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Summer Scrapbook Ideas

Updated on March 31, 2012

Ideas for Scrapbooking About your Summer Adventures

Summer Scrapbook Fun!

Summer time fun, lazy days by the beach, summer vacation snaps... all these can be so much more than a bundle of photos in a box or album! Turn them into a little piece of your history, with story and meaning, by scrapbooking about your summer this year.

From a family picnic to the abundance of colour in the garden, there are all kinds of subjects you can pick from your life during the summer, Combine your photos with bold, sunny colours and summery stickers, embellishments and designs to create a happy, warm and exciting memento to treasure and share with your family and friends!

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Child on Beach - Copyright Jupiter Images Corporation
Child on Beach - Copyright Jupiter Images Corporation

Scrapbook your Summer Memories

Whether you are off on a grand holiday adventure or simply looking forward to some sun on your local beach, there will no doubt be lots of opportunities to take plenty of pictures for the family album. Scrapbooking is an increasingly popular craft, which displays photos on snazzy designs within an album using card, pretty papers, embellishments such as flowers, brads, stickers and rhinestones, and written notes, quotes or key theme words.

If you've not scrapbooked before, or need a little inspiration to get you started on a summer theme, then these kits are ideal as they contain everything you need to create your designs... all you need to do is supply the photographs!


This album kit is just perfect for a complete summer experience - not only is it a scrapbook but it has all the lements you need for journaling and keeping mementos inside as well. This fresh and fun Summer Planner comes from the new Calypso line! Use the calendar inserts to schedule and plan your summer activities. There are album pages for photos and journaling all of your summer memories. Also included are envelopes for favorite recipes and special keepsakes. The kit includes:

- 6 page 9 x 9 Chipboard Binder Refill

- Calypso Paper Collection

- Calypso Cut Outs

- Calypso Combo Sticker

- Double Dot Paper

- Assorted Ribbons

- Cool Clips

- Oversized Envelopes

- Metal Binder Rings

- Transparency

- Full Page Color Instructions

Livin' Is Easy Kit

How cool is this awesome Flip Flop album kit? Show off your summer holiday or beach photos in an album topped with a pair of lazy days flip flops! The kit includes: two 8"x8" canvas * one set of white flip flops * one PowderPuff Chalking Ink * eight vellum poems and quotes * 12 chipboard diecuts * 141" orange printed ribbon * 60" green printed ribbon * 84" orange gingham ribbon * 102" green gingham ribbon * seven cardstock weight papers * one embellishment * step-by-step directions

8x8 Flip Flop Album

BoBunny's new Mini Edgy Album is decorated with their Flower Child paper collection, The kit includes: Here comes the Sun mini edgy album * Flower Child Paper Collections * Flower Child Combo Sticker * Assorted Double Dot papers * Assorted Ribbon * Assorted iCandy * Transparency titles * Full page color instructions

Here Comes The Sun Edgy Album Kit

More Fun Albums and Kits

Green At Heart Designer 12x12 Album

Green Floral 12x12 Album

The Perfect Summer Scrapbook Kit

Flip Flop Accordion Kit with Storage Box - $ 19.99 Contains: White flip flops, 1 PowderPuff Chalking Ink, 3 vellum poems & quotes, 1 chipboard flip flop diecut, 53 laser diecuts, 95" ribbon, 3 papers, 4 fabric flowers, 2 canvas texture tags, 16 embellishments & instructions

Summer Scrapbook Papers

Layout courtesy of - fun free photo effects!
Layout courtesy of - fun free photo effects!

When designing a scrapbook page, decorative papers are used to form the background, or frame key elements such as photos. Choosing the right combination of patterns and colours can really bring a scrapbook page to life.

