Tuesday, January 31, 2012

Cheery Lynn Designs - Baby Boy Brag Book

Front Cover
Hi Everyone..  This week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a "Baby Boy, Brag Book".  I was reading a thread on a forum recently about how difficult it is to make a baby book for a boy, as you cannot add flowers.  Well, for me personally - I add flowers, I just make them "BLUE"!!

Due to the length of this post, I will not go into the nitty gritty details - just wondering if nitty gritty is an Australian saying, so will explain it means 'small details'. 
Close Up of Medium Rose
Above is a close up of the Medium Rose, which is constructed by rolling the middle, and building up in layers.  You can make them tight, open, or however takes your fancy. I will do a tutorial soon on how I do my roses, as it seems all of us DT girls do ours differently.

Page 1
The flowers on Page 1: The large flower with button, being made from the Cuties 4.  The smaller white flowers are from the Flower Chain Border (I just removed flowers from border), I included the medium sized Darling Daisies in the middle of each - they replicate stamens.  The tiny flowers are the inserts to the Snow Flake Edger Border die.  I really like those inserts, they could have 'many' uses when making flowers!

Page 2 below, I embossed the cardstock using the Black Eyed Susan Embossing Plate.

Page 2
Page 3
Page 3 and 4 (above and below) I have used the Cheery Blossoms and Dimensional Leaves.

Page 4
Page 5 (below) I used the Roses and Leaves Embossing Plate.  I love the beautiful detail of the embossed design using the Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates, in conjunction with the Embossing Kit!! The French Flair-Classic Series was used to create journaling areas.

Page 5

Page 6
Page 6 (above) includes the Medium Rose, constructed more in a flat manner and not 3 dimensional.  I just used an awl to round the leaves on a computer mouse mat. 

Page 7
Judy's Blooms, and the Stacker Leaves on Page 7 (above), I always double the layers of the die to create more volume.

Page 8
The flower on Page 8 (above) was created using the new release Fransesca Border die.  To create a flower like this, all you need to do is score at regular intervals over the whole die cut, and fold like a fan.  Adhere the two ends together with a strong adhesive, and push down to form flower - adhere to the smallest circle in the Scalloped Window Stackers Series.

Page 9
Another rose using the Cuties 3 on page 9 (above).

Page 10
Using Snowflake 6 to add a little character to my flower arrangement.  Snowflakes can be used in so many other creations, besides winter or Christmas!
Back Cover

Journal Tag
Dies Used:
B154 Medium Rose

Do not forget this weeks challenge, with the theme being "Sweethearts", all the details can be found "HERE".  You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher!!!  

I am entering my brag book into the following challenges:
Die Cutting Divas with the theme "anything goes"
also... My Time to Craft Challenge Blog with the theme "A for Adorable"
Have a great, and creative week...


Lean said...

What a lovely and sweet album you have made.

Anonymous said...

Sandie, your baby brag book is breathtaking! Am wondering what stamp, or what you have used for the journalling tag?

Sandie Edwards said...

Thank you for your comments. You signed in as anonymous so I cannot contact you. The stamp set is actually an old one, which comes on a large A4 sized sheet - there are no brands sadly as I purchased the set 2nd hand. It is a beautiful set though with many sayings, flowers, journaling and is especially for doing journals and memory albums. Sorry, wish I could help more.

Adriana B said...

Sandie your little book is so adorable, its a lovely keepsake and memory book , love all the details and the dies you used to create this masterpiece. :)

A Passion For Paper said...

Aawwww, simply wonderfully adorable and therefore perfect for our challenge this fortnight.

Thank you for sharing it at MTTC

Warmest wishes, Julie Ann x