Paper

Stamped Baby-A-Saurus Album

By  Amy Jandrisevits 

size: 5-1/8"x5-3/8"

  • Stamped Baby-A-Saurus Album
  • Inside View
  • Different Inside View

Materials

  • Brown paper lunch bags, three
  • Cardstock, assorted bright colors
  • Patterned papers, assorted bright spots and stripes
  • Assorted ribbons
  • Assorted buttons
  • Assorted brads

Tools

  • Stamps: Dinosaur Egg, Happy Rex, Birthday Dinosaur (Whipper Snapper Designs); Artistic Lowercase Alphabet (Hero Arts); Screen Square (Imaginations); paw print (unknown)
  • Marvy Black Dye-Based Ink Pad (Uchida)
  • Copic markers (Imagination International)
  • Circle punch, 1/4”
  • 1. Stack and fold lunch bags in half, with bottom bag flaps to inside. Punch three holes through folded spine, 1/2" from edge. Cut twenty-one 4" ribbon lengths; tie seven lengths through each hole to bind album.
  • 2. Cut following squares: 3-1/8" and 4-1/2" green cardstock; 2-7/8" white card stock; 4-1/4" patterned paper.
  • 3. Stamp dino egg image on separate piece of white cardstock; color with markers and cut out, leaving very narrow border. Adhere image to white cardstock square.
  • 4. Stamp sentiment on white cardstock and trim to 3/4"x3-1/2"; mat on blue cardstock. Using photo as guide, adhere paper layers to front of album. Adhere button. Note: If allowing small children to handle album, omit buttons to prevent choking hazard.
  • 5. For back cover, repeat steps for front cover using Birthday Dinosaur image.
  • 6. For interior pages, use photos as inspiration. Mix patterned papers, cardstock, stamped images and sentiments, and photos to fit theme. Use interior bag flaps as flip pages or pockets. Use open ends of bags to hold memorabilia, tags and additional photos; create pull tabs from various ribbons.