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3 Christmas Scrapbooking Ideas: Secrets To Having An Amazing Christmas Scrapbook Layout


Here at Scrapbooking Coach, we love giving you Scrapbook Ideas for Different Events. One of the most popular scrapbook layouts is a Christmas Scrapbook. Because the holiday is jam-packed with so much activity, scrapbookers sometimes tend to overdo it with their Christmas layout ideas in an attempt to create a beautiful scrapbook page!

They want to include so much that it ends up becoming a glorified photo album and loses its uniqueness in showcasing their December holiday fun!

Here are a few secret scrapbook ideas on how to create a successful Christmas scrapbook layout that you can be proud of!

Follow these 3 Merry Christmas Scrapbook Ideas

Secret #1. Decide on your number of scrapbook pages

As you sort through and select photos for your scrapbooking layouts for Christmas, determine how many pages you want to use for your album.

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I recently put together a Christmas scrapbook album from two years ago.

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When I first pulled out my shoebox of Christmas photos, my husband smiled and just shook his head. I had close to 100 photos and he wondered how I was going to choose just a handful for my Christmas scrapbook.

Since I had purchased a Christmas scrapbook album last year after the holidays, I knew that the album could only hold 16 pages (front and back of 8 album pages). I usually only include two photos on a single layout, but occasionally will add a third or fourth photo when the design allows me to. So, I knew that I would only be using 40 photos or less using different Christmas scrapbook layouts. Your scrapbook layout might contain more or less than mine though.

Most Christmas albums already have a scrapbook layout suggestion. Some albums will allow you to add a couple of additional pages to expand your very merry scrapbook ideas if so desired.

If you're making your own Christmas holiday memorabilia, consider using no more than ten front/back pages.

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Secret #2. Choose merry and unique shots as scrapbook layout focal point

Discover how to make your Christmas scrapbook layouts different than the typical Christmas ones.

As I sorted through my Christmas photos, I was drawn to some of those that I took for fun. Originally, I thought that these particular photos would be cropped and used as accents for my pages. But as I began to study them, I decided to make a few of these merry photos as my focal point.

Here are a couple of focal point ideas:

Christmas flickering candle flame

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One of my favorite shots that gives you the Christmas holiday feels was the glowing flame of a candle. When the wax was just beginning to melt down the sides of the candle and the flame contained blue, green, yellow, and almost a red shade. I decided on crafting fun Christmas layouts centralizing on the candle.

For the background, I adhered a sheet of red paper to the album page and used a 5×7 copy of the candle photo, and placed it in the lower left-hand corner. Using my laptop and transparent sticky paper, I printed a pretty font and typed "Love reflects the heart" which I adhered to the right of the photo.

I cropped one photo of my friend's daughter checking herself out in a mirror where she was wearing a red dress with red ribbons on her hair. I also ended up scrapping a photo of my son's surprised look when he removed the cover to a wrapped box and discovered a puppy! The expression on his face was priceless. I framed each cropped photo with a mat made out of aluminum foil.

When I was lucky to find scrapbook paper that had a fireplace mantle, I decided to cut out the mantle which was the width of the page, and glued it above the 5×7 photo. The page turned out beautiful! I placed the two framed photos onto the mantle; it encapsulated the beautiful memories we made that holiday season.

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My friend's daughter Emma, had written a precious letter to Santa letting him know that she had been good and what she wanted for Christmas from Santa. I had forgotten that I had taken photos of the letter until I was sorting through the photos, which gave me tons of great scrapbook ideas for a Christmas layout featuring Dear Santa.

For the background, I used a themed paper that had a decorated Christmas tree to the left of the page. I placed the photos of Emma's letter, along with a couple of stickers of gift boxes, milk, and cookies underneath a cut-out Christmas tree.

Toward the top of the page, I made crooked letters and wrote "Dear Santa..."

I included a photo of Emma asleep in her bed wearing her Rudolph pajamas. I used a bubble sticker and listed some of the items that Emma had on her Christmas wish list. It came out as an adorable page, making it one of my favorite Christmas layouts for my family friends!

Secret #3. Creative Christmas scrapbook layouts embellishments

As you think about Christmas scrapbook ideas, The Holidays has so much to offer in terms of embellishments.

I have learned to save, save, save! Last year I purposely saved most of the wrapping paper, gift bags, cards, ribbons, bows, I used to wrap our family gifts. My kids know not to just toss out paper and they enjoyed pointing out to me what will make the best embellishment for a scrapbook page! Start saving these items and you'll discover a wealth of Christmas supplies to use for a future Christmas scrapbook layout!

