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Try these new Scrapbooking ideas to makes your scrapbook memory pages really stand out. These unique and beautiful scrapbook page ideas and tips for 2022 will give you inspiration when you make your next scrapbook paper layout.

If you have never tried scrapbooking before these great ideas are sure to help you get inspired. These scrapbook designs can be easily replicated and are also great scrapbooking ideas for different themes of pages such as Travel scrapbooking ideas, kids pages and Christmas pages.

Trying new paper crafting techniques and ideas can really make a difference to your layouts and scrapbook albums. There are so many things you can do on a scrapbook page from interesting scrapbook titles to adding scrapbooking cut files. Sometimes it can just be adding a touch of paint or mixed media to your page. I have come up with these new scrapbooking ideas to try now.

Try these 30 new Scrapbooking ideas to makes your scrapbook memory pages really stand out. New scrapbook ideas for 2021

Over 30 Brand New quick and easy Scrapbooking ideas for beginners and the more advanced in 2022

Scrapbooking is a paper crafting hobby with a difference it is also about capturing your memories. Not only can you be creative with paper, card and mixed media but you can also preserve precious memories, photographs and even unwind. Whether you are looking for scrapbooking ideas for beginners or have been scrapbooking for years there is always something to inspire you. What can you add in to your scrapbook layouts? Can you add found items such as ticket stubs or mixed media such as paint? Yes you can add almost anything to your scrapbook pages such at cut files, thread, ribbon and paint. In this ultimate guide of over 30 new ideas for scrapbookers we will show you the secrets of scrapbooking and how to up your game.

These Simple and unique scrapbook ideas include lots of ways to make your pages really stand out in 2022. You can use paint, patterned scrapbooking paper, washi tape, paper cut files, and lots more! So let us get started with quick easy ideas ways to make your paper crafting stand out. Whether you work with 12×12 pages A4 pages or mini books all of these scrapbooking ideas can be adapted to suit your page design.

So grab some patterned paper, an album and some tools and lets dive in to these ideas for scrapbooking with scrapbook examples and page designs to try.

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1.Use a Gel Plate to create a stunning scrapbook background paper

Use a Gel Plate to create your own patterned paper! Creating unique backgrounds has never been easier to make gorgeous scrapbooking backgrounds. All you need is a gel plate, Brayer and some acrylic paint.

30 New Scrapbooking ideas for beginners and the more advanced in 2021. No 1, Use a Gel Plate to create a stunning scrapbook background paper by Donna Vallance
Use a Gel Plate to create a stunning scrapbook background paper by Donna Vallance

2. Scrapbooking idea no 2 is to make your page a frame

Make your scrapbooking page a frame. Create an aperture with your patterned paper and frame your photos so they are the focal point. This patterned scrapbook paper was already in the shape of a frame so the middle was just removed.

Make your scrapbooking page a frame Scrapbooking idea by Donna Vallance using Paige Taylor Evans Wonders Collection
Scrapbooking idea by Donna Vallance using Paige Taylor Evans Wonders Collection

3. Add paint to your scrapbook design

Paint is an amazing mixed media tool. You can use paint as background or just add some splatters. You can paint chipboard pieces, add water and smoosh across the background. Also you can use a variety of paint on a scrapbooking page from acrylic to watercolour paint. You can even use your Childs paints just experiment! Try this scrapbooking design on your next layout with a heart painted background.

Add water colour paint to your scrapbook page by Donna Vallance,, Papers Prima Marketing
Add water colour paint to your scrapbook page by Donna Vallance,, Papers Prima Marketing

4. Use rubber Stamps directly on the page

Rubber or silicone stamping has been around for many years and it is so versatile! You can use stamps over and over again to create backgrounds or accent your page. This page has black roses stamped directly on to the scrapbook layout to add interest.

30 New Scrapbooking ideas for beginners and the more advanced in 2021. Black roses stamped directly on to scrapbook page by Donna Vallance using Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart
Black roses stamped directly on to the page by Donna Vallance using Cocoa Vanilla Wild at Heart

5. Scrapbooking ideas that are all white!

Using one colour for your scrapbook layouts can be liberating and encourage you to try new things. A whole page design in white looks striking and can be done with lots of layering. You can layer with white card, white texture paste and white embellishments to create a tonal look.

All white scrapbooking page by Donna Vallance
All white scrapbooking page by Donna Vallance

6. Create a grid method for your scrapbook layouts

Grid method scrapbook layouts look amazing you can use so many different styles. Cut squares of 2×2 or rectangles to create a uniform grid layout on your page. You can also do this with a scrapbooking grid cut file. using squares is a fun way to make an easy layout.

Create a grid method for your scrapbook layouts by Donna Vallance using Simple Stories My Valentine
Create a grid method for your scrapbook layouts by Donna Vallance using Simple Stories My Valentine

7. A shaker pocket is a great design scrapbook idea

Create a sequin shaker pocket element on you page. Use a cut file or a framed shape to make a shaker pocket. Use acetate or a piece of plastic from a sticker packet and fill the shaker pocket with sequins.

