Even with tons of supplies and tools available for making scrapbooks, ideas for Scrapbook Layouts seems to be what scrapbookers need the most. When faced with a handful of photos and a sheet of scrapbook paper, scrappers are often stumped on what to do.
It happens to all of us! I’m going to share some of my Scrapbook Layouts with you. I hope this will give you some ideas!
Christmas Scrapbook Layout
This is one of my favorite Scrapbook Layouts. I taught this as a class a few years ago. You can follow the basic idea and turn it into a spring or summer Scrapbook Layout by changing the paper colors and type of flowers.
Large flowers are a big trend right now. They are beautiful accents on 12×12 Scrapbook Layouts. I cut these out and assembled them using a Pazzles Creative Cutter, but there are tons of packaged flowers that you can buy or die cuts for the Cricut, Big Shot, and Cuttlebug for making your own.
I used solid color cardstock for the background and added two different strips of patterned papers as borders to break up the solid colors. This is a great way of using patterned paper without it being too overwhelming and busy.
Nautical Scrapbook Page
Creating a scene is a great way to assemble a page. For this nautical scene, I used kraft colored paper to create the sand. I “scrunched” it up in a ball, then flattened it back out to give it the appearance of sand. I used light blue mulberry paper to make the water.
The sailboat, lighthouse, anchor, and other nautical accents were from a sticker pack from Provocraft, but you could cut them out using a die cutting machine. Snow, beach, and woodland scenes are also fun to make using die cuts and different papers.
Birthday Scrapbook Page
Birthdays sure do bring out the cameras! It’s not unusual to have a 2″ stack of photos from a 2 hour birthday party. Trying to figure out what to do with all of those pictures is a challenge. This Layout is a wonderful way to get nine photos on one page.
I started with a solid cardstock for the background. Red was perfect for my son’s 6th birthday. I cut seven photos to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I cut 2 pieces of blue cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ as well and used them for adding the title and embellishments.
Colorblocked Scrapbook Layouts are Easy to Make!
Colorblocking is a technique that gives a clean look to a Scrapbook Layout. It also allows you to gets lots of photos on one page. It always seems that I have more photos than I have space, so this type of layout is very helpful.
By cropping out some of the backgrounds, I managed to get six photos on this Scrapbook Layout. There are templates you can use, but I usually create my own. This is a very easy layout to copy. I used solid cardstock, die cuts, and rub on for embellishments.
Scrapbooking Layout for a 5×7 Photo
This is a great Scrapbook Layout for a 5×7 photo. 5×7 is a common size for school photos. I started with a sheet of solid cardstock and added half of sheet of patterned paper cut into two pieces.
I accented it with a two smaller pieces of coordinating solid cardstock. I finished the layout by adding a felt butterfly sticker in the lower right corner and spelling my daughter’s name in lavender letter stickers in the upper left.
You could add lots more detail if you want. There is also plenty of room on this page for journaling or a few small photos.
Friends Scrapbook Page
Here is another simple page, and it’s great when you have four photos. Crop them to squares that are the same size and mat them on patterned paper. Add a title and a few stickers and you’re done! The Friends title was created using the Shadow Box Sizzix alphabet, but you could also use a font from the Cricut or a rubberstamp alphabet.
Another Great Idea!
Here is a little girl page that I made using a solid piece of light pink cardstock as the base. I used scraps of purple and pink patterned papers behind the photos. I spelled out “Katiebug” in small acrylic tiles around one photo and added flower die cuts.
If you need more ideas for the little ones, visit Baby Scrapbook Ideas.
Cricut Scrapbook Layouts
When I got my Cricut, my creativity took a new direction. I love the versatility of being able to change sizes and add layers to my page layouts. Here are some layouts to boost your creativity.
Floral Scrapbook Layout
I started with a neutral colored solid cardstock for the background. Then, I combined two patterned papers to create these pages. I added some coordinating flowers that I cut using the Cricut to finish it off.
This is another 12×12 page using patterned papers. Scrappers often having trouble using patterned papers. Both of these patterns are rather busy and look better if you use smaller pieces combined with solid cardstock instead of using the whole floral pattern as the background.
I hope I’ve given you some ideas that you can use for scrapbook layouts. If you’re just getting started, visit my article How To Make A Scrapbook for a list of tips and tools.
Zoo Scrapbook Layout
Zoo and animals are always a popular theme. The zebra and giraffe came from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. Combined with the patterned papers, they are perfect for a trip to the zoo or a zoo themed birthday party!
I used four different patterned papers to create this Scrapbook Page. By starting with a solid cardstock and adding the patterned papers, there is a nice balance, so that the patterns don’t overwhelm the pages. I often make premade pages, so they are ready for photos later.
Baby Train Pages
This adorable baby train layout was made using die cuts from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge, New Arrival Cricut Cartridge, and Going Places Cricut Cartridge. With all of the details at the bottom of the page, the top is reserved for photos. I chose to use only solid cardstock, but a small patterned paper would have worked as well.
If you’re new to scrapbooking, you might want to visit these two articles:
Card Making and Scrapbooking Adhesive
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