Are there ever times when you’re trying to do a scrapbook page, when you just can’t think of a good layout? I have this issue once in awhile, and it’s very frustrating. It’s kind of like writer’s block. So, one day, I decided to troll Pinterest to look at layouts. I created a board for the layouts I liked, but that became cumbersome. When I was stuck, I’d have to get onto Pinterest and go to that board to look around. And, if you know anything about Pinterest, just stopping there is impossible. It leads to more searching. UGH!
So, I decided to make my own “Scrapbooking Cheat Sheets.” Simply put: it’s the photos of layouts I like in a three-ring binder. Sam did this a few months prior, and when we went to Girls Gone Mild that year, I found myself using her book! Super simple, right??
Recently, I saw an ad on Facebook for an e-book of layouts, and thought it was really cool. When I clicked on the link, they wanted $27 for the e-book! What?? You can create your own for the cost of a binder, some printer ink, and time to punch holes in the pages. So, for a little bit of time, I’ll explain how to create your own Cheat Sheets.
What you need:
- Three-ring binder
- Three-hole punch
How to assemble:
- Using a search engine (Google, Bing, Yahoo, etc) or Pinterest, search for “scrapbook layouts”. Find the ones you like and would like to use as inspiration for your own pages.
- Using the print function of your device, print the page. Most devices today allow you to either print the photos only or to choose what you’d like to print. Another option is to screen print the pages.
- Once you’ve printed your pages, punch holes into the pages and organize them however you’d like. I like to do it by the type of layout: 1 photo, 2 photos, etc. Or you could do it by theme. Whatever works for you and the way you scrap.
- If you feel like it, you can also use page dividers to keep it organized.
- The next time you need inspiration, you now can pull out your book and find the inspiration you need!
In my binder, I have photos of layouts as well as suggestions for page titles and ideas for pages from each month. The possibilities are endless!