Saturday, July 13, 2013

Onesie Chipboard Album



scroll down for views of the inside pages

Believe it or not, this is the first mini album (and it's shaped at that!) I created from scratch! I'm so excited. Bear with me, I have so much to share. This is a long post. Feel free to take breaks... LOL.

I love to work large (12x12), but my client pulled me out of my comfort zone when she asked for onesies for baby shower attendees to write messages on. In the end, she wanted to be able to put the onesies in an album, so I immediately thought of making a onesie shaped album. Presentation is everything!

The hot pink zebra print theme was right up my alley, and as always, I set out to create a masterpiece. To boot, this client was special, a dear high school friend found on Facebook, who had been noticing my crafty posts and knew my character... reminding me that I was her senior class president. True, true! And I love a good challenge. So it was on....like popcorn!!!


There were a million supplies. But a picture is worth a thousand words so I will share with you most of the designs. The thing I love about this onesie is that it is the same exact shape backwards or forwards. I did not have to use the flip function to make the onesies fit on the back side of the chipboard. 

I used binder clips to hold the onesie in place to punch the holes with crop a dile. It helped to use the ruler on the crop a dile so the placement of the holes were standard across all the onesies. The best tip of 2013 is to color your own bling with Copic markers! 

for views of the individual pages scroll down

When putting together this book, it is important to pay attention to where your embellishments are placed. The goal is to make the book as flat as possible. In general, I decorated the neckline, sleeves, high waist, low waist and bottom. Create an equal amount of designs and mix it up to make sure the decorations don't cause the book to gape open once it's assembled. 

Note: the onesies must be returned after the shower for assembly into the book. That's a chance to get any triage done. There was food on some, others were wrinkled etc. It helps if you put a huge X on the side you don't want people to write on. The onesies were so pretty I guess folks didn't feel right writing on them. Half were written on the back only. Guests didn't know the pages were going to be adhered to chipboard afterwards. I ended up having to re-write (and you know it's hard to read folks' handwriting - hope I got it right!?!) half of the onesies myself.

Supplies:
  • Onesie from the New Arrival Cricut cartridge pg. 99
  • DCWV Black 12x12" chipboard - onesies cut at 11" with the shadow function (Qty. 12)
  • Covers: onesie cut with the blackout function - glossy hot pink zebra print cardstock from The Paper Studio Safari Untamed stack (Qty. 2)
  • Onesies cut at 11" form hot pink cardstock from The Paper Studio (Qty. 22)
  • A bib: Cricut Imagine cartridge Nursery Tails cut at 6.5"
  • The cover is adorned with glitter dome strips by Crystal stickers, bloomers, Paper Studio bling brads,  cardstock punched with a Martha Stewart punch: scallop 2 dots, printing done on my Epson workforce
  • The onesies were adorned with a host of supplies by: The Paper Studio Spare Parts, bloomers, making memories, Spellbinders want 2 scrap, Petaloo Floral embellishments, Heidi Swapp, My big ideas - mambi stones, Bazzill cardstock, Recollections, EK success, Marvy Uchida and Martha Stewart punches
  • Adhesives - Terrifically Tacky Tape, Scotch ATG, Thermoweb zots - petite to jumbo, Invisible tape
  • Crop a dile big bite - 3/16" hole set to 1" depth
  • Rings - bead landing 
  • Copic markers, Zig writer
It was a mass production situation in my dining room!

Here's a few of my favorite designs. I had lots of fun creating my own layered embellishments with punches, buttons, card stock, bling, brads etc.

This is my favorite one. I used a whole pack of Paper Studio paper clips that had hot pink zebra print ribbon on top. I raided Hobby Lobby for anything in this pattern and they had a lot of it! I covered the actual paper clips with bloomers to make it more presentable. This onesie is heavy. Be sure to secure it with heavy 2 sided tape.



Oh, Lawd I feel like I am giving birth to this post!! So many pics, info... I haven't eaten all morning. But I have to get this out to y'all!



I hope you hung in there with me and enjoyed this post! Please come back tomorrow for the Denami hop!!

Join me, you have plenty of time to submit a project for most of these challenges!

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  4. Pin and Tack- Anything goes
  5. 2 Creative Chicks - 3D
  6. Creative Inspiration Paints - anything goes
  7. Krafty Girls - die cuts
  8. Sarah Hamer Designs - Anything goes
  9. Sentimental SundaysIngredients challenge  1- Image, 2- Die Cuts3- Patterned Papers4- Embellishments (plus a sentiment)


La-Vie




26 comments:

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

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  2. Well for your first mini I think you did an A+WESOME job! I'm doing one for my brothers shower too. I just finished the invitations and thank you cards.

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

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  3. Absolutely ADORABLE!!!

    Thank you for joining us at 2 Creative Chicks Challenges.
    Have a wonderful day,
    Migdalia
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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  4. Wow, I can't believe this is your first album from scratch! It was a GENIUS idea to do it in the shape of a onesie, and I love how you shared such detailed pictures and explanations. The recipient was surely over the moon about this work of art! Thanks so much for sharing it with us at CI Paints!

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  5. Very cute, La-Vie! I've never tried making a mini yet. This onesie is precious!!!

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  6. I LOVE this!!! This is such a FAB idea for a baby shower!!! For your first mini album, you've done GOOD, real good!
    Thank you so much for sharing this with us at Sentimental Sundays this week.

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  7. Thank you for Linking Up at An Inky Situation. Your project is featured on our Facebook Page today and linked to your blog!
    An Inky Situation Page on Facebook
    :) Janis
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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  8. Well you did an awesome job! That is wild and so original, way to go.

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  9. I love, love this mini-album. You done an awesome job. Great job.

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  10. This is amazing! I love it!
    Thank you for playing along with us at Krafty Girls!
    Maribel

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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    2. Thanks for picking me as one of the top 3!!!

      La-Vie

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  11. Hard to believe this is your first ever mini album. You did a great job.

    Mary Anne, Great Impressions DT

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    1. You’ve made me smile with your awesome review of my work! Thank you from the bottom of my heart!

      It’s amazing! I have 198 faithful followers, but I’m looking to grow to 250 in the next month. If you haven’t followed me yet, please consider it. If you have, please share my link and encourage a few friends to follow me. Thanks. I really REALLY appreciate it! When I reach 250 I’m going to have a great giveaway!

      La-Vie

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  12. Great project. Always so happy to see everyone having fun in crafting.
    From the 2 Creative Chicks:)
    Tabitha
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  13. This is just simply ADORABLE!!! I just love, love, love it . . . and I can't believe it's your 1st shaped mini album. You did a GREAT job . . . and the color is perfect. :) I think I am going to have to scraplift this if/when my baby sister has a baby herself. Thanks for sharing . . . and for the inspiration!!!

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    1. Thank you so much Katherine! I'd love to see the one you create (if the opportunity arises!)

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