I found this paper at JoAnn's craft store (on sale for 40% off, I might add) that fit the theme of the baby's room absolutely perfectly. Here is the 9"x9" album I made (I still need to finish the other side.) I started with just a plain white accordian album from Close to my Heart.
I also made a matching keepsake box from Close to my Heart's Memory Keeper box.
Here's my favorite part of the gift. This is my signature "What's in a Name?" Frame. (I sell these...so if you're interested in one of your own, please let me know.) The mom and dad are still deciding between 2 names, so the blank squares will eventually spell the baby's name. But both names have an "A" so I was able to do one letter so they can see what it will look like. I cut the letters on double-sided sticky paper on my cricut, then covered it in silver glitter. (I use Martha Stewart's glitter...it's super sparkly!)
This is the matching card I made. You can find instructions to make your own on Lauren Meader's blog here. I cut the monkey out of the paper. Yes, even the tail. It's a little insane, I know. But I do it while watching TV so it's not so bad. Plus, how cute does this monkey look...isn't it worth it?!
Here is my inspiration for the gifts. This is actually a placemat, but it's hung in the room as wall art. The colors are a bit more subdued, but there is a bright green rug in the room, the color green in these gifts, so I figured it was ok to go a little brighter :)
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