Made with Mulberry
Use Mulberry paper to create this scrapbook page background! Try cutting the edges with a craft knife or paper trimmer, or for a more natural look, tear the edges carefully with your hands, then layer over cardstock to create a colorful, textured background!



Ribbons and Stitches
Glue ribbon or stitch borders around your pictures and journaling mats to dress them up a bit! Add your textures to other items on the page to tie things together, for example, add some buttons with the matching embroidery thread tied through the holes, or a pretty bow. 




Die Cut Negatives
Using an electronic cutting machine to cut out picture or journaling mats? Save your paper scraps! You can turn them into frames for adorable scrapbook layouts, and minimize your waste, all at the same time!




Frugal Fonts
Do you have an electronic cutting machine? Invest in a pack of chipboard and use it to cut out letters! I like to keep cut letters at-the-ready so I can quickly grab what I need and decorate them for any occasion! 



Lots of Pictures?
If you're having a hard time fitting all your pictures in, consider using a sectioned scrapbook page protector like this one. You can insert cardstock and journaling mats into some of the openings to break up the pictures and add embellishments!


Loving the Photo Strip Look!
This look is so simple to put together! Just line up your photos in a row (photos that "tell a story" especially look cute) and leave a border or small gap between them. Line both the sides of your collection of photos with a couple of 12" x 12" borders to finish the look!



Another Perspective
Just because you made the page, doesn't mean you can't have other's help with the journaling! Give the stars of your page some fun pens and a journaling mat and let them tell the story from their perspective! If you want to use a darker shade of paper for journaling, you definitely want to use some Sakura Gelly Roll Pens from the Moonlight set -- they're made for it!




More than a Title
Incorporate your title into the design of your page in creative and unique ways.  Titles that are verbs are especially fun to represent. Check out this action page of my niece climbing a rock wall. No fear!




It's the little touches
Simple things, like adding cutting a photo mat a little wide and running a border up one side (or more) add interesting touches with little effort. Transform a plain white cardstock mat to an embellishment that matches your project perfectly -- and you'll love that it's budget friendly!



Reading Letters from Family & Friends
Reading letters from family and friends, especially around the holiday, can be a fun family event. Snap pictures of them being read and add them to your scrapbook to include the author in your album.




Make it Monochromatic 
​I don't know about you, but I LOVE the monochromatic look! Layering embellishments of the same color can add a dramatic effect to your page. This concept works for handmade greeting cards too! 






Scrapbook Layout Ideas
by: Lindsay Allyn
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Use blinged out decorative tape as borders around text or picture mats!
Borders are a great way to transition between paper/textures.
Stamp the corners or sides of some white cardstock with a coordinating stamp and mount on a background for a custom journaling block.
Create an updated "Polaroid" look by layering white cardstock onto printed paper. Add your own "banner" by cutting a strip of scrap paper, first into a rectangle, then snip a triangle out of one side, and layer with text.
Leave room for a couple of larger, 8" x 10" pictures, especially if the event to be featured in the book involves a professional photographer -- like a wedding!
Don't forget to leave plenty of room for journaling and other memorabilia! Layered mats are great ways to feature both of these. And don't be afraid to decorate them with embellishments or stamps!
Include a page or two that isn't pre-titled so the recipient can create their own title or use it as overflow from another page that couldn't fit all the great pictures!
Have a little fun with different layout styles. As long as all your paper coordinates, you can change up the layouts quite a bit and they will still look great together! Try to keep away from using a similar layout over and over. Keep each page turn interesting with a fresh look.
Layer, layer, layer! Have you ever thought you had all the pieces you want from a page, but when you put it together, it just looks a little flat? You'd be amazed at how much a little layering can help!
Dress up solid pages with borders cut from leftover bits of printed paper from your project. Overlay borders with additional layers, embellishments or other textures.
Have a sticker that looks too plain on a page? Adhere it to a coordinating piece of paper and add a decorative frame around the edge to go from "plain sticker" to "beautiful embellishment".
If you're giving a book at an event like a wedding or birthday, consider adding your invitation to the inside cover. Not only does it tell the details (what the event is honoring, time and place, etc.) it also gives the person who sent it out a artistic copy to cherish forever!
Scrapbook Layout Ideas​

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More of a Do-It-Yourself-er?  Use the pictures below as inspiration to make your own! Feel free to "Pin" all the pages on Pinterest to save for later or share! (Thanks in advance for sharing!!! <3 )

​Here's a few layouts I've done over the years that you can use for inspiration along with some helpful  tips and techniques!
"Our Wedding"
Pre-made Album

This featured Wedding Album is a one of a kind creation, as are all of our traditional style scrapbooks. Premade wedding albums make such wonderful gifts. The "just add pictures and journaling" style is perfect for the busy couple who wants a lovely scrapbook to capture the memories from their big day but don't have the time (or interest) to make one.

Whether you're making or buying a ready-to-go scrapbook, here's a few things to keep in mind. 

-Order or create a scrapbook that fits the occassion. Is it a formal wedding? Casual? Tailor the book to the event and design a layout that starts to tell the story before the pictures are even added. This will make it easy for the recipient to know right where to put their favorite pictures from the event.

-Create a few pages that aren't titled and have room for several pictures and journaling. You never know what might happen and the bride and groom might have fun "making it their own" by adding a page of their own theme, or choose to use it as overflow from a page that they couldn't narrow down their photo choices enough. 

-If you want to make your own but you're not sure where to begin, start with buying a paper stack in the colors you're looking for. Next buy an album that matches, adhesive if you aren't well stocked, and some embellishments.  If you're on a budget, consider making your own embellishments, or just pick up a few sets of store-bought embellishments.  You can mix and match the store-bought embellishments with handmade decorations made from the paper stack and still create a cohesive design that is much more budget friendly, but doesn't compromise style and quality. Try to spread the store-bought embellishments out evenly throughout the book and get some tips for handmade embellishments on our embellishments page and in the examples below. You can brush up on scrapbooking basics here.  

-Leave plenty of room for journaling. A picture can say a thousand words...but the bride and groom might want to say a few of their own. Create journaling mats in a variety of sizes so there's room to recall stories and moments from their special day.  (Click here for a must-try, budget friendly journaling mat that you can make for just pennies!)

-Did you save the invite? If you can part with it, it makes a nice addition to the book. Include it on a page, or better yet, adhere it right to the inside front cover! Not only will it display the details of the event, but your recipient will have an artistically preserved copy to cherish forever!

-Brush up on scrapbooking techniques and find more scrapbooking tutorials here. Our Scrapbooking on a Budget page is one of our most popular pages for a reason! No matter what your price range we've got tips to help you stretch your funds! 



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