I love This and That Books from Stampin' Up! I have made quite a few of them. Last year I made one with a list of goals and a place to record my results. I called it Forty before 40. And I have made a pretty good dent in that list (I still have a few years left). I also made a book to jot down all things creative; blog post ideas, wish lists, card class ideas, etc. But today I am sharing an extra special one. It is a maternity book I made for my very best friend who will be welcoming her first child in August. I had to keep this project under wraps until her exciting news was made public and since it has been, I am excited to share this. Here is the cover:
This and That books come in three different types. I chose the Documented one because I felt my friend would like it the most. It also coordinated well with the new baby DSP, Sweet Dreams. I divided the book into sections with various subjects for her to jot down plans, idea and special memories. The best things about these books is that the inside pages are already decorated with great DSP. I decided to use the File Tabs to create dividers in coordinating card stock. Here is a look at each section:
This was probably my favorite page...I got the idea for the little swaddled baby from a card made by Stampin'Up!'s founder, Shellie Gardner.
The Baby's First stamp and framelits were perfect for this section!
I love the idea of using the "Hello my name is ______" stamp from Starburst Sayings for a new baby page. I did that for my son's album!
And finally we needed a section for the special memories or maybe funny pregnancy stories. I know there was a lot of that for me!
I was also sure to include the matching stickers and washi tape for my friend to add as she fills this book. Although I used it to make a maternity book, with all the different stamps and embellishments available, you could make a book for any occasion! Thanks for looking! Be sure to check out the favorites of the other SSI designers!