Handmade Cara Marie Specialty Paper Pad

Seaside Retreat Paper Kit

For a summer theme, think bold and bright, sunny colours, or go for garden florals. Seaside colours are also ideal, as are colour sets that match the style and mood of your holiday. for example. In terms of patterns, think along the lines of objects, creatures and sights that you associate with the summer, such as birds, flowers, sandals, buckets and spades, shells and so on. This Seaside Retreat, Garden Gate and Nature's Storybook Petite Papers contains several of these themes.

72 & Sunny Designer Scrapbook Pad

Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking

Introducing the scrapbooker's new best friend. When it comes to making the most of your memories, take a page from the Creating Keepsakes experts. Beginners and more experienced scrapbookers alike will turn to this hefty new reference guide time and time again for helpful insights and daily inspiration on tools, techniques, layouts - plus all the can't-miss tips you'd expect from The Scrapbooking Authority.

Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking  (Leisure Arts #15941) (Creating Keepsakes)
Encyclopedia of Scrapbooking (Leisure Arts #15941) (Creating Keepsakes)


* Comprehensive, must-have resource with step-by-step scrapbooking fundamentals, embellishing techniques, and beyond-basic sample pages

* Hundreds of photos and how-to illustrations plus expert tricks and tips for enhancing creativity

* Bonus primers on photography, journaling, using computers, and productivity boosters

Summer Scrapbook Layout
Summer Scrapbook Layout

Summer Scrapbook Page Layouts

When designing your page layouts, think about your album's theme.

* Go for colours, buildings, items and other associations relevant to a summer holiday

* Opt for wave shapes, seashells, starfish, buckets and spades and pebble designs for a beach theme

* Floral papers or bold, bright flower shapes are perfect for showing off your summer garden

* Fun, bright and bold has a great wow factor with snaps of your kids - in both shape and colour

Photo by Island Capture Photography courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

Scrapbooking Special Summer Memories!

Scrapbooking Special Summer Memories!
Scrapbooking Special Summer Memories!

Theme Ideas for your Summer Scrapbook

Need some inspiration for a theme for this year's summer scrapbook? Here are some suggestions:

  • Summer vacation
  • Summer vacation
  • Days at the beach
  • Days at the beach
  • Baby's first seaside trip
  • Baby's first seaside trip
  • Fun in the garden
  • Fun in the garden
  • A summer of flowers
  • A summer of flowers
  • Fruit picking fun
  • Fruit picking fun
  • Summer camp
  • Summer camp
  • A fun day out at... the zoo, the country park, the fun fair...
  • A fun day out at... the zoo, the country park, the fun fair...
  • Summer garden party
  • Summer garden party
  • Summer sports
  • Summer sports
  • A boat trip
  • A boat trip
  • All the best bits from the summer
  • All the best bits from the summer
  • Kids school holiday escapades
  • Kids school holiday escapades
  • Summer BBQ
  • Summer BBQ
  • Picnic fun
  • Picnic fun
  • Summer birthday party
  • Summer birthday party

Flower Power Scrapbook Layouts

Flower Power Scrapbook Layouts
Flower Power Scrapbook Layouts
Summer Scrapbook Embellishments
Summer Scrapbook Embellishments

Summer Scrapbook Ideas and Embellishments

Jazzing Up your Scrapbook Pages

One of the most fun elements of scrapbooking is adding all those embellishments! For a summer scrapbook, think...

* Paper or fabric flowers

* Large die cut or chipboard flower shapes

* Funky summery wording in bright chipboard alphabets or bumpy stickers Photo by Nicoliosis courtesy of Flickr Creative Commons

* Seaside shapes such as sandcastles, shells, starfish and flip flops

* Lettering in yellows, golds, oranges, greens and blues

* Rhinestones or glitter in yellows and greens

* Silver starfish or seashell charms

* Summer coloured ribbons

Pretty Summer Embellishments

Brites Value Pack

Sunny Bunny Chipboard Alphabet

Add meaning to your journaling notes with summery phrases using Summer Pop Art Quotes or sum up the feeling of a page with some bright and cheerful summer words using these Summer Hot Chip Accents

72 and Sunny produce some great summer brights to jazz up your scrapbook. Try these 72 & Sunny Layered Chipboard Tags or 72 & Sunny Layered Chipboard Words

Finally, add some bright, 3D summer fun with Summer Epoxy Words or Summer Epoxy Alphabets.

