As you know there’s more to scrapbook layouts than just simply placing your photos parallel to the borders or positioning a single picture smack dab in the middle of the page.
Having different layouts for each page of your scrapbook will create more variety and visual appeal versus having the same kind of format throughout the entire book. You want whoever is viewing your album to be in shock and awe (hopefully in a good way) every time they turn a page.
If you need some suggestions on different ways of formatting your photographs, incorporating embellishments and other scrapbooking layout ideas then check out the tips below.
Cut your featured photos in random sizes
Having different sized photos on a single page will provide you with more dimension. Your smaller photos can display the whole scene and the bigger ones can zoom in on specific subjects. This also includes different shaped pictures like circles, rectangles, squares and the like. It’s a fun and quirky way to tell the story of what’s going on in the photographs.
Overlap photos, images, and other on-page elements
You’ve probably heard about the term layering when it comes to scrapbooking and usually it’s in reference to die cut patterns, cut outs and or stickers. Rarely is it applied to photographs, but that has all changed. No longer do you have to worry about your photographs “accidentally” covering a corner or a section of another picture. Intentionally overlapping photos with other photos will give your pages a more collage-like feel to them. The randomness and the busyness of the page is another creative layout many people like.
Make the photo into a background
When people found out you could actually print your photos on an entire sheet of 12 by 12 inch scrapbook paper, everyone in the crafting community went wild. It was a whole new concept that presented myriads of possibilities as far as design. Make a single image the background for other pictures on the page. It almost has a professional/studio feel to its look that a lot of scrapbookers love.
Cut your pictures into puzzle pieces
When doing this, you want to make sure each piece will correctly fit into another piece and when the entire thing is put together, it looks like a complete puzzle (except for the fact that the images on every piece is different). You could have the puzzle already assembled or scattered once you’re ready to paste them onto your page. The best way to do this is by drawing a puzzle on a blank sheet of paper, then cutting out those pieces and tracing them onto photographs you’re going to be using in the puzzle piece layout.
Use small photos with journaling boxes
If you want descriptions, captions or journal entries to accompany your images then journaling boxes would be ideal. They allow you to post your photos in columns that provide you with spaces to write or type underneath, on top of or, surrounding the photograph. Not only will people see your story, memories and adventures, but they can read about them as well.