Baseball and Softball Scrapbook Pages

Check out these ideas for out-of-the-park baseball and softball scrapbook pages. Capture memories of the all-American sport with T-ball, Little League, and Major League game layouts.

Use New and Old Photos to Compare Softball Seasons

Design by Lisa Storms

Lisa used similar photos taken six years apart to compare the first and current seasons of this star softball player. Her theme accents and clever title enhance her story and add interest to the scrapbook page.

Editor's Tip: Lay out your photos diagonally to create a sense of motion on a scrapbook page. Lisa used a slight diagonal for her photos and strips of pattern paper to add interest to her layout.


SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: Li'l Davis Designs (yellow), Kimberly Poloson (green), Scrapworks (stripe). Font: Typo Slab Serif off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Rub-on: Making Memories. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey. Epoxy accents: Cloud 9 Design. Punches: Fiskars. Floss: DMC Corp.

Create a Photo Strip with Small Photos

Design by Shannon Zickel

To help her children remember a special baseball game, Shannon grouped six small shots to make a photo strip across the bottom of her page. A single large image and a handwritten journaling strip serve as the focal point of her page.

Editor's Tip: For a quick photo strip like Shannon's, use a computer program to crop and align photos before printing them.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. (red, green), Cosmo Cricket (stripe). Stickers: American Crafts (title), 7Gypsies (definition, quote). Rub-ons: Fancy Pants Designs. Chipboard accents: American Crafts ("ever," heart), Fancy Pants Designs (circles). Die cuts: 7Gypsies, KI Memories. Stamp: Savvy Stamps. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Pen: American Crafts.

Add Interest to a Scrapbook Page with Decorative Stamps

Design by Polly Maly

To make the fun flowers on her scrapbook page, Polly stamped and looped strips of solid paper, securing the centers with a button. She stamped on the solid side of the reversible paper to give the inside of her flower petal loops interest and color.

Editor's Tip: For your stamp color, chose a color found elsewhere on the page. Polly matched the color of her petal stamps to her journaling.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper, Patterned paper: Chatterbox. Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: American Crafts. Ink: Tsukineko. Buttons: Autumn Leaves.

Use a Large Photo to Capture Emotion

Design by Kelly Goree

Kelly used a large photo to express how her son felt about playing in the outfield. An arrow and row of stars direct attention to her supporting photo, which adds interest and continues the story.

Editor's Tip: To create a cohesive layout, pull your color scheme from the photo. Kelly chose the colors of her son's baseball uniform and carried out the baseball theme by filling the O in the title with a large ball accent.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Archivers (kraft), Bazzill Basics Paper (black, white), WorldWin Papers (orange). Patterned paper: CherryArte. Font: Ballpark off the Internet. Rub-ons: Daisy D's Paper Co. Chipboard accents: Li'l Davis Designs (stars), BasicGrey (circle). Ink: Clearsnap. Pen: Pentel of American. Spray paint: Krylon. Brad: Heidi Swapp.

Unify a Two-Page Layout with a Creative Title

Design by Melissa Inman

Melissa gained inspiration for this playful page from the colors of her daughter's baseball glove and shirt. To make the title, she placed letter stickers on cardstock, inked the rounded edges, and attached them with adhesive foam.

Editor's Tip: Think of creative ways to unify two-page layouts. Melissa added doodles and punched flowers to connect the two parts of her title and join the pages together.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper: Scrapworks (stripe), SEI (flowers). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: American Crafts. Rub-ons: Imagination Project. Chipboard accent: KI Memories. Punches: EK Success.

Use Punched Photos as Decorative Accents

Design by Dana Smith

Extra photos serve as accents on Dana's baseball scrapbook page. She used a punch to crop several sports photos into circles and enlarged her main image to fill the page for a strong statement.

Editor's Tip: To avoid mistakes, plan your scrapbook page before cutting and adhering anything. Dana first positioned her big photo on cardstock and arranged the circle photos on top, then outlined the curved path created by the circles and used a craft knife to cut the large photo along the drawn lines.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Prism Papers. Patterned paper, photo corners, nails: Chatterbox. Font: Gill Sans. Stickers: Making Memories. Conchos: Scrapworks. Index tab: Heidi Swapp. Printed twill: Creative Imaginations. Punch: EK Success.

