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5 Tips for Scrapbooking Success

Do you find scrapbooking overwhelming?

Want it broken down, with clear tips on how to scrapbook successfully?

In this video I will show you exactly how to break scrapbooking down to the key components. Follow these 5 tips and you will find Scrapbooking Success!

5 Tips for Scrapbooking Success

I want to share with you my 5 Tips for Scrapbooking Success. Before I do that let’s consider why scrapbooking is important.

When it comes down to it most scrapbookers will tell you that whether or not they enjoy the creative side of scrapbooking they want to:

  • share their story
  • document their life
  • preserve their memories

When I create a scrapbook page I’m sharing an important part of my life. I tell the story of how we live and how we love.

So let’s get back to the 5 Tips for Scrapbooking Success:

Tip #1. Journaling

Journaling is key! Your story matters. Tell your story on your scrapbook pages. A scrapbook without words is only a pretty photo album. It doesn’t matter if your story is about taking the kids to the park, or about your personal battle with breast cancer. If it’s important to you it deserves to be told. Your story matters!

Use your own handwriting on your pages to make them even more meaningful.

Tip #2. Photos

Chose ONE photo to focus on. This should be the photo that best describes your story. You DON’T need to use every photo! Let extra photos act to embellish your story.

Tip #3.  Titles

A title is an opportunity to share the theme of your page. Think about what your story is telling to choose the most meaningful title. Don’t forget that a title is also an embellishment, so feel free to have fun with it.

Tip #4. Design 

Don’t let design scare you! Use design tips to help your page ‘feel’ the best. Try:

  • sketches
  • visual triangle
  • co-ordinated papers and embellishments
  • scraplift: Find layouts you like and use the design elements on your own pages! Don’t forget to scraplift from your own pages!

Tip #5. Embellishments

Don’t forget what story you are telling. Find embellishments that relate to your page. Let your creativity shine! Go heavy on embellishments if you love them, or use them sparingly if it’s not really your comfort zone. Some easy embellishments are:

  • memorabilia
  • quotes
  • definitions

Journaling, Photos, Titles, Design, and Embellishments. These are the 5 key elements to consider for scrapbooking success. I hope these 5 tips will help you achieve success in creating more meaningful scrapbooking pages that share the story of your life.

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  • Marie Richman 3 November, 2015, 9:25 pm

    Thanks… I know all this… but being reminded is helpful, Plus it helps me get back on track… I sometimes get stuck with the journaling or the embellishments………but never thought of tying it all together over one picture.. and using it as a focal point for everything else. Thanks love that tip !!

    • Alice. 9 November, 2015, 8:11 pm

      Thanks Marie! I’m glad you found a useful take-away from these simple tips!

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