3 Brand New Memory Scrapbook Ideas
For More Meaningful Pages
3 Wonderful information to help freshen up your scrapbooking ideas...
# 1 Create a mini-book for an added bonus. Kelli's graduation gift
Create More Meaningful Pages With These FRESH Ideas!
When you're thinking of new things to do on your scrapbooking pages, a mini-book is a great option if you have several photos that you want to use. Rather than cramming all the photos into your layout, or having to create extra layouts, a mini-book can easily hold six or eight photos.
To create each mini-book, Kelli used two pieces of chipboard, textured paper for the cover, and four pieces of folded white cardstock for the inside. She made the mini-books in advance to allow plenty of time for the books to dry before adding them to the layouts. Kelli used her computer to scan copies of some of the photos, while others were taken to a nearby photo shop for copies.
# 2 Give your layouts a sentimental feel
Whenever I need fresh information and pump my inspiration for new memory scrapbooking ideas, Anna is my go-to person! She has been scrapbooking for years and challenges herself to try new ideas. With the recent loss of her mother, Anna has been creating family memory scrapbooks for her siblings.
A couple of months ago she and her sister Aimee went through a few boxes of old photos to put together a collage to honor her mother's memories for the funeral. While discussing some of the photos, Anna and Aimee swapped a lot of "remember when" stories. One of their favorite photos was of their mother in a red and white striped simple dress that she sewed by hand. Whenever she worked in the garden, she had to wear that dress!
Seeing the photo of the red and white striped dress, gave Anna the idea to use the fabric from the dress as the cover for each scrapbook album for her four siblings. Anna then felt inspired to find other fabric, buttons, and ribbons that belonged to her mom and use them in some fashion for each layout.
Anna showed me one of the partial scrapbook albums and it is amazing and clever! She used velvet to create flowers, feathers as borders, and lace in the corners. I can't wait to see the finished product! Although all four albums will contain the same photos, each album has its own unique scrapbook page layouts.
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# 3 Add a personal touch with hand stitching
My friend Roxanne is used to being on the go. She is busy from the moment she steps out of bed right up until she heads back to bed at night. When she ended breaking her leg, we were all concerned about what Roxanne would do with her time since she would be doing a lot of sitting.
One day when I took dinner to Roxanne's home, I was amazed by the greeting cards that she was making! As thank you notes, Roxanne used cross stitch floss and hand-stitched the recipient's name onto the front of the card. She used rubber stamps to decorate each card and would hand stitch just one element of the design–a ladybug, a flower, or even the head and paws of a teddy bear.