Summer Dies, Cookie Cutter Dies and Bigz Dies

These will add bold, bright, eye-popping elements to your pages!

Sun 4x4 Die - $ 16.99
Includes one 4x4 die. QuicKutz dies can both cut and emboss (embossing requires a QuicKutz Rubber Embossing Pad, not included). Compatible with the Epic Six and Revolution machines.

Go for garden gorgeousness with these dies in Flowers Border Cookie Cutter Die, Bigz Die - Bird w/Wing or Bigz Die - Birdhouse:

Or try Bigz Die - Butterfly, Bigz Die - Flourish & Hearts or Bigz Die - Flower w/Leaves & Stem #2! All the dies (above and below) are available from A Cherry On Top, Scrapbooking Shoppe

Add eye-catching dimension and pattern to your designs with border punches, such as this Dandy Doodles one, a perfect complement to summery sensations!

Dandy Doodles Embossing Border Punch

Scrapbooking Favourites

What do you love to scrapbook the most?

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What are you up to this summer? Will your activities be immortalised in a scrapbook? Share your thoughts, ideas and comments here!

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    • whats4dinner profile image

      whats4dinner 5 years ago

      This would be a fun project to do. I love the idea of that flip flop album.

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      psiloveyou1 5 years ago

      Yes, I do scrapbook...and love it!!! Great lens with lots of wonderful photos.

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      Anthony Godinho 6 years ago from Ontario, Canada

      Beautifully done lens on summer scrapbook ideas. This is a great project to get kids involved as well and help foster creativity. **Blessed by a Squid-Angel**

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      wayne_luvinlife 6 years ago

      My wife loves arts and crafts with our daughter although it can be challenging at times because they are so much alike! thanks for sharing your hobby! Nicely done

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      Carolan Ross 6 years ago from St. Louis, MO

      Delightful collection of summer scrapbook ideas, well done. Blessed by an angel*

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      AngryBaker 6 years ago

      great ideas... i added the lens to my Orange Creamsicle Whoopie Pie lens

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      aldowning 6 years ago

      wanted to share a helpful source for family scrapbook quotes. Happy scrapbooking!

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      TriviaChamp 7 years ago

      Just got started with scrapbooking. This lens will make a wonderful resource. Kudos

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      Brookelorren LM 7 years ago

      I'm working on a digital scrapbook of last year's summer right now.

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      pylemountain1 7 years ago

      My wife is into scrapbook stuff, but lately she's moved more into the digital realm and so she's been creating what I would call digital scrapbooks. I guess it's easier since most of the media she uses starts out in a digital format.

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      Cynthia Sylvestermouse 7 years ago from United States

      These are all fabulous! I love the flowers and all of the bright colors. Just beautiful!

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      myraggededge 7 years ago

      What a lovely bright and sunny lens... especially now that summer has returned to the UK! Gorgeous. Blessed :-)

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      Tony Payne 7 years ago from Southampton, UK

      Wow great lens and I love the images. This is a great resource for anyone that does scrapbooking.

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      Barkely 7 years ago

      I'm soooo behind on my scrapbooking projects! Thanks for the inspiration!

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      anonymous 7 years ago

      What a wonderful lens. I've always wanted to do something with all those pictures 'stuffed away in a box' and this is just the thing for them. Great ideas- I'm really looking forward to getting started. Thank you!

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      kidspartythemes 7 years ago

      I love scrapbooking my kids parties, we want to do more on other topics too, so this has given me lots of ideas! Fab

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      HorseAndPony LM 7 years ago

      I would like to scrapbook but never seem to have the time. I love this collection of scrapbook items. Great charity lens. Blessed!