Shaker pocket cloud on Scrapbook page using Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed by Donna Vallance
Shaker pocket cloud on Scrapbook page using Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed by Donna Vallance

Take a look at my ideas for scrapbooking lock down photos here

8. Add thread or wool and stitch your scrapbooking layout

Adding thread or wool to your scrapbook layout is a great idea to add texture. Punch small holes in your page and use a needle to thread wool or embroidery thread in nice patterns over the page. You could also use a template to make your frame like this heart like seen below.

stitched heart on scrapbook layout by Donna Vallance Simple Stories Hello Today
Stitched heart on scrapbook layout by Donna Vallance Simple Stories Hello Today

9. Use a scrapbooking cut file

Use a scrapbooking cut file. There are thousands of Scrapbooking cut files to be found all over the Internet. To use a scrapbooking cut file you will need an electronic cutting machine such as a Silhouette Cameo or a Cricket machine. There are no limit to the designs you can create using digital cut files. These can be painted or backed with pretty paper.

You can find this free Birdcage scrapbooking cut file here

birdcage scra birdcage-cut-file-scrapbooking ideas pbooking cut file

Take a look here at my free digital cut files for scrapbooking and paper crafting.

10. Use found items in your art work

Use buttons or bottle caps or any found items such as old keys or fabric remnants. Don’t throw flat items away such as ticket stubs they can often be used on a scrapbooking page and look great. Even clothing tags or safety pins can be clipped on to your page layouts.

Use Found Items such as bottle caps on scrapbooking pages
Use Found Items such as bottle caps on scrapbooking pages

11. Rainbow effect scrapbooking ideas

Create a rainbow scrapbooking king design with paper of many colours in multitude of ways on your scrapbooking page. These ideas can create rainbow colour layouts in a multitude of effects. You can do repeat patterns using punches of different rainbow papers or use paints for a rainbow effect. You can even draw a huge rainbow or use a rainbow cut file! 

Create a rainbow effect on your page with colour in lines or stripes. Donna Vallance Hip Kit Club
Create a rainbow effect on your page with colour in lines or stripes. Donna Vallance Hip Kit Club

12. Use sequins and flat back crystals

Sequin are a sparkling way of adding texture and interest to your scrapbook projects. There are so many colours to choose from and you get so many in one packet so they are a cheaper way to add sparkle to your layout. You can even even get flat back crystals that look like water droplets which are fab for pool and summer pages.

Flat back crystals are fab for pool scrapbooking pages. Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed by Donna Vallance
Flat back crystals are fab for pool scrapbooking pages. Cocoa Vanilla Sunkissed by Donna Vallance

13. Add tea bag folding or paper folding to your layouts

Paper folding Such as Teabag folding or origami is a great way to add layered texture and colour to a scrapbooking page. You can use paper folding in many different ways to create large shapes with intricate paper details. Paper folding can be done in many ways and so many origami shapes can be made such as these tea bag folded flowers.

Tea Bag folded flowers on scrapbooking page by Donna Vallance, Papers Shimelle Box Of Crayons
Tea Bag folded flowers on scrapbooking page by Donna Vallance, Papers Shimelle Box Of Crayons ( page design Gogo getaway )

14. Use white space

White space! Do not be afraid to use white space on a layout. What is white space?White space is leaving lots of space untouched on a scrapbooking page with no colour or anything else on. Doing a photo on one side and leaving lots of area untouched focuses on the photo only.

White Space on grunge Mixed Media scrapbook Layout by Donna Vallance
White Space on grunge Mixed Media scrapbook Layout by Donna Vallance

15. Use a stencil with texture paste

Try using Stencils on your layout. You can use a variety of mixed media to stencil onto a scrapbooking page. You can use texture paste you can use spray inks and ink pads to create stencilled backgrounds. Did you know you can even use Punchinello which is the leftover from making sequins.

Multicolour stencilled Brick texture paste background scrapbook page by Donna Vallance. Papers Vicki Boutin
Multicolour stencilled brick texture paste background scrapbook page by Donna Vallance. Papers Vicki Boutin

16. Use lots of flowers 

Paper flowers are a wonderful way to add interest to your page they don’t just have to be summer flowers they could be spring flowers, autumn leaves or winter poinsettias. You can punch flowers, cut your own flowers from patterned paper, make individual flowers with circles, you can also make flowers with pipe cleaners! You could even make your whole page a flower!

Floral scrapbook page idea by Donna Vallance
Floral scrapbook page idea by Donna Vallance

17. Save and use the manufacturers selvage strips and scraps

Save and use all the manufacturers Selvage edges and strips for layouts. The selvage edge is the straight printed bit across the bottom of a 12 x 12 page you often cut this off and throw it away. Instead of throwing it away arrange the strips into patterns on your page it is a great way of using up scrapbooking scraps.

scrapbooking idea, Save and use all the manufacturers Selvage edges and strips for layouts
Selevedge strips layout Designed by Donna Vallance

18. Use the leftovers from a cut file

Instead of throwing the left over pieces from a cut file away use them. These letters were the middles of a Paige Taylor Evans cut file. I used them to decorate my page and effectively make two pages.

scrapbooking lets stay home layout
left over cut file pieces on scrapbooking page

19. Paint your own embellishments

Paint your own embellishments and cut them out. If you can not find the right pieces to adorn your page draw or paint them yourself. They do not have to be neat they need to look similar just enough so you get the idea. These bluebells were painted on to watercolour card and then cut out.

