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Capture the memories of your wedding day with these inspirational scrapbook pages.
Capture the memories of saying "I do," by journaling your memories. Keep the rest of the page simple using oversize letters with lightly painted edges for the headline. Two overlapping empty metal-rim tags make an easy wedding band embellishment.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper (white and black). Green paper: SEI. Computer font is Times New Roman by Microsoft. Ribbon: May Arts. Letter stickers: American Crafts (saying). Metal-rim circle tags: Making Memories. Ink: Clearsnap.
This elegant look features the feeling of a page within another page. By containing the photos, titles, and patterned paper within the heart, the boundaries were redefined and there was no need to enlarge the photos.
Sources: Patterned paper: Basic Grey (green); Flair Designer (roses); Autumn Leaves (black). Font: Selfish off the internet. Jewel chipboard letters: Making Memories. Metal corners: K&Company.
Focus on your favorite details of your big day. Arrange closely cropped photos on neutral paper, allowing them to pop off the page. To top off this design, brush ink around the edges of the page to create more drama.
Sources: Patterned paper by Chatterbox. Computer fonts: Cezanne (title) by P22; Labelmaker (date) by Chatterbox. Acrylic tiles: Heidi Grace Designs. Ribbon: SEI.
A close-up of this dashing but sleepy ring bearer instantly draws a reader into this story. To add to the elegant design, a simple white background is transformed with two square punches from contrasting papers.
Sources: Patterned paper: Chatterbox (stitching); KI Memories (stripe); Scrapworks (blue); Anna Griffin (pink). Stickers: Chatterbox. Rub-ons: Scrapworks. Rubber Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries. Photo Corners: Canson.
The neutral color scheme of this page highlights the beauty of a destination wedding. Document your favorite wedding things -- a romantic look, a sparkling shoe, a handmade accent -- through close-ups and footnote-style journaling.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Pattern Paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Fonts: Uncle Chapes (journaling); Carpenter ("wedding") by Autumn Leaves. Stickers: Making Memories (by the sea); Li'l Davis Designs (numbers). Frame: Li'l Davis Designs. Brads: Happy Hammer.
Taking your palette from the bride's bouquet is an easy way to tie your papers in with your photos.
Sources: Patterned paper: Chatterbox (floral); Provo Craft (stripe); American Crafts (diamond). Font: Segoe Media Center (sans serif); Script MT Bold (script) off the Internet. Die cut: SEI. Stickers, photo corners, flowers, snap, chipboard accents: Chatterbox. Rub-ons: BasicGrey (on flower); Making Memories (white numbers). Stamps: Making Memories (quote marks); Office Max (date). Ink: Ancient Page. Ribbon: American Crafts. Printed tape: Heidi Swapp. Brad: Making Memories. Buckle: Li'l Davis Designs. Corner rounder: EK Success.
The unique style of this page is created from its many layers. Journaling and the quotation are printed on the base layer of tan card stock. Top that with torn strips of red-text paper and add a printed transparency along the bottom edge. Next, the photos are flanked by velvet and text-printed ribbons.
Sources: Patterned paper: 7 Gypsies (red text); Anna Griffin (behind stencils). Printed transparency by Narratives for Creative Imaginations. Computer fonts: Verdigris (quotation) by Autumn Leaves; Eras ( Joyce Brothers ) by ITC. Stamp: Wordsworth. Stencils: Chatterbox. Leather flower by Making Memories.
Black-and-white papers and accents emphasize the classic elegance of a romantic post-wedding gondola ride. Keep readers focused on the photos by creating skinny journalizing strips set off by a thin border, making it an easy transition between photos and text.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: BasicGrey. Font: Sackers Light Classic Roman (journaling); Bickham Script (title) off the Internet. Woven labels: Me and My Big Ideas. Photography: Waldek Photography, LLC.
The elegant velvet-texture paper for the title and pearly, patterned vellum (backed with white card stock) for journaling are the perfect complement to the classic black-and-white photos. Use two metal heart charms, bearing the couple's first initials, to embellish the design.
Sources: Patterned vellum: Kate's Paperie. Velvet paper by Hot Off the Press. Computer font: Flea Market by Two Peas in a Bucket. Alphabet stickers by Creative Imaginations. Photo corners, heart charms: Making Memories.
For the techie bride, save your wedding images in an embellished CD case. To get this look, stitch together solid shades of card stock.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Computer fonts: Shelley Script Allegro (back of cover); Jayne Print ("the wedding was beautiful") downloaded off the Internet. Hinges, twill tape, twill charm, buckle, and acrylic frame: Creek Bank Creations. Heart accent, charm, and square eyelet: Making Memories.
Purple and lavender accents build a feminine design that off sets the theme of fatherly advice and love. The angled sheet of dark purple card stock gives the design a dynamic edge.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper (purple, white); American Crafts (light purple). Font: Arriere Garde off the Internet. Metal-rim tags: Office Depot. Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp. Metal accent: Nunn Designs. Brads: American Crafts.
To capture the mischief and mishaps of your big day, lay them out in chronological order. Then journal the events down the side.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Die Cuts with a View (pink); Provo Craft (green). Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp. Flowers: Doodlebug Design. Punch: Marvy Uchida.
Create an entire wedding album with a classic color scheme. Keep the pages simple by focusing on the photos, with small quotes or journaling as a complement to the elegant design.
Sources: Card stock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Sandra by Autumn Leaves. Brads, ribbon: American Crafts. Rub-ons, metal-rim tag, acrylic paint, chipboard accents: Making Memories. Photos: Carissa Quale.