If you are new to scrapbooking, you may feel overwhelmed having to complete a 12 x 12 inches scrapbook paper; let alone creating a unique scrapbook page for baby.
However, it will not be that daunting if you have a roll or two of washi tape.
Don’t get me wrong, washi tape is not something like magical powder where you sprinkle it on the paper and voilà… it’s done.
The usual size for a scrapbook paper is 12” x 12”. However, you can start off with a smaller size such as 8 x 8 inches like this…
Can you figure out which one (or two) is washi tape?
Well, it’s very easy right?
Yes, the yellow hearts and colorful rockets.
The hearts masking tape is part of mt tape product range – mt for kids.
Items you need:
- 8” x 8” scrap book paper
- Washi tape(s) of your choice
- Other embellishments (such as button, felt, alphabets stickers, ribbon etc)
3 tips for newbie to make a special scrapbook page for baby:
Decide what kind of theme you want to have for that particular page. Just focus on that page even if you are working on a scrapbooking album. It’s easier this way from my own experience.
Honestly speaking, I’d prefer card making than scrapbooking because it’s simpler to handle. So when I took up the “challenge” of completing this baby album in less than about 10 days (13 pages altogether), I regretted when I was about to start.
I was panicking how I could manage to finish this “huge” baby album for his one-year-old birthday. It’d be a pity just to let the album sit in one corner and collect dust.
Therefore, instead of worrying and not completing the album, what I did was to get all the photos and plan according to months.
So let’s come back to this particular page.
I decided to go for love theme for this page. It’s all about love, hearts and hugs from his family.
How to position the pictures? Where should you put the washi tape? Should you leave some space there or add embellishments here? If you are clueless like me, you can search online or books about scrapbooking sketches.
This is very helpful as it helps me see clearly how to position all the elements. Some people prefer to see an already decorated page, but sometimes it may be hard to see thoroughly unless you have the original sketch side by side.
If you are wondering what a sketch is, check out this Pinterest board to get some ideas.
Anyhow, if you still find 8” x 8” paper daunting, what about making it even a smaller version such as 6 x 6 inches paper? The best part is that you don’t require a lot of patterned paper or tools. Just use some decorative masking tapes and see what you can come up with.
What kind of scrapbooking page / album that you plan to create for baby? What is your favorite washi tape that you want to include?
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(My album looks similar to this which comes in a box. There are many different scrapbook albums for baby. Feel free to get ideas from the link.)
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