Great baby scrapbook themes can be used to tie together individual pages of an album. Instead of choosing separate papers and embellishments for each scrapbook layout, you can use a theme and a basic sketch to quickly create the entire book.
Gender Neutral Baby Scrapbook Themes
Classic children's books such as The Very Hungry Caterpillar by Eric Carle or Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown can be used as the basis of a special baby scrapbook album. It can often be hard to find embellishments for these types of scrapbooks, however, so you may need to try scanning relevant graphics to accent your layouts. You can also make your own patterned paper by repeating a favorite book quote in a decorative font across a solid background.
A zoo theme is another good idea for a gender neutral baby scrapbook. Animal embellishments are bright and colorful, with a whimsical appeal that is well-suited for either a baby boy or a baby girl scrapbook page. Font Space has a section with zoo themed dingbat fonts that you can use to accent your layouts.
Themes for Baby Boy Scrapbooks
For a boy's scrapbook, cars and trucks are a classic choice. You can find embellishments and patterned papers in this theme covering styles ranging from cute to realistic. To make your own patterned paper, try dipping the wheels of a large monster truck in acrylic craft paint and making tire tracks across the page. You can also experiment with the macro setting on your digital camera to take close up pictures of your son's favorite cars to use as accents for tags or page borders.
Sports themes are another very popular choice for a baby boy scrapbook album. Baseball, basketball, and football embellishments are easy to find in any major scrapbooking supply store. Many also have a fairly neutral color scheme, which means they will blend in nicely with whatever baby pictures you want to showcase. If you'd like to try your hand at making some cute embellishments for your baby scrapbook layout, Scrapbooks Etc. has patterns for sports themed items such as a baseball glove and a football.
Themes for Baby Girl Scrapbooks
For baby girl scrapbook layouts, you can't go wrong with a princess theme. Pink and purple patterned papers are commonly used with this scrapbook theme, accented with glitter and flocking. Flowers and rhinestones are also a good choice for decorating a princess themed scrapbook page. If you want to get into licensed character embellishments, you can find products featuring Ariel, Cinderella, Belle, and the rest of the Disney princesses wherever scrapbook supplies are sold.
A glamour girl theme can be fun if you have lots of photos of your daughter dressed up in adorable outfits. Black and white patterned papers accented with touches of red or hot pink are the most common choice for this type of scrapbook. Look for accents featuring images of makeup, mirrors, hair accessories, purses, and shoes. Use free fonts with playful handwriting to add page titles to your baby girl scrapbook layouts.