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12×12 Scrapbook Tips!

Looking for fresh scrapbooking ideas on how to create a unique 12×12 layout? Look no further! These ideas will help you create scrapbook layouts that look amazing without the headache!

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Idea 1. Utilize different shades of one color. Make photos pop on your layout.

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 border of darker green or green that has a pattern to it. By utilizing one main color, it will really let your photos pop. This will also let you create more photos in less time since you don't have to worry much about color combinations. 

If you're a fan of colorful scrapbook layouts,you can visit this page for an example of a Disney scrapbook layout! See how multiple colors can also bring fun to your scrapbook pages.

Idea 2. Bring attention to details of a photo. Enlarge photo.

Quite often a 12×12 scrapbook layout will contain just one or two photos. As you sort through your 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 it.
12x12 Scrapbook: Consider Using One Photo Per Layout!
12x12 Scrapbook: Consider Using One Photo Per Layout!

♥ Adhere one matted photo to the bottom right corner, 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 page and use the left side of the layout for journaling.

♥ Add embellishments. You are free to choose whatever scrapbooking embellishments you want to make use of. Embellishments are a great help when it comes to enhancing your projects.

Scan the 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.

For an added special effect, change the cropped photo into a black and white photo. Scan the 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. When you journal, be sure to include what you really enjoy about the close-up photo. Click here to see an example of a scrapbook page where we utilized this technique to show pregnancy photos.

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Idea 3. Stack your photos on your 12×12 scrapbook. It's all in the design.

How you choose to arrange your photos can make the difference between an ordinary 12 x 12 scrapbook layout and an extraordinary one. 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 more examples of pages using circle elements.

♥ Choose a background design that you love and one that complements the matting.

Idea 4. Enhance photos with flowers. Overlap photos.

Do you tend to mat your photos and leave empty spaces around them? For a different look, you can try to overlap photos with flowers. You could start with just a few flowers overlapping one of the corners of a photo, or actually creating a border that goes all the way around a photo. By overlapping, it provides dimension to your photos and helps the photos to blend into your 12×12 scrapbook layout.

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Idea 5. Include different poses. Capture the looks.

When creating a 12×12 scrapbook layout for one person, you can create an eye-catching layout by incorporating photos of different poses.

For starters, you can choose a large photo (3 x 5 or larger) that you want to use as the main focal point. Then create an elaborate border for the left side and top of the photo and adhere the items near the upper left corner of the page. Nest, you want to crop three additional photos into 3 x 3 inch squares and mat the photos. Add them horizontally to the bottom right corner of the photo with the first photo just overlapping the large photo. Add the person's name to the upper right corner and journal in the lower left side. It's a simple page layout that can be created in under 10 minutes, but a very attractive one.

Idea 6. Add a vintage appeal to your 12×12 scrapbooking layout!

Wondering what to do with the old photos that you recently came across? Create a 12 x 12 scrapbook layout that has a vintage look to it. Here are some easy steps to follow:

♥ Choose a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook that has a vintage vibe to it. It might be a crackled green paper, a page with lace, or wrinkled cardboard.

♥ Turn the paper over and trace a 3 x 3 inch square template on three or four random places. Carefully poke a hole through each square and cut the paper from the hole to one of the edges of the square. Retrace the square several times with a pen or pencil until you're able to carefully rip the square from the paper. When you rip, it will leave a ragged edge which is what you want.

♥ Center a photo, facedown, over each square and tape into place.

♥ Flip the scrapbook paper over and adhere it to the scrapbooking page backing. Add a border to the page. You can use a simple solid border made out of cardstock, or any pre-purchased scrapbook borders.

♥ Add a title to the page and embellish with old buttons, lace, and other antique looking trinkets.

When creating a breathtaking 12 x 12 scrapbook layout, it truly begins with what inspires you! If it's a particular photo, consider whether you want to use it as the only photo for a layout or if there are additional photos that you want to put along with it. If you're inspired by beautiful embellishments, play around with grouping different items together and then decide what else you can add to the page.

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