Scrapbook layout ideas are sometimes difficult to visualise. A good tip before making your scrapbook pages is to find a piece of paper and a pen.
Roughly draw out where you are going to place photographs and embellishments so that you have a good idea where you will place things when it comes to permanently sticking them down.
Drawing out your scrapbook layout ideas will help you in the long run and save time when you start putting your pages together.
Scrapbook layout ideas of beach scenes work really well if you stick with beach themed colours such as blues, yellows and stone.
Begin with a 12×12 sheet of white bazzill card stock. This is going to be the background for your scrapbook page layout.
As shown in the above picture, you now need to cut two strips of scrapbook paper. Your strips will be placed at the top and bottom of your page layout. Use striped paper that contains the colours which will best match a beach scene.
Make sure you cut one strip slightly wider than the other. Place the smaller one near the top of the page and the larger strip near the bottom. Use double sided tape to hold the striped paper in place.
Place both photographs on your scrapbook layout on the right hand side at slight angles to each other. Use double sided tape or photo glue to secure them in place.
Cut out some footprints. You can print, draw or stamp these if you have a footprint stamp.
Place the footprints across the page to give the appearance of someone having walked across your scrapbook page. Use double sided tape to secure these in place.
Print the words ‘buckets of fun’ onto Safmat or white paper and place it between two strips of scrapbook paper.
Safmat is a clear, self adhesive and acid free film which can be used in inkjet printers. Once you have printed your scrapbook quotes onto the film they will be practically transparent making Safmat ideal for use with your scrapbook layout ideas, as you can choose the font and font size of your wording.
Using a shell stamp, stamp out five shells in ink that matches the colours of the stripes.
Place string along the top of your scrapbook page and use 3d foam pads to attach the shells to the string. Using 3d foam pads means they will stand out slightly and have a 3d effect.
Use a Sizzix sandcastle die cutter to cut three sandcastles. If you do not have this die cutter then use any beach themed embellishments or even some memorabilia from your day at the beach.
Place the sandcastles around the wording using 3d foam pads. As with any of your scrapbook layout ideas, always make sure you use products that are acid and lignin free as this will ensure that your scrapbooking pages do not deteriorate over time.
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