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How to Create a Baby Scrapbook

Sep 13, 2008
Do you have your baby book that your parents created for you? You know, the traditional baby book where your first word was recorded, a piece of your hair from your first haircut was taped in it, along with your first tooth.

WHAT IS BABY SCRAPBOOKING?

Well, nowadays you can create something a bit more creative and a lot more fun. It is called scrapbooking and it is a hobby that millions of people are enjoying. Making a scrapbook involves a lot more than recording special events!

Baby scrapbooking is a new way for parents to construct something unique and fun for themselves and their baby. Instead of following a traditional formula, they can let their imaginations run wild and create a masterpiece of love.

GETTING STARTED

You can start with a few good photographs and go from there. Before you actually start attaching photos, you should sit down and think about what you want. Create a layout containing colorful patterns, beautiful fonts, lots of embellishments and anything else that strikes your fancy. Your scrapbook is only limited by your imagination.

Remember, there are NO rules. You are the creator. There are so many items you can use as decorations and embellishments, beads, little colorful stars, stickers, flowers, construction paper, and whatever else you can dream up.

CREATING YOUR SCRAPBOOK

Once you are ready, you have several options to choose from before you start. Do you want to create your scrapbook yourself or do you want to purchase a baby scrapbooking kit? You might want to check out some kits before you make your decision.

If you purchase a baby scrapbooking kit, it will come with everything you need to get started including examples of layouts, patterns, etc. If you decide to create your own, you will be investing a considerable amount of time into the project.

GETTING YOUR MATERIALS

There is another very enjoyable ingredient to creating a scrapbook, shopping for all of the materials! Go to your local craft store, it will have plenty of scrapbooking materials and ideas. You can also shop online. There are many online craft shops.

When you go shopping, you will be tempted to buy more than what you need. Think about what you really need and go from there. The basics are scissors, paper, and double-sided tape. Of course, you will also want to get the things you want for decorating your pages (stickers, beads, flowers, etc.)

Once you get started, your creativity will begin to flow and you will be amazed at how much fun you will have. Just think, when your baby is no longer a baby you will have a beautiful and unique memory book that you both can look at for years to come.
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Debra Gropp enjoys working on the Internet by doing everything from paid surveys and working for affiliate programs to blogging about her interests. Her articles pertain to some of the subjects she is most interested in, ways to save money, hobbies, work from home information, and diet, fitness, and health-related information.
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