27.12.19

Baby Girl Scrapbook Tutorial


I love seeing little girls in pink dresses and  when I saw the  adorable Onesie dies from Crealies  I knew just what I had to make! Cute baby girl dresses and of course it had to be pink!

I made a special type of scrapbook / mini album where each dress is your canvas for adding photos and journalling . Each  dress  has a front and a back , so you can add a minimum of 4 photos in each dress and tuck in even more if you add pockets inside each dress.

Unlike conventional albums...the  pages are not attached to each other but each dress has its own individual hanger from which you can take out the  dress and look at the  photos inside or add a bit of journalling within it.

I made the  hangers out of wire and prettied it up by wrapping satin ribbon around the  wire hanger.

I also made the stand using skewer sticks and ribbon. it is quite long and has room to hang  lots and lots of dresses! Can you see the  dangling crystal heart ...it is adorable ...if I may say so myself!

I made 10 dresses in all and kept the  dresses fairly simple but you can embellish away to glory or follow the  minimalist style!

All the  dresses have ribbon roses, bits of lace and paper buttons die cut with Crealies  dies. I also made a cute shaker baby bottle  using the  Crealies  bottle die. It is tiny and filled with hearts and stars and turned out sooo cute!

Baby Girl Scrapbook Tutorial 
Here 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.



Fold along  the  score lines and cut this into two along the  1 inch length so that you have two 1/2 inch pieces scored in the  middle. Each piece will  have a 1/8th inch strip in the  middle and a 1/2 inch strips on either side of this.
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.

16 comments:

  1. You amaze me! How did you ever come up with this and all those little "pink" hangers! Painted? Your creativity is just over the top! An amazing project!

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    1. Thank you Shona...The hangers are pink because I wrapped pink satin ribbon around it....it took a lot of time but totally worth it!

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  2. WOW. sooooooooooo schön
    glg Gertrude

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  3. Oh My Goodness!!!! This is simply ADORABLE! I loveeeeeeee those little outfits, the bar and the little hangers!!!!

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  4. OMG!!! This is so adorable! You are so creative!
    Have a great day!
    Marilyn❤

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  5. Fabulous design and project, this is just gorgeous and the hangers are amazing. I love all the little details on each dress, a true keepsake, hugs, Lori m

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  6. SQEEEEAL, WOW! Sonia, these are fabulous, how creative you are, this is awesome. What a wonderful treasure.
    Faith x

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  7. Wonderful project and just so clever Sonia..love the pink and details and the little hangers...gorgeous.

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  8. Wow!! This is the cutest most adorable project I've ever seen! And soooo creative! Love how you made the hangers and display rack! Hats off to your patience and creativity! :) <3

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  9. Wow wow wow!!!! You are always so clever, accurate and creative!!! AMAZING album, I'm speechless! How many work here, but the result is just stunning and wonderful!!! There are a lot of details to see in any onesie and the hangers are absolutely delightful!! And loooove all that pink!!! :D

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  10. Oh WOW, Sonia. This is absolutely amazing!! xx

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  11. Dear Dr Sonia
    I am speechless. Love it so much. You are a genius.It is truly a fantastic project and a labour of love. You are definetely my Craft Guru and you and your family are in my daily prayers. withoads of love and gratitude

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  12. Wow, zachwycam się :) Cudowna praca, jestem pod wrażeniem :)

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  13. U always freak me out with ur lovely creations dear. This is no less...the most adorable project for me... thanks for sharing wth us xoxo-Hema

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