Paper Memory Book
A memory book can hold very precious moments to be kept forever. This memory book honors a family and has pages for each child. Each page can be customized for each child and each page has lots of open space for tons of those precious photos.
This is just a collection of papers that are hole punched and bound with 2″ white coil wire. The coil wire will work however widely those holes are punched apart; these are 2 holes per inch. I found that suitable since I stepped up from the Zutter to a larger punch and that is the hole spacing for the Zutter. The holes on my punch are smaller and won’t accommodate the larger wire bindings that the Zutter uses. So I use the wire coil in the binding.
The Azalea cover was first embossed with Teresa Collins, Cabbage Rose, A4 embossing folder, and then attached to the front and back of Wild White cover, using Silhouette, Double Sided Adhesive Sheets. Only the front was embossed; the back cover was not. Inside of the album Hinted Gold cover was embossed with Spellbinders, M-Bossabilities, Tiny Dots, A4 embossing folder. All the sheets were hole punched separately.
The wired ribbon was attached inside the front of the album page with 1.5″ of ScorTape and then wrapped around and tied in a knot. The second bow was made and then tied into the first and the little paper roses were glued on, putting some glue behind the bow.
White Corn cover was used for the dedication page. I then ran it through the laminator and put a clear coat of gloss on the laser print so that when the guests and kids touch it they won’t smear the print.
There are sections: the 5 CT Platinum Translucent Vellumpages are for guests to write messages to the mother-to-be. The rest of the pages, 20 of them, are for adding mementos. There are 5 sheets of Ice cover, the lead page has a Curious Skin, A7 envelope. The next set of 8 Keaykolour, Pastel Pink, 111 lb cover, sheets have a FAV Shimmer, Pure Snow White, 6.6″ square envelope, on the lead page. There are 6 Curious Skin, Pink, 100 lb cover pages, also decorated with a FAV Shimmer, Pure Snow White, 6.6″ square envelope. All the envelopes are decorated with cute little stickers of flowers and frogs, and words from the Glitz & Glitter, Glitter Stickers, Happy Words.
The last memento page is a single Pure Gold cover page with a child’s name on it in Wilton Sticko Large White Foam Alphabet Stickers. There are 2 extra vellum pages with bunnies on them. Use some a cute vellum or another Platinum Vellum page, or skip those pages. They are decorative only. Mostly this is a collection of pretty paper, hole punched, and bound along the side, with some ribbon tied in a bow, with some flowers added to the front. The 3 envelopes will hold any small notes, photos, and tags that come to the baby shower. And perhaps later pictures of the new baby.
Papers used in this craft:
- Wild, White, 314 lb cover
- Stardream Metallics, Azalea, 105 lb cover
- FAV Shimmer, Hinted Gold, 92 lb cover
- Crush, White Corn, 92 lb cover
- CT Platinum Translucent (Vellum) Metallics, 30 lb writing paper
- Curious Metallics, Ice Silver, 111 lb cover
- Curious Skin, Pink, 100 lb cover
- [Curious Skin, Pink, A7 envelopes is starting to be offered only as 1,000 pk] But we suggest as an alternative for smaller quantity packs either: Cotton Candy or Razzle Berry.
- Keaykolour, Pastel Pink, 111 lb cover
- FAV Shimmer, Pure Snow White, 6.6-inch square envelope
- FAV Shimmer, Pure Gold, 92 lb cover
Other materials used in this craft:
- Spellbinders M-Bossabilities, Tiny Dots, embossing folder A4
- Teresa Collins, Cabbage Rose, embossing folder A4
- Glitz & Glitter, Glitter Stickers, Happy Words
- (Jolee’s Boutique Stickers, Laugh and Love White Glitter Words: Amazon)
- Jolee’s Boutique Repeat Sticker Frogs (50-20747)
- Jolee’s Boutique Pink Flower Dimensional Sticker SPJB836
- Wilton Sticko Large White Foam Alphabet Stickers, 104 Piece (Walmart)
- 2″ White Coil Wire ( 50mm Binding Wire 4:1, but holes are punched 2:1)
- Martha Stewart, Doily Lace Butterflies Stickers 9/Pkg-White
- 1.25″ Wired Ribbon, Pale Pink Sheer, 4′
- Recollections Dimensional Paper Floral Embellishments – White Roses, 9 pcs
- ( or Mini Paper Blooms BY KAISERCRAFT)
- ScoreTape, 1″ & 1/2″
- Cosmic Shimmer Acrylic Glue
- Silhouette , Double Sided Adhesive Sheets, 8.5″ x11″, (4)