Bluebells scrapbooking page idea. Watercolour paint your own embellishments by Donna Vallance
Watercolour paint your own embellishments by Donna Vallance

20. Use washi tape

Use Washi tape on your scrapbook page. Washi tape is tape that comes in many different patterns and thicknesses and styles. You can use this in so many different ways on your page try layering it in lines or punching shapes out of it like circles or leaves. You can also make banners and kites with it too.

Washi tape leaves scrapbook page idea by Donna Vallance. Papers Simple Stories Cozy Days
Washi tape leaves scrapbook page idea by Donna Vallance. Papers Simple Stories Cozy Days

21. Create a Sun ray

Create a Sun ray scrapbooking layout. Just like you can create a rainbow why not create a Sun ray on your page? You can do this in so many different ways, you can also use different colours each time you do it for different looks. Draw a quick template to cut your patterned paper to size and place it on your scrapbook layout.

Sun Ray Page by Donna Vallance
Sun Ray Page by Donna Vallance

22. Try Nuvo Dots

Nuvo Dots are a fab way of adding texture to your layout. The dots are squeezed on to paper or card and harden like enamel dots. They make hundreds of dots and you can also use them as texture paste.

Nuvo Dots on a page by Donna Vallance, papers Altnew
Nuvo Dots on a page by Donna Vallance, papers Altnew

23. Tell a story 

Tell a story, journalling is one of the ultimate ways to tell a story on your memorabilia page. After all memory keeping is about savouring those memories. Use a tag or a journalling card to scribble notes about where you were and what you were doing at the time of the photo. These are what you hold onto in the future as important memories.

Hidden Journalling tab on scrapbook page by Donna Vallance
Hidden Journalling tab on scrapbook page by Donna Vallance

24. Use a quote as a whole page title

Use a favourite quote as whole page title for your scrapbooking layout. Quotes are great fun and text is a great way to decorate your scrapbooking page.

Whole quote on a page scrapbooking idea
Whole quote on a page scrapbooking idea

25. Repeat your patterns and shapes

Use repeat patterns on your page. Love flowers? use loads of them, love circles? use lots of those two. Repeating patterns gives an eye-catching look to your work and creates interest. You can repeat patterns but change colours to make each one different. Fill your page with lots of the same!

lots of mini houses on a scrapbook page by Donna Vallance. Papers are pink Paisley Bloom Street
lots of mini houses on a scrapbook page by Donna Vallance. Papers are pink Paisley Bloom Street

26. Make your own embellishments by layering

Make your own scrapbooking embellishments by layering up different items. Start with a punched shape or a tag, add charms, thread, chipboard or trinkets to it. Keep layering it up to add interest. Make your layered tags a focal point.

layered tag with chipboard and thread for interest By Donna Vallance
layered tag with chipboard and thread for interest By Donna Vallance

27. Use a black background

Using a black 12 x 12 card stock can make so much difference to your scrapbooking layout. Photos and patterned papers really pop when they are on black cardstock! Switch to black instead or white cardstock.

Black Cardstock layout and Paige Taylor Evans Pick me Up
Black Cardstock layout and Paige Taylor Evans Pick me Up

28. Try using acrylic embellishments

Have you tried these scrapbooking decoration ideas of using acrylic embellishments come in different words and shapes. These are normally cut out using a glow forge or laser cutter. This is hard to do at home unless you have a machine but there are some great companies that make them. Using acrylic shapes, letters and words it makes a great tactile fun way to add titles and embellishments on your page.

Summer ice cream  cut file page with Bramble Fox Acrylic embellishment, by Donna Vallance
Summer ice cream page with Bramble Fox Acrylic embellishment, by Donna Vallance

29. Scrapbooking idea! Try an Acetate background

Use acetate as a background for your layout instead of card. Acetate is a funky way of doing a layout instead of using plain card. Stick all your paper, embellishments and photos directly on to the acetate.

Scrapbooking idea! Try an Acetate background
Scrapbooking idea! Try an Acetate background

30. Do a Large Title on the page

Go large with your page title for different scrapbooking ideas. Make the Title as big as the page and the main focus of your layout.

Large title scrapbook page Cut file Donna Vallance. Embellishments wonders collection Paige Evans
Large title scrapbook page Cut file Donna Vallance. Embellishments wonders collection Paige Evans

30. Scrapbook your travel memories

Scrapbook your travel memories with these cut scrapbooking designs for travel pages.

Beach island hopping travel scrapbooking page

32. Use tone on tone background to compliment your coloured papers

Use a sponge and make your background match your coloured papers

City break scrapbooking page ides
30 amazing scrapbooking ideas for memory pages. Using all sorts of paint, paper , cut files and materials.

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