Some of my friends who live in Japan recently had a beautiful, healthy baby boy. I was really excited to have a chance to see them and meet their new little man while I am in Japan for work. As a gift for the new parents I made a mini scrapbook album for them that they could put pictures of their baby inside.
To make the baby album I took a basic chipboard mini album and gave all of the pages and the cover a very light coat of teal spray paint. I didn't want to soak the pages and it ended up having a neat very subtle mottled look. With the crazy humidity it took almost two days until the pages weren't tacky anymore and I had to be careful to fan everything out while it was drying so the pages wouldn't stick together later.
Once the album and pages were completely dried I set about decorating the cover. I used some white linen tape that I use for mounting photos and wrapped it around the front and back of the covers. I then took some black ribbon and added it just below the linen tape with some glue. As a final touch I used some black letter stickers to add the baby's name to the bottom right on the front cover.
For the inside pages I came up with three basic layout variations that I repeated with each page having a blank white photo mat. For the top one I attached three pieces of black and white striped washi tape down the right side with a piece of black ribbon in the upper left corner. For the middle variation I adhered a piece of teal and white chevron paper on the right side with black ribbon and then made a little accent of black and white chipboard periods in the upper left corner. On the final variation I attached more of the black and white striped washi tape across the bottom and layered a few black and white chipboard carats on the right side.
I think the album came out cute and I hope the new parents enjoy putting photos in it as much as I had fun making it.