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Tips & Tricks

Do you love our Memory Books? This is the ultimate guide to filling in our Blueberry Co Monochrome Memory books using photos, pens, pencils, tape and so much more!

If you have created a page or want to recommend any stationary to use with our books we'd love to hear from you! Email us at info@blueberryco.com.au

 

IMPORTANT!! If in doubt we recommend you test your pens, markers and pencils on the back page of your book to see if they bleed through. These reviews are recommendations only. If you see pens or markers damaging your book please stop using them immediately and try something else.

 

STARTING A LAYOUT

Have you received your Blueberry Co Memory Book in the mail in all its white page glory, and now you’re wondering where to start? Here are a few of my tips and tricks to get you going.

 

  1. Choose your photos based on colour

So you’ve got about 10,000 photos of your new born baby!! Which ones do you choose? I love to keep the colours consistent, so edit your favourite photos to be black and white, choose photos with a particular colour in them (say pink, white or blue depending on you and your child) or you could even add a sepia tone!

Adventures with Dad Memory Journal

[ I like to use blues as the colour to bring my whole Adventures with Dad book together ]

 

[ @themama_bare uses sepia filters on her photos to create a consistent look in her Monochrome Baby Book ]

 

Monochrome Baby Book - Modern Baby Journal 
[ @huddynspence fills her Monochrome Baby Book with lots of light, bright photos with greens and blues ]

 

  1. Write your notes out first

Have you got heaps to say about the first 3 days of your baby’s life, or you packed in a million activities in the biggest 3-day holiday ever? I love to write a few dot points of the most important things to happen. If some pair well with photos, why not add little notes next to your photos too!

 

  1. Colour theme

Do you have a string sense of colour? Maybe your child’s nursery is all pastels or monochrome… or maybe you’re like me, and may of your adventures include the blue of the sky or the ocean. Why not colour your book in with contrasting or complimentary colours, or use the same set of washi tape throughout the book to give your book a colour theme!

 Monochrome Baby Book - Modern Baby Journal - Family Tree
[ I love using lots of pinks and yellows in my daughter's Monochrome Baby Book because those are the colours my daughter loves the most ]

 

Monochrome Baby Book - custom design 
[ This page is one of the custom pages at the back of her Monochrome Baby Book I've filled with photos from my Mum's wedding! Her these was purple so these pages are too! ]

 

Twins Baby Book - Monochrome Baby Book - Modern Baby Journal 
 [ @bunandfriend is using different pens for her twin's Monochrome Baby Books! Pink for her girl and blue for her boy! She's also adding to the decoration by using different washi tapes ]

  

Want to see more inspiration? Why not check out our blog or follow us on Instagram or Facebook! 

 

MONOCHROME LOVERS 

This one if for the lovers of all things monochrome! One of our biggest tips is to keep all your photos black and white. It creates a gorgeous modern memory book with simple lines and the most beautiful playful motifs to frame the photos of your growing child.

 

 

Monochrome Baby Book - Modern Fun Stylish Baby Journal
Monochrome Baby Book - Modern fun memory book
[ @itsme_laura uses black and white photos in her Monochrome Baby Book for a classic but fun look ]

 

Want to add a bit of playfulness to your monochrome memory book? We love using washi tape, stickers and handwritten calligraphy to really make the book sing! Don’t worry if you’re not a fabulous calligrapher… there are plenty of free fonts you can download to write the words that mean the most to you!

 

Want to see more inspiration? Why not check out our blog or follow us on Instagram or Facebook! 

 

COLOURING-IN… WHERE TO BEGIN

So many of you want to get creative and colour in your Monochrome Baby Book or one of the other Monochrome Memory Books we have! Wooo!! Welcome to the club!! I love colouring in my books, especially because it lets me create something truly special and individual. Here’s my guide to pens, pencils and paints to use, or not use, in our books!

(Please note, this is a working progress and we will continue to add to this list as we test pens and pencils. Don’t forget to let us know if you’ve found a pen you love! Email us at info@blueberryco.com.au)

 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR PEN

We’ve put together a review of the most readily available pens and markers. We’ll keep adding to it, so don’t forget to check back!

 

IMPORTANT!! If in doubt we recommend you test your pens, markers and pencils on the back page of your book to see if they bleed through. These reviews are recommendations only. If you see pens or markers damaging your book please stop using them immediately and try something else.

 

 

  1. COLOUR IN ONE DIRECTION

One of the tips I learnt is to always colour in one direction. Feel free to rotate your hand and book so you can keep it consistent. It makes a huge difference, particularly when using pencils.

 

  1. CHOOSE YOUR COLOURS

I like to choose colours that complement the photos I’m using. So if my photos are mainly blue, I like to use blues, if they’re pink I go with pink and really try to theme each page around the event or adventure I’m celebrating!! Feel free to play around and go crazy with ideas. Your book should represent you and your child. 

Monochrome Baby Book - modern baby journal

 

[ I love using pencils to layer colour in my Monochrome Baby Book ]

Want to see more inspiration? Why not check out our blog or follow us on Instagram or Facebook!