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If you've taken thousands of photos over the years then it might be a good time to come up with amazing scrapbook ideas and start turning them into beautiful scrapbook pages.
In this guide, I want to show you the top 5 pages I love to create, plus a few bonus creative ideas!
I hope these designs will show you some new scrapbook trends and give you some memory scrapbooking ideas.
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4. Family Ideas
Bonus - Unique Scrapbook Ideas
If you've got boxes of pictures and photos, grouping them together is a good way to get organized.
Being organized means you've got more mental space to be creative. And for me, this is when the scrapbooking ideas come.
That's why I dedicate a good amount of time to group my photos and creating scrapbooking themes.
An example of this would be to put together all birthday photos.
Each theme should have its own storage. That way when you're ready to dream up some ideas for scrapbook layouts you'll know exactly where your pictures are.
Once you've grouped your pictures by theme, it's time to create - let's start off with my favorite scrapbook layouts - the scrapbook for baby page layouts!
Baby scrapbooking layouts are popular but don't forget, there's a 9 month journey that babies go on before they're born.
Pregnancy layouts are a wonderful way to celebrate the upcoming arrival of a baby.
Amongst all the medical appointments, there's lots of things to journal about - think food cravings, the feelings of being pregnant, the highs and the lows!
One of my favorite memory scrapbooking ideas is to use some of the ultrasound images to really bring the story to life.
See an example of this below...
If you're going to do this my advice is not to use the originals though - you would scan the originals and then print off a copy.
One of my favorite ways to glue ephemera to a page is with washi tape!
You can also store your ephemera on your page in creative ways.
One scrapbook idea is to make beautiful envelopes for them. This helps store them and preserve them.
Once the baby is born, you'll have hundreds of photos and memorobilia.
In the scrapbooking world, this is called ephemera.
Ephemera (collectible items of a special event).
So in the case of a new baby, it could be a hospital tag, a hospital admission certificate or even birth certificate. On some of my spreads I've even used the first strands of hair.
Using ephemera adds a wonderful 'real world' touch to your scrapbook page.
When you start on your baby scrapbook layouts, spend some time thinking of the color of your scrapbook paper (sometimes the best scrapbooking ideas come
from thinking about colors).
Don't be afraid to go traditional. Think pink for girls and blue for boys. But my advice is to stick with soft colors. I tend to steer clear from anything too bright or harsh. Little babies have sensitive eyes after all 🤣❤️.
Also - try using patterned paper. After all, a new addition to the family certainly creates chaos in the house.
That's why I think this patterned craft paper on this baby scrapbook spread works well.
Those arrows sum up how I felt at the time. Life was moving in a different direction and it was hard to tell at times which!
Here's another one of my best scrapbooking ideas for a baby layouts!
On this page below, I cut out illustrations from an old childrens book and embellished around the black and white photo of my son.
I think the bright colors of the illustrations really work well with the black and white photo (which reminds me a bit of a high definition ultrasound image! 🤣)
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The best way to prolong any kind of vacation vibes is to create a holiday scrapbook page or even photo album!
Here's some ideas on how to prepare for a memorable vacation page
Since having kids, most of my holidays have been by the beach, and creating beach themed scrapbook pages with paint is always so much fun!
I love using the palette of blues and greens to really set it off.
Using watercolors on plain white cardstock is a great way to build your own patterned paper. I've done this for my beach layouts (be sure to use lots of blues!). I also put some nautical things like (the anchor and wheel) as embellishments to bring everything together.
Another one of my favorite paper crafting and scrapbooking techniques is to use tissue paper on my pages.
In this example layout below, I used blue and yellow color tissue paper to represent the ocean and sand.
Sunsets are my favorite and they look wonderful a minimalist scrapbook design! One of my all-time favorite scrapbook ideas is to use monochromatic colors (colors of the same hue) to keep the page simple and the sunset the main feature.
If you're stuck for ideas for your vacation page you should take a look at our scrapbook sketches.
Don't be overwhelmed by the number of photos you may have at the end of your holiday. Travel scrapbook ideas shouldn't be stressful (it's a vacation after all! 😂).
Below is a double page spread I created. Double page scrapbook spreads are great when you want to fit lots of things in.
As you can see on this page I have my plane tickets, passport stamps and 5 photos (some on display, others tucked away in envelopes)
This is a very interactive page, and one that's fun to create!
You could even use patterned washi tape as a cute way to seal your envelope and a ribbon to produce beautiful borders.
Here are more ideas on how to scrapbook photos and pictures.
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♥How to always have the perfect scrapbook layout for every occasion!
The romantic in me loves to create couples scrapbook pages!
Here's a few easy scrapbook ideas to get you started.
Try using black and white photos, they give any page a 'timeless' look and always look great on couples pages.
Black and white also gives you lots of flexibility. You can add lots of additional color with embellishments and backgrounds without anything clashing.
Also what looks really cool with black and white photos is a colorful washi tape border!
Here's an example of using bright colors to set off a really lovely black and white photo style.
Choosing the theme of your wedding page is really important in telling your story.
Will you focus on the vows, leaving the church or the celebration afterwards?
Here are some wedding scrapbook ideas I've recently used on my own pages.
Firstly, try using vintage pages with distressed edges, rustic papers and rustic flowers can produce a beautiful design for more mature couples.
Modern scrapbook paper and a minimalist layout style are lovely for wedding pages.
The bride and groom should take centerstage so I recommend keeping everything else to a minimum. Here's an example of what I did for my own wedding page:
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Another cool idea I've seen is to glue your wedding invite to your wedding scrapbook pages.
If you have a lot of photos, consider doing mosaic style layouts.
Also consider including your love letters (the bits that aren't too revealing 😂🤣🤣).
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