Thursday, May 29, 2008

A Gift for Sophie

I loved the color combo for Verve Visual's May Product Parade so much for the baby card I made, that I just had to use it again.

I needed a gift for a friend who is expecting a little girl any day now, so I came up with this. I used the AWESOME Jack's chipboard album from Cosmo Cricket, which I purchased from Verve Visual. The great thing about this album is that the chipboard is black, so you don't have any ugly gray or white edges. I used the colors Soft Sky, Regal Rose, So Saffron, Pumpkin Pie & Old Olive throughout the album. I hope you like it!!
For the cover, I added some American Crafts felt letters and an Imaginisce crocheted blossom. All of the photo mats are sized to fit wallet prints. I also inked around the edges of each page with black ink to give it a little bit of a shabby look.

On the 2nd and third pages, I used the Verve Stamp Set Floral Whimsy and Family Phrases (you can't see it very well in the pic, but on the right page, there's a punched tab with "Precious Little One" on it). I first stamped the vase on some So Saffron DP and cut it out. I then stamped one of the flower sets in black stazon onto the Old Olive CS and again on Regal Rose CS. I cut out each of the Regal Rose flowers and popped them up on dimensionals and added some little half pearl centers. Here's a closer look at the flowers. This is my favorite element of the project!!!
The next pages are pretty self explanatory. I used my nestabilities (FINALLY got them!!) for the photo mats, added a couple pieces of saffron-ish ribbon and some Old Olive buttons. The stamped sentiment & little butterfly is from Verve's Floral Whimsy.

Here's a closer look at the sentiment & butterfly...
I kept the next set of pages really simple, adding just a couple of Pumpkin Pie die cut blooms and large silver brads.

A closer look...

And finally, the back of the album has some Regal Rose ribbon and a punched So Saffron tag with the "Welcome Baby" sentiment from Verve's Family Phrases.
I LOVE how this little project turned out and can't wait to give it to my friend. Let me know what you think!!

7 comments:

Nancy Riley said...

My goodness! Your friend is going to LOVE this! What an incredibly neat gift ... so personal!

Nicole L said...

Jen - this is absolutely fabulous. You did an amazing job! Everything you used goes so well together. Your friend will love it, I'm sure!

Nicole

Kimberly said...

what a gorgeous little album!! beautiful!!

Julee from Verve said...

WOW, Jen! This is the most gorgeous thing ever. What a heartfelt gift!

Susan (susiestampalot) said...

OMGosh!! this is AWESOME!!! congrats on the winnings, jen!!!

Amy Sheffer said...

This is awesome!! I love it!!! I'm sure your friend will flip when she gets it. Congrats on winning the Verve bucks!

season said...

aaaaaaaaahhhhhhhhh!!!!! is this for MY Sophie??? please say yes - this is the most precios thing i've ever seen!! you're so talented!