My cousin is due next month with her first bundle of joy! Maria and Matt have chosen to be surprised with the gender of the baby, hence decorating the baby's nursery in a neutral jungle theme. I used their color template for the nursery to create this adorable shadow box. With scrapbooking supplies such as little clothespins, fancy scissors, and cute giraffe stickers, this lil box took just under an hour to complete.
The little items on the clothesline can be removed by pressing the clothepins to write the baby's name and stats: date of birth, height, weight, time of birth, etc.
The bottom of the shadow box has a layered space for a picture of the baby, surrounded by the cute giraffes. The middle giraffe appears when you close the shadow box lid. I also made and gave them this little mini pop-out, jungle-themed scrapbook. Here is the front of the album:
Here is the back cover of the album, which includes two pull-out tags for pictures or journaling:
To open, just undo the ribbon and the album pops open revealing four squares:
Two of the squares pop open even more, allowing more space for pictures and journaling:
I wrapped up the shadow box and added this cute giraffe and scrapbooked tag:
I scrapbooked a little paper bag, a little lion tag, and crimped some green paper to look like jungle grass to place the mini scrapbook in:
Now that's a presentation fit for a jungle! I can't wait to see the mini scrapbook album and shadow box completed once the baby arrives!
This is a fun way to keep track of how many Christmas Holidays you and your significant other have spent together. I just took a shadow box and decorated the inside using scrapbook paper and embellishments. Then, I placed a photograph of our first Christmas together in the middle of the box, raising the picture up a little with circle pop-up sticky tabs.
I added the date of our first Christmas as well.
I used hot glue to attach ribbon around the sides of the shadow box, complete with a bow and extra embellishments on top.
Finally, I added a bell for each Christmas thus far that we have spent together.
What an easy keepsake to have and display at Christmas each year! I have a bag of silver bells behind the back of the shadow box to make it easy to add each year! I am making one of these for my brother and his new fiancé as well-what a nice gift it will be!