Crafting DIY - Scrapbooking

Memory File for a Brand New Baby

March 31, 2014

In honor of the last day of National Scrapbook Month, and just making it in the knick of time, I created this memory file for a brand new baby of a good friend of mine. This has turned out to be one of my favorite mini albums to date. I was able to use so many techniques on each and every page. Yes, every page is not double sided but I am ok with that. You’re able to use those pages for journaling, extra photos or even baby trinkets.

Heidi Swapp memory file

Heidi Swapp memory file 

Some nice pocket pages add some more dimension along with some instaframes. Love the tags and the polyester ribbon sprayed with blush and pink colorshine.  Below, I disassembled the photo stack and layered it horizontal.

heidi swapp memory file heidi swapp memory file

Above I used some layering with the borders using the techniques Heidi showed in her My Craft Channel segment. I used a lot of techniques from this episode, truth is, I use a lot of her techniques. She is a well of information and I am an avid believer that you can never learn too much. Do what you can to use your talents.

heidi swapp memory file

I took my cinch and an old wood album, punched it, then added it in. I was hesitant to try it but to my surprise, it worked! I love how it turned out. I used the same pink and blush colorshine combo then stenciled a seafoam butterfly over the top. Since the wood is so porous, I used my heat gun to hurry me up a bit.  I added some lace ribbon along the spine and some tags over a scrap piece of paper. I found these cute mini craft envelopes in the dollar bin at Target and felt it was the perfect addition.



I love the collaboration of all these colors. It’s the perfect mix for a brand new baby, everyday cards or shabby chic scrapbooking. Clearly I am a Heidi fan but there are also so many other lines that are great. I love to get my hands on things that extend my creativity that I can showcase to others.




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