So I know a gal (I only ‘know’ her because I just moved in) who just had a baby. I personally love home made gifts. There is something so thoughtful about someone who put some time behind their gift. I decided that I would make a baby photo journal/scrap album. I have like a million journals and albums myself and the ones I did while my babies were babies are my favorite ones to sit down and look at. The first thing to do would be to find a blank album of some kind…any size…color…or shape. Then get your hands on papers, buttons, stickers, rivets, and any other fun things you could add to make it unique. This, ladies, is when you can let your creative juices flow! Here are some pictures of the one that I made:
The cover of my baby journal / album. I went with a green nature theme.
This is a frame that I added to the first page. I left the top half un-glued so that the receiver of the gift can add a favorite picture.
I love to layer different items with a similar color palette and add thoughts or advice.
The vintage look has always caught my eye and so I tear my papers before adding them to the page. You can also use sandpaper to give it a rough finish and inks to stain the edges.
Journaling cards make it easy for the receiver to jot down thoughts like funny things that have happened or maybe a tender moment they don't want to forget.
I added punch holes so that I could tie it closed with a coordinating ribbon.
Die cuts always add a 'professional' look that pairs really great with the roughness of the vintage style.
I added rivets and brads to several pages and they looked way stinking cute!
So there you have it…now go and CREATE!
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