My Top Scrapbooking Tips - Rachel The Turtle Journal

My Top Scrapbooking Tips

When it comes to scrapbooking, the sky is the limit in terms of materials. You can use anything from construction paper and markers to photographs and fabric.

The key is to choose materials that are meaningful to you and that will help tell your story. And of course... my project would not be complete without some vintage ephemera!

Another important aspect of scrapbooking is choosing a theme.

Your theme can be as simple as a color scheme or as specific as a certain event or time period. Once you have chosen a theme, you can start to gather materials that will fit within that theme.

One of the most important elements of any scrapbook is photos.

Photos can help capture memories and moments that you may otherwise forget. When choosing photos for your scrapbook, be sure to select ones that are high quality and that tell a story. You may also want to consider adding captions or journaling to accompany your photos.

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Accessories and Embellishments

Embellishments are another great way to personalize your scrapbook and make it unique. Embellishments can include anything from stickers and stamps to ribbon and buttons. Be sure to choose embellishments that complement your photos and theme.

The layout of your scrapbook is also important.

You'll want to consider the placement of your photos and embellishments as well as the overall flow of your pages. A good rule of thumb is to start with the largest element on the page (such as a photo) and then build out from there.

Backgrounds can help set the tone for your scrapbook pages.

They really can tie everything together. When choosing a background, be sure to consider the colours and patterns that will work well with your photos and embellishments. Solid colours are always a good choice, but patterned papers can also add interest and texture to your pages.



Journaling is an important part of scrapbooking as it allows you to document your thoughts, feelings, and stories about the events and people featured in your pages. When journaling, be sure to write in a clear and concise manner so that you can easily look back on your memories at a later date.


Titles are another way to add interest to your scrapbook pages. A title can be as simple as the name of the event or person featured on the page or it can be more creative, such as a pun or rhyme. Be sure to choose a title that reflects the overall theme of your page.


Dates are important for two reasons: they help you document when an event took place and they also help you keep track of how long ago an event occurred (which can be especially helpful when looking back on old memories). When adding dates to your scrapbook pages, be sure to use a consistent format so that they are easy to read and understand at a later date.


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