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I also shopped for after-holiday sales. It's amazing what you'll find on sale for 50% or less..stickers, confetti, decorative buttons, rubber stamps, foam Christmas shapes, and so much more! Here are a few ideas on how to be creative with your page embellishments:
  • Cloth ornaments – cut round ornaments out of wide ribbon. Add sequins or tiny beads to the ornaments. Use gold glitter glue to make a border around each ornament and a small loop at the top.
  • Festive titles – cut out letters from Christmas greeting cards to make titles for your scrapbook pages.
  • Gift boxes – cut out rectangular shapes out of Christmas wrapping paper, add thin ribbon and place a button in the center of each "gift".
  • Fun borders – cut decorative wrapping paper into strips to be used as borders for photos or scrapbook pages.
I hope these scrapbook ideas helped you enjoy putting your Christmas scrapbook memories together. By utilizing these ideas, you'll be having a very merry holiday scrapbook album to look forward to for years to come! Merry Christmas and happy scrapbooking!
For some more Scrapbook Ideas for Different Events, check out our article about how to create a first birthday scrapbook page.

Bonus: Create a stunning Christmas layout with textured snow!
Christmas is one of those special events that need to be scrapbooked. If you're like me, you probably got one or ten photos that you'd love to turn into a Christmas scrapbook page but haven't gotten around to it yet.

Well, today we'll show you some Christmas scrapbook layout ideas so you can create a simple yet elegant page that captures that peaceful winter feel! You'll discover how to use a stencil to create stunning snowfall effects and much more for your next beautiful Christmas scrapbook layout 🙂

This also makes a beautiful Christmas gift that you may want to give to your family or loved ones to remember the season. You may also want to create your own picture frames or simple decorations for a crafty holiday.

Although it looks incredibly detailed, scrapbooking Christmas with these lovely effects is actually pretty easy to make by just using some simple tricks and basic tools. Be sure to check out the supply list below for everything we used in this project.

Supply List For Your Christmas Scrapbook Ideas
• Ranger Matte Medium
• Maja Designs- Vintage Summer Basics 1945
• Prima- Epiphany 6×6 paper pad
• Versamark Dazzle Watermark Stamp Pad
• Stampendous- shabby blue embossing enamel
• Tattered Angel Glam- luscious lavender
• Dusty Attic- snowflakes
• Ranger Heat Tool
• Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture
• Prima 12×12 Stencil item #564797
• Prima Flowers – Layla
• Prima Resin
• Prima – Delight Tag Me
• Prima – Delight Flair Buttons
• Memento Inkpad Tuxedo Black
• Hero Arts stamp – French Post
• Cosmo Cricket Tiny Text Stickers
• Vallejo Glass Bead Gel
• Paintbrush
• Palette Knife
• Uhu glue
• Scissors
• 12×12 Chipboard
• Doilies
• Foam tape

Let's get started!
1. Glue down the paper to a 12×12 chipboard using a matte medium.
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2. Use your hand to distress the edges by pulling the paper down with a rolling motion.
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3. Place the stencil over the top of your card stock (tape down your card stock to hold it in place). Now it's time to create our snowfall effect!
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4. Use a spoon to randomly apply the Martha Stewart Sparkle Texture (when this dries it will look like falling snow!)
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5. Carefully peel the stencil off the card stock... and you should now have a random snow drop effect on your christmas scrapbook layout!
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to this!
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6. Prime chippies with one coat of gesso and let it dry. Add embossing ink on top of the gesso-ed chippies then cover them with embossing powder and heat set with your heating gun.
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7. Using the paper distresser, distress the edges of the paper for that extra look!
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8. Add some random stamping on card stock and doilies or used craft paper for additional textures and layers on your page.
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9. Position all the paper and embellishments to your liking. Start adhering by using cardboard boxes and chipboard pieces to add dimension.
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10. Add glass beads gel using a brush to flowers and other areas to add some sparkle. You may want to fold used colored paper and make origami to add more dimension.

When all elements are dry and done, get ready to feel the Christmas magic come to life with your layout!

The Major Takeaway


Christmas is all about making fun, happy memories, and creating a wonderful Christmas-inspired album that will help preserve those moments. You can either give them away as a gift for the holidays or as a family keepsake. It's also a wonderful way to bond with your family! I hope you had fun making this as much as I did!
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