My friend, Kim with Day to Day Adventures is here today with ideas for Simple Scrapbook Ideas. Sometimes, when we’re making scrapbook pages, we feel like we will never get caught up! Kim has some ideas for pages that you can do quickly that use lots of pictures.
Fast Simple Scrapbook Ideas
Do you need simple scrapbook pages to get pictures off your hard drive and into photo albums? Have you checked how many photos you have on your computer that need to be scrapbooked? Mine number in the 10s of thousands!
That really scares me and I have a process for backing up and protecting our photos from being lost. However, the best thing to do is create some fast and simple layouts that put them into albums!
My family enjoy the precious photos of my kids, of my granddaughter, even of my pets much more when they can see them in a photo album!!
It is overwhelming to think about how many photos still need to be printed and artfully arranged on a page. It helps to go through and declutter my photos and organize them but I still NEED to be scrapbooking on a more consistent basis!
If you’re new to scrapbooking and not sure where to start, read How to Make a Scrapbook. It will explain the types of albums and what kinds of supplies and tools you will need.
Simple Layouts = Fast Layouts
The following layouts are ones that were done in a relatively short amount of time and weren’t too complicated to put together. A great part of basic layouts is that when you are stuck and have no creativity then you can just duplicate a simple layout by changing the paper and colors. Progress matters. Sometimes done is better than amazing.
Paper adds color and interest!
If my pictures are full of color and interest for the eye then by using black or another dark color the photos draw the eye instead of all the “extras”. But sometimes the photos need an accent and fun paper can be the way to do this simply.
I hardly ever use orange but for the fun kid photos below it just fit. Laying out the photos and holding paper up close to see what color makes the page “pop” is an easy way to find the “right” color!
Keep it basic!
I’m a basic kind of gal. By not doing a ton of fru fru, it makes our family albums fill up much faster. That doesn’t mean I don’t have fun with my Cricut and make great titles or add fun cut outs!
For a basic page, the title can be the main “fun” part. Instead of just a solid color I use a paper that matches the occasion like the soccer paper below.
Vertical or Horizontal Lines
One of my favorite methods is to add strips of paper that are scraps. By using them on two facing pages they draw the page together without making them identical. The same color was used to shadow the title and finishes things up nicely despite the fact the pages are not full of embellishments.
Leaving open spots for journaling is another method that I utilize to make scrapbooking go fast. Journaling can be done when I have a spare 15 minutes but I have a hard time making a scrapbook page in the same amount of time. So I choose to create the scrapbook page and come back later and journal in my free moments.
Sometimes a page needs nothing but the date to finish it off. The pictures need no words or added information. I love those kinds of pages because they go together super fast!
Now that you have some Simple Scrapbook Ideas, I hope you’ll take some time to work on your albums. Yes, I know that finding time to scrapbook is a whole other problem!
If you need more inspiration for scrapbook pages, visit All Free Paper Crafts. They have great layout ideas and new techniques to try.
- How to Make a Sccrapbook Album by P.S. I Love You Crafts
- Nautical Scrapbook Layout by The Inspiration Vault
- Wedding Scrapbook Layout by Lynn’s Everyday Ideas
- Cricut Christmas Scrapbook Page by P.S. I Love You
- Prom Scrapbooking Layouts by P.S. I Love You