B is for Baby Mini Album

Happy National Scrapbook Day!

Welcome to the Pebbles Blog Hop and Giveaway!

Pebbles NSD Graphic

Each of these talented Design Team Members have created layouts and memory keeping projects using Pebbles product. Like the sneak peeks above! What are you waiting for?

Visit each of these websites and leave a comment…

Tiffany Hood

Kim Jeffress

Suzanna Lee

Marjan Pel

Samantha Taylor

Holly Gagnon

Wendy Sue Anderson

Emily Spahn

Juliana Michaels

Nina Yang

Amanda Coleman

Wendy Antenucci

Eva Pizarro

Renee Zwirek <<<< you are here

Patricia Kumfer

Laurel Seabrook

Kim Kesti

Once you’re done, visit Pebbles and enter to win $200 in Pebbles products!

NSD Giveaway

 Here’s what I created for the Blog Hop!

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

Here are the pages inside the mini album…

B is for Baby Mini Album

Of course, I just had to use the Special Delivery collection. SO VERY PRETTY!

The information for my vellum pages came from looking back on my pediatrician notes.

B is for Baby Mini Album

All of my photos are printed studio pics that I have saved in a large folder. Now finally in an album. They are just my favorites…I can’t believe this adorable 😉 little baby girl is now 7-years-old.

B is for Baby Mini Album

The information on the reverse side of the photo came from my notes that I simply and quickly jotted down on our family calendars. Also, I wanted to include my favorite memories from these time frames.

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

B is for Baby Mini Album

Thanks for stopping by!

Have fun on the Pebbles Blog Hop!

Pebbles Supplies:

Special Delivery Girl Cutie Pie (732430)

Special Delivery Girl My Girl (732431)

Special Delivery Girl G is for Girl (732435)

Special Delivery Girl Itty Bitty (732438)

Special Delivery Girl Baby Shower (732441)

Special Delivery Girl Baby Girl Thickers, Blush (732454)

Special Delivery Boy Phrase and Accent Stickers (732456)

Special Delivery Girl Phrase and Accent Stickers (732457)

Special Delivery Girl Rub-Ons (732461)

Special Delivery Boy Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732465)

Special Delivery Girl Die-Cut Cardstock Shapes (732469)

Special Delivery Boy Journaling Cards (732470)

Special Delivery Girl Journaling Cards (732471)

Special Delivery Girl Paper Clips with Bows (732478)

Special Delivery Girl 6 x 6 Paper Pad (732486)

Other Supplies:

This to That 3D Foam Dots (61709) and Becky Higgins Project Life Corner Rounder Punch (93740) (American Crafts)

Scoring Board and Classic Butterfly – Punch All Over the Page – Craft Punch (Martha Stewart Crafts)

Crop-A-Dile Big Bite II (We R Memory Keepers)

Xyron 5” create-a-sticker (XRN500EN)

Mini and Ultra Thin Glue Dots (Glue Dots International)

Mod Podge (Plaid Enterprises)

Brayer tool (Recollections)

paper piercing tool (Making Memories)

Zig 2-Way Glue Pen (Kuretake)

scissors and paper trimmer (Fiskars)

Monterey BT and Annie BTN (Computer fonts)

pink ribbon


metal brads

white sequins


white thread and sewing machine

78 Comments on “B is for Baby Mini Album”

  1. emilyaz says:

    It’s BEAUTIFUL, Renee. What an awesome thing for Payton to be able to look back on someday! I love it.

  2. Kay Norman says:

    What a darling baby book!! Love the way you documented the months and other info. with the cute pictures and embellies!

  3. Jessica Lamoureux says:

    This is an awesome project ! It’s really beautiful, I love it ! Thanks for sharing this !

  4. Eliska Donatova says:

    It’s really wonderful. May I ask you to share the dimensions and binding system you used? Wonderful colors, love the velum! Eliska

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Thanks, Eliska!

