A lot of work, dedication and love goes into successful Scrapbooking Layouts
, as well as a lot of carefully-chosen supplies. While choosing every patterned paper and embellishment that catches your eye is tempting, it can lead to a scrapbooking disaster. Consider all aspects of your project before beginning, and adding an extra sticker here and there won't disrupt your theme or color palette.
Follow our simple guide to creating perfect scrapbooking layouts, or create your own based on what scrapbook essentials are most important to you. Remember that considering where your scrapbook is headed before beginning is not about having stifling structure – it's to help keep you from getting overwhelmed by options. Whichever route you choose, give yourself enough wiggle room to let your creativity prosper.Getting Started
After you've gathered the pictures you'll include in your album, make a general assessment of what size album you'll need. If you like to add a lot of embellishments, or you work with three-dimensional supplies, you'll need some extra room in either dimension or page numbers. Pioneer albums make customization a top priority. If the only album that will do for your Scrapbooking Layouts
is this charming 8 x 8 Striped Scrapbook, but you have a lot of pictures, you can add Refill Pages
instead of settling for your second choice. Choosing your album is one of the most fun and important steps – give it the time and attention it deserves!Sticking To The Plan
Now that you have all your pictures together, and your album, decide which pictures will come first, second and so on. Excluding the first and last page, I usually plan pages two at a time instead of setting up my entire scrapbooking layouts before beginning. This helps keep things complimentary and spontaneous, allowing for those random bursts of scrapbooking genius! With so many adhesive options, you can really mix up the look of your pictures. To add a touch of flash to your pictures, try our Metallic Photo Corners in your Scrapbooking Layouts
. Our Rainbow Photo Corners
are also quite popular, and look especially great against black and white
If you want a more permanent solution, consider a Photo Glue Stick
. This clear-drying stick is child safe, making it a great option if you are putting together scrapbooking layouts with children. Need something you can get a little more precision with? Consider the Photo Glue Stick Pen
– perfect for getting the glue just so in tight corners or with tiny embellishments!A Dazzling Finale
With all your pictures perfectly placed, it's time for those important finishing touches! MemoryScrapbooks.com carries many cute and easy-to-use embellishments, like these Vacation Caption Stickers
and 3-D Self-Adhesive Letters
. Decorate away and make your memories shine!