Also see other files in the Baby Section.



Baby Album Gift Enclosure

(Jean Gifford) (Include with pre-decorated album, pen and photo splits.)

('plastic sheet' means page protector.)

Babies are enchanting
But with all you've got to do
This gift will make it easy
To keep a record true

Choose your favorite photos
Then remove the plastic sheet,
Peel up the blue tabs then
Place your picture, neat!

Add some little words of love,
To baby sweet, from you,
Slide on the plastic once again,
That¹s all you need to do!

Your baby is a treasure,
Show just how much you care
With notes from mum and daddy,
To a blessing beyond compare.

alternate version:

Babies are enchanting
But with all you've got to do
This gift will make it easy
To keep a record true.

Choose your favorite photos
Then remove the plastic sheet,
Peel up the blue tabs then
Place your picture, neat!

Add some special words of love
To baby dear, from you,
Slide on the plastic once again,
That's all you need to do!

This album will be treasured,
As the baby runs and plays,
A gift of love from mom and dad,
To recall those early days.



Poem for Baby Album Title Page

I am so very special
I have been from the start
Before they held me in their arms
My family held me in their hearts.

And like a single drop of rain
That on still waters fall
My life and love will ripples make
And touch the lives of all.

So read this precious story
As step by step I grow
I am a special blessing and gift
As each page here will show.

Soft as a whisper
So precious and sweet . . .
Tiny perfection
from head to your feet.

Welcome, dear baby,
to life and to love
and all the things
sweet dreams are made of.



ABC Baby Book

(based on an idea by Judy A., Melody F. and Jan C.)

You can use either primary colors or pastel stickers, die-cuts and paper.)

Instructions:

  1. Cut 26 white squares 1 1/4" x 1 1/4". (or appropriate size for your stickers)
  2. Place each ABC sticker in the center of a white block.
  3. Use paper to match the sticker colors and cut 1 1/2" x 1 1/2" squares.
  4. Attach the white block to the colored block.
  5. Place one letter block to each album page (leave the first page for the title page).
  6. Write a word or phrase from the list below on white paper and cut around it.
  7. Mat the word on colored paper about 1/4 inch larger.
  8. Place the word on the appropriate page of the book.

Title Page:

  1. Use one each A, B, and C die-cuts (or large sticker) and place them on white 2 1/4" squares.
  2. Use paper to match the die-cut letter and place the letter on 2 1/2" square.
  3. Place the blocks in the center of the page (or substitute a matted poem).
  4. Use sticker letters to spell out baby's name at the top of the page.
  5. Use sticker letters to spell out "Baby Book" at the bottom of the page.
  6. Write ABC words around the border along with small stickers (apple, ball, etc.)

Phrases for Baby Book

(by Christine P., revised by Jennia Hart and Denny Davis)

A - Anticipation, Awaiting the Arrival
B - Baby's Born, Birth Announcement
C - Congratulations, Cousins, Cards, Coming home
D - Doctor's Data (vital statistics, vaccinations), Dad
E - Events (news of the day)
F - Family Ties - Grandparents, Parents, Brothers and Sisters
G - Growing Up (date, age, height, weight)
H - Happy and Healthy, Hospital, Home
I - Important Firsts (teeth, words, steps)
J - Joy and Laughter
K - Keepsakes (hospital bracelet, lock of hair)
L - Labor, Likes and Dislikes (food, toys)
M - Mom, Memorable Occasions
N - Nicknames, Notable Achievements (sat alone, stood up)
O - Our Family, Out of Doors (visits, day trips, outings)
P - Parents, Pets and Pals
Q - Quotes, Questions, Quite a Mom and Dad
R - Reflections (mom and dad's thoughts), Religious events
S - Social Occasions (Baptism, christening), School Days, Smiles
T - Toys, Tales
U - Unique Talents, Ultrasound, Unforgettable Moments
V - Visits, Vacations
W - What will you be?, Who named for? Where we live, Ways you move
X - Xtra Special Moments
Y - Your Family Tree, You're Special
Z - ZZZ (Lullaby and Good Night)

(There is an ABC poem in the Baby Poem file).



Brag Book

I used a Sentiments (5x7) album and four colors of paper. I made 22 Cranberry blocks, 22 Yellow, fifteen Blue and seventeen Green. I made them 1.5 inches square. (You could use pastel colors.)
On the first page, I put two blocks down the left and four across the bottom. I tried to keep my blocks in the same order on each page. On these blocks I spelled out SO CUTE with the primary ABC stickers, using contrasting colors for each block, but not always the same color letter on the same color block. I "jostled" the blocks so the lines run in different directions and they look kind of scattered rather than lined up neatly.
On the next pages, I made double page-spreads with the two-word phrases split between the two pages. The phrases I ended up using are:
BABY LOVE ---- DEAR ONES ---- TOO CUTE ---- OUR KIDS
GOD'S GIFT ---- WE'RE FUN ---- CUTE KIDS ---- FUN TIME
other ideas are: GOD'S JOYS ---- DADS GIRL ---- MOMS JOY
On the last page, I put two blocks down the left and three across the bottom and spelled SO FUN.
On the double page spreads, I alternated putting the blocks across the top and bottom.
I put a 4x6 photo sleeve on each page. Centered and at the top or bottom of the inside pages, in the top right corner of the first and last pages. The mounting sleeve covers the edge of each letter, but they are still visible with a photo in the sleeve. Put in new photos as you get them, then scrapbook the ones you take out. I used primary ABC's on white paper to spell out WE'RE BUILDING A FAMILY and put it inside the front cover. (Building . . . building blocks--get it?) (Melanie E.)



Baby Gift Sentiments Albums

Decorate page edges. Add page protector and a 3x5 photo-mounting sleeve on top of protector (or under if you prefer). Use the phrases below for titles or make up your own to fit the situation or person. On the opening page write their name and its meaning.

Girl Album

Boy Album

(Most of the phrases are from Chatterbox's Scrapbookers Best Friend)



First Year Baby Album - boy version

(designed by Lisa S. CMC)

This album can be done in about an hour. The first and last pages are single, and the rest are two-page spreads. The designs go on the left of the left pages and the right of the right pages.


First Year Baby Album - girl version

(by Katy)