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Welcome to day 5 of the Papertrey Ink May release countdown. It's another group post today and it's all of about creating with the new Ruby Rose set. My project also includes images from my new Wonderful Words: Baby set.

All of the new stamp sets and products that I am sharing today will be available to purchase on May 15th (tomorrow!), 10PM ET, at Papertrey Ink.

I went to Pinterest for a little inspiration and found this sweet quilty picture:


image credit: Nana Company

I have been inspired by Nana Company before for projects that I have done - I just love her blog!


For my project, I put together a little mini book for my best friend of the day when her new baby girl Ailsa (pronounced ale-saw) was born. I had found some kraft file folder die cuts that a friend had gifted me a very long time ago and decided that was going to make the base of my mini book.

There are so many ways that you could get a similar look for a mini book like this: Using an electronic die cut machine that has a file for a file folder shape, use the Edgers #5 dies on the edge of your pages, or even cut down some actual file folders to use.

I combined the "baby" word with "welcome" from Wonderful Words: Baby with letters from the Stitched Alphabet set to spell out Ailsa's name for the cover. I added stamped/die cut flowers from the Ruby Rose set stamped in colors from my inspiration piece. I even added a little bunting like fabric from my inspiration with the Tiny Triangles set.


Here's a look at the side of the little book. I used 2 file folder cards layered on top of each other and then stitched them together with my sewing machine.


On the inside pages, I stamped Ruby Rose flowers in Fresh Snow ink on the page bases. My one flower under Ailsa's picture has a tint to it from not cleaning up my stamps well before inking them up in Fresh Snow ink. I was fine with the effect for this page and as I stamped the flowers were more white colored in the rest of the book (and my stamp pad is fine too, in case you were worried...)

The sentiment on the left page is from the Inside & Out: Baby set. I stamped it on a patterned paper from the Sugar Plum patterned paper collection. I used the same paper to type up some other picture information throughout the book too.


A few die cut flowers sprinkled through out the book are perfect accents for the pages. I also stamped a few words from the Wonderful Words: Baby set on each tab of the mini book.


I kept it simple with just members of their immediate family holding their sweet new addition.




Such a special day that I was honored to be a part of. I am excited to give this sweet little book to my friend - I know she will love it.


Be sure to stop by Nichole's blog so you can link up to the whole design team and see their projects that they created with the Ruby Rose set. Stamp designers with new sets this month will be sharing peeks on their blogs too: DawnMelissa, and Maile.

I will be back tomorrow to share the rest of my projects from this month's release. Thank you so much for visiting today!


all supplies from Papertrey Ink unless noted

Welcome Baby Ailsa Mini Book

size: about 6 1/4" x 4 3/4"

stamps: Ruby Rose, Wonderful Words: Baby, Stitched Alphabet, Inside & Out: Baby, Tiny Triangles

ink: Smokey Shadow, Fresh Snow, Pure Poppy, Hawaiian Shores, Aqua Mist, Simply Chartreuse

cardstock: white, kraft (unknown source), Sugar Plum patterned paper

other: Ruby Rose dies, Wonderful Words: Baby die, Corner Chomper (We R Memory Keepers), file folder die (unknown source)