Scrapbooking Layouts And Ideas

Scrapbooking Layouts And Ideas

Coming up with fresh scrapbooking layouts and ideas can be sort of like coming up with a really good meal. We all have our ‘repertoirs’ of both recipes and scrapbook designs, but sometimes it’s nice to break out of your routine and do something different. And since scrapbooking is such a flexible craft, I like to peruse other peoples layouts and modify them to my own style.

This video is a little long, but she shows a nice layout utilizing leftover scraps plus 3 more well put together layouts

Scrapbooking Layouts And Ideas : 4 Nice Layouts

Scrapbooking Layouts And Ideas : The Design

The folks over at ScrapbookByDesign have some really wonderful articles about the nitty gritty of scrapbooking. Here’s one just on the design piece.

The general goal when creating a scrapbook layout design is communicate your ideas and feelings by appropriately selecting and placing the different elements on the page. The field of visual arts offers a standard vocabulary and way of looking at layout design that strives to achieve this goal.

As the designer, you determine what the points of focus of your layout will be, and then you create the layout with things like light, perspective, and line in mind. When you use these elements appropriately, the eyes of the viewers will linger over the points of focus, and your layout is a balanced whole with pieces that work together to form a statement.

Hold On!…I know what you’re thinking…This is a little too feng shui for me! How does all this mumbo jumbo translate into my scrapbook layout design?

Don’t worry! You don’t have to understand the elements of visual design…you just need to use them.

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Some people have a natural aptitude for working with visual art (which is really what a scrapbook is!) and will find that achieving the right balance is easy. Others may find that they need to do a little more research in order to get the ball really rolling. This page has all the basic info you need to get started creating a professional scrapbook layout design.

Now, let’s start with the basics.

Pick a Page Theme

Looking at your picture, start by picking a theme for your page. The theme can relate to the events, people, or places in your pictures. They can be one word themes like “Love” or “Joy.” Let your creative juices flow and you’ll find yourself with a solid start to an impressive layout design.


NOTE: Most often, when we refer to a scrapbook “page” we are referring to a 2-page layout like the ones pictured here. Though there are a few benefits to using an occasional one page scrapbook layout design we will always recommending using a two-page layout for the sake of consistency, flow and overall appeal.


Arranging Photos

Once you have your theme chosen, it’s time to begin thinking about how you will arrange your photos on the page. There are many visual design elements that can help you exactly how to arrange your photos for the best overall look.

Scrapbook Layout Design Triangle

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Hope you found these few scrapbooking layouts and ideas inspiring enough to get yourself going. I know that for myself, sometimes just having a look at someone elses designs can spark my muse to create. Who do you go to for inspiration? Leave a comment below with a link to your favorite inspirational site. Don’t forget to click the LIKE button.

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