Circle Cutter-

Punch 304

A Classic Baby Album Cover

Happy Tuesday! Angela Fehr here and I'm happy to share an in-progress project with you. My neighbours recently had their first child and I wanted to make a special keepsake gift for their new son. I think I'll make a batch of buns for them as well – fresh baking is always appreciated, and I'm sure they already have tons of clothes for the little guy!

I used a 6 1/4" accordion album from Close to My Heart for the base of this gift. When the album is complete, it can be unfolded to stand on a table, or folded to store, and they get 8 pages of picture space. So far I've only completed the cover – the most important page! – and I used one of the June challenge sketches for my inspiration.

The sketch:  June sketch 1

The page:

Accordion album front
I used Kreaxions punch #304 for the border and photo mat corners. For the corners, I used the B insert and I love the way it came out.  And it's not Just Imagine's fault that I misplaced their circle cutter (serious scrap room cleaning is long overdue!) but it is their fault that I am now spoiled for any other circle cutter. I have a similar cutter that I did locate (for the little yellow circle on the upper left), and boy, it didn't work nearly as well as the Just Imagine/Kreaxions circle cutter. I ended up cutting most of the circle cutter out with my scissors. I will be cleaning my studio as soon as possible so I can locate my good circle cutter – I miss it!

Here's a detail shot of the punched areas. I love the detail of punch #304. It works with all sorts of projects and styles.

Accordion album front detailThat's all for me this week! Watch my blog for the finished album, and don't forget to enter your own layouts, cards or gifts in the June sketch challenge

4 thoughts on “A Classic Baby Album Cover

  1. Bev Code

    what a beautiful gift .. they’ll love it..amazing style and design.. love the warm colours too.

  2. Barbara Bruder

    This is so cute. What a great cover design. It turned out really great. I am sure they willreally appreciate the album. Better hurry up and find your circle cutter!!

  3. GinniG

    What a WONDERFUL gift! The colors are awesome and that punch is PERFECT!!!

  4. Valerie Bishop

    This is so classy and pretty! I love it!

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