How I create a Newborn Keep-sake Photo Album | Photo Tutorial

Hello crafters! This is Zeyna from Mummy On My Mind back with another Mom & Child craft, this time with the theme of March in mind.

You can have a look at my previous crafts projects, where I created a Number Recognition Game for my Toddler, a 3D Seashell Memory Frame, a Newborn Baby Shadow box Frame and a 3D Heart Wreath Frame.

The theme for the month of March is Masculine, and what better way to pay homage to this theme than to introduce you to the newest little man in my life. For this month, I have created Little Z’s Newborn Keep-sake album, with Master Z’s help.

For this project I used the following PPS Supplies:

Dear Lizzy Star Gazer Adhesive Flair Buttons 8/Pkg

Prima Rose Quartz Enamel Shapes 77/Pkg

Me & My Big Ideas Specialty Stickers Motherhood

Attwell Aqua Puffy Alpha Stickers

Project Life Chipboard Stickers | Baby Boy Edition

Project Life 4″X4″ Cards 12/Pkg | Baby Boy Edition

Project Life Baby Boy Edition Specialty Foil Card Pack 12/Pkg

Simple Stories Vintage Blessings Chipboard Stickers 6″X12″

MBI Expressions Post Bound Album W/Window 8″X8″ Baby Blue

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Salty Ocean

Tim Holtz Distress Oxides Ink Pad Broken China

To make the keep-sake album, I first removed all the white paper inserts that came with the MBI Baby Album, of which there are ten. Then, using a toothbrush and the Distress Inks (Salty Ocean & Broken China), my son and I splattered it on both sides of the ten inserts, creating this effect. This was so much fun to do, especially for my son, and I did not need to worry about being perfect, as the messier the sprayed paint, the better the effect. It also makes each page unique in it’s own right.

Once the spray painted inserts were dry, I began to place my chosen photos of my newborn baby, Little Z, on each of the pages, to work out the best composition.

Accompanying some of the photos, I placed Project Life cards that suited the image, and stuck all of them in place on the paper inserts.

Once the photos were in place, I could now go wild with all the stickers. Here, again, I asked for my son’s help in removing and placing stickers, and we had a great time bonding over this. I welcomed his ideas and encouraged his creativity.

After all the inserts were exactly as I wanted them to be, I put them back in the Album, as well as including one of the Project Life Cards in the window cover insert of the album, rather than a photo.

Below are pictures of the complete album, every page holding precious images and sentiments for my second baby boy and family. Let me know what you think!

I hope you enjoyed this photo tutorial. If you have any questions, feel free to ask away in the comments section below, and if you decide to recreate my projects, don’t forget to share your projects with me by tagging me on Instagram and/or Facebook, so I can see! Happy Crafting!


You can also join the Pretty Paper Studio Monthly Challenge through the following easy steps:

1. Create a project with this month’s theme in mind.

2. Upload your project photo to “March 2018 Challenge” Photo Album in the Pretty Paper Studio Facebook Group.

3. All entries are due by March 31, 2018.

4. Challenge winner will receive a prize pack worth AED50.

A winner will be announced only if we have THREE new submissions.
All projects submitted for the challenge must be NEW and created AFTER the challenge went live.