Scrapbooking Ideas, Projects and Inspiration

You’ve made the memories and taken countless pictures of special occasions and every day activities, perfect for a scrapbook or memory album. But where to start? Browse our scrapbooking ideas and projects below and you’ll find all the inspiration you need. Click on project images for detailed instructions.

Scrapbooking Supplies: Save vs. Splurge


There’s nothing better than taking your precious photos and other items and creating beautiful memory albums and scrapbooks from them. It ensures you’ll always be able to look back at those memories and smile. But we all know that scrapbooking can be an expensive hobby. It doesn’t have to be, though, and we’re here to help with our thoughts on where to save and where to splurge with scrapbooking supplies. Four Scrapbooking Supplies to Splurge On 1: Paper. Scrapbooking Paper, specifically {Read More}

SMASHbook 2nd Edition: The Un-Diary


After my grandma passed away, I was surprised that it was the little things she left behind that were treasured.  I found one of her grocery lists stuffed away in her kitchen cupboard. In her characteristic swoopy backhand she had written: Soap, eggs, Peanut Butter (the good kind), that salad dressing, dates… It left me wondering- what did she mean by “the good kind” of peanut butter? What was “that” salad dressing? I knew what the dates were for! Her {Read More}

Crafting in a Pinch: Quick and Easy Scrapbooking Ideas

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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 {Read More}

Scrapbooking 101: Scrapbooking Supplies for Starters


When you’re a beginner with scrapbooking, the hardest part can be choosing the right products to purchase. They are all helpful in their own way and let’s not even get started on the beautiful cardstock and embellishments — you could spend days browsing them all to find the perfect design, pattern or color. We’ve got you covered on the must-have scrapbooking tools and supplies to buy so you can spend more time crafting and less time browsing supplies. What to {Read More}

National Scrapbooking Month: Cool Scrapbooking Tools to Try


National Scrabpooking Month is coming to a close, but to make sure the spirit of scrapbooking lasts all summer long, we’ve got our final round-up! We’ve compiled a comprehensive list of the stand-out scrapbooking tools we’ve been posting about all month long. Plus, we’ve even added a bonus tool for you to try out this summer. Some are new, some are staples and some are just plain fun! See what you think… The Brother™ ScanNCut is the artist’s way to {Read More}

Weekly Round-Up: Pinterest Boards for Scrapbooking Ideas

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Pinterest is your source for recipes, craft ideas and planning your imaginary wedding. But, it can also be your source for inspired scrapbooking ideas. From page layouts to interactive classes and new products, you can find everything you’ll ever need to get scrapping! While you can always follow ConsumerCrafts on Pinterest for great ideas, we’ve got some other suggestions that will help you make even cuter scrapbook layouts and pages than you already do. Pinboard: You source for scrapbooking, {Read More}

Why Color Palettes are the Secret Ingredient to Your Scrapbook Pages


You’ve seen some amazing scrapbook pages. The glitter, embellishments, handwritten journaling…it’s awe-inspiring. But, what you might not realize is what really makes the page amazing. It might not be all the bling and scrapbook embellishments. So, what is the secret ingredient? If you missed the title of this post, let us tell you. It’s your color palette! Choosing the right color scheme for your scrapbook page is essential. Why is the Color Palette Crucial to Your Scrapbook Pages? There are {Read More}

Weekly Round-Up: Free Scrapbook Layouts and Templates


Are your scrapbook layouts getting stale? It happens to even the best scrapbookers. Luckily, inspiration is everywhere you turn. You can pull from other scrapbookers, search the Internet or pick up a magazine. Sometimes, all you really need is to find the perfect piece of scrapbook paper, embellishment or color palette. Once you have that, sometimes everything else just falls into place. When you’re struggling to create a layout that fits your favorite photo or all six of your favorite {Read More}

10 Quick Tips About Choosing a Focal Point for Your Scrapbook Pages


  Let’s be honest, with all the photos, embellishments, cardstock and other scrapbooking supplies, it can be really hard to pinpoint a focal point on your scrapbook pages. The first step to making an eye-catching focal point is to ask the right questions. What is the story you want to tell? What do you want people to focus on most when looking at your scrapbook pages? What other supplies can you use to enhance your story? The Secret Sauce… Before {Read More}