Make a Modern Scrapbook Page
Meet Shimelle! London-based scrapbooker, Shimelle Laine created her first scrapbook while she was at university. She has now worked in the scrapbook business for more than a decade – designing products, editing books and magazines and leading workshops. Check out her blog at shimelle.com for lots more ideas, tutorial videos and online crafting classes.
Many scrapbookers start out by creating an album for a new baby or a wedding, but you can include your everyday life too. I like making a page each year to record what’s happening now.
Time to make : Around one hour
Skill level : Beginner
- Choose two patterned papers and cut one smaller to leave a border around the edge.
- Crop a photo to fit the frame topper. I trimmed half an inch from two sides of a four inch print.
- Once you’ve found the right spot for your framed photo, create a diagonal line of embellishments. These are all pre-printed die cuts, so they’re very easy to add to the page – just glue dot and add them into place! I like to put the largest elements on first, then another layer and place the smallest layers on foam squares to create a 3D effect. Use the same die cuts in the top corner too.
- Do your title with a mix of letter stickers and add a date in the top corner. I love letter stickers that come with asterisks, like many of the American Crafts Thickers collections.
- Write on your favourite things, current goals and so on. A white gel pen is good for writing on darker papers.