March 15, 2008

Baby Shower Book

The baby shower I'm hosting is tomorrow. I wanted something cute to catalog the gifts received and remembered I had this empty journal. But it really needed jazzing up...I added the inside of the invitation to the first page. Then I cut some pressed flower paper to the size of the cover, glued on a piece of satin ribbon, and then glued down the flower paper to hide the end of the ribbon. (Repeating the process on the back cover.)


On the inside, I added vintage book images from Doe-C-Doe, and on separate pages, the name and address of each guest who attended. I'll write down the gift each guest brought on the page with their name, making it easy for the mama-to-be to send out thank-you cards. (address removed for privacy)

And finally, I added a vintage stork/baby image to the front cover (courtesy A'Musements), tied the ribbon....voila!

19 comments:

Rosebud Collection said...

What a wonderful idea..To me it is so thoughtful..

Fog and Thistle said...

Utterly charming! What a nice friend you are.

I really like your new blog header

letitiah said...

the ribbon is a very nice touch -- i love the way you've added it on the inside.

Caroline said...

Very creative!

Callooh Callay said...

What a beautiful book. I'm sure she'll love it.

I like the new look on your blog too--lovely colors.

Grizzly Mountain Arts said...

Your shower honoree is very lucky to have you as her friend! That's beautiful!

BaldyLocks said...

I am very impressed by this. It doesn't even look like the same book anymore.

Gorgeous.

smittenkittenorig said...

I love what you did! Way creative and sure to be a cherished heirloom for years to come. I get the feeling there'll be all kinds of joyous tears shed at this shower. A true endeavour of love. :)

Karen from A`Musements said...

Oh Charmaine!!! The baby's book turned out SO perfectly! Absolutely charming! What a good Diva you are. Hope you had THE BEST BIRTHDAY and are having fun in the valley! xoxo Karen

Angela said...

What a great project! And I love your new blog banner.

Distressing Delilah said...

So shabby! Love it!

blueboygifts said...

those books look great. They are a wonderful reminder and great gift!

g said...

What a great idea - practical yet beautiful! And I'm so happy to see my tag pdf put to such pretty use...thank you so much for sharing the photo!

Colorado Knitter said...

I love it! Gifts from the heart and hand mean so much more.
Also wanted to mention that I love your new banner!!

Cicada Studio said...

A job very well done! I love the stork image (it's one of my favorite themes). This is such a nice keepsake. I'm sure it will be treasured forever.

Oh, and I gotta say it again, the banner image rocks!!

~Stella said...

It turned out great!!

~Stella

Hey Harriet said...

Gorgeous! Your mum-to-be friend is very lucky to have you!

Alissa said...

This is so sweet...the recipient is very lucky to have you hosting this shower for her! You've put a lot of thought into the details!

T. Kimberlyn said...

This looks just beautiful! You did an awesome job...I can't wait for the rest of Baby Blogfest : )