Thursday, January 28

Toilet Paper Roll Album

I have been working on a toilet paper roll album. I had a friend in one of my Yahoo Groups share the link to a youtube video with me for this very cool idea and I just KNEW I had to try it! I turned mine into a 9month journal of my pregnancy. I still haven't finished adding all the details and pics, but I better hurry. Baby is scheduled to come Monday!! :)

I used a shaker box 3D sticker on the front cover. I have no idea what line it is, it was a goodie from my step-mom. The paper I used came from Michaels. It is 2 separate double sided coordinating sheets. One is striped on one side and solid pink on the other. Though there is a textured look to it even though it's flat. The other sheet is the same solid pink on one side but rose colored circles on the flip side. The album is tied with a sheer rose ribbon. I used the same ribbon as pulls on the tags. I finished off the cover with white Alphabities to spell the new babies name-to-be and coordinating mini gemstones that caused me major headaches gluing down....but aren't they cute???

The 2nd and 3rd page detail the first two months. The calendar stickers came in a sheet from Hobby Lobby. In month one, I detailed finding out about the baby coming and the tag shows the date. The tags are cut with a Sizzix die. The second month details the first sono we had showing everything was growing right on schedule. I included the actual sono printout on the tag. Each tag pulls out from the inside of each roll.
Month three, I journaled about my cravings and the pull out tag I used to tell a short quote from each of my other kids when they found out about the baby coming. Month four shows the second sonogram we had done around 12 weeks and journals all about that experience.
Month five's tag shows the 'big sonogram' and I of course had to document that it was a girl!!! Month six, I shared the names we were tossing around. The tag journals about my favorite maternity clothes.

Month seven has a photo mat where I intend to put a photo of my baby bump. We had a camera, but just recently got a new computer so I haven't had a chance to print one I took around Thanksgiving out. The journaling tag talks about my gestational diabetes diagnosis. Month eight we switched the kid's bedrooms around. Moved my 10 year old son into the smaller bedroom so that my five year old daughter and the new baby can share the bigger room. On the pull out tag, I intend to put a photo of the baby's side of the room.

The last photo I have to share shows month nine. It has a photo mat on the tag as well as the page. I hope to put at least one photo from my shower on one and hopefully another on the other. Maybe one will be a list of guests? The right side of the photo is actually the front of the album again, but showing the tag that pulls out. It will show a picture of baby Allie when she finally makes her debut!!

To check out the original tutorial click HERE. She has lots of great videos, so take a minute to look around there =)

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