Organize Scrapbook Stickers

Organize Scrapbook Stickers In These 6 Easy Steps

There’s an unwritten rule that you can never have too many scrapbooking stickers! But taking the time time to organize scrapbook stickers will mean that when you want your stickers, you’ll know exactly where to find them.

In order to keep your piles of stickers organized, we’ve put together a list of ideas and tips for you to keep in mind.

1. Organize Scrapbook Stickers by Theme or Occasion.

The cardinal rule to help your sticker scrapbook organization, is to organize them by subject.

Who wants to sift through piles and boxes of stickers just to find the few sheets of basketball stickers they know they have?!

Avoid any frustration by taking a day and organizing your stickers by theme or occasion. You can do it alphabetically, if you’d like, or keep it simple and just divide them into categories like “holidays”, “vacation”, “outdoors”, “sports”, and more.

You can do it alphabetically, if you’d like, or keep it simple and just divide them into categories like “holidays”, “vacation”, “outdoors”, “sports”, and more.

2. Keep Sticker Binders Organized.

When you use your stickers, be sure to put them back where you found them in your sticker binder or organizer. It may seem like a huge inconvenience at the time, but it’ll make a big difference in the long run.

You want your stickers to be in their designated spot when you go to look for them.

3. Use File Folders.

If you hate having to dig through sticker binders, you might want to consider using file folders instead.organize scrapbook stickers

They’re a great way to keep stickers completely separated by subject and allow sticker sheets of all shapes and sizes to stay together.

File folders are a great choice because, if you have a new subgroup to add, you can simply add another file folder to your file cabinet/bin.

4. Have Racks for Sticker Rolls.

If you have enough stickers that are on rolls—maybe alphabet stickers or borders that you use often—you may want to look into investing in some sticker racks.

Not only do the racks make it easier for you to take off individual sheets of stickers, but they also help save room and keep your stickers organized.

If you don’t have stickers on rolls, you can always use slat-wall racks and use the hooks to hold stickers related to the same topic.

5. Keep Mason Jars with Loose Stickers.

We’ve all been there… we’ve used 80% of a sticker sheet and sit there wondering what to do with the rest of it.

Instead of wasting an entire space in a sticker binder or organizer for loose stickers or smaller sheets, keep a mason jar in your scrapbook area.

Many of us have “scrap paper” containers or folders for leftover cardstock, so why should stickers be any different?!

 

 

6. Organize Scrapbook Stickers with Matching Paper and/or Embellishments.

If you want to take your scrapbook organization skills to the next level, keeping stickers with any corresponding paper, die-cuts, or embellishments is a great idea and an amazing time saver.

For example, if you know that, when you get around to creating a layout of your summer vacation, you have certain embellishments that match the stickers you’ve chosen, keep them together. It allows for easier access and increased organization.

What’s your secret to keeping your stickers organized? We’d love to hear!

christmas scrapbook titles

Christmas Scrapbook Titles

Christmas Scrapbook Titles : 5 Ideas To The Perfect Title!

Is there anything more fun than scrapbooking the happiest time of the year?! If you can’t seem to find Christmas scrapbook titles that are the exact same as the past ten Christmases you’ve scrapbooked, we’ve got you covered!

1. For Your Christmas Scrapbook Titles, Expand On One Small Aspect.

Christmas photos allow for so much creativity, and layouts centered on this one holiday can vary so greatly. If you have an entire layout just of a nativity scene, you can title it, “Nativity Scene 2015”. You don’t have to include the word “Christmas”.

On a not-so-obvious note, if there’s a gift that keeps showing up in all of the pictures, that could make a fun scrapbooking quote.

Say you got your son a remote-control car and have enough pictures of it to fill a page. You can always title your page, “His Dream Car”, or something of that nature. Not all Christmas layouts have to directly mention Christmas, so don’t be afraid to think outside the box and focus on one small element.

2. Keep your Christmas Scrapbook Titles Simple—With a Twist.

Say you want to keep it simple, with a “Merry Christmas” or “Christmas 2014”. That’s totally fine! If you want to make it stand out a bit more without changing the verbiage, you can still do that.christmas scrapbook titles

Use ribbon—Christmas colors, of course— around the title, or opt for some mesh. Arrange the letters in a unique formation, so they’re not just going right across the page. Have fun with it! Christmas is all about having fun and enjoying yourself, and your layout and title should convey that.

3. Include Names, Dates, and Locations.

As is a general suggestion for scrapbooks of all focuses, you should always try to include names, dates, and/or locations as a way for future generations to know what the layout is of.

This is particularly important for Christmas.

Why?

While you’ve probably only been on (and scrapbooked) one Mediterranean cruise in your lifetime, you likely have layouts from Christmastime every year.

