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Scrapbooking Articles

Ideas, Layouts, Supplies & More

Digital Scrapbooking Paschen Album

Scrapbooking is quite popular these days. It is an easy technique that allows you to create a priceless family heirloom. Each one will be unique and will be a total reflection of you.

Many different craft techniques, such as computer graphics, decorative stamping, wet and dry embossing, collage and decoupage are involved in making these works of art.

I have gathered articles together from throughout The Artful Crafter website that contain information that can be applied to your scrapbooking projects.

You will find ideas for layouts, help with your technique and comparisons of tools you can use to make the job easier. I have included articles about related crafts, such as decoupage and collage, as well as ways to use your computer when creating your masterpieces.

For more scrapbooking help in video form, visit Scrapbooking Ideas’ Free Scrapbooking Layouts Video which offers a step by step scrapbooking video that shows you how to create beautiful scrapbooking layouts.

If you can’t find what you’re looking for, use the search box or click on the “Contact” link on the bottom of the page to send us your questions.

Be sure to come back often since we are constantly adding new material to the site.

Digital Scrapbooking

Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part One
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Two
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Three
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Four
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Five
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Six
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Seven
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Eight
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Nine
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Ten
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Eleven
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twelve
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Thirteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Fourteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Fifteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Sixteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Seventeen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Eighteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Nineteen
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty One
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty Two
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty Three
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty Four
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty Five
Digital Scrapbooking Journal, Part Twenty Six

Amazing Digital Card
How to make an amazing digital card that appears to pop.

Artistic Scrapbook Pages
For artistically designed scrapbook pages, all you need is a plan.

Backup Your Digital Artwork
How to protect your digital pictures and artwork from a computer crash.

Broderbund Scrapbooking Boutique
An easy to use, versatile program.

Celebrate Card
A digitally designed festive party invitation.

Christmas Tradition Digital Scrapbook Page
Traditional Christmas memories preserved through digital scrapbooking.

Clip Art and Royalty Free Images
Artwork for commercial greeting cards.

Color Scheme Creation
3 popular online applications for choosing a color scheme for those who don’t know the color wheel and color theory or don’t trust their own color sense.

Copyrights on Digital Elements
Commercial use of digital elements of Adobe Photoshop.

Copyright Free Images
A list of sites providing copyright free and public domain images.

Create A Digital Patterned Alphabet
How to design your own patterned alphabet.

Create a Travel Journal: How to Preserve Memories
How to create a personalized travel journal and preserve your holiday memories in a scrapbbook like format.

Digital French Board
How to recreate a french board using digital graphics.

Digital Graphic Wedding Gift
Make a very personalized wedding gift using digital graphic techniques.

A Digital Mothers Day Card
Step-by-step instructions for making your own digital card designs.

Digital Photo Manipulation
Enhancing your photos.

Digital Scrapbooking Embellishments
How to make digital embellishments.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Part One
Learn how to create and build your own digital scrapbooking elements.

Digital Scrapbooking Tutorials – Part Two
Learn how to create and build your own digital scrapbooking elements.

Digital Watermark
Protect your art online.

Digital Window Envelopes
Adding digital designs to envelopes.

How to Make a Digital Tag
How to create a three dimensional looking tag for your layouts.

Digitally Designed Valentines Day Card
Add WOW to handmade cards using digital styles.

Handprint Digital Scrapbooking Journal Page
How to make a unique digital scrapbooking journal page using your own hand print.

How to Make a Monoprint
Monoprint means ‘one print’, but here’s how to get two prints in one.

How to Design Wall Art Using Only Fonts and Color
How to use color and fonts only to design original wall art.

More on Broderbund Scrapbook Boutique
How to upload scrapbook boutique designs to Snapfish.

Photoshop Actions
Using Photoshop actions to enhance your digital artwork.

My First Artist Trading Card
The usual card design principles apply to artist trading cards.

MyMemories Digital Scrapbooking Software Suite
My Memories scrapbooking software is great for beginner and experienced digital scrapbookers alike.

Out of Bounds – OOB – Photos
Creating the OOB digital effect.

Photo Collage Software
Easy to use Photo Collage 2.06.

Photoshop Actions
Using Photoshop actions to enhance your digital artwork.

Pocket Folder
How to make a personalized pocket folder using digital graphics and scrapbooking techniques.

Post-It Note Holder
A note holder made with digital scrapbooking techniques.

Quick Page Layouts from Jessica Sprague
Quick and easy digital scrapbooking page layouts.

Red Hat Card
Design and print custom cards.

Restoring Old Photos
Making really old photos look like new.

The Rule of Thirds
Take memorable photos; make memorable scrapbook layouts with the rule of thirds.

Scrapbooking Inspiration
Resources for scrappers.

Selling Digital Images at the Buyers Market of American Craft (BMAC)
A sales outlet for fine original artwork.

Two Unique Cards at Once
How to design two unique note cards on a single page – Design once; print once; and get two unique cards.

Visual Journal Techniques
Watercolors, digital photography, glitter stamps and drawing come together in this visual journal page.


The Art of Scrapbooking
Ideas and tips for making original scrapbooking layout pages.

Scrapbooking on a Budget
How to save money on your scrapbooking hobby.

Scrapbooking on a Budget – Part Two
More ways to save money on your scrapbooking hobby.

