Unveiling the Album for Baby Finn

I used a pre-made album that I bought from MayMayMadeIt.com. I’m sorry the video is so shaky, but I didn’t have my tripod with me on the trip, so had to hold the camera and did the best job I could, but it wasn’t great…

The theme for Finn’s room is space/galaxy and the room colors are navy blue and gray. I bought a gray album and then lined a lot of the photos with a navy blue layer. Since the album was 6″ wide, and photos are normally 6″ wide, I had to cut down the photos to fit….I added a layer of color beneath each photo, so cut the photos to 3 1/2″ tall by 5 1/2″ wide and then the colored layer under, was 3 3/4″ x 5 3/4″ ….sometimes I had to cut the photos smaller to fit the space.

Album: 49th and Market 6 x 8″ gray album link: https://www.scrapbook.com/store/fam-fa-31832.html?utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=product-feed-shopping&utm_content=fam-fa-31832

White waterfall for “from beginning to Finn” photos: I used watercolors and painted each piece navy blue 1″ in on all four sides so it matched the album colors. https://www.maymaymadeit.com/collections/49-and-market/products/49-and-market-foundations-waterfall-enclosure-6×8-white

Embellishments for Album: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B093GZL6L6?psc=1&ref=ppx_yo2ov_dt_b_product_details

Papers used: I used mostly these papers including the 1-12 month recap tags..this pack also includes a bunch of stickers and I placed those throughout the album and made sure to add glue to the backs to ensure the stickers didn’t come off over time–Simple Stories Boho Baby link: https://www.maymaymadeit.com/products/simple-stories-12×12-boho-baby-collection-kit?_pos=1&_sid=0e842ca8d&_ss=r

First Edition, It’s a Boy: https://www.joann.com/first-edition-fsc-12×12-paper-pad-its-a-boy/17240482.html

The metal letters that spell his name I had in my stash and don’t know where I bought them, sorry.

The die I used for creating the navy blue ornate pockets came from Aliexpress and is no longer available, but any large corner die will work for that. After I cut the navy blue ornate corner die, I laid it onto a gray piece of cardstock so two sides of the pocket were on the edges of the cardstock, then I traced the wavy edge with a pencil and fussy cut the entire piece out and then glued them together so you can’t see through the pocket. I put tear tape on the bottom edge and the straight side edge and then glued it into the album so I had a good place for the month by month info. I punched a hole in each of the month tags and ran ribbon through the hole and then put a circle paper clip on it to attach a photo if they wanted. link: https://tinyurl.com/y38r6cjs I cut the patterned papers for the back and front covers to 5 1/2 x 7 1/2″ and then laid them on a navy blue layer that is 5 3/4″ x 7 3/4″

I used white Thickers anywhere I wanted raised foam letters like “from beginning to Finn” link: https://tinyurl.com/yb6dakb2

Although this is a pre-made album, you still have to glue it together. I chose to decorate the pages first, and then glue them into the album. I put tear tape on the tabs inside the album and then glued the pages over the tabs. I show the unboxing of the album in this video and hopefully, you can see how you glue the pages inside. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ItbseX-4dRk

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