A few months ago, I created a 12 page scrapbook using a half pack of the Whimsy Fundamental papers and the Baby Girl Complements. I loved how these products go together! It was so much fun creating this album that I wanted to make another book using the other half of the paper pack and the Baby Boy Complements. I shelved my blog post about the pages I already made because I wanted to present the two books together.
However, in just a few days these products will all retire! Since I believe this is a great project (wouldn't it make a great new mom gift?), I want to get this posted so now so you'll have a chance to order the supplies before they are gone.
To make this album, I made use of the numbers 1 through 12 from the complements pack and made a page for each year of the baby's life. So the first page has room for a photo of the newborn little girl.
I then created a layout for each of the following two months of the baby's life. For each of these layouts, I choose a color combination that I thought went well together. I used a mix of solid and the patterned fundamental papers.
Once I had the basic pattern for the page laid out, I added coordinating ribbon, stickers and chipboard from the Complements pack. Of course, I also added the gold glittery number for the month.
The final page of the album is for month 12 or 1 year. For this page, I added some balloons to celebrate this special birthday.
If you have more pictures than the space allowed in this album, I have a couple solutions for you!
Extra Photo Idea #1 - Attach Flip Flaps to your Memory Protector on top of the photo wells. I love this visual created by Close To My Heart to show hwow Flip Flaps can triple the number of photos on your pages.
Learn more about using Flip Flaps in this post on the Close To My Heart blog.
Extra Photo Idea #2 - Add some pocket Memory Protectors between the pages. These come in several designs including the new Pocket Plus protectors which are narrower than the full size protectors and allow the outer edge of the layouts to show as you flip through the photo pages.
Ready to make one? First click on the link below to download the free cutting and assembly directions. Then review the materials list to make sure you order everything you need before these products retire on July 31. Use the links to go directly to the items on my Close To My Heart website.
· Z3255 Whimsy Fundamentals Paper Packet (UPDATE: Already sold out! However, I have a couple packs in my inventory. Email me to order.)
· 1385 White Daisy Cardstock (12 sheets for page bases)
· X5769 Thistle Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5639 Sweet Leaf Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5772 Canary Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5751 Sorbet Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5773 Pixie Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5763 Smoothie Cardstock (1 sheet)
· X5930 Slate Cardstock (1 sheet)
In addition to the materials listed above, you will need a paper trimmer and detail scissors to complete this workshop. I'd also suggest the following adhesives: tape runner, glue dots, glue pen and 3D foam tape.
I still think these pages could easily be modified to make a Baby Boy album with the remaining papers from the Whimsy Fundamental paper pack. I'll leave that as a challenge for you since my time is running out. Please contact me if you have any questions about this project.