Design by Jennifer Perks
Jennifer used a decorative-edge paper to give her large photo a funky frame. She placed the title in the empty space of the photo to make it stand out. Traditional Thanksgiving colors get an updated twist with layered patterned paper.
Editor's Tip: Make double-sided patterned paper do double duty by folding the paper to reveal both designs, like Jennifer did.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Font: Geo Sans Light off the Internet. Brads: Queen & Co. Thread: Coats & Clark. Floss: DMC Corp.
Design by Robyn Werlich
Robyn used many different papers and embellishments to create a unified, but interesting page. She stamped strips of solid paper with household objects, such as a spool on the green paper and leaves on the orange paper. She added buttons, brads, and ribbon in coordinating colors to add dimension and make the black-and-white photos stand out.
Editor's Tip: Use thicker mediums when you're stamping with found objects. Chalk, pigment, embossing inks, and acrylic paint all work well.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Fonts: Uncle Charles by Autumn Leaves (journaling), Courier New (title). Brads: American Crafts (brown), Creative Cafe by Creative Imaginations (khaki). Ribbon: Papertrey Ink. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap (lime, orange), Tsukineko (brown, gold, clear, blue). Embossing powder: American Crafts. Dies, die-cutting tool: QuicKutz. Punch: EK Success. Digital template: ScrapbooksEtc.com Quick Collage 216.
Design by Lynn Ghahary
For a Thanksgiving layout, add seasonal papers and use envelopes to house journaling about what family members are thankful for or their thoughts on the holiday. Tie little tags to each envelope with twine to show what notes can be found in each pocket.
Editor's Tip: Balance the weight of the filled enveloped by adding chipboard accents to the top half.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (yellow), Georgia Pacific (white). Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (brown floral, trees), Crate Paper (orange). Font: Traveling Typewriter off the Internet. Stickers: BasicGrey. Chipboard accents: Scenic Route Paper Co. Die cuts: K&Company. Twine: Papertrey Ink. Paint: Making Memories. Markers: Copic. Punches: Martha Stewart Crafts. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars. Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L. Software: Sure Cuts A Lot. Envelope template: My Grafico.
Design by Kelly Goree
To fit several photos on this scrapbook page, Kelly cropped each shot to the same size and lined them up for an orderly look, matting them as a unit with solid cardstock. Brighten the page by mixing traditional Thanksgiving oranges and browns with an unexpected light blue.
Editor's Tip: Mix shots of the overall scene with tight details to keep the progression of photos interesting and better tell the story of the event.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scrapworks. Stickers, circle cutter: EK Success. Rub-ons: KI Memories. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey (label holder), Heidi Swapp (letters). Brads: Jest Charming Embellishments.
Design by Jennifer Stewart
Jennifer didn't let a lack of photos keep her from scrapbooking her Thanksgiving. She created a page with same-size squares of cardstock that contain notes about what each family member was thankful for. Ribbon and buttons give the page interest and contrasting color.
Editor's Tip: Plan ahead and ask family members to write what they are thankful for on squares of cardstock to preserve their messages in their handwriting.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Homespun Harvest. Font: Mom'sTypewriter off the Internet. Stickers: Autumn Leaves (letters), EK Success (patches). Ink: Tsukineko. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves. Buttons: Hobby Lobby. Ribbon: May Arts. Fabric: Frazzles.
Design by Michelle Lewis
To give her Thanksgiving scrapbook page design extra flexibility, Michelle printed her title and journaling on a transparency and covered the adhesive with thin strips of patterned paper.
Editor's Tip: Include supporting shots of the guests at your Thanksgiving feast. Michelle kept her photo of her husband and the turkey as the focus, but included three smaller photos to balance the design.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: We R Memory Keepers. Fonts: Sedona (journaling, "The Turkey Whisperer"), Amazone BT ("Confessions of") off the Internet.
Design by Candi Gershon
Candi captured the details of her family's Thanksgiving with this scrapbook page featuring group photos and detail shots. Sticker letters in a mix of colors and sizes provide a stand-out title to coordinate with strips of patterned paper at the bottom of the page.
Editor's Tip: Branch out from the traditional harvest color scheme, and include bright blues and greens. Candi mixed things up with a multicolor sticker letter title.
SOURCES: Cardstock: My Mind's Eye. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (stripe, blue), Making Memories (yellow, red). Font: Times New Roman. Transparency, stickers, brad, flower: Making Memories.
Design by Erin Roe
Erin crafted a slice of pie paper piecing for her Thanksgiving scrapbook page paying tribute to her mother's chocolate pie. The recipe is handwritten and placed next to a picture of Erin's mom for a special touch.
Editor's Tip: Food is an important part of every Thanksgiving celebration, so why not scrap it? Create a scrapbook page about your favorite dish, as Erin did here.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper, epoxy accents: Cloud 9 Design. Brads: Heidi Grace Designs. Decorative-edge scissors, punch: Fiskars.
Design by Jennifer Gallacher
Jennifer's two-page Thanksgiving scrapbook layout features large photos of the set table combined with smaller details of the decor and of her family enjoying the delicious meal. A sophisticated and subdued color palette matches the table setting in the pictures, highlighting the special moments.
Editor's Tip: Look back on years past and scrapbook those Thanksgivings as well. Jennifer was able to add meaningful journaling to her page several months after the holiday.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, die cuts, label: Deja Views for The C-Thru Ruler Co. Font: Flea Market by Two Peas in a Bucket. Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Stamp: Karen Foster Design. Ink: Memories. Eyelets: Making Memories.
