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Thursday, November 17, 2011

Baby Album Swap

(apparently I created this post and forgot to schedule it correctly)

I recently participated in a Baby Album Page Swap. We each created a 12x12 2 page layout to swap with each other. The hardest part was they were all identical but we had to create them in colors suited to what each participant needed, ie, pink, blue, neutral.
I did two different page sets: "Welcome Baby" and "First"

This is the "Welcome Baby" page set in pink. I did pink, blue, and yellow. For some reason I forgot to get a picture of the blue pages.

Below are closeups of each page:

The words "Welcome Baby were cut using my Gypsy and (new Pink) Expression using the Songbird Cartridge.

The glitter spotted pink paper was some I had bought in a bulk pack so I don't know the brand; however,I needed more glitter spotted paper for my yellow and blue pages, and fortunately Archiver's had some! (I won't go into my "adventure" at that store...)

I also bought sheets of solid glitter paper and, because it was so pricey I couldn't buy more than one sheet of each color, cut it into strips to use as an accent for each page.
I also used the Tim Holtz die in my Cuttlebug (and borrowed another size from Carolyn: MamaC, she even cut some for me) and made the rosettes for accent on the pages

This is the "First" page set. The purpose was to allow the parents to decide which "first" would get scrapbooked. I had originally planned to do "First" tooth, steps, and foods; then decided sometimes you miss a first photo, so this way each the parent can choose which first photo they have to scrap.

The ribbon is from Walmart, believe it or not! They had a multitude of colors. I had a difficult time selecting just these three.
Each page background is a mottled looking color or a pattern that is very small. The mats are a complimenting paper with more design pattern.
Again, I used Songbird Cartridge - I really love this cartridge for cursive and welding.

I hope you enjoyed!


  1. Beautiful! Super job on all the pages!

  2. Wow, your pages are beautiful. And what a unique idea to do a baby album swap! And a fast way to have it already for when the baby arrives. TFS

  3. Awesome layouts, I love the pink one. TFS

  4. I'm popping over from the Circle blog to check out your blog! Beautiful job on your layouts. I am already a follower of your blog!

  5. Love your scrapbook page. You really did a great job!!!

  6. Love your scrapbook pages! Great job! I need to finish my youngest baby's scrapbook pages.

  7. I love Songbird!! Very nice pages. Hope the baby is doing well.

  8. Great job on the LO's! I am sure your swap partners were very happy!! :)