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Scrapbooking Layout Ideas for a Baby Boy

    Baby's First Days

    • Using type or hand-lettering, write your baby's name, date, size, weight, baby boy words and other tiny bits of information onto bottle cap-sized card stock circles. Use a glue dot or light adhesive to adhere them along the top of your layout page. Place one to three close-up photos of the newborn boy. Cut out letters that spell out the layout's title. Write the date on a large star and hand-stitch the star and individual letters to the scrapbook page using contrasting thread and a cross-stitch pattern. Continue the cross-stitch pattern across other elements, such as photos and circles, on the page.

    In Hospital or at Home

    • Cut small square photos of your baby in three or four sizes. Write vital statistics and a brief journal entry about his delivery as a small text block. Cut out or write in descriptive words such as "sweet," "charming," "baby boy," "little man" or "minutes old," and place them around the page. Using the square photos as "balloons," adhere pastel threads to balloon backs, one thread per balloon, and gather all threads into a knot at the bottom left or right of the page. Space balloon photos and words around the page. Entitle it "Celebrate," "Bunches of Baby Love" or "Out POPPED a Boy."

    Mementos

    • Incorporate tiny treasures that represent your baby boy's first year into a scrapbook. Martha Stewart recommends stitching see-through 35-mm slide sleeves to the top of scrapbook pages. Insert buttons from a favorite outfit, initials, diaper pins, cotton balls or swabs, and postmarks and stamps from the birth announcements. Add small things that remind you of baby as the year progresses: gift ribbons, baby food labels, small fabrics from an outfit and tiny photos of baby blankets or monograms.

    Songs and Poems

    • Scrapbook has compiled lyrics and verses from favorite songs and poems about little boys. Use a computer or pen the words in bright colored ink to one, or several, works and add relevant photos of your little man. Works to consider include Rudyard Kipling's "If," Hugh Pierce's "I Have a Boy" and Suzanne Elizabeth's "My Oldest Son."

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