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    • kisto
    • By kisto 11th Mar 08, 7:24 PM
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    Twins 1st birthday scrapbook- UPDATE. *Now finished*
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    • 11th Mar 08, 7:24 PM
    Twins 1st birthday scrapbook- UPDATE. *Now finished* 11th Mar 08 at 7:24 PM
    It is my friends twins 1st birthday on 18th April and I am making them a little memories book/scrapbook each. I've never made a scrapbook before but I've seen some lovely ones during my visits to craft sites. I'm kind of just making it up as I go along really. It's such good fun though.

    The part I am actually struggling with is the content. I don't know what to put in each scrapbook. I was hoping some of the wonderful posters on here would have some good suggestions. I don't live near my friend and I don't see her often, so I can't really add locks of hair etc

    My current ideas are:

    - Photos (I have a few which I have from her facebook profile).
    - This day in history (what was number one on the day they were born...and ....erm.....what else? :confused
    - Poem/quotes

    Can anyone else think of any nice ideas for anything else that I could include?

    There are 4 pages in each scrapbook, but I'd like to do both sides of each page if I have enough content, so 8 pages all together.

    Here's the progress so far to give you an idea:












    Thanks for any suggestions everyone.
    Last edited by kisto; 12-04-2008 at 4:59 PM.
    *Thanks to all who posts comps *
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  • mary43
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    • 11th Mar 08, 7:38 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 7:38 PM
    They look lovely. I did a sort of scrapbook for my baby grandson when he was born last year. I found some poems for baby's in a book and adapted them a bit to make them more personal. I also added stuff about his star sign, what it meant, what his birthstone was with a picture of it,what flower was linked to his birthdate, what his name meant, and I wrote a letter for him that his mum and dad are keeping, sort of welcoming him to the world, trying to describe what a weird lot he might think us adults are etc.

    For his first birthday this year I want to do something similar - another letter for him, bit on music, what was happening in the world when he was born, bit of his family tree (I've been doing family tree anyway) and I want to add other bits so looking for ideas.

    Love the scrapbooks - did you make them or buy them ?
    • kisto
    • By kisto 11th Mar 08, 8:09 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:09 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:09 PM
    They look lovely. I did a sort of scrapbook for my baby grandson when he was born last year. I found some poems for baby's in a book and adapted them a bit to make them more personal. I also added stuff about his star sign, what it meant, what his birthstone was with a picture of it,what flower was linked to his birthdate, what his name meant, and I wrote a letter for him that his mum and dad are keeping, sort of welcoming him to the world, trying to describe what a weird lot he might think us adults are etc.

    For his first birthday this year I want to do something similar - another letter for him, bit on music, what was happening in the world when he was born, bit of his family tree (I've been doing family tree anyway) and I want to add other bits so looking for ideas.

    Love the scrapbooks - did you make them or buy them ?
    Originally posted by mary43
    What fantastic ideas thanks! I hadn't thought of starsigns or birthstones That's two more pages straight away. I love researching all the info too.

    I made the scrapbooks myself. I bought a bargain paper craft pack and the natural looking card I used for the scrapbook covers, was the central 'backing' card for the pack. The black paper was on either side of the neutral card in the pack. It was originally a large square shape so I cut each piece into 4 smaller squares. I bought the rings from my local craft shop for 10p each.

    My main inspiration has been this blog:

    http://www.melissadeakin.typepad.com/ (who makes the most amazing journals, papercrafts, cards and sewing projects. A really talented lady). WoW!
    *Thanks to all who posts comps *
  • mary43
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:21 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:21 PM
    Wish I could have done that. I bought mine as a scrapbook especially for a baby - it had a cover and just blank pages inside and a few embellishments to put on it. Looked good by the time I'd finished with bits of this and that, few more images I googled and so on.
    I'll read that blog tomorrow.
    Off to find a soft seat............i.e. grab my bit of the sofa and have my does of Holby City...............lol
  • mrs_deadline
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:56 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 8:56 PM
    That's such a lovely idea. How about a page to fill in with a few milestones like...

    I took my first step on...
    My first word was...
    My first shoes were...
    On my first birthday I ...
    When I was one I liked... and I hated...

    Getting the parents to fill them in might not be easy, but keep ringing them up and "reminding" them to get it done! Speaking from experience, it's possible to be a bit hazy about some of these things after a few years trying to keep pace with a pair of energetic toddlers. Your friend will really appreciate your thought in years to come.
    • kisto
    • By kisto 11th Mar 08, 10:04 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 10:04 PM
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    • 11th Mar 08, 10:04 PM
    That's such a lovely idea. How about a page to fill in with a few milestones like...

