Saturday, 7 October 2017

How To Build A Scapbook



One of my personal goals this year was to start documenting events and parts of my life, and I like to think I have done that with starting and regularly updating my scrapbook. I bought this one a while ago from Paperchase, and I really like the quality and ease of use of it, as the pages are plain white yet have a little decoration of butterflies in the corner of each page. Today I thought I would share a few tips that I use to build on my scrapbook and make it the best that it can be.


TAKE PHOTO'S OF EVERYTHING. This task may seem daunting, but it honestly isn't. Just wherever you go, on walks, shopping trips, any places of importance, snap a picture.You don't need a DSLR to take the photos, a phone with a camera will do, with a steady hand and the right lighting the photo will be fine to put into your scrapbook! After you have collected lots of photos, head to a photo printing shop, like Boots Photos, and get them printed! 

DECORATE WHITE SPACES. I like to arrange my photos with gaps between photos, so I can decorate and fill the spaces with fun doodles or scrapbooking materials. These can include washi tape, paper flowers, stickers or anything you can get your hands on. I have found that bargain shops like Home Bargains and Poundland often have cheap supplies that you can buy to decorate pages with. The quality is similar to those of more expensive natures, and they are much kinder to your budgets!

ANNOTATE PHOTOS. One of my favourite parts of scrapbooking is annotating my photos, and filling in the gaps that the photo doesn't provide. One way I like to do it is by cutting some patterned paper and writing on there instead of directly onto the white backing. I find this helps break the page up a bit, and provides an extra pop of colour to each page.

REFLECT. I love looking back and reflecting on my scrapbook to read what I have been up to in the past - it's really nice to re experience it in a way. This is also another way to gain inspiration for future layout ideas for your scrapbook - you can figure out what worked and didn't work so well and make improvements to future pages. 

Do you have a scrapbook? Any tips for others?

10 comments:

  1. I loved reading this post, I was given a scrap book last year for my birthday before we went to New York and I am yet to fill it up! I have a few more ideas of how to make it look super cute now!

    CharlotteSamantha // www.charlottesamantha.co.uk

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    1. Thank you Charlotte! I think scrap booking is so worth the time - it's great to have something to reflect on! x

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  2. I love the idea of scrapbooking, but I don't think that I'd ever be able to keep up with it :) You have a very pretty scrapbook!

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    1. Thank you! I don't keep a regular update on it, trust me, but I like to just keep everything slotted in the front until I have the time and mood to incorporate them in! x

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  3. Your scrapbook is so cute! I love doing stuff like this but I'm not the most artistic or detail oriented so they usually turn out that well. Haha. Awesome post!

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    1. You should see some of the other pages ;) For me, it takes practice and inspiration, so only about 1/4 pages turn out how I truly want them to, haha! x

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  4. Your scrapbook looks so cool! I've always wanted to start one but never really knew how to start, maybe I will soon :)

    aby | http://venusaby.blogspot.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you! It's so worth a try! x

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