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How To Make A Scrapbook Album For A Baby Boy

Oct 9, 2007
You have just become the proud parent of a baby boy. Whether this is your first child or not, you'll want to commemorate this special event by creating a baby scrapbook. It's easy and fun to find creative ideas for scrapbooking your son.

The first thing that you need to think about when it come to making an album for your new baby boy is how detailed you would like the scrapbook to be. There are a variety of different sizes you can choose from when it comes to selecting albums, so make sure, if it is going to be detailed, that you consider a larger size, such as a 12 x 12 album.

Now, when you start organizing and planning all the scrapbooking ideas that you might have, you should really start from the very beginning - such as when you were pregnant. Now, some women go so far as to save every detail of their pregnancy, even the pregnancy stick that indicated they were going to have their child. Now, if you are the kind of person that has saved such a thing, start the scrapbook with a picture of the stick, rather than the actual stick.

Another interesting suggestion for a baby boy album that you can include is a page documenting how your stomach grew month by month as you were pregnant. This can actually be split up into nine different pages, and on each page you can document how you were feeling at that particular stage of your pregnancy, as well as any food cravings that you had.

Of course, you have to have pages of the actual delivery. While actual pictures of the event might or might not be included, things such as baby and mother hospital bracelets, as well as any other papers from that day, should be included.

Once the baby has been born, the birth announcement is released. Be sure to include a copy of that, as well as any cards that family and friends sent congratulating you on the news. This can also include cards that were sent along with flowers.

There are a variety of other ways that you can make pages for a baby boy scrapbook album. However, you need to define how long of a period the album should span. One idea is to have the scrapbook be about the baby's first year, or if you are one to take a lot of pictures and collect a lot of mementos, you might want to make a shorter period of time, like 6 months.

To personalize the album with a boy's personality, use blue shades of cardstock. Mat photos with varying shades of blue as well. There are lots of stickers and embellishments available with a baby boy theme as well. Finally, include his name often in your page titles. Don't forget to add a personal touch to the outside of the album cover. You might add a ribbon from a baby shower package or have his name embossed on the cover.

For more information, be sure to search the internet, since there are many scrapbooking sites that can give you interesting ideas for making a baby album. You can also consult friends and family who have done scrapbooks for their own children. There are lots of interesting and creative ideas for baby scrapbooks.
About the Author
Christine Perry invites you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more scrapbooking ideas and circle journal themes .
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