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Family Baby-Photo Scrapbook Album

Compare and contrast your family members by compiling baby portraits in a simple board book.

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    • Wrap Board-Book Covers with Fabric

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Gather relatives' photos taken at the same age and include fun facts about each person in a quick mini album. Erikia compiled baby pictures of her immediate family members in a 6x6" board book. She covered the album with torn fabric, securing it with a thin layer of liquid glue and smoothing out ripples.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Add a Title to a Board-Book Cover

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Combine painted chipboard letters and letters stamped on kraft cardstock scraps to create the title, "Family Baby Photos," for a mini heritage album.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Arrange Family Photos on a Filmstrip

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To introduce her baby heritage album, Erikia scanned her family members' baby photos, adjusted the tone and colors, and arranged wallet-size prints on a white cardstock strip on her first spread. She made a stamped label for each photo and included an explanation of the reasons she created the album on a die-cut tag.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Start with a Basic Sketch

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Erikia planned her album's layout before she began gluing elements to the book. She stuck closely to this simple design for each spread, but she flipped the pages on every other spread to add variety and interest to the overall look.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Arrange Vintage Baby Photos Chronologically

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Erikia arranged the baby photos from oldest to youngest, starting with her dad's baby portrait. Each album spread includes a baby photo and a die-cut tag that lists the person's name, birth date, birthplace, and tidbits about what he or she was like as a baby and how it compares to today.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Give a Heritage Album Vintage Flair

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To match the style of her vintage photos, Erikia typed her journaling with a typewriter and tore the ends of her journaling strips before mounting them on the tag. If you don't own a typewriter, use a computer font in a similar style, such as American Typewriter. Or type "typewriter fonts" in a search engine for other options.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Cover Board-Book Pages with Patterned Paper

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Trim coordinating sheets of patterned paper to fit the album pages, and lay them out on a table to see how the papers will look together before adhering them to the board book. To apply them, run the sheets through an adhesive machine, peel back an inch of the adhesive liner, stick a corner of the paper to the page, and then peel the rest. If you don't have an adhesive machine, you also can use adhesive sheets or an archival glue stick.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Leave Room in the Album's Gutter

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Leave a little space between the edge of the paper and the board book's gutter so the album shuts easily.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

    • Sand the Edges of Album Pages

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To get the papers to fit perfectly on the page, carefully trim away any excess with a craft knife and sand the edges of each board-book page.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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      Enlarge Vintage Snapshots

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Erikia didn't have a formal portrait of her half-sister, so she used her image-editing program to enlarge a snapshot to 4x5" to match the other baby portraits.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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      Stamp Low-Cost Embellishments

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      To create design continuity and save money, Erikia stamped the dates and decorative labels on plain cardstock for each album spread.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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      Use Thin Accents in Board Books

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Jazz up heritage album pages without adding bulk or distracting from the vintage photos and journaling by adding punched photo corners. Erikia punched hers from the paper on the opposite page to visually tie the pages together. When embellishing a board book, think thin. Bulky embellishments can make the album hard to close.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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      Find Time-Saving Scrapbooking Techniques

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      Instead of spending time distressing paper with inks and dyes to give her heritage album a vintage look, Erikia chose patterned paper that was made to look that way for this spread about her younger brother. Since Erikia remembers what it was like when her brother was a baby, she could include firsthand knowledge.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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      Include a Handmade Tag

      Design by Erikia Ghumm

      If you plan on giving a heritage album as a gift, add a stamped, handmade label on the back cover.

       

      SOURCES: Cardstock: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue, distressed pink, floral, pink lace), Collage Press (purple scroll), Fancy Pants Designs (green, pink painted, teal), Scenic Route Paper Co. (cream dot, cream square, lime graph), Scrap Within Reach (lime damask). Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Tags: DMD. Stamps: All Night Media (letters), Making Memories (journaling block), PSX (numbers), Sandylion Sticker Designs ("made by" label). Ink: Ranger Industries. Punch: EK Success. Adhesive: Club Scrap (liquid), Xyron (adhesive machine). Album: Cloud 9 Design.

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