Monday, April 9, 2012

Birthday Boy Mini Album

This is a mini album I made for my son's birthday. As the
previous post Birthday Mini Album, I interviewed him, asking him what his favorite things were. I also included his name meanings, his Western and Asian Astrological Signs and attributes, and some personal journaling such as what he means to me.

The album is punched with two holes and bound using green metal rings. I used SU! Happiest Birthday Wishes stamp set along with SU! punches for most of the layouts. Ohter supplies used were Sister Stamps Keitaro stamp, Cricut "Storybook" for the "5," Martha Stewart train punch, along with distress ink, various brads, staples and ribbons.
Using staples instead of tying ribbons
adds a more masculine tone

I like how this page turned out and I didn't even have to do any coloring. First, stamp Sister Stamps Keitaro onto large vanilla cream tag. Then stamp "happy birthday" sentiment and cut out banner-like shape and glue it right on top, so it looks like he is holding it. The attributes radiate out from the tag making a graphic impact.

Hope everyone had a terrific Easter!
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  1. Came out really cute! Love how you altered Keitaro to hold a banner.

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  3. Aw, your lil' boy is adorable. Love the mini album and the fact that you interviewed him is pretty cool. Gr8 addition of the banner to Keitaro. That is a pretty awesome idea.