Fiskars Baby's First Year Tag Book

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by Susan Weinroth, Fiskars

Fiskars Baby's First Year Tag Book

Cardstock plus paper punches plus photos equals family keepsake!

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Instructions

  • 1
    Cut pieces of chipboard to the size of tag book that you'd like (for best results, make the chipboard pieces at least 3-1/4 inch 6-1/2 inch). Then print a photo from each month of baby's first year and/or other desired photos. (Tip: black and white photos, though not required, will provide a cohesive look to the finished project and also give you the flexibility to select any color scheme for your tag book.)
  • 2
    Trim a piece of Light Kraft cardstock to 2-3/4 inch x 6 inch. Use the 2 in 1 corner rounder punch on the top two corners. Trim can be added now or later by machine stitching a loop of ribbon to the top of your tag.
  • 3
    Next, trim a piece of patterned cardstock to fit your page base (several suggestions for cardstock are listed under supplies). Place your photo where you'd like it on the page, and tuck a journaling tag underneath so that it sticks out slightly (this will be a good reminder of where not to stitch in the next step).
  • 4
    Use a sewing machine to stitch around three sides of the photo (not the side with the tag sticking out). This creates the "pocket" for your journaling tag to live in, inside your tag book. Adhere the page to your chipboard base page. If needed, use the craft knife to trim around the corners of the page.
  • 5
    Use hexagons, circles, scallop circles, stars, and heart punches (or other desired punches) on left over scraps of cardstock to embellish pages.
  • 6
    Add the month (of your baby's age) to the photo with the foam stickers.
  • 7
    Use marker to add journaling about such things as weight and height to what the baby loves and hates that month to milestones, etc.

Project Details

  • Level:intermediate
  • Time:2 hours

Project Supplies

  • Fiskars Twist and Flip 2 in 1 Corner Punch 104427584
  • Paper Punches such as Fiskars Squeeze Punch Large Hexagon 104796049 and/or Fiskars Squeeze Punch Extra Large Circle Round n Round 104090957 and/or Fiskars Border Punch Scallop Sentiment 104456381 and/or Fiskars Pop-Up Punch Star 104796045 and/or Fiskars Pop-Up Punch Heart 104796043
  • Fiskars Heavy Duty Craft Knife 104787762 (optional - see step 4)
  • Chipboard (number of pieces needed determined by number and size of pages in Tag Book)
  • Cardstock such as American Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Aqua Dots 104814696 and/or American Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Aqua Waves 104814698 and/or American Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Lime Chevron 104814746 and/or American Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Lime Floral 104814750 (number of pieces needed determined by number and size of pages in Tag Book)
  • Nicole™ Crafts Cardstock 12 inch x 12 inch Light Kraft 104059210 (number of pieces needed determined by number and size of pages in Tag Book)
  • Sewing Machine
  • Ribbon such as Offray Spool O' Ribbon Lime 104188391 and Offray Spool O' Ribbon Island Blue 104188390
  • American Crafts Thickers Glitter Letter Stickers Sprinkles White 104731112 (depending on your journaling you may need several packages)
  • Sharpie Permanent Fine Point Marker Black 104128524
  • Elmer's CraftBond Glue Stick Extra Strength 0.88 oz. 104148370
  • Fiskars Non Stick Scissors 104071915