Scrapbook Layout: First Pool Time. Cute scrapbook layout to document baby’s first time in the pool. Learn how to create a fun paper pieced mini pool.
When my son was a baby (about 8 months old) we got a small baby pool to put on our back porch. He loved being in the water and had so much fun!
I created this scrapbook layout to showcase his first time in the pool.
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I almost never use white paper as a background, but I really love how the orange and blue stand out on the page. His swim trunks and the blue pool were the inspiration for the colors I chose.
I double matted the main photo in white and orange cardstock. The two other pictures were matted with orange cardstock.
First Time in Pool Scrapbook Layout
The journaling was handwritten directly onto the cardstock.
How to Create Paper Pieced Pool
I wanted to create a fun accent to look like the pool he was swimming in, so I hand paper pieced a small pool for the layout.
Then, cut a few blue vellum circles the same size as the ring.
To create the waves from the vellum use decorative scissors with a large scallop design. I overlapped the pieces to make it look like water. Then, I hand wrote water baby all around the edge of the pool.
If you are using really bold colors, a white background can be a great solution to make those colors stand out! Do you ever use a plain white background for your scrapbook pages?
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