Are you running out of ideas on what gift to pick on special occasions for your loved ones? The most creative and unique gift would be a handmade present that contains all the good memories within. It will not only make your loved ones happy but also help in preserving memories for future generations.
Undoubtedly, good memories get imprinted in our minds and hearts for life but transforming those into digital prints makes them more special. A perfect way of doing so is by making a scrapbook for yourself or your loved ones.
Scrapbooking, apart from being a sophisticated hobby, is the most fantastic way to cherish the reminiscence of the past. It is a collection of pleasant, funny, romantic, thrilling, exciting and loving memories that remind us of the wonderful moments spent with our loved ones. And not only photographs, but you can also add memorabilia collected during weddings, gatherings, birthdays, anniversaries, picnics, and more.
Decide on a particular theme of your scrapbook based on the occasion you are going to gift it on. Before that, go through the tips discussed below to decorate the photos using scrapbook embellishments in the best possible way!
1. Decide on The Type of Album
Think of your scrapbook as a novel that can be big or small, focussed or loose, have a chronological narrative or a visual photoplay. Therefore choose an album that contains cardstock of your choice. It can be a fabric-covered scrapbook with default decorative touches or one with patterned paper.
2. 3D Adornments
3D paper embellishments are very much preferred in the scrapbooking world as they are easy to make and available in a variety of designs to choose from. You can even make these embellishments on your own by using quilling tools from your scrapbook kit. Use textured, colored, or patterned paper to make these adornments. Remember to paste them using double-sided tape to give them an enhanced 3D look.
3. Try Calligraphy
Calligraphy or decorative handwriting is another way to make your scrapbook pages look fascinating. We understand that doing calligraphy is not everyone’s cup of tea, but you can definitely learn the basics with the help of YouTube video tutorials. Buy calligraphy pens from famous bands with different tips and nibs at great deals online and make them part of your scrapbook collection.
4. Use Die Cuts
Try out new decorating ideas with impressive die cutting techniques. Go sassy and bold with the die-cuts of different appearances that reveal your personality. Cut letters and words to paste printed wishes or greetings around your photographs. This will beautify your photos and heighten your creativity. Guess, now you know how adding die cuts to your scrapbook kit can transform the way you decorate your scrapbook.
5. Hang Cute Page Flags
There are some pages in your scrapbook which are more important than others. Your photos on those pages need special attention. To focus more on those photos, design eye-catchy page flags. These flags can also be used to write valuable information or stories about the pictures. You can also utilize them as markers to mark the relevant pages quickly.
6. Give Aesthetic Look with Button Layouts
Do you have some old shirts or t-shirts that you no longer wear or use? If yes then, don’t throw them right away. Take all the buttons from them and add them to your scrapbook embellishments. Stick them around the border of your photographs or make designs near them. They are sure to give your scrapbook a modern look and definitely save you a lot of money.
7. Create New Design with Washi Tapes
Made using natural fibers such as hemp or bamboo washi tapes are adhesives used for decorating cards, journals, scrapbooks, and more. These tapes are available in different patterns, layouts, designs, and colors. Use these tapes to create a border on the pages in the scrapbook or decorate your pictures with it.
8. Stick ‘Sticky Notes’
Adding significant dates is a great way to help your loved ones remember them. Use colorful sticky notes to write down these special dates and a little description of the memorable moments spent. The advantage of using sticky notes is that you can always remove them and update the message by sticking a new one.
9. Beautify with Clear Rubber Stamps
If you are not an artist, it is not a big deal! Clear rubber stamps are the ones for you! You can enhance your scrapbook pages using these stamps. They are available in a variety of patterns, shapes, and sizes. When you are unable to figure out what design to create, use flower stamps to make a floral pattern using vibrant colors. They will go with every theme and color of your scrapbook.
10. Cut the Photo!
It sounds scary, and you must be thinking of how bizarre this thought is. But trust me, getting a bit bold, sassy, and modern at the same time can enhance your creativity and imagination. Paste the photos cut into strips to create an appealing layout design. It will surely catch the attention of the viewers.
Present Memories in an Artistic Way!
These scrapbooking tips are less time-consuming and astonishing. Even if you are a beginner, you can design the most incredible album by applying these simple tips. And remember, there is no right or wrong way to scrapbooking. To get started, all you need to have is a set of exciting ideas and the right supplies in your scrapbook kit. So, on the coming occasion, pass love and happiness to your family and friends through a handcrafted scrapbook created by you.