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The BackStory: Welcome Oliver!

To me, the memory or story is the most important thing when I’m scrapbooking. We recently welcomed our third baby, another sweet boy, into our family and I wanted to create a layout that told the story of his birth. You will see below that by using the 3×4 Pocket Cards from Pen Pals and Hello Sunshine to create a fold out booklet on my layout, I was able to include some extra photos and journaling to help tell my story.

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If you untie the soft ribbon bow, it will reveal a mini booklet that folds out to show more of the story and a couple of extra photos. This story was one that required more than a few words but I didn’t want to fill my page up with journaling and I prefer to have some hidden away.

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This way I was able to write the facts and also some of our feelings on the day, such as how calm and peaceful it was. I also added in some of his birth statistics to complete the story.

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To make this booklet from the 3×4 Pocket Cards, I first folded a 4″ strip of cardstock accordion style. I knew I wanted 5 panels so I used two strips, as you can see in the picture below:

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I adhered them together to create one longer strip and adhered the back panel to my layout. Then I added a pocket card to each panel and embellished!

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Did you know that the Pen Pals collections is actually perfect for scrapbooking photos of a new addition? There are so many sweet phrases and sentiments that fit perfectly for new arrivals! I’ve layered some of them in little clusters as the perfect page accents!

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I’m so happy that I’ve recorded this story already. It’s so ¬†important to me that my children get an insight into these stories and I’m so hoping that they love to read and re-read them when they are older! I hope I’ve given you an idea of how to include those longer stories on your layouts using 3×4 pocket cards!

Collections Used: Pen Pals, Hello Sunshine

GailLindner

One Response to "The BackStory: Welcome Oliver!"

  • jean marmo
    April 30, 2014 - 6:35 pm

    This is just wonderful ! Love the fold out part!