I used a DCWV Premium Stack called 'Linen Closet Matstack' for the cardstock papers that made up my book. Half of the pages were glittered. These papers are already 4.5" x 6.5", so they worked perfectly for the size of the advice cards to leave some space on the side to attach them with a binder ring. The embellishments were all ones I found at Jo Ann's in their dollar aisle.
I embellished each page that the guests wrote on, as well as the quotes that I had printed out on my computer.
I tied ribbons around the binder ring and embellished the front cover using a vellum quote glued to a glitter frame and the whole thing was attached using foam squares.
The very last page of the album included the quote that was on the invitations that I made for the shower. I felt like this was a good way to tie everything together.
Following are the quotes I printed out and included in the book. I wanted there to be a mix of practical, sentimental and humorous ones.
In the sheltered simplicity of the first days after a baby is born, one sees again the magical closed circle, the miraculous sense of two people existing only for each other.
-Anne Morrow Lindbergh
The most important thing a father can do for his children is love their mother.
Of all the rights of women, the greatest is to be a mother.
There was never a great man who had not a great mother.
Always be nice to your children because they are the ones who will choose your rest home.
Frogs and snails and puppy-dogs' tails,
That's what little boys are made of.
Children seldom misquote you. They more often repeat word for word what you shouldn't have said.
There is no way to be a perfect mother, and a million ways to be a good one.
You can see the invitations I made for the shower here.
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