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Looking for fresh ideas to create unique 12×12 scrapbook layouts?
Look no further! These scrapbooking ideas will help you create simple scrapbook layouts that look amazing without the headache!
For even more amazing layouts, you can check out our catalog of books here.
When designing a 12×12 scrapbook layout, if your photos contain a lot of different colors, consider utilizing different shades of one color throughout the layout.
For example, you want to put together a layout of your child's fifth birthday party.
Use dark green as the background and pale green as matting for your photos. Use the same pale green for journaling, but add a scrapbook border of darker green or green that has a pattern to it.
By utilizing one main color for your whole page, it will really let your photos pop.
If you're a fan of a colorful scrapbook page layout, you can visit this page for examples of disney scrapbook layouts! See how multiple colors can also bring fun to your scrapbook album pages.
Quite often 12 × 12 scrapbook pages will contain just one or two photos.
As you sort through your collection of photos and you come across one that is absolutely your favorite, decide what it is about the photo that catches your attention.
Is it the person's smile? Is it how your baby curls his toes? Is it the bright pink rubber boots that your little girl is wearing as she stomps into a mud puddle? Is it a beautiful wave coming from the beach? Or is it a puppy pulling on a ribbon from a present with his teeth?
These little things and details have a beautiful story behind them that can open up plenty of scrapbook ideas.
♥ Adhere one matted photo to the bottom right corner of your scrapbook page, with an inch border to the right and bottom of the photo
♥ Adhere two photos to the left of the starting photo, with a quarter-inch border between them.
♥ Adhere two photos above the starting photo, with a quarter-inch border between them.
♥ Adhere the last photo above the second photo, with a quarter-inch border.
♥ Add a title to the scrapbook page and use the left side of the layout for journaling.
♥ Add embellishments to your scrapbook page. But don't go overboard! When it comes to embellishments, sometimes less is more!
To be able to quickly print out high quality photos direct from your smart phone, you can use something like the Kodak Dock.
This is a fantastic device that is so helpful to many scrapbookers. Prints instant high quality photos that you can use on your pages! Click here to find out more and read reviews.
Here's a wonderful thing you can do with your photos on your scrapbooking pages. It's easy to do and is very eye catching!
Scan a photo and then crop the photo so that it only shows the part that you really like.
Enlarge the new photo so that it is approximately the same size as the original photo. Include both the original and the close-up photo in your 12×12 layout.
Below you'll see a pregnancy scrapbook page where we used this technique!
If you have physical pictures then these days there's some fab tools to scan. We recommend the Plustek Photo Scanner because it can scan a 4 x 6 picture in just 2 seconds and is well supported by Mac and PC. You can find out more by clicking here.
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How you choose to arrange your photos on your scrapbook pages can make the difference between an ordinary 12x12 scrapbook page and an extraordinary one.
But always make sure that you choose a focal point instead of multiple images that make your page look like dump.
For example, you can make a creative stunning layout as follows:
♥ Crop 6 photos into 3 x 3 inch squares. Mat each photo with a quarter-inch border, using the same matting for each photo.
♥ Use circular elements as the foundation of your design. Here are five scrapbook examples pages using circle elements.
♥ Choose a background design that you love and one that complements the matting.
♥ For more inspiring layouts- check out our scrapbook sketches book.
Tip: A fun way of adding borders to your layout is to use sewing machines. You can introduce another layer of texture to your layout by add embroidering elements to your page!