7 HEADACHE-FREE SIMPLE SCRAPBOOK LAYOUTS YOU CAN TRY TODAY!
Get Inspired By These Simple Scrapbook Layouts…
Scrapbook Coach brings you a range of inspirational ideas and products to make your projects that much more special and fun. These simple scrapbook layout ideas will help you create a scrapbook album filled with wonderful pages that look as though it took a lot of time and effort, when in reality, it was easy! Sounds too good to be true? Read on for seven amazing ideas that won’t take up a lot of your time! One word of warning though, once you discover how easy these layout ideas are, you’ll want to use them over and over!
OUR AMAZING SCRAPBOOK LAYOUT IDEAS
Create a 3×3 layout. Think tic-tac-toe!
When it comes to easy and fun styling options, creating a 3×3 design is at the top of the list.
Choose four photos for your page. Using card stock, divide your background paper into nine equal sections–three blocks across and three blocks down.
Make the dividers a half inch wide. Before adhering the dividers into place. trace the inside of the middle square and the four corner squares.
If necessary, crop each photo to fit inside one of the corner squares. Ideally, the photo should fill the entire square and once the dividers are added, it will appear as though the photo is framed.
Cut a piece of card stock for the center square. Add your title to the card stock. Adhere the photos and title to the page and then adhere the dividers. Use the empty squares for journaling and embellishments.
The same format can be used with three photos instead of four. Arrange the photos horizontally, vertically or even diagonally.
Focus on one photo – Simple yet elegant.
Is there a photo that speaks for itself? Does just looking at the photo triggers an emotion?
Using a 5×7 copy of the photo, place it off center onto the background paper. Add a title to the upper left corner. Journal beneath the photo with just a few words. Add a border to one of the sides of the layout and embellish with a tiny bow, old buttons or a sticker message.
Journal on colored index cards – Quick and easy.
Unlined index cards are a great way to help create simple scrapbook layouts. Try this:
- Begin with a solid background.
- Frame two photos with the same paper or cardstock.
- Place the photos in the upper left and lower right corner, with at least an inch and a half from the photo to the edge of the paper.
- Using the index cards, journal about the photos.
- Center the index cards in the upper right corner and lower left corner.
- Matt the journal cards with a quarter inch of paper.
Use different shades and a pattern of one color – Divide the background.
To highlight a couple of photos, scrapbook layout ideas can easily be diversified by using different shades of one colour.
Let’s say for example, that you want to make a layout of your kids jumping into the leaves. Use orange as your background. Cover the left half of the background with a leaf patterned scrapbook paper that has muted yellow and orange leaves in it. In the center of the page, adhere orange card stock that is lighter or darker than the background. Now you’re ready to add your photos to the card stock. Add a title to the page and journal in the lower right corner.
Embellish the page with a few tiny fabric leaves.
Incorporate different size photos – Enlarge the focal point.
Sometimes simple scrapbook layouts provide more eye appeal than detailed designs. By keeping things simple, your eyes are naturally drawn to the photos on the page. If there are lots of embellishments and intricate stamp work, a photo can get lost.
Here is an easy way to keep the focus on the photos. Begin with a patterned background. As an example, you want to make a layout of your ten-year-old baseball player. You would choose a background paper that has lots of baseballs on it. Next, form a square using a 5×7 photo, a smaller photo and two pieces of card stock. Use a 5×7 photo of your son in his uniform, underneath, add card stock for journaling.
Next to the cardstock add a smaller headshot photo of your son. Above the photo, add matching cardstock. Use this space for the title. Add tacks to the four corners of the square and you’re done!
Slant your photos. Super easy!
This is one of those scrapbook layout ideas that looks like it takes a lot of work, but actually doesn’t! Begin with a patterned background to start your slanted photo page.
Matt both photos with the same material and add them to your layout. Overlap the photos by using the lower corner of one and the upper corner of the other, and slant one upwards and one downwards. Add a slanted title and a framed box for journaling. This is super quick and easy and looks like a lot of work because of the background and matting.
Crop your photos – Use circles and a square.
Using a round and square template can help create simple scrapbook layouts. Crop the square photo into a 5×5 or 4×4 square. Using the round photo, crop three photos with a 3-inch diameter. Use a solid background for your layout. Using patterned paper, place a one-inch strip across the top of the page (about 3 inches from the top) and a one inch strip vertically along the right side of the page (about 3 inches from the right).
Use additional paper to create a simple bow to cover where the strips cross each other. Along the top strip, center the three round photos. Center the square photo in the open space below the top strip. Journal to the left of the photo.
Get started on your simple scrapbook layouts!
Now that you are equipped with these seven beautiful yet convenient scrapbook layout ideas, you can get started today! And the best part is that each of these options can be used more than once. As you use different backgrounds and matting, each page of your album will appear unique and different.
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