Your title is your chance to distinguish one year from another, and one location from another. A simple, “Christmas at Nana’s” can make all the difference!

4. Use Lyrics or Quotes For Your Christmas Scrapbook Titles!

One of the best parts of Christmastime is all of the wonderful, catchy Christmas music!

If you can’t think of a great title, you can always turn to the music for inspiration. How cute is, “All I Want for Christmas is You” as a title for a layout?! “Deck the Halls”, “Rockin’ Around the Christmas Tree” … the list goes on!

If you want something a little deeper, you can always use a bible verse or well-known Christmas quote. We’ve put together some more ideas here.

 

 

5. Go Title-less.

If there’s ever a time to be daring with your titles, it’s Christmas! After all, most of your Christmas pictures probably speak for themselves. You probably have pictures of the kids in their Christmas pajamas, the Christmas tree all decorated, presents under the tree. And if you plan on scrapping it – you’ve got to grab yourself some cool Christmas themed paper.

To be blunt, people aren’t going to think it’s Halloween; everyone will know it’s Christmas. So if you feel like a title just doesn’t fit with your page, don’t be afraid to skip one.

The best way to spread Christmas cheer is to scrap it so it will last all year! Happy scrapping!

Instant Beach Scrapbook Titles

Need Beach Scrapbook Titles? Check Out These Instant Ideas…

The only thing more fun than going to the beach is scrapbooking your beach trip! These are some ideas and tips to keep in mind when trying to come up with beach scrapbook titles for your beach vacation layouts.

1. Location, Location, Location.

One of the simplest, but often overlooked, title ideas for a beach layout is the name of the beach, or the town that the beach was in. But don’t feel obligated to just write “Palm Beach”—get creative with it!

If you’re doing a two-page spread, have one word on each of borders to seamlessly connect the two pages, or have the name of the beach going across the center of both pages. Especially if you’re a frequent beach goer, having the name and/or location of the beach as the title is always a great way to distinguish one trip from another.

2.Using Puns for your Beach Scrapbook Titles are “Shore-ly” Awesome!

Puns are great for any layout, but the beach opens the door to a whole new level of puns. Think about it… “shore”-ly instead of “surely”, “waves” instead of “ways”, “pier” pressure… the list goes on!

Instead of using a vague, overused title, like, “Day at the Shore”, think about how exciting and unique it would be to write, “Shore-ly the Best Day”, instead! Have some fun with these types of creative scrapbook quotes, and don’t be afraid to get creative!

3. Use Memorabilia.

Beach trips usually come with some souvenirs you might not even think of as souvenirs:

  • beach tagsbeach scrapbook titles
  • ticket stubs
  • parking passes
  • sea-shells

Any of these can make a great, and truly unique, title of sorts.

For example, many of the beaches in New Jersey require beach tags. These are small pins that would make absolutely great titles! They say the name of the beach and usually even have a nice picture.

If you go to a show or buy concessions at any beach you go to, you may have a ticket stub. You could even find a shell in the shape of a leter and include that as a replacement letter in your title! Use this instead of a typical title for something outside-the-box.

You could even find a shell in the shape of a leter and include that as a replacement letter in your title! Use this instead of a typical title for something outside-the-box.

4. Cut Out Pictures to Spell Words.

When you go to the beach, it’s easy to get carried away and take dozens of pictures of the beautiful scenery. After all, there really is nothing better than the salt water waves and warm beach sand.

Instead of letting those pictures gather dust in your photo organizer, cut these photos into letters for a truly unique beach scrapbook titles. You can use any sort of stencils, your Sizzix machine, or even just try it freehand.

 

 

5. Let the Pictures Tell the Story.

We get it… the thought of cutting up your precious pictures can be scary. Another great option is using what you have. Chances are, you got a photo of at least one sign at the beach. If you have a good picture of the sign with the beach’s name, that’s all you need.

Crop it, mat it, pop it, and you have a simple, unique title. Why write “Trip to Atlantic City” as your title when you already have a picture of the sign on the boardwalk that says “Atlantic City”? Kill two birds with one stone!

You may be bummed out that you’re looking at pictures of the beach instead of relaxing on the beach, but hopefully these beach scrapbook titles ideas have given you the inspiration you need! If you’d like some more help with creating catchy scrapbook titles then go here.

family scrapbook quotes

Family Scrapbook Quotes

Family Scrapbook Quotes: 5 Easy Ideas To Get You Started

Scrapbooking family is always tons of fun. If you ever get stuck for ideas, check out the list below for tips on the best family scrapbook quotes!

