Three Ideas for Creating Quick and Simple Scrapbooks

Here are some practical ideas to use for creating simple scrapbooks. If you’re a beginner who wants to get into scrapbooking but gets intimidated by the seemingly infinite number of materials and techniques, then worry no more, because you can enjoy scrapbooking even if you’re just starting today. Scrapbooking is for everybody, regardless of gender, age, or experience. The pro scrapbookers you may read about in magazines or in websites all got started with simple layouts and ideas, so there’s no reason for you to stop enjoying this wonderful hobby just because you’re a beginner.
I’m going to share with you a few quick ideas for creating simple scrapbooks to help you get started. I always try to encourage people who are interested in scrapbooking to give it a shot. You’ll never know if you do like it or not unless you try it out first.
1. Photo Collages – Learn to create scrapbook layouts that can still look good and catch the attention of your audience without relying on embellishments. To achieve this, you need to focus on the main element of your scrapbook – your photograph. The photograph is the main subject of your theme and your design; everything else is gravy.
Create a beautiful photo collage using several pictures in a series or that are someway related to each other. Use the photo that sends out the strongest message as the centerpiece of your page, then arrange all the others around that main photo. If you don’t want to have a single photo as the subject, but instead plan to share the spotlight equally among the collection of photographs, then that’s perfectly okay too.
Embellish your photos with stamps in the corners, or perhaps some slide tags for your journaling, and you’re done!
2. No photos, no problem – You don’t even have to use photos just to create a scrapbook page. If you’re confident with your handwriting, then that’s all the tools that you need. But what can you create with only text, anyway?
How about a beautifully-designed page with decorative text written on it. You can make a cool journal to commemorate an important event as it happened, or perhaps to record a special occasion as you remember it years ago. You don’t even have to write out the whole story; just a few meaningful lines with a date or a few names will do. Use patterned paper, some stamps and some markers to decorate the spaces around your text. If you can draw, you can also add some doodles or flourishes wherever you feel like it.
3. Use memorabilia – If you’re looking to make a scrapbook page about an event that you attended, what better way to do so than to use the memorabilia from that specific event? Again, in this instance, you can create a good-looking scrapbook page without having a single photograph. In some instances, you may find all the materials you need right in your pockets or in your bag.
You can use bus or airplane ticket stubs, event tickets, coins or paper money, restaurant bills, business cards from the people you met, flowers from a corsage, or even bottle caps; use anything that reminds you of that event or occasion. Add some journaling if you want, or maybe some stickers and colored pencil doodles on the borders.
There you have it – three simple scrapbook ideas that you can easily do without much time and effort, and also without the need to spend a lot of money.

Here are some practical ideas to use for creating simple scrapbooks. If you’re a beginner who wants to get into scrapbooking but gets intimidated by the seemingly infinite number of materials and techniques, then worry no more, because you can enjoy scrapbooking even if you’re just starting today. Scrapbooking is for everybody, regardless of gender, age, or experience. The pro scrapbookers you may read about in magazines or in websites all got started with simple layouts and ideas, so there’s no reason for you to stop enjoying this wonderful hobby just because you’re a beginner.

I’m going to share with you a few quick ideas for creating simple scrapbooks to help you get started. I always try to encourage people who are interested in scrapbooking to give it a shot. You’ll never know if you do like it or not unless you try it out first.

1. Photo Collages – Learn to create scrapbook layouts that can still look good and catch the attention of your audience without relying on embellishments. To achieve this, you need to focus on the main element of your scrapbook – your photograph. The photograph is the main subject of your theme and your design; everything else is gravy.

Create a beautiful photo collage using several pictures in a series or that are someway related to each other. Use the photo that sends out the strongest message as the centerpiece of your page, then arrange all the others around that main photo. If you don’t want to have a single photo as the subject, but instead plan to share the spotlight equally among the collection of photographs, then that’s perfectly okay too.

Embellish your photos with stamps in the corners, or perhaps some slide tags for your journaling, and you’re done!

2. No photos, no problem - You don’t even have to use photos just to create a scrapbook page. If you’re confident with your handwriting, then that’s all the tools that you need. But what can you create with only text, anyway?

How about a beautifully-designed page with decorative text written on it. You can make a cool journal to commemorate an important event as it happened, or perhaps to record a special occasion as you remember it years ago. You don’t even have to write out the whole story; just a few meaningful lines with a date or a few names will do. Use patterned paper, some stamps and some markers to decorate the spaces around your text. If you can draw, you can also add some doodles or flourishes wherever you feel like it.

3. Use memorabilia - If you’re looking to make a scrapbook page about an event that you attended, what better way to do so than to use the memorabilia from that specific event? Again, in this instance, you can create a good-looking scrapbook page without having a single photograph. In some instances, you may find all the materials you need right in your pockets or in your bag.

You can use bus or airplane ticket stubs, event tickets, coins or paper money, restaurant bills, business cards from the people you met, flowers from a corsage, or even bottle caps; use anything that reminds you of that event or occasion. Add some journaling if you want, or maybe some stickers and colored pencil doodles on the borders.

There you have it – three simple scrapbook ideas that you can easily do without much time and effort, and also without the need to spend a lot of money.