Baby album

I made an album for my niece and her parents to put pictures in. It was supposed to be a christening/name giving gift but they got it a bit earlier since I didn’t want them to forget to take pictures and write down memories each month. It’s my first big album, with 20 12×12 pages. I mostly used the collection Let’s polka, mon amie by Lawnfawn and some other pieces that matched the colors in the collection.

Page 1 – Alicia
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Page 2 – Mom and dad

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Page 3 – Waiting for you

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Page 4 – Your faces

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Page 5 – Peekaboo

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Page 6 – The prettiest girl

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Page 7 – Look! I can make this on my own

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Page 8 – 1 month

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Page 9 – 2 months

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Page 10 – 3 months

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Page 11 – 4 months

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Page 12 – 5 months

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Page 13 – 6 months

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Page 14 – 7 months

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Page 15 – 8 months

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Page 16 – 9 months

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Page 17 – The first Christmas

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Page 18 – 10 months

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Page 19 – 11 months

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Page 20 – 1 year

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Lennart 84

My grandfather turned 84 this year and I made him a birthday card. He loves classy things and gold so I made sure to add a lot of that and some bling

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Cilla 50

One of my aunts turned 50 this year and she got this glittery golden card! I know she likes gold and pearls so I think it fit her pretty well. Unfortunately I wasn’t able to attend the party so I never got to see how it was received.

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Birthday cards

I decided to work on my card stash this weekend and made two masculine cards using one of my favorite papers from the dapper dan collection.

For this card I was inspired by this week’s Retro sketch challenge #138

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And this card was inspired by the Fab Friday challenge #53

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Batman birthday card

My youngest cousin turns 3 today and he’s a big batman fan so I decided to make him a themed card
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I used my sizzix to cut out two oval shapes, one yellow and one black. Then I cut out the bat by hand and adhered it on the yellow piece. I stamped some dots on the gray background and smudged some gold glimmer mist over the badge to make it shine.

I used this week’s sketch from Freshly made sketches and the pink gem challenge #111; for the boys

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82nd birthday card

My grandfather turned 82 yesterday and I made a card for his birthday, and some cake.
I chose to use elements that I know he likes, such as raspberries, motorcycles, gold and shooting. He has been shooting in competitions for as long as I can remember and he took me and my brother for practice once a week when we were younger. I loved it and every summer I asked if we could go shooting with air pistols which he always brought with him to our summer house.
First I thought of adding a plain white or kraft tag but then I remembered I had some old paper targets left from my practice so I cut a tag out of one of them. Such a damn good idea I must say!
The raspberries are a few rhinestones glued together on a piece of paper, painted with some stickles to make them more pinkish.

My friend Jennie made the layout for me and the more I look at it, the more I like it. It’s interesting how much positive feedback I’ve gotten from showing the picture of the card. Now I just have to analyze what makes this card so god damn fab!

Since there is a challenge at 2 sisters challenge blog with the theme “just for dad” I decided to enter with this one. Exciting!
I’m also entering the current Alota Rubber stamps challenge (alota109): make a wish. I wished my grandfather a happy birthday (and more to come!) with this card. I think he liked it, he watched all the details for a long time.

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A closeup on the raspberries, so happy to use my bling stash!

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Here’s the cakes I made, roll cake (directly translated from Swedish; rullt√•rta), it might actually be called Swiss roll when translating it. I prefer to call it roflcaek. Anyway, the red one is filled with mashed fresh raspberries and the brown one is filled with a nut creme! Next time I’ll make one with lemon curd and maybe some strawberries.. *drool*

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