Crafts: Embellishments give character to scrapbook pages

Add appointment cards, party favors, napkins, journaling and more to scrapbook pages to preserve memories.

| February 2009

Creating a scrapbook is a wonderful way to preserve and reflect over some of the most special moments in your life. One of the fantastic things about designing scrapbook pages is that they will not only contain pictures, but also memorabilia from the events.

There are many important aspects to consider when thinking about scrapbook ideas. Here is a clear, simple guide of what you should think about when designing a page for a certain event.

Baby Scrapbooking Ideas
Having a baby is a very precious event, and what better way to safeguard those precious memories than by putting them into scrapbook pages. There are many scrapbook ideas to think about, and moments to be written down, along with the date when they happened.
Some of the memorabilia you may want to add to the page are doctor appointment cards, photos of the nursery, and the meaning of the baby’s name.

It is always a good idea to make notes of the baby’s first smile, first bath, the day your child took his or her first steps and said his or her first word. These are all important milestones, so make a note and use them in your journaling.

You do not need to add hundreds of pictures – one or two will be enough, as sometimes less is more. Try to find something that stands out – a funny face or a specific milestone or event that has been reached.

Wedding Scrapbooking Ideas
Because a wedding is often a large affair, you may want to dedicate a whole album to your wedding – and have a page for the ceremony, a layout of preparations before the event showing the bride and groom getting ready, some pictures of the reception, and, of course, the honeymoon.

The journaling part could include where the bride and groom first met, and when and how they became engaged. It is wise to save some memorabilia from the day itself, such as place cards from the tables, confetti, napkins and wedding favors – these items are great for decorating your scrapbook pages and bringing all your scrapbook ideas together.

Pet Scrapbook Ideas
Many people consider their pets members of their families. If this is the case for you, it is important to include them when considering scrapbook ideas. Use pictures of your pet being naughty, playing, doing tricks, eating and sleeping, then accessorize the page accordingly by adding your thoughts about what was happening in each photo.

You may also want to note where you got your pet, how you decided on a name, what his or her favorite toy is, and the things you love most about him or her.

The same rule applies to any scrapbooking ideas you have. First you need a picture. Then you need to record your information, thoughts and feelings. And lastly, you need to embellish the pages with relevant material from the time in question.


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About the Author

Vicki Churchill writes for a site that specializes in Scrapbook Ideas providing you with excellent tips and ideas for creating stunning Scrapbook Page Layouts. Vicki also specializes in Card Making 



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