How to Scrapbook – For a Friend

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Shemelle Laine - Scrapbooking for Beginners #scrapbooking #papercraftMeet 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 for lots more ideas, tutorial videos and online crafting classes.

How to Scrapbook – For a Friend

Making a page about a friend is a lovely way to preserve a glimpse of your life. As it’s Spring, use butterflies as your motif.

Time to make : Around two hours

Skill level : Intermediate

You Will Need

How to Make

  1. Trim patterned paper from 12 inch by 12 inch to 11 and a half inch and stick to the background card with your transfer tape.
  2. Add a rectangle of lavender-patterned paper (four inch by 12 inch) and stick horizontally across the page. Top with a border of glitter ribbon. Add a vertical box of blue patterned paper (three inch by ten and a half inch) on the left of the page.
  3. Add your photo, overlapping the corner where the two patterns meet.
  4. Place your butterflies along a a diagonal path to guide your eyes across the page. This leaves room for the title on the bottom and for writing above and below the photo on the left.
  5. For a little extra detail, add stitches to the centre of each butterfly.

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