Confession: I love scrapbook paper, fun stickers, and all the cute scrapbooking tools – but I rarely ever scrapbook. My mom celebrated her birthday last week and she requested a book of all the pictures from our wonderland tea party. I wanted to create something more exciting than a regular photo album, but I knew a full-fledged scrapbook wasn’t in the cards. So, I created a scrapbook compromise!
Here’s how you can make your own,
Print your pictures to a standard size (I went with 4x6) but buy an album a size larger (my mom’s is for 5x7 photos). I also bought a pack of scrapbook paper with matching letter stickers and embellishments. Since the album had a cute little window on the front, I used some of the scrapbook paper and stickers to make a “celebrate Wonderland” title.
If your photos fall into different categories, use scrapbook paper and stickers to make section dividers.
A bit of pretty paper and a few simple embellishments go a long way towards turning ordinary photos into something special.
I used a paper cutter to make sure all my scrapbook rectangles had nice, clean edges.
I was able to get three 5x7 rectangles out of each sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper. If you wanted to make more of a scrapbook diary, it would be easy to glue a picture to one piece of scrapbook paper and a journal entry to the other side.
If regular scrapbooking isn’t for you – give the un-scrapbook a try!
Bonus fun wrapping idea:
Have any other non-traditional scrapbooking ideas to share? I'd love to hear about them!