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Scrapbook Printables: Everything You Need To Know!

Scrapbook printables or printable scrapbook decorations are digital elements that you print out on your home printer and then cut out to use on your scrapbook project.

Printable scrapbook cutouts come in many shapes from lots of different sources. Read on to find out more about where to get printable cutouts and the perfect scrapbook tips on how to make enchanting pages with them.

Tools For Working With Scrapbook Printables

The only tools you need to use scrapbook printables are your computer, some paper to print on and your printer. Here we have listed some additional tools that are optional to use with your printable scrapbook cutouts.

Want to learn more about printable scrapbook elements? Check out our scrapbook sketches books and discover more fun ways to use your printables!
scrapbook printables
• Cardstock or photo paper
• Scissors
• Rulers
• Paper trimmer
• Circle templates and French curves
• Craft cutting knives
• Embossing tools
• Electronic cutting machines
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Where To Source Scrapbook Printables

Any printable resource can be adapted into a scrapbook printable with a little imagination.

You will need to ensure that the resolution of the printable scrapbook decorations are appropriate for your project and that you are able to use the file format that the printable is provided in.
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Scissors, Circle Templates and a French Curve used for cutting and embossing scrapbook printables

Free Printables

Designers and lots of craft bloggers offer free printables, using a google image search or searching on Pinterest will bring up 1000s of options, here are a few.

Free Graphics Sites

There are a number of sites that offer free images and design resources, almost all of these items can be used as printable scrapbook cutouts.

The Graphics Fairy a Great Source for Free Scrapbook Printables

Scrapbook Printables

Digital Scrapbooking designers and communities create graphics exclusively for scrapbooking and provide both freebies and items for purchase that you can download and print.

Fonts

Fonts and dingbats can be printed to any size you like. Create custom alphas from your favorite font, or make a giant sized initial to frame your focal image.

Dafont.com another source for free scrapbook printables

Electronic Cutting Sites

Use your cutter to cut out the printable scrapbook decorations for you or use the same files and print them first then cut them yourself using your preferred method.

What To Do With Scrapbook Printables

Before printing out your scrapbooking printables, you may want to think about some of the following to turn your scrapbook printable into the perfect page embellishments for your project

• resizing it (super sizing and shrinking can change the impact and design use of your chosen printable scrapbook decoration)

• changing the color

• adding shadows or strokes around the image

After printing out your scrapbook printable cutouts, here are a few things you can do with them (before they get to your layout)

• use color wash over the entire image to give it a different hue or to 'age' it

• distress it

• emboss it

• chalk or ink the edges

• stencil shapes around the print out and cut out along the stencilled shape

• tear-out the printable scrapbook decoration instead of using scissors

• transfer the printable scrapbook cutout to another material (like timber, clay or fabric) using a transfer method
Embossing Tools and a Craft Knife for working with Scrapbook Printables
Embossing Tools and a Craft Knife for working with Scrapbook Printables
Lastly, don't forget the most important scrapbook printables of them all, your beautiful photographs!
Check out our article about printable scrapbook pages and learn how to make your own scrapbook printables.
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