Wednesday, 22 August 2012

Little Bo Peep ... A mini book and more!!

Hello Everyone!!
When the new collection from Crate Paper, Little Bo Peep landed here at S J Crafts, I just knew DT Team member, Jennifer would create something beautiful with it, so I sent her a parcel of goodies. I wasn't wrong!!

Over to Jennifer .....

Ooh, how pretty and lovely is the Little Bo Peep collection from Crate Paper?! When I opened the parcel containing it I just had to sit and stroke the papers, and show all the lovely embellies off to my friends, before I could start to use it! But once I started creating with it, I just couldn't stop...

First up is a mini book I made using the Tag Cuts sheet of paper. It's all about my daughter in the months before she finished nursery (pre-school), to capture some cute 'little girl' moments before she grows up even more! I'm going to give this as a gift to my Mother-In-Law, her Nanny:

I cut out the tags I liked, stitched a variety of lace to the bottom edges, chose small square photos, and embellished with Border StickersPhrase StickersBrads, and gems / pearls.

There are two tags without photos, on at the front and one at the back of the mini book. All of the tags have journaling on the back, some stories I might not have mentioned to my Mother-In-Law, and some thoughts about my daughter getting so grown up:

I finished it off by joining them all together with a book ring and adding some strips of ribbon to the ring to soften it. I hope my Mother In Law likes the book!

I also dug out some photos of my daughter when she was small, about 5 months old, that I've been meaning to scrapbook for ages, to create this page:

I cut half an inch at the top of a sheet of Charlotte paper, so that I could stick lots of small tags from the Tag Cuts sheet along the top, with their edges sticking over to create a shaped edge, and it wouldn't make the page larger than 12x12. Border Stickers, and some dresses on a washing line cut from the Accent Cuts sheet, were layered at the base of the tags. 

The rest of the page is not too detailed. I added white dots using Mister Huey White Mist, by undoing the mist top, shaking of the excess into the bottle, and then tapping the base of the mist dropper/tube onto my page. To make larger dots I tapped a few times. I like how it looks to accent my usual scattered gems and pearls!

Isn't she cute as a button?!

I have one more project to show you today. Here's a sweet 'Congratulations' card for a new baby girl:

The image from the Accents Sheet is so adorable, and I love the colours in the floral Eleanorpaper. This card really makes me think of happy days from my childhood!

If you haven't bought any of the Little Bo Peep collection yet, then check it out here!! Even if you don't have any little girl photos to use or to give cards too, then you could use the lovely papers and border stickers for some gorgeous summertime projects!  x

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To see more of Jennifer's work, why not visit her blog: Jennifer's Jumbles


Lisa-Jane said...

Loving the mini book but its all wonderful - Great job Jennifer.

Lea said...

Wow!!! These are fantastic. That tag mini album is awesome! Love all the lace layers when the tags are together!

Alison said...

Love the tag book Jennifer!
Alison xx

Lisa Rea said...

The mini book is amazing - so well done!

Lisa - Scrappy Distractions