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ScrapBook Page Maps
Becky Fleck

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By referring to the sketches in the book, readers can select photos, papers and embellishments and then bring the page together quickly and easily.

Helpful resource information such as a supply list and photo sizes are included on each card, along with page information cross-referencing the sketch back to the book. Scrapbook Page Maps is the essential book for beginning scrapbookers as well as those short on time. 

Get It Scrapped !
Debbie Hodge

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Getting organized, whether it's organizing the photos or supplies, is half the battle to getting started for most scrapbookers.

Get it Scrapped addresses organizing photos in a clear, methodical way that's easy to understand and then analyzing the photos to determine a plan of action for creating layouts.


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How long do you scrap?

This will make 7 years. I discovered scrapbooking when traveling in Australia, on a magazine, I was immediately attracted by the concept : to give "life" to photos by telling "their story" and by highlighting them with decorations, I loved it!

What do you prefer to Scrap?

Everything! I like to "scrap" all kinds of albums or media, try and mix new techniques. the "scrap" spring out of all that I realize ! We can adapt it to all kinds of creations.

What are your favorite colors?.

I do not really have favorite colors, depending on the image and style that I chose. But there is still colors with whom I work harder than others, such as pink, green, purple, blue, yellow, I less often use brown, black and red colors.

What brings you scrap?

To be creative! Before I did not dare to be “creative” when I made manual creations. With scrap I express myself through my creativity! I add items, I customize, I use different materials, I mix several technical, I leave room for creativity and the feeling of "freedom" is a real joy to create.

The scrap is for me an original and attractive way to stage major events of my life, to tell the recent and past "story" of my family and especially to get these photo albums "Live" from generation to generation.




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 Sort your Photos

Sort your photos if you have several on the same theme. Dokeep the pictures where you see all the people or the most beautiful, or those who have a story. If you have lots of pictures, you can make a double page.Photos

 Choosing the Papers

It is the most difficult step. What papers to choose to match with the pictures ?

Here are some tips : try first to think about a style you like for your photos: romantic, old, male, female, bright colors or pastels.

To choose the color, you can start with colors from the environment of the picture: for example green for the countryside or garden, brown or blue to the beach, the sea...

Or the colors of the clothes of people who are on the photo or a specific person you want to highlight (eg if it was his birthday).

Once you have decided on style and color, get your papers compared to these choices. Then, take a photo and place it directly on the paper, so you can see if you love the 'marriage' of papers with the photo.

To scrap a page, we generally use 3 to 4 papers (this is an average, you can of course use more or less papers to create your page).

 Layout of the page

Put your photos on your page, leave a space for the title and journaling (comment). Try to "consolidate" the various elements on your page, it will leave room for decorations, embellishments and for your title.layout

Beginners often make the same mistake, they will put the pictures on the page edges : to avoid absolutely.

When you look at a page of scrapbooking for the first time you must in a glance see what it acts thanks to the title and the photographs. If you put pictures in the 4 corners of your page, near the edges, we will not know where to look.

Then, you look at the details and you read the journaling. Look carefully at the pages of experienced scrappers, you will see thatgenerally the elements are grouped and not scattered across the whole page.

Here, I have not much room on the example page, So I'll write the journaling around the photo.

 Framing the photos

Crop your pictures by cutting what is useless: black or dark places, too much sky (as in the example), unknown people, walls, things that you can see on another photo on the same page (no need to keep duplicates).


After you have cropped the picture I decided to change their location, often happens when you scrap a page to modify your page layout as you place the various elements on your page.

This is why I prefer to stick or fix all once I am satisfied with the end result.

Matting of the photos

In scrapbooking, we don't "frame" our photos but we "mat" them (a word which comes from the English : mat = tapis"), ie we put the photo on one or more papers.mattage

Again, to you to see which width of paper you want to let exceed all around the photograph Quick tip: To enlarge a picture leave a wider border around.

You can have multiple mattages under your photo. I chose to mat 2 photos on my page with a single paper in the top right and in the lower left.

For the bottom one I left a bigger edge on the left, it is there that I'll write my journaling.

As you can see on the page below, I modified the original location of photos from the above example.


Then place your various pieces of paper. They can be of different lengths and heights.

Again, arrange them on your page and start by cutting one, then another, arranging them each time on the page.

Each paper must touch another piece of paper or photo to have that "together" effect . For my page I cut a strip of paper which I downwards laid out under two photographs.

Write the Title

Place your title, it must be clearly visible, neither too big nor too small. Be creative with your titles! title deco

You can embellish them by adding decorations, painting them, embossing them with special powder and matting them..

I chose the chipboard letters (cardboard) for my page.

I've painted them with different acrylic colors with a sponge ..

Here is the chipboard title (cardboard) worked again with acrylic paint.



 Decorations and collage

Place your decorations. I embellished the first letter of my title the "L" by adding a piece of Tabacca (net) and a flower set with a fastener and below I put some skeletons leaves .

I added a ribbon at the bottom with a few fasteners flowers. On the left, above, I placed two small fasteners and a button (fixed with a point of glue or glue dots).

Below on the right, another piece of Tabacca held by a round fastener. I prefer to stay sober about decorations but it is a personal choice. page_finie

Some Scrappers prefer pages with much more embellishments. It is with you to find your style...

Then place your journaling that you have printed with your computer or written freehand.

As I was left not much room on the page, I decided, as stated above, to write journaling to my hands around a photo where I also indicates the date.

Once you are satisfied with your page, you have balanced the colors, decorations, people in the photos, he'll just to paste everything!

To paste papers and photos, use double-sided pads, very practical because you can always take off your paper or your photo for repositioning.

To set decorations like buttons you can use "glue dots" or glue points.



Each scrapbooker has her own style and when she starts, she is generally not very sure of her page... But tell you that, if you like your page, it is essential!

Above all, you enjoy yourself and that's what is important. To scrap is a real pleasure because you scrapbook photos : your photos, your children, your family, your pets, your garden ...  

You're doing a real album of memories about "the story" of your family.  A photo album is always attractive to see even for strangers.

You can also make mini albums of all kinds to offer your family or friends. Gifts that are sure please, photos it's always nice to receive!


To help you get started in scrapbooking and gain confidence in you, you can create "scraplifts": ie copy the template of a page made by another scrapbooker.

The scraplifts also allow you to change your style and make layouts that you never make before, the confirmed Scrappers also fun to do so.


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