Baptism Mini Album

The big day is quickly approaching and I'm getting as excited as a kid at Christmas! This is a once in a lifetime event and I'm thrilled that B has made the grown up choice to be baptized! To help her remember her special day, I made this little 4X6 mini album where we can paste photos and other little memories from her baptism day.

I made a paper flower from a dictionary page following Donna Downey's instructions (kind of). I didn't have a large scallop shaped circle, so I just cut a plain circle out, cut around it with decorative edged scissors, then spritzed it with my pink glimmer mist. Then I kind of scrunched it up to mak a flower shape. I layered it with some other cute stuff I had lying around and I like how it turned out!

I printed a wallet size print of her invite so she can always remember it. I used Tim Holtz stamps through out the album to add some fun. For the flowers, I stamped on brown cardstock with my versamark ink, then embossed with white embossing powder. Then I just cut carefully around the flowers and adhered them to the page using 3-D foam squares. I did this on a few different pages.

I added a little page where she can write down who came to her baptism.

Then, just a few rather plain pages where she can add lots of little photos. These pages will look a lot better when the photos are added on. Here is another one of those little dictionary page flowers:

I used a dictionary page to cover this page, and though I realized AFTER I glued it on that is says "Sorrowful" on it (ha ha) I realized that much of it will be covered with photos in the end. Still - make sure you LOOK at the words on the dictionary page before you start working it into your project!

More blank pages for photos or whatever:

I added a little envelope where she can pop in maybe copies of the talks that were given, or her baptism program... whatever.

And finally, a spot to write her feelings of the day!

I added several blank paged on white cardstock where those who were guests can write a little note to B to add to her book. I'll have those sitting out at the baptism.

I hope she loves this book and that it helps preserve the joy of the day!


Stephanie said...

That is such a good idea! And of course it makes it even more so because you have such a talent for making it look more fabulous than ever! She will love it and what a wonderful memory for her to have!

Jenn said...

So cute--- I wonder if I can pull of a boy version of this. My son gets baptized in a few months.

Michelle said...

I am absolutely sure she will love it, it's GORGEOUS! What a great keepsake for this special moment in your lives.

Lynn said...

Cute Cute Cute!!!

Clair said...

This is fantastic! What a wonderful keepsake this will be. When I saw the "sorrow" page I thought perhaps it had something to do with feeling sorry for wrong doings before repenting! Ha.

Joanne said...

gorgeous as usual! the flowers, the invites and the girlie. way to go BMG!!!

jessica said...

WOW! I love that book! it is gorgeous. And she will treasure it! I love the dictionary words and the flower. Did you rip pages out from the dictionary?

Talia said...

This is gorgeous. You rock!