1. Include Names and Dates in Your Family Scrapbook Quotes

As you scrapbook, think about the fact that these albums will likely be passed down for generations. While you can surely point out who cousins Shirley and Dave are in your pictures, your grandchildren might not be able to.

This is why names, dates, and places make such great family scrapbook quotes and titles. They’re simple, but they help tell the story.

Simply having, “Cousin Shirley’s House- Winter 2016” is perfect!

It sets the scene, and it will help future generations learn more about their families. As a scrapper, you undoubtedly know the struggle of trying to figure out what pictures are from which event for which dates.

Save yourself—and others— the struggle by including it in your title!

2. Use an Inside Joke or Family Memory

Generally, people say not to use inside jokes while writing, as most others won’t get it. For scrapbooking, this rule doesn’t really apply.

If you have one hilarious quote that sums up an entire day with your family, go ahead and make that your title. If there’s one element of the day, what someone was wearing, etc. that everyone was poking fun at, include that in your somehow.

It’ll make you smile every time you look back at that page, and it also makes for some great stories.family scrapbook quotes

3. Incorporate Handwriting

If you think your family scrapbooks hold a lot of meaning now, just wait for future generations, when all that your grandchildren will know about your grandparents is what you have put in the scrapbook.

For a truly unique, meaningful element, include the handwriting of whomever is the subject of your layout.

If you’re scrapbooking your son’s trip to the farm with Grandpa Joe, have Grandpa Joe write his name or the date—in acid-free markers or gel pens, of course—on a piece of cardstock.

This title is one your family will cherish for generations to come.

4. Opt for a Journal Instead of a Title.

Sometimes the best layouts are the ones without titles.

Instead of trying to narrow down a summation of the page(s) into a few words, opt for using a journal as your heading. Remember that, while scrapbooking itself is tons of fun, one of the reasons you scrapbook is to preserve memories for the future.

If you’re scrapbooking a family get-together or holiday, write a few sentences about the highlights. It’ll mean a lot more than “Family Day 2016” down the road. Pro tip: print your journal on mulberry or vellum for a classic, elegant look.

 

 

5. Use Short Family Scrapbook Quotes.

Occasionally, it can be difficult to find the words to express how we’re feeling. Lucky for us, funny, motivational, and inspirational quotes are always at our fingertips. With a quick internet search, you can find exactly what you’re looking for. Check out this helpful guide to finding even more scrapbook journal ideas.

These can make great titles! Some examples are “The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing” and “Together we have it all”. Just think about how wonderful these quotes would look at the top of your page. If your family is more about the humor, you can always use, “Families are like fudge… mostly sweet with a few nuts.”!

Now that you’ve gotten your creative juices flowing, it’s time to sit back, relax, and scrap!

Covering The Basics For Scrapbooking Beginners

The world of scrapbooking is an often overlooked hobby that can be incredibly rewarding, creative and fun. If you are considering trying out scrapbooking for yourself, though, it can be a lot to take in at once.

From generating ideas to actually creating scrapbooks, there is a lot to think about. Thankfully, this post is here to help equip you with some great ideas to get you started. So, if you are a novice scrapbooker looking for some ideas on where to start, then read on.

Generate Ideas For A Theme

Creating a good scrapbook is all about creating a visual journey that is both beautiful and memorable. The best way to kick start this creative process is to think about what type of themes will work well in a scrapbook format. Think back to important moments in your own life that you would like to capture in scrap form.

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

A common pitfall for novice scrappers is trying to do too much, so start small. Think of a solitary event or moment that you can focus your scrapbook page on. Better yet, you can focus on one aspect of one event – like the funniest moments at a birthday party. This is much easier than trying to cram the entire day into a scrapbook, especially for beginners.

 

Select A Good Album Size

There are a lot of different scrapbook size formats available, but the most popular are 12” x 12” and 8.5” x 11”. As a result of their popularity, these sizes tend to feature a lot of variety in design and the type of paper used. With that in mind, you should be able to find a perfect match for what you are wanting to do.

 

As a rule of thumb, 12” x 12” pages are great for photographs or additional flair and design. If you feel that it is too much space, though, then err on the side of caution and get the 8.5” x 11” pages.

 

 

Select Your Layout

This is the part of scrapbooking that lets you spread your creative wings – the layout and design. It can be overwhelming, particularly if you don’t have a specific layout in mind. The best way to handle this is to mess around with different layouts and designs.

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

hand made scrapbooking post card and tools lying on a table

To help decide on a good layout, consider where the focal point of the page will be. If you have any pictures that you want to include but are too big, do not be afraid of trimming them to the right size. Finally, if you are truly scratching your head for a good idea, have a look through our blog to get some great scrapbooking ideas for beginners.