This album took a lot of planning an figuring out--more so than any other-- but at no fault other than my own. I knew I what shape I wanted, I wanted the pages to be able to pull out to make it easier to fill, and I wanted it to stand upright on it's own (not too tall of an order).
I found an owl body shaped pattern. Then I used some poster board to design the basic shape of the album cover. This was a pure trial and error system and it's a good thing I had a lot of poster board. I used an accordian system (thanks to the my dear scrappy friend and co-adminstrator Erin at Practical Scrappers when I trying to figure out how to bind it).
Here are some photos...
On every other month there is a little envelope like this on the back. In each envelope there are little pull out tabs that have lines to journal on one side and a space for a photo on the other with different baby milestones that happen around that time...example first smile, my announcement, my prints, rolling over, first foods, I can stand, I can walk.
On all the other month that don't have an emvelope there is a journaling area like this on the back.
Here you can see what the pull out tabs look like in the envelope.
Chipboard and recycled cereal boxes
Pattern Papers: Little Yellow Bicycle "Hello Fall" Collection
*Note: There are some scraps from a DCWV stack as well.
Inks: Tsukineko VersaMagic Chalk Ink, Gingerbread, Momento Rich Cocoa
Other Mediums: Copic Markers
Stamps: Hampton Arts
Punches: Martha Stewart, Creative Memories, Stampin' Up, and Fiskars
Well, this isn't all of them, but you get the point! Thanks for stopping by! I hope you enjoy my baby milestone album!!