Ideas for a Christening Scrapbook

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Making a scrapbook is an ideal way to record memorable events like a baby's christening. Gather your photos, paper and embellishments. Think about how you want your christening scrapbook to look. With a little planning, the scrapbook won't take a lot of time, and you will end up with a beautiful keepsake to remind you of that special day.

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Mini Christening Scrapbook

Make a mini christening scrapbook. Usually, the smaller pages of a mini scrapbook hold one photo each. Use some of the same elements on each page to tie it all together, such as the same paper, or the same mattes for each photo, or a christening embellishment on each page. A mini christening scrapbook can also make a great gift for grandparents. Make enough copies of your photos before you start, then create each page once for you and once for each set of grandparents.

One-Page, One-Photo Layout

You can also create scrapbook pages to include in a larger baby scrapbook album. A one-page layout showcases one special photo of your baby being baptised or christened. Choose paper in baby-soft colours, perhaps a solid on the bottom and patterned on top. Showcase one special photo by matting it in the solid colour and securing it on the patterned paper, over to the left. On matching tags, write one letter of the baby's name on each and arrange them down the right side of the page. Use foam squares to secure them and make them pop. Below, on the solid-coloured paper, add some journaling or a Bible verse, written on vellum and matted. Add christening embellishments.

One-Page, Multi-Photo Layout

Depending on the size, your page may be able to fit several photos of the christening event. Use solid-coloured paper. Tear a strip of contrasting patterned paper, so that it has a torn edge on both sides, and secure it across the solid paper about an inch up from the bottom. With a contrasting colour, matt three photos from the christening and three photos from the reception afterward. Place them in two rows of three photos each, leaving room at the top and sides for titling and journaling. Add a large christening embellishment toward the left of the torn patterned strip.

Two-Page Layout

In a larger baby scrapbook, you may decide on a two-page layout that can include a copy of the christening or baptismal certificate, if you have one. Use one page for the certificate and one page for a photo or several photos of your baby. If you don't have a certificate, arrange several photos on both pages, but in the opposite format. For instance, place three photos on the bottom left and three on the top right. Border the top left and bottom right. In the spaces between the border, add the photo, title, journal, and add embellishments. Alternatively, use the left page for a larger, special photo of your baby on christening day and the right page for an arrangement of several photos of your baby and the event.

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