Would you like to know how to make a scrapbook page? Once you collect your photos that are centered around a theme, and weeded out the “repeats,” it can be overwhelming to know where to start. There are many scrapbook products available, for all different price ranges. This article will help you get started so you can see if scrapbooking appeals to you BEFORE you start buying.
Step 1: Purchase a scrapbook. Decide on the theme. If this scrapbook is going to be all about last summer's trip abroad, you’re going to shop with a scrapbook with a travel theme in mind. If you’re focusing on a single page about the beach, a generic scrapbook that will hold a compilation of photo pages will work well.
Step 2: Play with the layout. A rookie mistake is to cram as many photos as possible onto the page. Instead, consider the “negative space” as being part of the balance. If you’re using a standard 10x10 scrapbook, try 3 3x5 photos and 3 2x3 photos on one page.
Step 3: Select a paper for your background. There are some really fun and zany papers you can choose for your background. However, personally, I prefer to let my photos stand out and use a muted background. My favorite is Diecuts with a View Old World 12 Inch by 12 Inch Paper Stack
Step 5: Play with the layout again. Before you glue anything, make sure you like the spacing, be sure you have boarders not only around the best photos, but also for the best page placement. Make sure you have room to write, if you plan on doing so. I like to use a sticky note to write my idea on first, in case I make a mistake, and also I use it as a place saver for where my text will go. Once you’re happy with the layout use photo safe glue, allow it to dry, and slide it into your scrapbook page. And viola! You’re ready to start your second page. Good luck!