How To Sass Up your Scrapbook

My scrapbook is definitely one of the items that I would grab if the house was on fire It holds my memories and souvenirs of events with friends and family, and if ever I'm feeling down I can rely on it to make me smile again.

As well as helping me to cherish my memories, it's also a great creative outlet. Since I was old enough to hold a paintbrush I have loved drawing and doodling and sticking, and this is the perfect way to create really fun pieces.

However, when I think of scrapbooks, I think of middle-to-old aged ladies, cream paper, bits of lace, and dried flowers. They don't get a particularly sexy reputation, and that's a shame. I want to show people that they can be bright and fun, with no lace in sight!

yellow scrapbook page

The more the merrier
If it's free to take, and can be stuck on your page, grab it! This means beer mats, newspapers, tickets, leaflets, postcards, stickers, menus, and more!

I also like to keep a huge stash of sequins, ribbons, tape, and all sorts of embellishments to add colour and texture to each page, but this is up to you. The important thing is to grab souvenirs of your experiences.

pink scrapbook page

Make it your own
Once you have the souvenirs it's time to make them your own. Cut out backgrounds from maps, key words from newspapers, and colour in plain old menus with paint or pens. Try sketching the page out or layering the pieces before you commit to sticking, if you're a little unsure!

lush scrapbook page

orange scrapbook page

The Devil's in the detail
One of my favourite ways to bring a page to life is to fill the background space with doodles, quotes, and other details. If you went out for a meal, write what you had! At first it may seem silly, but it makes the memory even more specific, and your future self will thank you.

Do you have any tips to add?

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2 comments

  1. I love that you scrapbook. I find you very creative and love how you put things together.

    Although notice I sound like a div which is a memory we can let be forgotten 😜 Haha

    It's something I hope you carry on with. Looking back on it later will be such a memory rush!

    Bex X

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  2. I really liked having an insight into your scrapbook! I've slacked a bit on the one you've given me, but you've inspired me to pick it back up!

    Samm
    Sabre Beauty

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