I had a lot of pockets/ envelopes and the memory was printed and folded up to go the in pocket
- Glue only the top or bottom so it folds up/down to read the message underneath
- Ribbon holders for the folded memories
- Lots of different layers that unfold in different directions
- Using staples to secure things to the pages **I knew I would be doing this, so I didn't glue the pages completely together until the very end. So that way when I started attaching stuff, I could staple and not worry about stapling the opposite side, but it only went through half the thick page. After both sides of the page were finished, I glued it together in one thick page, concealing all the staple backs inside.
- I pretty much stuck with paper, staples, and ribbon to embellish but those who scrapbook (I do not) I'm sure there are much more fancy ideas with those metal things, stamps, punches, stickers, etc.
It was a lot of work, but they really liked it. It was a fun way to document all the grand kids and how much they love their grandparents and some really funny stories/ insights from the little guys. On the back cover I printed a poem on velum and we even put in a page for our son, Rhett Jr. and put an ultrasound picture on there with a note from us.
Good Luck making your own!!