Utilize Empty Space for Journaling

Design by Shannon Zickel

A lot of empty space allowed Shannon to create this quick and clean scrapbook page. She kept her embellishments to a minimum and used one photo, saving plenty of room for a large amount of hand-written journaling.

Editor's Tip: Add subtle interest to pages without overwhelming important photo or journaling elements. Shannon used different-size cardstock blocks to back letter stickers for her title and added a pop of color with a patterned-paper strip.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper, pens: American Crafts. Stickers: Heidi Swapp. Rub-on: Hambly Prints.

Use a Ready-Made Template for a Quick Digital Page

Design by Kim Crothers

Kim used a digital page template to create an easy baseball scrapbook page. She opened the template, dragged in her background paper and photos, and finished the page with journaling, embellishments, and a title.

Editor's Tip: Can't find an exact template to suit your needs? Alter one. Kim combined two spaces at the bottom left of her scrapbook page to accommodate a vertical photo.


SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Font: Arial. Digital elements: Quick Fill Page Kit #35 (page template) from Heather Ann Designs; Shine (paper, stars) from Creative Snaps; Shmootzy Alpha 4 ("up") from Scrap Artist.

Add Drama by Extending Accents off the Page

Design by Cindy Tobey

Using baseball-theme accents and eight photos, Cindy scrapbooked memories from a family summer tradition. She let a large baseball sticker extend off the edge of her page by adhering it to plain cardstock and trimming around it.

Editor's Tip: When scrapping about sports, look to the equipment for inspiration. To play off the stitches on a baseball, Cindy machine-stitched around her layout with red thread and chose ribbon with stitching detail.


SOURCES Patterned paper, felt accents: Fancy Pants Designs. Font: Courier New. Laser-cut paper: KI Memories. Sticker: EK Success. Chipboard accents: American Crafts (letters), Fancy Pants Designs (circles). Ink: Tsukineko. Paint: Making Memories. Brads: Bo-Bunny Press (round stars). Making Memories (stripes). Ribbon: Fancy Pants Designs (solid), Li'l Davis Designs (stripe). Plastic accents: Fancy Pants Designs. Thread: Coats & Clark. Clear label: Office Depot. Pen: American Crafts.

Stagger Candid Sports Shots in a Strip

Design by Candi Gershon

Using a series of candid shots at the top of her page, Candi captured her son's restlessness at baseball practice. To keep her scrapbook page from looking heavy, she used a clear journaling block at the bottom.

Editor's Tip: Give baseball pages an authentic feel with digital brushes. Candi used a brush to smudge the edges of her page, creating a dusty-base look.


SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop Elements 5.0. Digital elements: Designer Digitals (paper, staples, stitching, tag, tab); Jen Wilson (ribbon); Michelle Coleman (transparency, stitched vellum); Scrap Artist (overlay). Font: Bluecake (title), Linenstroke (journaling) off the Internet.

Scrapbook Photos from Various Baseball Seasons

Design by Shannon Zickel

On this scrapbook page about her son's love of baseball, Shannon enlarged a current-season photo for the focal point and used an assortment of older photos to create the strip at the bottom of the page.

Editor's Tip: Add time stamps to old photos. Shannon placed number stickers on each photo to denote the year it was taken.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: Fancy Pants Designs (dots, circles), American Crafts (green). Stickers: 7Gypsies ("3"), American Crafts ("you," "this game," numbers), Creative Café by Creative Imagination (labels), Scenic Route Paper Co. ("still"). Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Pen: American Crafts.

Design A Two-Page Layout For Ample Space

Design by Lisa Storms

Lisa created a two-page layout to showcase her son's first T-ball season, allowing her plenty of space for multiple photos and colorful blocks of paper. After creating the left-hand page, she balanced the spread by placing four photos along the bottom of the right-hand page. Faux stitches complete the baseball-theme scrapbook page.

