We all know that a scrapbook can be a great gift or keepsake, but it may not be the first idea to pop in your head. You may even come up with scrapbooking ideas only to realize you don’t have the time. Or maybe you just need to clear that pile of photos off your crafting table quickly before company comes over this weekend.
No matter what the situation is, we’ve got some great tips on easy scrapbooking ideas in a pinch.
Use Coordinating Products
When you don’t have the time to create the perfect layout from scratch, use a coordinating project from specialty scrapbooking kits like K & Company SMASH or Snap! Studio. The right scrapbook supplies make it easy to create a beautiful scrapbook or memory album without spending hours doing it, because all of their products coordinate, from the binder to embellishments and more.
If you’re not crazy about using a scrapbooking kit, just make sure that you’re choosing embellishments, colors and styles that fit together easily. It will make organizing and laying out each page simple and easy. The fewer choices you have, the quicker it will be to complete the scrapbooking project.
Limit Your Decisions
Let’s face it; a significant portion of a scrapbooking project is determining what to use: what paper for the page, what scrapbook embellishments, which layout, the list goes on and on. Limit the amount of decisions you have to make and you can save a significant amount of time. A few easy scrapbooking ideas to do so:
- Use similar or the same layout on each page
- Choose a small amount of embellishments to use for the entire scrapbook
- Use embellishments that don’t require extra work to apply like washi tape and stickers
Use a Smaller Album
This may be common sense, but the bigger the scrapbook album you pick out, the more work it will take to fill it. Stick to a smaller album like an 8.5×11 or 8×8 and you can always add pages, if needed, or when you have more time. New pages for an existing scrapbook are a great idea for future gifts!
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