Have you just thought of the most fabulous idea for your Scrapbooking page? It might have been the colors on an advertisement in a magazine that started your idea, or a sign that you saw driving in a car. Whatever sparked you idea there is just a couple of things to do to make sure that your Scrapbook page turns out just as you pictured it to be.First you decided the theme of your Scrapbook. Then it is time to gather all the materials that your will need.
Let’s start with your color scheme and work around that. You will need to get your paper. Start with the main color that you want and then add all of the accent colors around your main color.
You can add accent colors with additional papers, and all types of embellishments such as: Silk flowers, brads, eyelets, stickers, ribbons and the list can go on and on.
For example: If you are making a Wedding Scrapbook you would gather together some white, elegant paper, maybe some lace ribbon, some white flower 3D stickers and then use the color of your bridesmaids dresses as the accent color to bring the whole theme together.
If you are making a Birthday Scrapbook for your son who loves fire trucks, you would get some Red Paper and some sticker letters in the shape of a fire water hose or firemen’s boots. You get the idea.
Now that you have all the materials that you will need it is time to put your Scrapbook Page layout together. Before you start cutting and gluing things all over your paper, you should start by just laying each item on the page before you permanently put them on the page. This will save you a lot of heartache later when you find that your layout isn’t what you thought or it is not fitting on the page. Once everything is in place, then you can permanently adhere to the paper, using a glue stick, glue dots, tape runner etc.
*Tip: Make your Scrapbook in chronological order.
Example: If you have one Scrapbook of yearly vacations, either start with current year first then go backwards from there, or visa versa. Don’t skip a year unless you didn’t take a vacation that year. It will be so much nicer to look at a book that is not jumping all over the place from year to year.
Making a scrapbook can be one of the most satisfying things that you can do for yourself and others who you will be sharing it with. You will be preserving your memories in a beautiful, decorative fashion, and can let others see the photo stories that mean so much to you.
Make it a Great Day and don’t forget to leave time to Craft!