Scrapbooking layouts for baby are one of the most enjoyable and entertaining
types of scrapbook layouts there are. They offer the chance to be light-hearted
and whimsical and serious about preserving memories at the same time. There are
many places to find ideas and suggestions about scrapbooking layouts for baby.
If you’re running short on ideas and high in enthusiasm, this article will offer
you some potential starting points.
A family-tree themed page is always a terrific beginning to scrapbooking layouts for baby. If you are not an artist, and determined you’re not able to draw the tree on your own, not to worry! There are tons of apple-tree coloring pages available on the internet for downloading and printing that will work just fine. Not sure where to find one? Then try going to Google and doing an image search for apple tree coloring pages. You’re likely to find what you are looking for there. Once you have picked out the tree that you intend to use, print it out on construction paper (regular paper if you prefer to color it in yourself), and cut it out. Then, go back to Google’s image search and look around for a large but proportionate looking apple to print off in multiples.
Print off as many apples as names that you have in your family tree and cut them out and paste them on the tree. If you have small headshots of your family members that you do not mind rounding off, you might choose to paste pictures of your family members in your tree rather then writing in names. Either way is fine. If you’re just writing in their names, you might want to add additional information like their birthday to make up for extra space.
Once the tree has been assembled, you might want to color or draw a simple
sky and ground background on your page before you paste them into it. I have
seen a very cute version of this type of scrapbooking layouts for baby with a
stork in the air carrying a bundle above the tree. Whatever suites your personal
In the following pages, any ultrasound pictures, congratulations cards, things of that nature are nice to include. Simple drawings or printed images of rattles, diaper pins, babies, storks, teddy bears, or favorite cartoon characters are nice ways to compliment general scrapbooking layouts for baby. Shower notes, birth anncouncements, and other paper sentiments scattered throughout are another inclusion that you will not want to overlook.
Now the fun begins! Scrapbooking layouts for baby’s birth stories are your baby’s introduction to the world. Pictures, recounts, funny stories, all have a place in your baby’s story. Small quotes and thoughts from family and friends who are present at your baby’s birth are cute to add. Placing them inside little ‘footprints’ stamped throughtout the pages is a good way to integrate them into your story. Baby bandaids or store-bought diaper pins glued to the top corners of photographs are a neat detail to add.
Most content involved in scrapbooking layouts for baby is gender based. Lighthouses and rocking horses are cute themes for boys. Ribbons, teddy bears, and ballerina slippers are good add-ins to a little girl’s scrapbooking layout. Traditionally, pink is the base color for most girl’s scrapbooks and blue is the base for many boy’s. Feel free to choose any color base or a variety of them for your baby’s scrapbook. This is another way of showing character and personality.
Small inclusions from your stay at the hospital make excellent touching finishes to your scrapbooking layouts for baby. Measuring tapes used to measure baby’s head circumference, knit hats, and sometimes even socks. One of the baby’s first warming blankets can make a very cherishable outside cover if you are brave enough to tackle the application.
Finally, and most importantly, parent’s input is vital to creating good scrapbooking layouts for baby. It is this information that is likely to be the most cherishable aspect of your baby’s scrapbook. Both to yourself and even to your baby in the future.