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Stuck for baby scrapbooking ideas? Here's one you might like!
"A baby will make love stronger, days shorter, nights longer, bankroll smaller, home happier, clothes shabbier, the past forgotten, and the future worth living for
Baby scrapbooking ideas can sometimes be hard to find. I was thinking about this the other day when someone asked me how to put a favourite bib in their album. I looked on the 'net to see if other people had done this, but found very little.
So I thought I would help out and give you some ideas about how to include memorabilia like this in your baby albums.
If you plan to use several thicker items in your project, it may be a good idea to start out with an album with large book binding rings to hold it together. You could have an album that could be quite thick that way, if the thickness of the bibs concerned you.
Some of my friends have used bibs in their scrapbooks and have cut away the back layer (most are two layers thick at least), only using the top layer as an embellishment or design element. This reduces the thickness of the element by about half, though the binding may cause the layer to still be the original thickness in the edges.
You should be able to use a strong double sided adhesive like sticky strip that Stampin' Up!
used to make to adhere material to your cardstock.(You can get redline
tape from many scrapbook and craft stores now). I also use Fast Fuse
Adhesive which Stampin' Up! makes, and their double-sided Tear 'n tape is also
Or you could attach fabric items with a collection of pretty buttons. Go ahead and stitch the buttons through the paper and the bib.You could use a paper piercing tool to make it easier for you to push the needle through the thick cardstock first. You could also thread ribbon or twine through the buttons if the holes are big enough and stick the buttons on with strong glue dots.
You may be surprised to know you can also sew the bibs to the page with a sewing machine. I often use sewing on my paper projects and keep one machine needle aside just to sew through paper as it may catch on finer fabrics once it has sewn through paper.
Add some fabric interfacing to the back of the bibs if you want an extra smooth look to them before you stitch them.
You could sandwich the bib between two sheets of cardstock, one of which has a 'window' cut out of it to show either one or both sides of the bib (the back side would be a feature for the next page in your album this way).
Of course, these methods will work for other creative keepsakes such as favourite clothing, washers, pieces of sheeting, blanket squares or pillow cases etc, so don't just think of bibs for your baby scrapbooking ideas.
I would love to see how you have used an unusual item like this in your own scrapbook so hope you will share with me. It can really help other crafters as well to see some of your ideas.
Please do share your scrapbook layouts and projects below.
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