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Easy family scrap booking ideas

There are so many of us that have photos stashed away in a closet,and how often do we ask questions such as "how old wash she" or "when did we live in that particular home" create scrap book pages to record your families memories. Its a fun and relaxing time, so get creative involve all family members to make it more memorable and fun, let your imagination run wild. The best advice is to keep it simple.

Where to begin

To begin, go through photos that you would like to use in your scrapbook. It is best to begin with your most recent photos and work back from there, since the memories and details will be fresher than those of years past. You can do photo organization while relaxing in the evenings. Place your photos in resealable bags and tag it e.g. Baby photo’s , so that if you want to put a page together ,all you have to do is select a bag that’s been separated.

Collage fun

Cut out lots of different sized circles, rectangles, squares ,squiggles, strips and triangles from various bright-colored scraps. This gives everyone a variety of choices. If a white background is used, the possibilities for color combinations are endless. Glue the white card stock onto bright background for a splash of color.

· White and yellow card stock for background:

1. Cut white card stock smaller than yellow and glue onto yellow.

· Circle template – bright colored solid and patterned paper scraps

1. Cut out a variety of shapes

2. Trace several circles and cut out

3. Glue shapes and circles onto background in collage, reserving a few to overlap onto photo.

· Photos:

1. Crop photos as desired and glue photos onto background.

· Green lowercase sticker lettering

1. Place lettering on individual paper shapes and glue shapes onto background.

Scrap booking with Dad

Scrap booking with dad will make it priceless.

What you will need:

Colored papers

Stickers

White card stock (2) for background.

· Removable tape:

1. Lay card stock side by side and tape together on the back side

1/8” wide bright-colored strip stickers

1. Place one sticker ¼” from edges of backgrounds

· Bright-colored solid papers

1. Cut strips of paper in varying widths and glue onto backgrounds.

· Circle and oval templates – photo safe pencil – photos

1. Trace circles and ovals onto some photos and crop

2. Crop remaining photos as squares, rectangles, and vignettes.

3. Glue photo onto background.

Black uppercase sticker lettering.

· Bright-colored circle stickers:

1. Place lettering on background

2. Place stickers on background as desired

3. Remove tape from background and cut down any art that is glued onto both backgrounds.

Tip: use photos whose subject matter is “dad with the children” for this subject.

Theme page idea: take photos of the children and dad doing scrapbook pages. This will make a great project for the next time dad and the children make scrapbook pages together.

Autumn leave background

This is a quick and simple, yet attractive, using leaf patterned paper for the background.

What to do:

· Autumn leaf patterned paper for background

· Circle and oval templates

· Photo-safe pencil

· Photos:

1. Trace circles and oval onto photos and crop.

2. Glue photos onto background.

· Yellow uppercase stick lettering:

1. Place lettering on background.

Off to school theme:

Going to school is a day to remember, along with a backpack that weighs as much as your child.

· Alphabet patterned paper for background

· Photo

1. Crop photo as desired.

· “off to school” patterned paper:

1. Cut out title.

· Corner punch –green and yellow paper:

1. Cut green paper 3/4'” larger than photo and punch corners

2. Cut green paper ¼” larger than photo. Glue photo onto yellow paper and double mat onto green paper.

· Black marker – school supplies, ¼” wide alphabet strip and theme book strip stickers:

1. Place alphabet strip down right side of back ground

2. Place school supplies stickers around photo. Glue photo and “off to School” onto back ground.

3. Write child’s name, age, school and city on them book strip and place on background.

Tip: having the child write their name and age allows them to see their development over the years.

These are just a few of the easy to make scrap booking ideas, use your imagination and you will create something unique and special.


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