Design by Ashley Gailey
Ashley arranged nine photos in a collage covering her two-page Thanksgiving scrapbook design. To separate the photos visually, put light pictures next to dark pictures and tall pictures next to short pictures.
Editor's Tip: When using lots of photos on one layout, keep embellishments simple. Ashley simplified her scrapbook pages by accenting the photos with patterned-paper squares.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories. Transparency frames: My Mind's Eye. Font: American Typewriter. Flowers: American Crafts. Punch: McGill, Inc.
Design by Celeste Smith
Celeste focused her Thanksgiving scrapbook page on a single family tradition--spending the entire day in pajamas. A simple black-and-white photo becomes the main focus set against a page of patterned paper and bright embellishments.
Editor's Tip: Instead of trying to fit details of an entire day on your scrapbook page, focus on one tradition.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Love, Elsie (blue); KI Memories (all other). Font: TW Cen MT off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts (title), Making Memories (small letters), 7Gypsies (tab), Heidi Swapp (circle). Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Pen, brads: American Crafts. Photo turns: Junkitz.
Design by Teri Davenport
Teri's closeup of her son in a Pilgrim's hat is the focus of her Thanksgiving scrapbook page. Keep the focus on the picture with simple printed journaling and minimal embellishments.
Editor's Tip: Don't limit your Thanksgiving scrapbooking to the day itself. Teri scrapped her son's kindergarten feast, where students learned about the first Thanksgiving.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Font: SP Coffee Break off the Internet. Digital elements: Designer Digitals.
Design by Michelle Rubin
Michelle snapped shots of individual family members holding signs saying what they're thankful for and then made them the focus of her Thanksgiving scrapbook page. Leave space between the photos to let flashes of the background show through to separate photos and add color to the page.
Editor's Tip: Even if you don't have photos like Michelle's, you can still create a similar scrapbook page. Pair photos of each family member with individual journaling blocks.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (stripe), Scenic Route Paper Co. (circle). Font: Century Gothic. Chipboard accents: American Crafts. Buttons: Daisy D's Paper Co.
Design by Erin Roe
Erin made her son's first Thanksgiving the focus of this two-page scrapbook design. Stunning black-and-white photos stacked on top of each other capture baby meeting the family. Use the same strip of patterned paper on each page to tie the layout together.
Editor's Tip: Document what sets this year's holiday apart from others, as Erin did on this Thanksgiving scrapbook page about her son meeting his relatives for the first time.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (circles), BasicGrey (orange, blue), Daisy D's Paper Co. (rust). Font: Red Dog by Two Peas in a Bucket. Stickers: Chatterbox. Chipboard letters: We R Memory keepers. Pens: Sakura of America. Photo corner: Heidi Swapp.
Design by Dee Gallimore-Perry
To let her favorite photo from Thanksgiving shine, Dee enlarged it and designed a single-photo scrapbook page. Don't be afraid to leave open space on your page; it creates a simple and impactful design.
Editor's Tip: Don't try to scrap every photo you snap of your Thanksgiving Day. Instead, choose a few favorites (or just one, as Dee did) and let them shine.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: Garamouche by P22. Pressed leaves: Nature's Pressed. Chalk, rub-ons: Craf-T Products.
Design by Barbara Carroll
Barbara enlarged her annual family photo for this Thanksgiving scrapbook page, making it the focus of the simple design. Dress up a printed scrapbook page with stamps and buttons to add dimension and color.
Editor's Tip: Whole-family photos can be hard to come by, so be sure to scrap yours. Barbara cropped her 8x10" photo to achieve a panoramic effect that helps it stand out against the cardstock background.
SOURCES: Font: 1942 Report off the Internet. Stamp: Hero Arts. Buttons: Making Memories.
Design by Melanie Bauer
Melanie chronicled the making of a favorite Thanksgiving dish -- green bean casserole -- on her scrapbook page. Overlapping the photos lends to the candid quality of the page.
Editor's Tip: Catch the cook in action and photograph her preparing a favorite dish. Arranging the photos in chronological order helps tell the story of the day.
SOURCES: Patterned paper, stickers: Scenic Route Paper Co. Transparency: Creative Imaginations. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves ("Thanksgiving").
Design by Dana Smith
Dana combined photos of preparing the annual Thanksgiving feast with journaling about cooking the meal alone for the first time on this scrapbook page. A torn piece of patterned paper makes the page look like it was ripped right from a recipe book.
Editor's Tip: Cooking a Thanksgiving dinner is quite the undertaking, so snap some shots of the cook as she goes to work. The photos will make a great behind-the-scenes Thanksgiving scrapbook page.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox (blue), BasicGrey (yellow). Stickers: BasicGrey (red), Making Memories (black). Chipboard, rub-ons: BasicGrey. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Photo corners: Chatterbox.
Design by Erikia Ghumm
Erikia paired her Thanksgiving photos with handwritten journaling about what she's thankful for on this scrapbook page. Keep your holiday pages with the color theme of your scrapbook by using a traditional Thanksgiving color as the background, but incorporating your favorite colors with patterned paper and embellishments.
Editor's Tip: Go for the traditional approach and journal about what you're thankful for. It's the no-fail match for your Thanksgiving photos.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stamp, acrylic accent: Club Scrap. Patterned paper: Club Scrap (abstract lines), Scenic Route Paper Co. (stripe, dot). Ink: Ranger Industries. Acrylic paint, brads: Making Memories. Pen: Staedtler. Metal accents: Artchix Studio (house), Making Memories (all other). Floss: DMC Corp. Paper flowers: Prima. Hole punch: We R Memory Keepers. Distressing tool: Tonic Studios. Paper-piercing tool: Heidi Swapp. Drill: Dremel.