the "I want it all" prize for PTI this month, you make the most wonderful things. You deserve it, and I look forward to continue to be inspired by your creations!

The baby album is precious!

Allison said...

This coaster album is fabulous! My friend just had a baby 3 days ago and I may have to CASE this for her!

Julia Aston said...

I just LOVE this cute photo book! I love making coaster books with my Bind it all - so this will be printed and cased by me for sure!! super job on the pages!

Barefootstamper said...

What an absolutely beautiful book! You were the Mini-Book of the Week for Scrapbook Saturday over at Card of the

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