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How to Create a Perfect Scrapbook Layout

Updated on March 7, 2016

Planning Your Scrapbook Layouts

Do you know how to create the perfect scrapbook layout? While this process is more of an art than a science, it does require some forethought and experimentation. If you fail to use an effective layout for your scrapbook, the pages could seem cluttered, unbalanced, or even haphazard. Here are some tips to improve the layout of your scrapbook:

Try not to go overboard when creating the layout. If you want to be elaborate, then you could go all out for the “cover page” and make it quite intricate. Then afterwards, you could include numerous pages with many more photos, a couple of stickers, etc. Remember to group together sections of pages by using the same color.

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Next, never hesitate to crop pictures in your scrapbook, which can actually allow you to include more and better pictures on a page of your scrapbook layout. Typically photos look excellent with edges that are straight with a thin colored mat. The latter highlights the colors contained in the photograph.

Another method is to focus on quality journaling when creating your scrapbook. Journaling includes the text that describes the event that is included in a picture. You can create journaling boxes of carrying sizes, colors, and fonts to give your pictures a “voice.” In fact, you can download several fonts from the Internet, when creating journals.

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Image by meglet127

Finally, when creating the layout for a scrapbook, the titles of pages are also important.

Some methods for creating the title include cutting out letters or title boxing another piece of paper, which you can then affix to the layout of the page.

Fortunately, some excellent software is available in order to print (and adjust) titles for your scrapbook.

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Getting Started with Scrapbooking Themes and Layouts

You can find kits containing everything you need to make a scrapbook layout around a particular theme from wherever you normally buy your scrapbooking supplies. Draw your scrapbook layout on a piece of paper so that you'll not forget your ideas.

You can find plenty of creative ideas for customizing the pages and covers of your scrapbook to make your scrapbook more personal. Beginners can start with a pretty easy scrapbook layout with just a little cutting involved. Try a simple vacation scrapbook page or a memory page for a special day out, birthday or anniversary.

It can be difficult to come up with ideas on creating an original scrapbook page. Ask scrapbooking friends or in an online forum to find out how to make a scrapbook quick and easy by working ahead of time. Your friends and family are sure to grow to love your individual scrapbooking style.

Baby Scrapbooks - A grandparents scrapbook page is an essential page to add to your baby's scrapbook. Baby scrapbooking starts with creating a beautiful ultrasound scrapbook page. Grab all your scrapbook materials and start your creative scrapbooking now.

Discover ideas that will improve your scrapbooking. Digital scrapbooking is a great way to get inspiration for new layout ideas to use on your own pages. Digital scrapbooking has now advanced in leaps and bounds to the point that digital scrapbook page layouts can be entirely created online using web based software. CropMom is one on-line scrapbook website that lets you create digital scrapbook pages, greetings cards and digital artwork using straightforward, drag-and-drop on-line scrapbooking software.

For older scrapbookers there are some great retirement scrapbook ideas for good retirement scrapbook making, or you could make a bucket list scrapbook for things you want to do and places you would like to visit once you are retired. Cut pictures from some travel magazines and get scrapbooking.

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Scrapbook Layout - Your Comments

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  • Gypsy Willow profile image

    Gypsy Willow 8 years ago from Lake Tahoe Nevada USA , Wales UK and Taupo New Zealand

    Great hints for us scrapbookers, thanks

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    Alex ONeill 8 years ago from Sweden (But I'm from Colorado)

    Such cute stuff, I love it all.