Make Your Summer Memories Last Forever!

Two girls making a scrapbook page

Scrapbooking has been around for many years. Before cell phones and online photo albums, if you wanted to see old baby photos at family dinners you would pull out your scrapbook and share a nice laugh with everyone. Even though we are surrounded by endless amounts of online photo albums, there is still something special about creating a scrapbook. No matter if you are creating one to keep memories of friends from the summer, pictures of your first child, or pictures of family members throughout the years, we have some fun tips to make your scrapbooking experience creative and enjoyable! You’ll want to get your favorite pictures and art supplies ready for this.

Photo Framing

Pictures are the main part of the page when you are creating a scrapbook. Every page tells a story, and it is up to you to make that story come to life! Photo framing and setting the design will help tell your story to whoever opens your scrapbook. All you need to do for photo framing is to create a window to frame the picture. You can use wood, resin, chipboard, colored markers, colored or textured paper, and even stickers. Photo framing is so fun because you can do something different for each picture!

DIY Flowers

Flowers are a great addition to any scrapbook. Instead of buying flower embellishments, you can make your own. There are a few ways to create your own flowers to surround your pictures with. You can layer any type of paper, fabric, felt, or tissue to create shapes or even stickers. You can also punch flower shapes into paper, create fabric flowers, and even roll up double-sided paper and attach a spiral to the end of it to create a dainty flower. There are so many ways to make cute floral arrangements with simple art supplies.

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Unusual Backgrounds

Take your scrapbook to the next level when you swap your typical 12×12 scrapbook paper for something else. Lace paper, metal wire, fabric, and anything else you can create to be a 12×12 background would make an awesome addition to your scrapbook pages. It is always fun to create a page that matches the photo’s memories.