An Easy & Versatile Scrapbook Page Design

Do you have more photos to scrapbook than you have time to do them? If so, this is a quick and easy layout that you can use over and over again!

Easy Layout

This 12″x12″ layout accommodates up to four 4″x6″ or 3.5″x5″ photos. Or, as I’ve done, you can swap out one of the photos for a journaling block. The space at the top of the page can be used for any title, and the long colored card stock strips at the bottom can accommodate tiny photos, your journaling if you use 4 photos, or some other kind of decoration.

I used a sheet of World Spectacular DSP for the base of the layout, with Calypso Coral, Cherry Cobbler and Daffodil Delight card stock. I created some texture and interest with 2 embossing folders: Square Lattice and Chevron, and with shapes behind the title letters. The die cut shapes are from the Apothecary Accents and the Hearts Collection Framelits. I used a retired alphabet die for the letters, but you can substitute the Typeset Alphabet Bigz Dies.

I’m a fast and direct scrapbooker (although there are photos and events for which I love to embellish and spend a lot of design time on) so I don’t always mat my photos, and I like a pretty straightforward layout design. This layout is one I use pretty often. Here is a variation:
Simple Scrapbook Layout
The little yellow tags, from the Lots of Tags Sizzlits, are for my daughter to journal her memories. I used the same World Spectacular DSP and colors, adding Island Indigo card stock to the layout. Note that I did mat these photos. Because the background they were on was more plain, I thought the matting would help the photos stand out more. I added strips of DSP on the left quadrant of the photo layout, but that is also a good space for a journaling block!

Do you see how this one basic layout can be changed a bit to accommodate your photos, but still remain quick and easy? You can do this with your photos and get them into your memory books in no time flat! Let me know if you have any questions about scrapbooking–I’ve been doing it for 13 years! I’ll be happy to answer any questions you have and film a video or post more articles about this fun hobby!

Thanks for visiting today!

See you soon,
Diane

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