Having trouble generating ideas for your scrapbook page?
Scrapbooking template helps you create beautiful scrapbook layouts whether you're a beginner or scrapbook pro.
In this helpful guide, I'll show you how to scrapbook using four types of scrapbook layouts templates that are easy to use, will help you make more in less time and give your scrapbooking a major boost!
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2. Mylar or Polypropylene Scrapbook Layouts
When you want to crop a photo mat or the photo itself, then Mylar templates will work well for your scrapbook layouts. They are rigid and space is cut out. You place the template on top of your card stock, paper, or photo, and trace the inside of the template. Then using your craft scissors, you carefully cut out the shape.
For mats and photos, an oval, rectangular, or square template works very well. However, you can purchase other shapes that will create an interesting look. For example, use a teddy bear template to make mats to hold your child's baby pictures. Keep the pictures rectangular in shape.
Some templates come with curved shapes. For a fun design with words, lightly mark your paper following the arch of the curve with a pencil. Then place and glue your letters along the arch.
Mylar templates can be washed in warm soapy water if they get marked up from pencil lead or markers. They can also be used over and over again.
Plastic or metal cookie cutters, the hallow type without handles, also make great templates! Simply place the cookie cutter onto your card stock, paper or photos and trace. Carefully cut out the item and you're ready to use it on your scrapbook page.
3. Preprinted Scrapbook Page Templates
Let a template take care of designing your scrapbook page layouts.
If you're just starting out with scrapbooking, then preprinted scrapbooking layouts are a great option for your templates. You might want to begin with a packaged layouts template kit.
Although kits vary, quite often they come with four sheets of paper. Two of the sheets are page layouts. For example, each page layouts might contain nine equal squares that look as though they are in a grid. The other two sheets have punch-outs that can be used in any of the squares. These punch-outs all coordinate in terms of color and theme. Usually, at least four of the punch-outs are designed to be used for journal writing.
Also included with the kit are illustrations of how to add photos to some of the squares. Photos can cover more than one square if you so choose.
You're provided with step-by-step directions and within minutes you'll make beautiful scrapbook pages. Another quick way to create a stunning page is to purchase a scrapbook album kit. The kit will come with predesigned pages and all you have to do is insert your photos into the scrapbook layout templates. Finish each page by journaling and adding the embellishments included with the kit.
As you purchase die-cuts, if they are the type that you have to punch-out, then save the piece of material that you punched out of. This will provide you with free templates that you can use for future projects.
If you go online, you'll find free scrapbooking templates for scrapbooking ideas inspiration that you can download. An easy way to use these templates is to print the page of templates onto card stock. Carefully cut out each template and place the templates onto your background scrapbook paper in the same format, but placing them evenly spaced out. The templates can then be used as mats for photos, die-cuts, and journal notes.
4. Digital Scrapbook Ideas