How to create a scrapbook page - A beginner's guide.
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Whether you’re looking to preserve memories from Christmas, put together ideas and inspiration for your wedding or keep cherished photos together in style, scrapbooking is ideal no matter the occasion.
Creating your own scrapbook page can be as simple or as detailed as you wish, but with a variety of different embellishments, paper pads, card stock and more, why not get a little creative with your theme?
An adorable family pet photo is the subject for this layout, framed perfectly by the incredibly popular new Nature’s Garden Delightful Daisies collection. We’ve used a few different techniques and specific products available here at Crafter’s Companion, but you can use any to suit your theme.
Follow along with our guide below to get started with your very first scrapbook page.
Creating your scrapbook page
Take a sheet from a 12” x 12” Paper Pad of your choice and ink the edges using an ink pad. We’ve used the Spectrum Noir Quick-Dry Inkpad in Seal Brown.
Cut a 12” x 2 ½” strip from a 12” x 12” Paper Pad in a different pattern, ink the edges and glue this across the middle of the 12” x 12” page.
Take a sheet from a 8” x 8” Vellum Pad of your choice, cut down to 7 ½” x 7 ½” and use Red-Liner Tape to secure it to a piece of multi-purpose card cut to the same size.
Mat this onto a 7 ¾” x 7 ¾” square of card and then onto an 8” x 8” piece of card in another colour. Glue this to the centre of the page. Cut another strip from a 12” x 12” Paper Pad to 12” x 1”, ink the edges and glue across the middle of the page.
To create intricate daisy details like below, use a Die Cutting Machine and die cut two, using the Charming Daisies Die from white textured card, ink the edges and add a circle of yellow card behind the centre of each. Glue these to the page as shown (these will peek out from behind the photo when this is stuck down at a later stage).
Print your chosen photo to 4” x 5”, mat onto a 4 ¼” x 5 ¼” piece of coloured card and then onto a 4 ½” x 5 ½” panel of card in another colour. We’ve used 2mm depth foam tape to adhere this to the page.
To add further decoration:
Why not add a personal touch with tags and a sentiment stamp? To do this, simply die cut three tags from coloured textured card. We’ve used white, yellow and brown. On the white tag, stamp your sentiment, ink the edges and tie twine through the hole. Layer the three tags together and stick them to the page. We’ve used 3mm Foam Pads.
We've created some beautiful 3D daisies to our photo, and they're so simple to make! To start, die cut four of the medium size daisy, two of the smallest daisy, two of the small daisy centres, four of the vines and four of the leaves.
Ink the edges of the leaves and centres and the daisies using an ink pad of your choice. We've used Seal Brown and Ocean Blue from Spectrum Noir.
Shape the daisy petals, layer the two daisies together and glue to the page as shown, arranging the leaves under the flowers (the vines have been snipped into and used as several separate pieces). With the remaining two vines, glue one on the top right and one on the bottom left of the page.
Finally, we added some butterflies to two corners, to fit the nature theme. To create these, die-cut two butterflies from the Spring Accessories die set in white card and ink the edges. Glue each onto a piece of yellow card and trim around the edges so that the yellow shows through behind the die-cut detail.
Shape the wings and use 3mm depth foam pads to adhere these to the bottom right and top left sides of the page to finish.
We have so many different Paper Pads and Metal Dies available here at Crafter’s Companion. There truly is no limit to your scrapbooking, with paper, card, dies and embellishments for every occasion.
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