Friday, March 18, 2011

A baby gift that keeps on giving....

My mom came up with a wonderful baby gift idea many years ago.  What makes this gift special is that it celebrates the baby's entire childhood...not just those cute little infant years.  When my aunt first adopted my cousin, mom suggested I make a Birthday Book that my aunt could use to include pictures of my cousin's birthdays from her "Gotcha Day" until her 18th birthday.  When I was visiting them last summer, I was able to see my cousin's book filled with pictures from each year.  I have since made another Birthday Book for her sister and last week, mom asked me to make one that she could give as a gift for a baby shower.

I am really pleased with how this turned out...below are pictures of some of the pages.   The first page has the baby's name on it and a place for her very first picture on the day she is born.  (I've left this off the post just in case this soon to be momma runs across my blog!)The rest of the pages, 6 months-18 years, have room for a 4x6 photo of the child on their birthday.  The 6x6 scrapbook came from Hobby Lobby (the Paper Studio) and is chocolate brown with pink polka dots.

I used the Don Juan Cricut Cartridge to cut all of my letters and numbers.
This cupcake was cut using the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge
I used the Hero Arts stamped raccoon (CL261) and the birthday hat is Hampton Arts (SC0191)
All of my stamped cupcakes were from Inkadinkado (97628)
This happy girl is cut from Cricut Cartridge Beyond Birthdays.
The birthday gift is from the Doodlecharms Cricut Cartridge.
The party dress is from Dear Lizzy+American Crafts (Warble)
So, when this child turns 18, they will have a book that includes pictures of themselves throughout their childhood! What a great idea mom...thanks! :)


Abby said...

This IS a great idea! Love it!

Lolis said...

What an awesome gift! I'm your new follower!

Crafting Misfit said...

Great idea!
Thanks for joining my Linky Party!

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