Scrapbook Care
Some tips on how to insure your scrapbook holds up over the years.

Framed Scrapbooking
Put your scrapbook pages on the wall for all to see.

Holiday Scrapbook Help
Don’t lose your holiday memories.

Scrapbooking Inspiration
Resources for scrappers.

Scrapbooking for Kids
Ideas for getting your kids involved in scrapbooking.

Scrapbooking Traditions
Leeza Gibbons new book on scrapbooking.

Selling Scrapbooks
Is selling scrapbooks a viable craft business?

Simple Scrapbooking
Is there such a thing as simple scrapbooking?

Tips on Starting a Scrapbooking Business
Some ideas on how to turn a scrapbooking hobby into a business.

Why Scrapbook?
Good reasons to get started with your own scrapbooking projects.

Scrapbooking Gifts

Scrapbooking Gifts
Scrapbooks can make unique gifts.

Scrapbooking Layouts

Scrapbooking Baby Layout
Use your baby’s “firsts” as themes for your scrapbooking layout pages.

Creative Scrapbooking Albums For Your Pets
Ideas for pet related scrapbooking layouts.

“My Shadow” Pet Tribute Scrapbooking Layout
Remember your loyal pet with a dedicated page.

Scrapbooking Ideas: Use a Song Lyric as Your Theme
Song Lyrics can be used to form a theme for your scrapbook project.

Summer Fun Scrapbook
An easy to make scrapbook for your children’s summer fun.

Valentines Scrapbooking Layout
Creating a romantic layout to preserve Valentines memories.

Wedding Anniversary Scrapbooking Layouts
Ideas for scrapbooking layouts using a wedding anniversary theme.

Wedding Day Scrapbooking
Ideas on making an original Wedding Day scrapbook.

Scrapbooking Tips

How to Make a Memorable Scrapbook
You don’t need an art degree to make a memorable scrapbook.

Photos on Greeting Cards
Tips on personalizing cards with photos.

Scrapbooking Tools

Broderbund Scrapbooking Boutique
An easy to use, versatile program.

Mrs. Grossman’s Sticker Magic
A review of a delightful book.

Scrapbook Chalks
How to use scrapbook chalks.

Shape Cutting Options for Crafters
A review of shape cutting tools that give you the most options to make original scrapbooking pages, geeting cards or other crafts.

Shape Cutters for Thick Projects
The best option for cutting shapes through multiple layers at once.

Scrapbooking Trends

Hot Trends in Scrapbooking
The latest ideas for making special scrapbooks.

Seasonal Scrapbooking


Holiday Themes


Christmas Cookies Scrapbooking Layout
Use your favorite Christmas cookie recipe as the basis for a Holiday scrapbooking layout.

Christmas Tree Scrapbooking Layout
How to combine pictures and graphics into a Christmas tree scrapbook layout.

Craft Ideas: Christmas Keepsake Album
Decoupage your Christmas cards and letters, creating a memorable keepsake.


Easter Scrapbooking Ideas
Plan a Easter themed scrapbooking layout.

Related Crafts

The Art of Collage
A history of collage along with instructions and tips on how to do it yourself.

The Art of Decoupage
A history of Decoupage from its inceptions. Ideas for your own decoupage projects.

Decoupage Articles
Everything we’ve learned about decoupage.

Other Useful Methods, Tips & Advice

Use Your Computer

Bubble Jet Tips – How to Print on Fabric
How to use Bubble Jet Set & Rinse to treat fabric so that you can print almost anything on it with your computer & printer.

Computer Crafting
An overview of computer crafting and an index of all computer related articles on the website.

Crafting by Computer
How to use the computer for everything from greeting cards, to brochures to printed fabrics.

Graphics Programs for Crafters
From beginner to advanced, reviews of the most popular greeting card and graphics programs available.

Craft Tips & Supplies for Computer Graphics
Tips and ideas on how to produce low-cost, high-quality computer graphic crafts, along with a list of recommended supplies.

How to Choose the Right Paper for Your Craft Project
Tips, ideas and a paper weight chart to help you find the best paper to use for your craft project.

A Simple Way to Transfer Images
A low tech way to transfer images for your greeting cards or scrapbook layouts.

Golden Leaves of Autumn Place Cards
A colorful place card pattern to print out on your computer.

Craft Ideas: How to Make an Artist Calendar
How to put create a calendar using your personal art.

Other Methods

Dry Embossing Methods
How to add dimension to your paper crafts with dry embossing.

Dry Embossing Tips
Tips on how to do a perfect embossing job, including a review of the ShapeBoss Ultimate Embossing System which makes the project easier than ever.

How to Make Your Own Decorative Rubber Stamps
Several way on how to save money by making your own decorative stamps.

ShapeBoss Stencils
How to use stencils with Fiskar’s ShapeBoss.

Stamping Tips
Tips on the care and feeding of rubber stamps

Tips for Crafting with Glue
Glue is indispensable. Some tips you might not have thought of.

More Craft Patterns
A dazzling array of patterns for just about anything, free from and

50 Ways to Use Ribbon to Dress Up Your Crafts
Uses of ribbon from fashions to scrapbooking.

Waterslide Decal Articles
Use your computer to create and print original decals for your scrapbooking layouts.

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