Baby Boy, Brag Book

Front Cover
Hi Everyone..  This week for Cheery Lynn Designs I have created a "Baby Boy, Brag Book".  I was reading a thread on a forum recently about how difficult it is to make a baby book for a boy, as you cannot add flowers.  Well, for me personally - I add flowers, I just make them "BLUE"!!

Due to the length of this post, I will not go into the nitty gritty details - just wondering if nitty gritty is an Australian saying, so will explain it means 'small details'. 
Close Up of Medium Rose
Above is a close up of the Medium Rose, which is constructed by rolling the middle, and building up in layers.  You can make them tight, open, or however takes your fancy. I will do a tutorial soon on how I do my roses, as it seems all of us DT girls do ours differently.

Page 1
The flowers on Page 1: The large flower with button, being made from the Cuties 4.  The smaller white flowers are from the Flower Chain Border (I just removed flowers from border), I included the medium sized Darling Daisies in the middle of each - they replicate stamens.  The tiny flowers are the inserts to the Snow Flake Edger Border die.  I really like those inserts, they could have 'many' uses when making flowers!

Page 2 below, I embossed the cardstock using the Black Eyed Susan Embossing Plate.

Page 2
Page 3
Page 3 and 4 (above and below) I have used the Cheery Blossoms and Dimensional Leaves.

Page 4
Page 5 (below) I used the Roses and Leaves Embossing Plate.  I love the beautiful detail I manage to get using the Cheery Lynn Designs Embossing Plates, in conjunction with the Embossing Kit!! The French Flair-Classic Series was used to create journaling areas.

Page 5

Page 6
Page 6 (above) includes the Medium Rose, constructed more in a flat manner and not 3 dimensional.  I just used an awl to round the leaves on a computer mouse mat. 

Page 7
Judy's Blooms, and the Stacker Leaves on Page 7 (above), I always double the layers of the die to create more volume.

Page 8
The flower on Page 8 (above) was created using the new release Fransesca Border die.  To create a flower like this, all you need to do is score at regular intervals over the whole die cut, and fold like a fan.  Adhere the two ends together with a strong adhesive, and push down to form flower - adhere to the smallest circle in the Scalloped Window Stackers Series.

Page 9
Another rose using the Cuties 3 on page 9 (above).

Page 10
Using Snowflake 6 to add a little character to my flower arrangement.  Snowflakes can be used in so many other creations, besides winter or Christmas!
Back Cover

Journal Tag
Dies Used:
B154 Medium Rose

Do not forget this weeks challenge, with the theme being "Sweethearts", all the details can be found "HERE".  You have a chance of winning a $20 shopping voucher!!!  

Have a great, and creative week...


  1. Just adore those blue tones Sandie. Flowers look stunning even if it is for a boy! Celeste X

  2. Sandie, this is absolutely beyond words to describe. Any parent (or grandparent) would LOVE this. I love the inspiration you give. I have a couple of the flowers, but I'd love to have more. (Of course, it doesn't stop at flowers.) Hugs, dj1952

  3. so adorable sandie, love all the pages you have created with the dies, so beautiful :)

  4. I really love your Baby Boy book! I have always hesitated using flowers and too many 'frills' when dealing with boys. You have shown so many wonderful dies and just how beautiful they are for any occasion!! I love your talent!!

  5. OMG! What a beautiful, adorable, darling baby book. Wow!Fabulous job.

  6. Sandie, this is breathtakingly beautiful! Love all the uses of the dies and your creativity! Gorgeous!

  7. Stunning work as always Sandie! Tenderness is the major word here, and it shows in every single detail!
    Love from France, Kianel.


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