My first Scrapbook!

I made a scrapbook, actually memory book for a friend who turned 40. His wife had organized a surprise birthday party and this was one of the gifts from her to him.  It turned out pretty good, at least guaging by their reactions, that is what I felt!  Below is the picture of the front cover.

I had so much fun making this book and now I think I will do this for my children also.  Has anyone of you made a scrapbook before? If so, please do send across fun ideas which I could use!!!



  1. Shruti said,

    May 19, 2010 at 10:57 am

    whats inside???

    • Shankari said,

      May 19, 2010 at 11:05 am

      I wish I could share it, but I would rather keep the book closed since it has a lot of family pictures in it!

  2. mim said,

    May 19, 2010 at 2:14 pm

    it’s stunning. w.o.w

    • Shankari said,

      May 19, 2010 at 3:04 pm

      Thanks! If this is the reaction for the first page.. maybe I should just put up the whole book to boost my ego! 🙂

  3. Shilpa said,

    May 19, 2010 at 3:21 pm

    this is so cute 🙂

  4. Momo's Ma said,

    May 20, 2010 at 10:19 am

    nice stuff. i made a scrap book for momo’s school last year. just put up some stickers of mickey / winnie and all and wrote out her name from soem nice stickers. maybe will put it up on my blog one of these days. 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      May 22, 2010 at 6:53 pm

      Thanks! After seeing this scrapbook turn out well, I am now thinking maybe I should do one for Narad also. It should be fun!

  5. Uma said,

    May 22, 2010 at 9:13 am

    hey this is cute! If not the pics – can you show a sample inside? as in was it just pics or some space for scribbling thoughts? And how long does it take to come up with something like this? I’m planning to make one like this for my in laws’ anniv – aug. do share some tips…

    • Shankari said,

      May 22, 2010 at 6:52 pm

      Thanks! It has space for pics and scribbiling too 🙂 It took me a little over two weeks to come up with almost 25 pages of stuff. One for in-laws anniv sounds like so much fun!!! Wish I was there to help out !

  6. Pooh! said,

    May 25, 2010 at 3:50 pm

    I digital scrapbook. I did not want to print photos and cut them up so I decided to go digital. All our photos are also digital. At the end I print off the scrapbook pages and put them in an album. I have not done one for kuttyma yet but I have done it for other occasions. I used to use but now not many of their stuff is free like it used to before but still it is a good place to start

    • Shankari said,

      May 25, 2010 at 5:54 pm

      Thanks for that info! While I was making the scrapbook, I did wonder if there was something online! Will defn check this blog out.

  7. PV said,

    May 25, 2010 at 8:17 pm


    Haven’t made one (the only things I can craft are tales) – but have seen some very cute scrapbooks. Can buy ones which are acid free (the other types cause yellowing of photos over time) and create cute scrapbooks with pictures/clippings/notes/handwritten inserts for various occasions- family vacations (postcards/random vignettes or idiosyncracies of a particular place), each year of one’s child(ren) (first steps, first words, festivals)

    Or someone like me can create a list of restaurant menus and favorite dish photos 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      May 26, 2010 at 8:24 am

      Hello! Welcome here! Crafting tales is also quite an art, so keep that going! 🙂

      I did not know that you get scrapbook pages that are also acid free.. the only thing that I purchased the last time which was acid free was the glue. Next time, if I end up making a scrapbook will definitely keep a lookout for acid free scrapbooks. Thanks for the tip!

      A scrapbook of resturant’s and menu’s sounds quite tasty 🙂 Maybe you should give it a shot.. it would be of use to the other foodies like us 🙂

  8. Priya said,

    May 28, 2010 at 10:30 am

    Oh wow! i’m getting some ideas now!!
    Thanks for the inspiration Shankari 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      June 1, 2010 at 7:06 am

      I did not think I was a scarpbook person till I made this! Will I make another one? not sure, but I definitely had fun making this!

  9. June 2, 2010 at 10:44 am

    […] day Planning to make a scrapbook with a few nice pics of ours and some nice msgs … thanks Sankari and Shruti for the tips … hope it turns out good and they like it    Well, the husband has […]

  10. lostworld said,

    June 2, 2010 at 3:13 pm

    Oooooh that is a lovely idea!! I love handmade stuff like this. I’ve made collages out of snaps..but never a scrap book. Good Idea for sure. The giftee will treasure 🙂

    • Shankari said,

      June 2, 2010 at 7:06 pm

      Giftee was absolutely thrilled. You should have seen his face 🙂 Made me feel good about the effort that was involved in getting it out 🙂

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