Scrapbooking

This is the place to learn all about scrapbooking. Find free scrapbooking ideas. Get suggestions for the best scrapbooking supplies. Best of all, take the stress out of scrapbooking and simply have fun with it! We practice no-pressure scrapbooking here!

How to Make a Scrapbook

There isn’t any definitive, one-size-fits-all way to make a scrapbook. Scrapbooks are as unique and individual as the crafters who make them. Nevertheless, there are some tried-and-true approaches to making a scrapbook — and so, if you are new to scrapbooking, and you aren’t sure where to start, you might find it helpful to have step-by-step instructions for one of these well-tested approaches to making a scrapbook.

6″ x 8″ Scrapbooking Layouts

I LOVE scrapbooking 12″x12″ pages, but I am running out of space to store my large photo albums, so I have switched over to scrapping in a smaller size. I wanted to scrap 8″x8″, which was trendy when I first started scrapbooking in around 2006. However, it is unfortunately a lot harder to find scrapbooks and page protectors in that size now. 6″ x 8″ albums seem to be more plentifully available, so I started scrapping that size. I bought 10 albums and zillions of page protectors in this size, and I plan to share the best examples with you as time permits. Here’s the first 6″x8″ scrapbooking layout I’ve completed recently:

6″x8″ Travel-Themed Scrapbooking Layout: Santa Maria Island

Scrapbooking Layout Featuring Photos of My Husband Mike Refueling Our Sailboat, Viva, Docked at the Marina in Santa Maria Island in the Azores, Portugal

Scrapbooking Layout Featuring Photos of My Husband Mike Refueling Our Sailboat, Viva, Docked at the Marina in Santa Maria Island in the Azores, Portugal


There are a couple of reasons you might want to check out this page:

  • If you have a couple of 5″x7″ pictures that you want to scrap in a 6″x8″ layout, this page will give you some inspiration for one possible way to lay out your pictures and page title.
  • My husband, Mike, and I spent about 5 years living aboard sailboats and cruising. We cruised halfway around the world. If you want to read the story of how our journey got started, I share it on this page.

12″ x 12″ Scrapbooking Layouts

Romantic Scrapbooking Layout With Hearts and Paper Lace

Scrapbooking Layout With Hearts and Paper Lace by Amy Solovay

Scrapbooking Layout With Hearts and Paper Lace by Amy Solovay


One of the more interesting elements in this scrapbook layout is a large heart shape with pretty scalloped edges. If you want to learn how to make either the heart shape or the layout, take a look at this page, which includes instructions for how to cut shapes without a die cutter plus more information about the layout and the supplies I used to create it.

Botanical Illustration Scrapbooking Layout

Botanical Illustration Scrapbook Layout by Amy Solovay

Botanical Illustration Scrapbook Layout by Amy Solovay

Hawaii Vacation — Idea for Scrapbook Page Layout

Hawaii Vacation Scrapbooking Layout

Hawaii Vacation Scrapbooking Layout


If you need some inspiration for placing 3 vacation pictures on a single 12″x12″ scrapbook layout, check out this vacation-themed scrapbook layout.

Scrapbook Mini Album Projects

Dog-Themed Mini Scrapbook Album: Free Step-By-Step Instructions

Bone Shaped Puppy Dog Themed Acrylic Scrapbook Album Designed and Photographed by Cathy Schellenberg

Bone Shaped Puppy Dog Themed Acrylic Scrapbook Album
Designed and Photographed by Cathy Schellenberg


Learn how to make this adorable dog-themed scrapbook album. The project includes ideas for heart-warming dog-related quotes you could use in your own mini album or scrapbooking pages about your dog(s). Cathy Schellenberg is the designer of this project.

Seattle Cityscapes Circle Shaped Clear Mini Scrapbook Album

Seattle Cityscapes Scrapbook Mini AlbumAbout a Trip to Seattle, Washington

Seattle Cityscapes Scrapbook Mini AlbumAbout a Trip to Seattle, Washington

Tiny Mini Albums

Tiny Mini Albums

Tiny Mini Albums


These little albums are small, affordable scrapbooking projects that fit on your keychain. They’re easily portable, and you can take them anywhere. They also make fantastic, affordable gifts for your friends and loved ones. Get free instructions for making tiny mini scrapbook albums on the following pages of our website:

More Scrapbooking Ideas

Vacation Scrapbooking Ideas

Scrapbooking Supplies

Paper for Scrapbooking

Cardstock

Cardstock is one of the most popular papers to use for scrapbooking. Patterned paper is also popular. You can find patterned paper in a variety of colors and themes — florals, dots, stripes, travel themes, school themes and many others.

The Best Adhesives for Scrapbooking

Becky Higgins Project Life Scrapbooking Albums, Pocket Pages and Supplies

Project Life is one of the fastest, easiest possible approaches to scrapbooking. Learn more about the Project Life system HERE.

Scrapbooking Tools

Actually, this section should be more like “Scrapbooking without tools”, because I honestly don’t use that many tools in my scrapbooking process. But there are a few cheap, low-tech scrapbooking tools I use to get stuff done — like a paper cutter, scissors and punches.

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