    I took my first step on...
    My first word was...
    My first shoes were...
    On my first birthday I ...
    When I was one I liked... and I hated...

    Getting the parents to fill them in might not be easy, but keep ringing them up and "reminding" them to get it done! Speaking from experience, it's possible to be a bit hazy about some of these things after a few years trying to keep pace with a pair of energetic toddlers. Your friend will really appreciate your thought in years to come.
    Originally posted by mrs_deadline
    Thanks, I think that's a lovely idea and would be perfect for the first page.
    *Thanks to all who posts comps *
  • mary43
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    • 12th Mar 08, 10:21 AM
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    • 12th Mar 08, 10:21 AM
    my baby grandsons mum and my son are doing that in a Baby Book they've got so I want to do something a bit different.
  • ashlea170706
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    • 12th Mar 08, 7:30 PM
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    ok how about famous ppl born on their bday or the main headline in the papers on the day they were born you should be able to find it if u type it in a search engine also what about putting in prices of daily things so when they get older they can look back on things that have changed ie newspaper stamp pint of milk i had this done for me and was amazed by the difference in 18 years hope this helps ash x
  • mary43
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    • 12th Mar 08, 7:53 PM
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    • 12th Mar 08, 7:53 PM
    Good idea that................I could do it in a sort of personal way and write about things that have happened over the last year, not just news events but family stuff as well................
  • ashlea170706
    ideas for scrap books!
    yes thats a good idea also little keepsakes are nice maybe you could get their hand and foot prints as well to see how much they have grown!or their height and weight to see how much its changed!ill let u know if anythin else comes to mind! ash
    • kisto
    • By kisto 12th Mar 08, 8:56 PM
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    kisto
    ok how about famous ppl born on their bday or the main headline in the papers on the day they were born you should be able to find it if u type it in a search engine also what about putting in prices of daily things so when they get older they can look back on things that have changed ie newspaper stamp pint of milk i had this done for me and was amazed by the difference in 18 years hope this helps ash x
    Originally posted by ashlea170706
    Thanks! More great ideas.
    I love the idea of putting prices of every day things.
    *Thanks to all who posts comps *
  • shinysara
    they really look very nice and lovely, i think they are a great present (just to say dont buy any clothes and toys)
  • jessejess
    i liked them a lot too, a present for 1 year olds should be something like that, that they would appreciate one day
  • kithkath
    i have sth similar from my childhood and i love it! this is great emotion for the parents too
  • bucketandspade
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    Hey I think you have done really well already and the books are great.

    I made a scrapbook style picture for my sister that is framed and hanging in their house. My sister didnt know I was doing it. I asked her and her husband to describe each of the 3 children in 3 words and made a note of what she said. She assumed this was a throw away conversation. I then used these three words to decorate each of the photos along with the nickname she has for each. She loved it and I know it is really special to them all. Since then a 4th bubba has come along and they have asked if I could adapt the original to include her too (the original had a poem that I will swap out for a new photo).
    I can send you a photo of it (and some other examples) if you want but will have to be PM as I dont know how to post a photo on here!

    Good luck!
  • mary43
    Its amazing what you can do if you think about it.............my son did a collage of the twins from birth to five......all different photos layered together........really looked good then he did another for the Millenium with pictures of things like toys, music, tv programmes and stuff like that - things he could remember.
  • bedshaped
    on a similar theme to putting in news headlines , famous people who share their bithday, you could put what the No1 song was on the day they were born.

    Your efforts are lovely & I'm sure they will be greatly appreciated.
    • qwiksave
    • By qwiksave 15th Mar 08, 1:00 PM
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    I bought the rings from my local craft shop for 10p each.
    Originally posted by kisto
    Hi, Hope you're scrapbooks are coming along nicely, I'm sure we'd all like to see the finished results...

    Wondering what those rings are called, I've been trying to locate some and don't know what they are called. Googling 'rings' wouldn't be fruitful (well, it would but not the right kind of rings LOL) anybody any idea?...
    I don't want to make money, I just want to be wonderful
    Marilyn Monroe
  • Rossy28
    Anyone made material padded/sequined Scrapbooks
    Those lovely padded material covered albums in shops look great but are so expensive. I'm sure they can be made easily.
    Can be decorated with lots of wonderful things, e.g glitter,sequins,ribbons,buttons,beads,feathers, and more.
    Anyone know the right way to start one?
  • lancstouffer
    Hi These are soo lovely and are terribly thoughtful, being really practical as I am, it might be worth popping each one into perhaps a see through tough plastic wallet or similar as hopefully they will be kept for a long time, and these would help protect them.
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