Alright folks, you have ONE week until Mother’s Day, so here’s is another Mother’s Day Gift Album idea. This is actually going to Grandma from my two cuties, so you can really make this for any lovely woman in your life. First off, if you’re reading this blog looking for a Mother’s Day idea, let me tell you, most women (at least the one’s I know) love thoughtful, homemade gifts from their children. Sure, you can flower her with roses (and by all means do so if you’d like), but gift her something from those children that they can help make! It’s fun, it’s personal, and it will make her heart melt.
First off, you need to choose your album. Want2Scrap has a plethora of different albums and what they’re made out of. I used a Mixed Media Album because I liked that it had different chipboard/paper/medias to offer. I’m so glad I went with this because I was able to use my imagination more and my kids were able to get their hands dirty as well! I wasn’t sure what to do with the corrugated…until I saw fingerpaints! I had her create a 2 year old masterpiece and she really liked the bumps. I had them stamp their hands on the canvas and they got to play with magic marker for another picture. I know they were in heaven as they excitedly ruined two marker heads. I’m glad they did.
After you’ve chosen your album, it’s time to choose your paper! I love the DCWV line (ok…I just love paper), but they have so many options to choose from that you can’t go wrong.
* Adhere the paper to the album FIRST, and then cut it out! I suggest using a craft knife (especially if you have an intricate album) but using scissors works great too! This makes the paper fit the chipboard better.
I used some of the new QuicKutz dies that cut AND emboss! They are so cute! They are super easy to use and I love that they don’t get stuck in the die; they just pop right out! Easy. When you’re dong with your paper/ dies, embellish that puppy up! Want2Scrap Bling and American Craft Ribbon (SO adorable!) are the perfect ways to add SO MUCH pizzaz to any project.
HAVE FUN with it and it will be awesome!
1202 - Want2Scrap Stepping Stones Album
PS-005-00283 – DCWV Blue Citrus 12×12 Paper
S5-1756 – Spellbinders Labels Twenty -Nine
CL544 – Hero Arts Big Ticket Stamps
DC0468 – QuicKutz Flowers
DC0469 – QuicKutz Flutter
DC0284 – QuicKutz Nesting Butterflies
658502 – Sizzix Flower, Daisy
2163- Want2Scrap Steel Blue Pearls
2063 - Want2Scrap Baby Blue Rhinestones
2294 - Want2Scrap Gun Metal Pearls
4055 - Want2Scrap B.Y.O.B. 1
TIM32830 – Tim Holtz Ripe Persimmon
TIM20257 - Tim Holtz Weathered Wood
TIM32861 - Tim Holtz Festive Berries
89357 – American Crafts Dear Lizzy Ribbon
202 – 1/4″ Scor-Tape
Happy Mother’s Day to all those wonderful Mothers and Grandmothers out there!
Thanks and Happy Scrappin’!