      The chipboard I used for this album/book measures at 11 1/4 inches long by 6 1/2 inches tall (cut down from a 12″ x 12″ piece of chipboard). I scored the chipboard with my Martha Stewart Scoring Board at 5 1/4 inches and again at 6 inches to make a 3/4 inch spine (so the front and back covers folded measures to be 5 1/4 inches wide and 6 1/2 inches tall each). Then, I used Mod Podge to cover all sides of the chipboard and glue down my pattern papers. After all that dried, I used my Crop-a-Dile Big Bite II from We R Memory Keepers to add the holes in the spine for my ribbon. I punched the holes next to each other at 1/4″ and 1/2″. The ribbons are 3 inches apart on the spine (1 1/2 inch both right and left from the center of the spine). My binding system is simply scoring and folding the chipboard. I did allow the glue to dry overnight with a stack of books on top of them. That helped the pattern paper really stay put on the chipboard. The 9 month old photo was 5″ x 7″ cut down to 4 3/4″ x 6″. The rest of the photos measure 4″ x 6″. I hope this helps.

      I really appreciate you stopping by my blog!

      • Eliska Donatova says:

        Thank you for the details, wonderful album (I have girls, too). Have a good day, Eliska

  5. Angi says:

    Adorable! Love the photos too! Happy NSD!

  6. Angela A says:

    You probably hear this all the time, but you have the most adorable baby! Loving all those pictures! What a fun idea to make a mini album like this for the first year. You did a great job!

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Awwww, Thanks SO Much, Angela! Payton was a super cute baby and she is a beautiful little 7-year-old. I appreciate you coming by my blog. You are too kind! Happy NSD!

  7. bearsmother says:

    darling pictures. Beautiful album. I never know what to go with the inserts from the album cover. Got a great idea from your album. Putting pieces on vellum was smart. thanks

  8. Miriam Prantner says:

    So sweet! She is adorable and I love the vellum overlays you made.

  9. Love EVERYTHING on it, SO inspiring, I pinned it !

  10. Karen Hayes says:

    This is really beautiful! I love this trend of minis and smaller size stickers and embellishments! I want everything mini sized now! Thanks for sharing your work, it really is very special! Happy NSD!

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Thanks SO much, Karen! I love making mini albums (working on another one today that hopefully I can finish soon and post within the next two weeks) and the fact that I could use the smaller stickers and die-cut shapes any way I want. Happy NSD and thanks for stopping by my blog today!

  11. Lynne in NI says:

    Ohhhh what a beautiful project! CUTE pics and I love how you used your vellum 🙂

  12. This is gorgeous! Love all your details and the photos! Beautiful!

  13. Beatrice Christine Lawson says:

    Silly question about vellum:no matter what pen I use, it smudges… and printing is even worse! How did you manage to keep the vellum so perfectly crisp and clean? I love it! (and glad I am not the only one going back and making a project with baby pics… of the nine year old).

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Ha! Not a silly question at all, Beatrice!

      I am a little nutty about my scrapping (that’s why I can’t go to a crop and be around other people…my process is weird). Even worse, I am a perfectionist (my husband laughs and calls me “anal” – pardon that horrible word). Anyway, smudges have happened to me whether it was done during the printing process or I just accidentally did it with my fingers. I am extremely careful when it comes to printing and not just on vellum. I want it all to look pretty! Vellum is tricky to work with, but I personally would rather put it through my printer than use my own handwritting on it. So, I make sure that my printer ink and printer is ready to work at its best. My husband bought me a new printer for my birthday in February. I graduated from a Kodak ESP-3 All-in-One Printer (I had it for about 5 years and I loved it) to a Epson WF-7520 All-in-One Wide Format Printer (so far so good…I Adore it!). I adhere my vellum with blue painters tape or washi tape (always making sure that i give it a few swipes on my pants or leg to make sure it’s not too sticky and tears my vellum) to my printer paper. I print and after I peel off the vellum…I LEAVE IT ALONE (especially if I’ve printed in Bold Type)! I don’t touch the ink at all! I wait for it to completely dry! If I want to help the ink dry a bit quicker, then I carefully lay a kleenex tissue or a piece of paper towel, steady my hand, do one or two firm pats (with one finger not my whole hand) on the words, and carefully lift the tissue/paper towel off. That should do it. Once it’s completely dry, I can work with it.

