In our special issue Scrapbooking Babies and Toddlers, we have an article about creating mini albums as a gift to moms of newborn babies. Because, really, making an album is the last thing she has time for when she just gave birth. But on the other hand, a lot of photos are being taken and memories/thoughts should be jotted down while they are fresh.
In the article (p 23), we share four album ideas. We have one more today! An album to collect the photos of those first visitors. Everybody wants to hold the baby and pose with him. As grandparents, uncles, aunts, siblings, friends show up, pictures get taken. This is a great way to remember who came by that first week. It’s super simple, because let’s be honest, you don’t have a lot of time on your hands either.
-a pad of 6″x6″ patterned paper (this one uses Echo Park Paper Co. Dots&Stripes)
-one 6″x6″ sheet of patterned paper for the cover (Cosmo Cricket Twenty-Three)
-polaroid stamp (Lawn Fawn Say Cheese)
-letter stickers (Jillibean Soup Alphabeans)
-various tags (Elle’s Studio)
-white cardstock + black ink
-your choice of binding
- Cut various sheets of patterned paper and the cover paper to 4.5″x3.5″. Round corners.
- Stamp the polaroid stamp on white cardstock, and trim them out. Adhere one to each page.
- For the cover, stamp the polaroid, add some color, stickers, bind. You are done!
If you are giving a blank album, make a little gift bag with the album, cute tags, little buttons, adhesive, and some colorful pens. She’ll be happy to not hunt down the embellishments for it.
If you are creating a completed album for the mom, just print the photos slightly smaller than 2.5″ squares, trim and adhere. Handwrite the names of the visitors and attach some sweet pre-printed tags. Quick and easy!
This is one of those gifts that will be cherished, and flipped through again and again!
For more ideas on how you can create mini albums and other thoughtful gifts for the new mom to be, be sure to pick up your copy of Scrapbooking Babies & Toddlers, on sale tomorrow, (November 27, 2012)!
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