Free Scrapbook Layout Ideas

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Free Scrapbook Layout Ideas – One 12 x 12 and one 2-page layout. Find out how to use vellum to highlight certain areas of your photos, attach elements with staples, ink your projects for an antique look, see a layout with Making Memories Photo Décor 8”chipboard letters (so cool!), and see how I included a DVD tour of my grandmother’s house on a 2-page layout.

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Free Scrapbook Layout Ideas - 1

Here is a very simple scrapbook layout that was so quick and easy but so great! Why? Because it is all about real life… The photo (an 8 x 10) is from a household week where we were doing alot of baking...Noah loves to help me make stuff; especially homemade bread. I love the way the mug just happened to show up in the photo: Faith for All of appropriate - this is what IT's all about!

I marked on the vellum what I wanted to highlight on the photo…Noah’s face (loving helping mommy) and the mug (Faith For All of Life). And that serves as my title really…the Faith for All of Life part. I stapled the vellum to the photo and then uses double sided tape to attach both to the cardstock. Then I glued tiny jewels around the hole in the vellum highlighting the mug. Finally, I wrote the date above the photo and the verse (Deuteronomy 11:19). This is what I work towards and pray for…walking with my kids.

Finally, I inked along the edges of the cardstock and smeared some along the vellum as well. Just a note, if you try to ink on vellum, make sure you use Stayz On because a regular pigment ink pad won’t dry on vellum. (learned that the hard way) : ) Eventually, when this layout has simmered more in my mind I’ll write the journaling along the large bottom margin. And that’s the first of the free scrapbook layout ideas.

Free Scrapbook Layout Ideas - 2

This 2-page family history layout is really only about 75% done, but I wanted to go ahead and share it with you anyways. Here’s why this is sooooo cool. See the grouping on the left side there?…the photo on top of the white square with the 2 circles on it. The little bumps on the white circle are bubble letters that spell out DVD Inside. That is actually a holder for a DVD video tour of my grandmother’s house.

Here’s the background for this layout: last summer I was at my grandmother’s house for a visit and I realized while I was there that although I had many photos of us there through the years I really didn’t have a photo of each wall/area of the house. Someday, she won’t live there any more and I want to have a clear/organized record of what everything was like…memories in my mind fade over time and I want to always be able to “visit.”

So, while I was there I snapped photos of all the walls in all the rooms of her house…it turned out to be about 32. They sat on my computer in a file labeled Nana’s House all this time. Then, the rest of my family was there for a visit recently and before they left, I asked my little sister to take my video camera and just walk around the house and grounds slowly and get footage and add her own commentary. It is PRICELESS. Not just for Nana’s house but for the sneak peak in to my little 10-year-old sister’s perspective. So cool!

I also have 32 photos. Because the commentary on the video tour in from my little sister, I still want my perspective included. There is no way to put 32 photos on a 2-page layout and I really didn’t want to create an entire mini album – too many projects and not enough time. So, I am going to use an idea from one of my e-zine layouts. I’ll mount each of the photos onto cardstock and then write my commentary/memories on the back. Then, I’ll put all of the cards into a pocket on the back of the layout. I love pocket techniques!

By the way, the large N on the layout is Making Memories Photo Décor 8” chipboard letters…I found them at my local scrapbook store…

And that’s the two free scrapbook layout ideas.

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