      If you’re one of those people who loves adding your own handwriting to your projects, then you can use Precision Pens and/or Becky Higgins Project Life Journaling Pens by American Crafts. Also, the Black Zig Writer Pen by Kuretake works well, too. You should be able to write a word or even a paragraph of journaling without smudging on vellum. Give it a try…write a word, give it a few seconds to make absolutely sure it’s dry, and smile.

      Yeah, I have SO many studio pics and just baby pics of my girls. Eh, it only took me 7 and 9 years to get to them. Ha!

      Happy Creating, Beatrice! Hope this helps and Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog!

  14. raebellus says:

    This is beautiful! What a great idea!

  15. What a gorgeous mini! Love the vellum sheets between the photos! BEautifully done!

  16. Amy C. says:

    Beautiful! This is such a wonderful keepsake!

  17. Jeanne J says:

    I love your album! I must make this for my niece who is due in September! What an awesome idea!

  18. Adorable baby and album!

  19. Wendy Orme says:

    Fabulous project here! Happy NSD!

  20. Keathe says:

    How absolutely beautiful! Just love your mini album, and your subject is precious!

  21. Carmen M. says:

    This is wonderful. I love all of those vellum pages just so cute how you put it all together.

  22. mammozza says:

    Wow, standing ovation. This project is wonderful. The idea of butterfly with the number is super. Very very compliments.

  23. Debbie Siddle says:

    Very sweet baby book. Love the papers.

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Thanks, Debbie! I really love this Special Delivery collection and pattern papers are just one of my most favorite products ever! Thanks for stopping by!

  24. says:

    aaaawww, this is too cute! I’m making an album for a friends couple who had twins, a boy and a girl, and your mini is so inspiring!
    thank you so much

    • Renee Zwirek says:

      Awwww, Thanks So much, Jò!
      Twins, a boy and a girl…that is too cool and too cute! Congrats to them and I have to give them credit…two babies at once is a lot of work (and I thought one baby at a time was tough). Ha!
      The nice thing about this album is that I kept it simple and pretty. So, making something like this wouldn’t take long. AND, the Special Delivery collections by Pebbles come in Boy and Girl! 😉
      Happy Creating, Jò! And, Thanks SO much for stopping by my blog!

  25. Jen D. says:

    You are so creative Renee. Thanks for sharing your beautiful mini album.

  26. Patricia F. says:

    Such a sweet little book! Thanks for sharing it!

  27. mjmarmo says:

    Oh my goodness! LOVE this!

  28. Tammy M says:

    Absolutely adorable! So easy to take along in your purse to share!

  29. That is just an amazing mini, very nice idea. I wish i did something like that when my kidos where that little.

  30. so cute – both the baby and the minibook 🙂

  31. Robin B. says:

    Wow, what a stunning mini album! I love everything about it, thanks for the inspiration.

  32. ribbonsandglue says:

    So Pretty! Love all the details! Holly 🙂

  33. cmct says:

    Utterly adorable! Perfect way to watch your baby grow. The embellishments and the way you used vellum are perfect.

  34. This is incredible! I LOVE it! Using vellum for the info pages is pure genius!!!
    It makes me think about all the pictures I have of my kiddies at these tender ages that haven’t been given a scrappy home yet!

  35. Lyn Kaufmann says:

    Your little book is so cute. Love the vellum.

  36. That is just wonderful – the vellum pages are a brilliant idea

  37. Stacie d says:

    I think I’m going to have to try this for my two year old son. What an awesome first year mini! Love all of the vellum!

  38. Wendy A says:

    Lovely album Renee, so soft, perfect for your little lady.

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