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7 Little Changes That’ll Make a Big Difference With Your Scrapbooking

8 May 2023 | Projects & Tutorials

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Scrapbooking is a fun and creative way to preserve your memories and showcase your creativity. Whether you are a seasoned pro or just starting out, there is always room for improvement. In this blog post, we will share 7 little changes that’ll make a big difference in your scrapbooking.

So grab your supplies and let’s get started!

1. Get inspired by others

Sometimes all it takes to elevate your scrapbooking game is a little inspiration. Look to others in the scrapbooking community for ideas and techniques that you can adapt to your own style.

Browse through scrapbooking blogs and social media accounts, attend local workshops and events, or join online scrapbooking groups. You never know where you might find your next great idea.

2. Experiment with new materials

While it’s important to have your go-to scrapbooking supplies, don’t be afraid to experiment with new materials. Branch out from your comfort zone and try out different papers, stickers, embellishments, and other decorative elements.

Mixing and matching materials can add texture and interest to your pages, so don’t be afraid to get creative!

3. Incorporate journaling

Journaling is an essential part of scrapbooking as it helps to tell the story behind the photos. However, many scrapbookers struggle with what to write or how to incorporate journaling into their pages.

Try using different formats, such as lists, letters, or captions, and experiment with different styles and fonts. Don’t be afraid to get personal and share your thoughts and emotions – this will make your pages even more meaningful.

4. Pay attention to colour

Colour is a powerful tool in scrapbooking and can greatly affect the overall look and feel of your pages. Pay attention to the colour scheme of your photos and choose papers and embellishments that complement them.

You can also experiment with different colour combinations, such as monochromatic, complementary, or analogous, to create a cohesive and visually appealing layout.

5. Play with scale and proportion

Varying the scale and proportion of your photos and embellishments can add visual interest and depth to your pages. Experiment with different sizes and arrangements to create a dynamic layout.

For example, try enlarging a photo to create a focal point, or layering small embellishments to add texture and dimension.

6. Use negative space

Negative space, also known as white space, is the area of your page that is left blank. While it may seem counterintuitive, negative space can actually be a powerful design element.

It can help to draw attention to your focal point, create balance and harmony, and give your page a clean and modern look. So don’t be afraid to leave some areas of your page blank.

7. Don’t overthink it

Last but not least, don’t overthink your scrapbooking. While it’s important to put effort and care into your pages, remember that the most important thing is to have fun and enjoy the process.

Don’t worry too much about making everything perfect – imperfections can add character and personality to your pages. So relax, let your creativity flow, and have fun with it!

Samantha West

Samantha is the founder of Paper Creations Paper Craft. With a long history in childcare and kindergarten teaching, crafting, especially hand made cards and scrapbooking, came naturally to her. Sam has run the business for over 7 years.