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Baby Album with Video Tutorial featuring Little Darlings DCE

Posted by Graphic 45 11/15/2017 33 Comment(s) Mini Albums,Tutorials,Videos,

Hello, G45ers!

Today we have a lovely little surprise for you-Sandy Trefger's Little Darlings - Deluxe Collector’s Edition Mini Album video tutorial. We love the cover embellishments and the zig zag pages! This album would be perfect for a boy or a girl and is simple enough to make that you might create several for future gifts. Pro Tip: switch up the paper collection to personalize your own album for any other occasion as well. 




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Just leave a comment here on the blog, Instagram, and/or  Facebook to be entered to win! Up for grabs this week is a Midnight Masquerade prize package, including one 12x12 Patterns & Solids Paper Pad, an 8x8 Paper Pad, Ephemera Cards, Chipboard, Die-cut Tags & Pockets, and Ivory Square Tags.  
The winner will be announced on the blog, Friday, November 17th, 2017.



Little Darlings Mini Baby Album

By Sandy Trefger


“I love the Little Darlings paper collection. When it first came out several years ago, Icreated a baby album of my own baby photos at a class that I took at a retreat.  I loved my album and was so excited for myself and all of you when it was released as a Deluxe Collector’s Edition.  It is the most beautiful baby paper collection ever, in my opinion, and is perfect for a baby boy or girl and even for toddlers.  I designed this mini album using a combination of the pink tones and blue tones from the collection.  It’s a pretty simple design and easy to make ,which is wonderful when you want to make several to have on hand for gift giving or for a baby shower.  I’ve created a video tutorial to show you how I made the album cover, waterfall type pages and the zig-zag pages that are inside.


Graphic 45 Little Darlings Mini Baby Album Tutorial

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Graphic 45 Supplies:



Other Supplies:

  • 12x12 Chipboard, 1 sheet
  • 12x12 Ivory or Cream Cardstock, 8 - 10 sheets
  • ¼” double sided tape
  • Glue
  • Large Magnet Snaps (4 sets)
  • Flat Back Pearls
  • Ribbon
  • Pink Twine
  • Lace
  • Nuvo Aqua Shimmer Brush Pen, Clear
  • Metal Butterfly Charm
  • Ornate Heart Button
  • Decorative Lace Edge Punch


Fun Facts:

  • The crochet baby blanket in the photos for this project was made by my niece Becky when she was 16 years old and given to me at my baby shower.  Her crocheting was beautiful for such a young person and I have kept it all these many years.  It was perfect for staging these photos for my Graphic 45 baby album.

  • The little pink baby shoes in these photos are actually doll shoes that I purchased for a baby doll I have in my vintage toys collection.  I love how they look with the mini album



Tip:  If you are making baby albums ahead to keep on hand for future gift giving, cut out a boy and a girl “For Baby” cut apart and tuck both inside a pocket in the album.  This way once you know if the album is for a boy or girl, you can use the appropriate card with your gift.




I hope I have inspired you to use this lovely paper collection to create mini albums that you can use as baby gifts.   Create several so you’ll always have one on hand for the next time a little one is expected to a friend or family member or for when you are invited to a baby shower.  It will be loved and treasured for many years to come.

Happy Crafting,”

~Sandy Trefger


Looking for more fun ideas using Little Darlings?  Check out what we have created here in the office with a printable project sheet, Deep Rectangle Shadow Box, and G45 papers.  


Little Darlings Lanterns Boy & Girl Workshop
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Thanks for joining us, along with Brand Ambassador Sandy for this fun YouTube tutorial of her lovely Little Darlings - Deluxe Collector’s Edition album. Keep an eye out for our latest DCE, Raining Cats & Dogs on store shelves everywhere very soon. It should also be available on our website not too long after that, for those of you who do not have a local store. We are so excited that people have embraced the return of some of our most well loved collections. We would love to hear which ones you would like to see next in the comments below!


Happy Papercrafting!  

33 Comment(s)

Kate LeBlanc:
11/15/2017, 11:29:18 AM

What a beautiful album! I love the tip for making it ahead of time. Great giveaway this week!

11/15/2017, 11:33:57 AM

Wonderful project with a timeless and beautiful paper collection. What a fabulous gift for a new mother.

