Baby Girl Scrapbook TutorialHere is how I made the Dresses
Even though you may not have the Crealies dies I have used you can adapt this idea to a hand cut pattern or any other die cut you may have
I die cut 2 dresses using Crealies Cardzz die using thick card stock and pattern paper to create the back and front of the baby girl's dress.
The front and back of the dress are joined at the sleeves using a 1/2 inch width strip of reinforced card stock.
Take a strip of card stock around 1 x 1 and 1/8 inches and score at 1/2 inch and 1/8th inch after that.
This piece will help to join the front and back of the dress. Optionally reinforce this joining piece of card with duct tape or Tyvek.
Stick the 1/2 inch parts onto the sleeves of the dress as shown below.
Fold the strips. Leaving the 1/8th inch part, apply glue to the remaining 1/2 inch strip and stick the back of the dress on to this. This way you will make a dress with enough room inside to add pockets and each half and slip in a couple of photos.
To glue the dresses, liquid adhesive is a better choice that tacky tape as it will allow you to adjust your dress to get a perfect alignment of the front and back.
After roughly adhering and ensuring correct alignment...lay the dress parts flat and press the joint to ensure a good adhesion.
I made 10 dresses with space to add 40 photos!
You can make your own dress hangers using a bit of wire . My hangers are tailor made to the dress size and measures around 4 inches across.
I first made one hanger roughly using wire and then nailed 3 nails to a piece of wood to help wind the wire around the nails to make all the hangers fairly uniform in size. The loop at the top was made by wrapping the wire around a pen and then I wound the remaining wire around the nails . It was time consuming and not the easiest of tasks as I was working with really stiff wire and had to take frequent breaks but in the end it was totally worth the effort!
The best thing about this style of scrap-booking is you can add more dresses to hold more photos and you are not limited by the number of pages of your album
and it does look super cute when displayed!
I hope you liked this idea.