How To Come Up With Great Scrapbook Titles

Have you ever found yourself getting stuck on scrapbook titles for your projects? You find your brain just popping with ideas for layouts and themes, but after you finish creating those beautiful pages, you find yourself stuck for an appropriate title. Or maybe you are indeed able to quickly think of a title for your scrapbook page about, for example, riding an airplane, but you don’t want to give it a title like “Riding in an Airplane” because you want a much more exciting name like “Taking Flight”, which sounds and reads better.
Some scrapbookers are satisfied with giving simple, descriptive names for their scrapbook titles, while others try to find a catchier or more poetic title. Actually, there’s nothing wrong with both, since scrapbooking is all about expressing yourself and showing your individuality through your pages. What works well for some might not be the best approach for other people, correct?
However, there may be times when you might want a better title than “Going Out for Dinner”, “Visiting the Zoo”, or “Bobby’s Graduation”. So where would you go to get some great ideas? No need to worry, because I have prepared a few tips to help you come up with great scrapbook titles:
1. Movies, Quotes, and Poems – One very useful tactic is to look at movie titles, sayings, quotations from famous people, or some lines of poetry. I’ve seen a lot of scrapbooks with titles from movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life”, or “A Beautiful Mind”, or even nature-themed scrapbooks with titles like “As Lovely As a Tree”. And these are all good titles. But why stop there? When you find a movie title or perhaps a beautiful quote that you like, you don’t have to use it as it is on your page. Try to be creative and come up with variations.
For example, I once saw a scrapbook about a teenager with the simple but cute title of “A Boy’s Story”, which is an obvious play on the movie “Toy Story”. Or you can use the title as it is, but in a different context. As an example of this, the movie “Catch Me If You Can” is about a fugitive being chased by an FBI agent, but it was used in a scrapbook about a very active toddler who kept his parents busy running after him at home.
2. Go online – When looking up sayings, quotations, poems or even movie titles, make your work easier and faster by using the Internet. Think about what your topic is, and use it as the keyword for your search. For example, when trying to find suitable titles for a scrapbook page about your wedding anniversary, you can use keywords like “marriage”, “wedding”, “anniversary”, or any combination of those words.
I realize that this may seem elementary to you, but there are a lot of scrapbookers who prefer to do their research the old-fashioned way, instead of using technology. It’s still a matter of choice, of course, so feel free to follow whatever works for you best.
3. Synonyms – Sometimes you already have a title in mind, but you want to make it more exciting or more poetic. No problem; this can be solved by using the nearest thesaurus available. For example, I once wanted to create a scrapbook for a friend who is into fine wines and fine dining. I was already thinking of using the word “gourmet” in the title, but I searched for another similar term and came up with “bon vivant” and “gastronome”. Now I have three options instead of just one!

Have you ever found yourself getting stuck on scrapbook titles for your projects? You find your brain just popping with ideas for layouts and themes, but after you finish creating those beautiful pages, you find yourself stuck for an appropriate title. Or maybe you are indeed able to quickly think of a title for your scrapbook page about, for example, riding an airplane, but you don’t want to give it a title like “Riding in an Airplane” because you want a much more exciting name like “Taking Flight”, which sounds and reads better.

Some scrapbookers are satisfied with giving simple, descriptive names for their scrapbook titles, while others try to find a catchier or more poetic title. Actually, there’s nothing wrong with both, since scrapbooking is all about expressing yourself and showing your individuality through your pages. What works well for some might not be the best approach for other people, correct?

However, there may be times when you might want a better title than “Going Out for Dinner”, “Visiting the Zoo”, or “Bobby’s Graduation”. So where would you go to get some great ideas? No need to worry, because I have prepared a few tips to help you come up with great scrapbook titles:

1. Movies, Quotes, and Poems - One very useful tactic is to look at movie titles, sayings, quotations from famous people, or some lines of poetry. I’ve seen a lot of scrapbooks with titles from movies like “It’s a Wonderful Life”, or “A Beautiful Mind”, or even nature-themed scrapbooks with titles like “As Lovely As a Tree”. And these are all good titles. But why stop there? When you find a movie title or perhaps a beautiful quote that you like, you don’t have to use it as it is on your page. Try to be creative and come up with variations.

For example, I once saw a scrapbook about a teenager with the simple but cute title of “A Boy’s Story”, which is an obvious play on the movie “Toy Story”. Or you can use the title as it is, but in a different context. As an example of this, the movie “Catch Me If You Can” is about a fugitive being chased by an FBI agent, but it was used in a scrapbook about a very active toddler who kept his parents busy running after him at home.

2. Go online - When looking up sayings, quotations, poems or even movie titles, make your work easier and faster by using the Internet. Think about what your topic is, and use it as the keyword for your search. For example, when trying to find suitable titles for a scrapbook page about your wedding anniversary, you can use keywords like “marriage”, “wedding”, “anniversary”, or any combination of those words.

I realize that this may seem elementary to you, but there are a lot of scrapbookers who prefer to do their research the old-fashioned way, instead of using technology. It’s still a matter of choice, of course, so feel free to follow whatever works for you best.

3. Synonyms - Sometimes you already have a title in mind, but you want to make it more exciting or more poetic. No problem; this can be solved by using the nearest thesaurus available. For example, I once wanted to create a scrapbook for a friend who is into fine wines and fine dining. I was already thinking of using the word “gourmet” in the title, but I searched for another similar term and came up with “bon vivant” and “gastronome”. Now I have three options instead of just one!