Scrapbooking With Baby Footprints
I’ve made several scrapbook pages including my baby’s footprints—they’re just so irresistible!
Below are pictures of just a handful of baby footprint scrapbooking supplies. More coming soon, plus scrapbook page layouts of baby footprints and handprints! The metal plate by Making Memories shows a baby footprint image, and I found these blue baby footprints stickers at Target in the baby announcements section. The baby footprint stamp was picked up at a discount store. I’ve also found dimensional stickers from Creative Imaginations and footprint vellum.
There is no end to the adorable scrapbooking products adorned with tiny baby feet: paper, stickers, vellum, die cuts, punches, shaped brads and much, much more. And don’t forget rubber stamps!
Also, watch for the release of special editions by scrapbooking magazines. Several, including Creating Keepsakes , Memory Makers . and Scrapbooks Etc. have recently produced idea books focusing on ideas for baby page layouts, mini albums, cards and craft projects. Here are a “handful” of ideas I’ve gather for using baby feet and hands in scrapbooking projects.
There are also books that include tips on using scrapbooking techniques to capture footprint memories.
1. Include additional memorabilia on a page featuring footprints such as: hospital bracelets and the “I’m a boy” or “I’m a girl” ID-type care.
2. Beyond strictly footprints, be sure to get photos of baby feet themselves, including cradled by Mom and Dad’s hands for contrast. Bring siblings into the picture as well—their feet used to be this small, too! Create an inspired layout using these photos. (Call the page “In Good Hands,” perhaps.)
3. Consider converting the photos to black-and-white. It really brings out the contrast of all the little ridges and lines in those sweet baby feet. Also, lighting is key when it comes to any type of photography. If you’re outside, wait for the “magic hour” of one hour after sunrise or one hour before sunset. Inside, use natural light from a nearby window. Flash does not flatter a baby’s sweet skin tone; try not to use it.
5. Incorporate cute page titles such as “Precious Parts,” “Leaving A Mark,” “Footprints on My Heart” or “Precious Sole.”
5. When Baby gets a little older and begins to sit up (about 5 or 6 months) get in close for a photograph of Baby with her hands grasping her feet. (You can try this earlier when baby is kicking and trying to catch feet in hands, but you’ll need fast film!). Or, take pictures of all baby’s little parts and title it “Bits and Pieces.”
There is no end to the adorable scrapbooking products adorned with tiny baby feet: paper, stickers, vellum, die cuts, punches, shaped brads and much, much more. I personally love rub-ons applied on top of pictures of baby feet. Making Memories has a line that includes phrases such as: “little hands and feet.” And don’t forget rubber stamps! They are so versatile, and perfect for both scrapbooking and card-making.
Below are a couple of scrapbook layouts I’ve made of my son. The first one is of his footprints being taken in the hospital, in which I used footprint vellum, a baby footprint rubber stamp by All Night Media and plastic letters by Heidi Swapp. The second page features a pewter-look baby footprint charm by Making Memories.