Michele Lewis:
11/15/2017, 11:37:22 AM

I love this paper collection!! I purchased from Baby to bride a month or so ago, but was actually looking for this collection! it's so soft and pretty.......I love the album. Thank you so much for the tutorial!

Dana Roepke:
11/15/2017, 11:44:40 AM

Such a great project and precious paper collection - thanks for sharing!

Sue LD:
11/15/2017, 12:11:18 PM

This is so sweet. Thanks for the tutorial.

Jean marmo:
11/15/2017, 12:12:13 PM

I need to make this!

11/15/2017, 12:18:08 PM

What a darling album! The papers are so pretty!Graphic 45 has the best designs!

Theresa Bush:
11/15/2017, 12:44:07 PM

What a great design for a mini album! And the papers are so perfect for a baby book. Thank you for the tutorial.

Cheryl Wells:
11/15/2017, 12:45:51 PM

The baby album is so sweet - love, love the paper collection !!!

Carol G.:
11/15/2017, 12:55:58 PM

How adorable and sweet! Little Darlings is one of my favorite collections! It always amazes me how many beautiful projects you create.

11/15/2017, 01:28:20 PM

This is very nice and would be a wonderful gift for any new Mom! I like the Graphic 45 designs even without real baby photos.

Kirsty Vittetoe:

Beautiful and so so sweet!

11/15/2017, 04:02:05 PM,

Truly beautiful album! Thanks for the tips and tutorial. Have a great week!

Becca Yahrling:
11/15/2017, 05:33:29 PM

How beautiful! And such an awesome gift for a new mama.

Terri Politano:
11/15/2017, 06:31:38 PM

Love this album. Just beautiful!!!!

Mathilde S.:
11/15/2017, 08:48:41 PM

What a gorgeous album,so many beautiful details.

ava gavloski:
11/15/2017, 09:17:58 PM

Great inspirational presentation. Thanks for the deets on how to get the look

Glenda Buster:
11/15/2017, 09:33:08 PM

Beautiful! Thank you Sandy for sharing.

Carla Hundley:
11/15/2017, 10:04:52 PM

Adorable little album and so sweet looking. Carla from Utah

Judy Phillips:
11/16/2017, 12:16:31 AM

What a beautiful project! Thank you so much for your fantastic art and the variety of the projects you share with us!

Carol Jones:
11/16/2017, 12:49:17 AM

So gorgeous! Such detail!

Uzma Modi:
11/16/2017, 02:17:10 AM

Fantastic project!! Thank you for sharing - I’m definitely going to give this a go!!Midnight Masquerade is one collection I haven’t bought yet - been busy hunting for your older collections and successfully buying them from around the world!!

Janet Ingraham:
11/16/2017, 02:33:09 AM

Sweet Baby Album How fun that would be for a new mom or dad

Sarah Hutchins:
11/16/2017, 03:21:46 AM

Absolutely beautiful! A stunning gift for someone special at a special time in their life. Thank you for sharing this.

Dorothy McCarthy:
11/16/2017, 05:17:16 AM,

What a beautiful album!!!

Arianna Barbara:
11/16/2017, 09:15:58 AM

Wow!!! This little mini album is totally sweet and cute!

Rosalie van Hes:
11/16/2017, 09:29:57 AM

So sweet. I can't wait to make an album like this. Thx for the wonderful inspiration.

Martie Rollin:
11/16/2017, 11:00:07 AM

Baby albums are always in style!

Charlene Ottinger:
11/16/2017, 03:15:48 PM

Instructions by Sandy are so clear and love the soft pinks and blues for this project. Mini album would be a treasured gift!

Karen Rice:
11/17/2017, 01:22:39 AM

What a darling little album! I love all of your papers!!!!

Dianna Dean:
11/17/2017, 01:49:23 AM

What a precious mini album!

Sheila Briere:
04/11/2018, 11:30:18 PM

Beautiful projects for some treasured memories and sweet baby moments

Suzanne S Schlabs:
04/12/2018, 01:39:13 PM

Sandy, Thanks for sharing this beautiful album! Just fabulous! Where did you buy the tool to cut the corners?

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