Editor's Tip: Having trouble coming up with the perfect layout? Scraplift it! For her first page Lisa used an original scrapbook page design by Susan Weinroth.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Cloud 9 Design. Font: TypoSlab off the Internet. Stickers: Cloud 9 Design (stitches), American Crafts (title). Chipboard numbers: Zsiage. Metal accent: Creative Imaginations. Punch: Fiskars.

Use Digital Templates to Create Quick and Easy Collages

Design by Melissa Inman

To easily create an all-American baseball page, Melissa used two different collage templates, filling nearly every block with a photo.

Editor's Tip: Back photo collages with cardstock to make them pop from the page. By mounting her photo collages on black cardstock, Melissa could use striped paper to pump up the background.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: K&Company. Font: Typo by Two Peas in a Bucket. Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations. Chipboard: Fancy Pants Designs.

Substitute Stamps for Stitches to Save Time

Design by Shannon Zickel

For the perfect finishing touch to her baseball-theme page, Shannon stamped baseball-like stitches over her embellishments and onto her background. Her stamped stitches look as intricate as hand-stitched accents and were quicker to create.

Editor's Tip: Make a stamping mistake? Cover the smudge with an accent that coordinates with your page.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories (orange, blue), American Crafts (polka dot). Stickers, foam stars, pen: American Crafts. Stamp: Hero Arts. Ink: Inkadinkado (black), Stampcraft (orange). Punch: EK Success.

Use Stencils for Quick Scrapbook Page Accents

Design by Janett McKee

Janett created this made-in-minutes scrapbook page using stamps, stencils, and printed journaling. A large photo of the baseball field sets the tone, while smaller supporting shots capture memories of the game.

Editor's Tip: Stencils make quick and easy background accents. Don't worry about covering them up -- Janett layered photos and journaling strips over stenciled lettering along the bottom of her page.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Font: GF Halda Normal off the Internet. Stamps: Making Memories, PSX. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Stencils: Ma Vinci's Reliquary.

Use Color to Enhance a Scrapbook Page

Design by Shannon Zickel

Shannon made this colorful two-page layout using multiple baseball-game photos and a hodgepodge of patterned-paper pieces. To direct attention to her main photo, Shannon layered her title over patterned papers of similar colors laid out in an arrow shape.

Editor's Tip: When using one large accent, such as the arrow on this page, keep other embellishments simple. Shannon accomplished this with clear star accents and hand-drawn stars inserted into her journaling.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox (stripe, multicolor polka dot, brown polka dot), Scenic Route Paper Co. (green plaid, orange polka dot), Making Memories (ledger). Chipboard letters, plastic stars: Heidi Swapp. Letter stickers: American Crafts, Making Memories. Pens: American Crafts. Staples: Making Memories.

Make Fun and Functional Pages with Eyelets

Design by Kelly Rawlings

Kelly used eyelets to attach tags and to enhance the circles in the patterned paper she chose for her page about her son's T-ball season.

Editor's Tip: Besides using eyelets as decorative elements, let them keep elements fastened together. Kelly used eyelets to connect a series of T-ball photos that tuck behind the focal-point photo.


SOURCES: Patterned paper: American Crafts. Letter stickers: SEI ("ball"). Wooden bat: Lara's Crafts. Eyelets: Family Treasures. Baseball sticker: Mrs. Grossman's. Twill ribbon: Scenic Route Paper Co.

Create a Flip-Up Scrapbook Page to Include More Elements

Design by Barb DeShaw

Barb made a handy flip-up scrapbook page to showcase a large photo of her son catching. To make the flip-up, she adhered her cardstock to mat board and attached hinges. Under the photo flap, she included more photos, journaling, and baseball accents.

Editor's Tip: When expanding a scrapbook page to multiple pages, unify the design by repeating elements. Barb used splashes of burgundy coupled with large baseball accents to pull her pages together.


SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (burgundy, gray), Making Memories (black). Patterned paper: Chatterbox (polka dots), 7Gypsies (definitions). Fonts: Bad Attitude (journaling) by Two Peas in a Bucket, Palatino Linotype ("Catching") off the Internet. Epoxy stickers: Marcella by Kay for Target. Hinges, brads: Making Memories. Ribbon: Offray. Label maker, tape: Dymo. Rub-ons: Making Memories ("April"), US Stamp & Sign ("2004").

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