Wednesday, September 17, 2008

Baby's First Year Scrapbook in Explosion Box

I had a lot of fun making this explosion box (and the pop-up card to match it.) It is actually a 'Baby's First Year' scrapbook for a friend. I made the box from directions from this site, and then I modified it. I made photo corners out of cardstock so that 3x3 photos can slip into place. I then made journaling tags to fit behind where the pictures belong (see photo below). I decorated each tag by inking the edges and adding a die-cut to each one as well as a journaling theme. They were all cut with the Cricut--most from New Arrival and a couple from Zooballoo. I stapled some ribbon to the ends so they can be pulled out a little easier.

This picture shows the tag behind the picture square:

...and here are the tags I made. If you are interested in doing a similar project and are wanting ideas for journaling themes, I used things like 'Favorite Memories (or Milestones) from my 1st month (2nd month, etc.). I also made tags for first holidays and tags for "Daddy and Me" and "Mommy and Me." There were 20 tags in all, which made for a basic "Baby's First Year" mini-scrapbook.
Thanks for looking!


Mrs. Hayford said...

WOW!!! I made the start of an explosion box for my friend, but wasn't sure what I could do with it. I'm totally going to do this and finish it now, TFS Amy!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea. I might do it for a very good friend that just had a little girl.