Easy Scrapbook Ideas for Beginners

In recent years, scrapbooks have become popular again, and it’s not hard to see why.

It's the place you can go all out with your imagination, and not simply that, you get a souvenir full of precious memories at the end. Nothing beats the feeling of seeing your work transform into something lovely. Regardless of whether you make it for yourself or for your cherished one as a gift, the way toward making a scrapbook will be fun, ensured.

But where to start?

The best way is to start with the photos you already have on your phone or laptop, and to help you, here are 6 scrapbook ideas to kickstart your project!

1. Travel scrapbook

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A travel scrapbook is an extraordinary place to begin, as you're destined to take huge amounts of photos during your holidays. From the stunning perspectives and architecture you saw, delightful customary dishes you tasted, to special easily overlooked details you found during your travel, it's constantly worth recording things so you won't overlook these encounters and the tales of your travel. 

If you need a couple of tips on capturing extraordinary occasion shots, look at our tips for landscape photography and how to take pro-quality photos with only a smartphone camera. 

Tip: add the little things from your travel to make it more fun. Train tickets, Postcards or even scraps of restaurant bill can be keepsakes, great additions to your scrapbook.

2. Couple scrapbook

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Each couple's story is novel, and their excursion is constantly worth to be recorded and recollected. From the first meeting, the first date, first occasion, up to the point of where you are currently, it's constantly pleasant to glance back at each achievement and perceive how far you've come. 

Record your recollections along with each photo, and perceive how you have both grown altogether. This will be perfect for either a keepsake or a gift to your loved one.

Tip: include the keepsakes you’ve gathered through the years, handwritten notes, from movie stubs, cards, and personal things that mean something for both of you.

3. Wedding scrapbook

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Your wedding day is one of the most significant days in your life, and obviously you’d want to keep the details of the day (and even the preparation) in your memory.

While a wedding album is incredible for wedding photos, a wedding scrapbook is a place where you keep everything else. Wedding invitations, place card, programs, ribbons, fabrics, confetti, dried flowers, napkins, everything goes. You’ve spent months planning for the big day, and you’d want to save things from the day as keepsakes.

If you’re still planning your wedding, why not check out these retro print ideas for wedding props?

4. Pregnancy scrapbook

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Pregnancy is a lovely journey, and it can be hard for expecting mothers to keep up and recollect the little things that happen throughout the entire 9 months.

The key is to take loads of pictures and write everything that you experience, from cravings, the first time the baby kicks, and the ups and downs of the journey. Ultrasound pictures, baby shower photos, week-by-week bump pictures, and bits and bobs from the nursery decoration can be included in the pregnancy scrapbook.

Further down the line, it will be fun to see how the knock grows and your planning in welcoming the baby.

Tip: Document your pregnancy persistently, through photos and writing. Entering the third trimester, it would be worth it to have a maternity session with a professional photographer

 

5. Family Scrapbook

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Family scrapbooks are presumably the most popular kind out there. It’s a great way to collect family memories and write little anecdotes that could make them smile. It’s also a fun project to do with older kids to fill up their available time or summer occasion.

But what can you put into family scrapbooks? Plenty! A couple of thoughts:

  1. Achievements: the first day of school, baby’s first steps, moving to a new house, anything goes.

  2. Special occasions: graduations, birthdays, anniversaries, weddings etc.

  3. Everyday moments: snippets of funny conversations, goofy selfies, a snap of your baby who finally sleeps after an hour of crying, or kids’ projects around the house, these little moments matter.

 

Tip: Everyday moments are just as valuable as special occasions. While extraordinary occasions are easier to remember and perhaps documented more often, little moments in our daily lives tend to be forgotten after a few weeks, or even days. So make more effort to capture these, and put them in the scrapbook!

 

6. Friendship scrapbook

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We share numerous things with good friends: secrets, adventures, and maybe dreams and ambitions for the future. Old buddies are always there for us through thick and thin, and through the years, you keep making memories.

Gather the photographs and scribble down the memories before you forget it! Make it more fun by doing it together with your friend, while thinking back those past occasions.

Scrapbooks wouldn’t be complete without photo prints on the pages. We’d love to help you print your photos and start creating a scrapbook to keep what matters, so check out the Recapture website to print your photos and get started.

 

Happy scrapbooking!