A fun and easy way to treasure your memories and share them with your friends and family is by scrapbooking. The fun thing about scrapbooking is that it’s very easy to do. It doesn’t require you to be a master crafter or an expert in DIY. Here are 10 unique tricks and ideas to make the art even more fun!
A loud background color can make your scrapbook page look tacky and messy. It can also distract the reader from your journal entries and photographs. Ideal background colors include cream, black and white. If you wish, you can also use pastel colors. You can also have a certain theme that comes with a palette of complementing colors. Choose wisely!
Use geometric shapes.
Crop your best photos into geometric shapes and assemble them into a fun pattern. This adds a little wackiness to your scrapbook, but don’t go overboard! Also, be careful when cropping your photos because things can get really ugly when you don’t.
Compile travel keepsakes.
Scrapbooking is a very fun project especially for people who love to travel. Compile as much travel keepsakes as you can to form a concise and meaningful scrapbook, one that could take you to that exact moment and to that exact place. Be very creative! You can put in photos, tickets and even use your map as a background.
Screenshot important conversations.
Want to remember important texts and emails? Screenshot and print them! Your phone doesn’t have unlimited storage and sometimes, there’s just too much sweet messages from your special someone. Dedicate a page or two for them by assembling built-in envelopes and pocket inserts.
There are lots of scrapbooking materials and templates available online and in specialty stores, but you can also make your own using recycled materials. You can make a pocket insert or an envelope out of glossy magazine pages or use word cut-outs for headers and titles.
Inspiration can hit you anytime. This is why musicians and writers would oftentimes write on the first writing material they lay their hands on. Whether it’s the back of a shopping receipt or a piece of scratch paper, as long as you can write stuff on it, it will do. Include these on your scrapbook so you can always remember when and where you wrote it as well as the feelings you had when you were writing it. Use washi/paper tape to fasten them.
Use fun pens in writing.
A scrapbook will look more authentic when you include personal handwritten text and of course, what better way to write your journal entries than with fun pens. For fluidity, use pens that aren’t about to run out of ink because the last thing you want are unpolished handwritten notes.
Collage your photos.
Instead of putting all your photos into your scrapbook, choose only the best ones and make a collage out of it. You may crop the photos into shapes or use a photo editing software or app to make the photo collage for you. Print and paste!
Embellish with Washi/Paper tapes and stickers.
Washi tapes come in different patterns and it can be used to decorate almost anything. It’s also a more artsy way to stick on your favorite keepsakes. Never underestimate the power of stickers. There are too many stickers out there and choosing the best ones for your scrapbook can be both challenging and fun.
Toss in a paper music playlist.
Dedicate around one to two pages for a paper playlist that would contain all your favorite songs. You can also toss in some meaningful lyrics that speak to you in some way. Write down how the songs make you feel or the memories that it brings up.
And there you go! We bet you’d love to get started on making your very own scrapbook right away!