**Update** I’ve added a free printables tab to the top menu of the blog (under crafts/diy). Click there to find all the baby book pages to print for free in either PDF or Publisher (so you can edit) files! Enjoy. They are free for personal use only. I just ask that you share the love on Pinterest and follow my blog through Bloglovin’ or social media.
My quest for the perfect baby book began back in the fall when we first discovered that I was pregnant. I found so many cute ones for boys and for girls, but NOTHING cute for those of us who don’t find out the gender until the birth. I did find one gender neutral book at a boutique here in town, but it was $70. Are you kidding me? For a baby book? Come on now, people.
So, I decided the search was over and I would create my own. I found a couple of great coupons for Hobby Lobby and bought an 8 1/2×11 chocolate brown scrapbook and a big package of bright primary colored cardstock. You can also find a great deal on 8 1/2 x 11 cardstock
and scrapbook albums
on Amazon. I decided to go with the primary and bright colors instead of traditional pastels, because they seemed more fun.
I found a great gender neutral and baby book appropriate font called Drummon
here. It reminds me of printed handwriting with cute dots on each letter. I love the simplicity of it.
I printed out each page on a different bright color of scrapbook quality paper. The pages are red, blue, orange, yellow, and green. Hopefully using the high quality paper will prevent fading or bleeding over time.
I’ve already filled out all of the pages that I can, and will continue as the baby is born and begins to grow. Now I’m adding some fun stickers and more personal touches. So far, this project has cost me about $17. I probably could have found a lame baby book for less than that, but I love how personal this one is, and how I can continue to make it more so.
There is a page for my side of the family, too.
Please feel free to download them for any time from my “free printables” page
. They are for personal use only. I just ask that you share the love by pinning this page and following my blog through Bloglovin or social media. Thanks! I’d love some feed back about what pages I should add. The problem with not having an actual baby book to work from is that I don’t know what I’m missing.
What pages should I add?