Design by Mindi Brown
Make a page about the special people involved in the wedding, including the wedding party, helpers, or special friends. Here the bride's two best friends did all they could to make the day special, including purchasing vintage style diamond rings as a surprise gift.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Colorbok (white textured), DCWV (black floral). Decorative paper: black glitter, silver). Rubber stamps: Flourish on poem (unknown). Rubber stamp ink: Colorbox Fluid Chalk (charcoal), Studio G (silver), Tsukineko Sheer Shimmer Spritz (spray ink), Versamark (on flourish). Font: CK Bendy (downloaded from internet). Pen: Viva Decor Pearl Pen (silver chrome). Punches: EK Success (corner punch). Chipboard: Colorbok (black glitter alpha), K&Company (silver glitter alpha). Other: Embossing powder: A La Mode. Flowers: K&Company. Gems: Colorbok. Heat gun: Darice.
Design by Michelle Rubin
Remember the details of that special day for years to come by including detail shots in your album. The collage style of the photos keeps the layout clean and uncluttered, while a matching color scheme enhances the wedding decor. Add some memorabilia -- like these pins that served as favors -- to your page.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Theorem (title), Museo Slab (journaling) off the Internet. Punch: Fiskars. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette.
Design by Becky Novacek
Focus on fashion with a page about finding your wedding gown. Include multiple photos so you can show off different details, and pair them with journaling describing your quest for the perfect dress.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Stickers: American Crafts (black letters), Making Memories (felt), October Afternoon (circle). Punch, pinking scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Tell the story of your wedding ceremony with plenty of photos and heartfelt handwritten journaling. Tuck a large journaling block behind a photo strip to connect the story to the photos.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: American Crafts (green), BasicGrey (brown), Jillibean Soup (kraft), Scrapworks (white), Studio Calico (blue). Stickers: American Crafts ("forever"), Making Memories ("starts now"). Chipboard accents, pen: American Crafts. Buttons: Fancy Pants Designs (brown), Making Memories (printed). Flower: Fancy Pants Designs. Twine: Jillibean Soup. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap.
Design by Jennifer Perks
Share photos of you getting ready for the ceremony on a modular two-page layout. Small details, such as machine stitching, take this layout to the next level.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Making Memories (dark red, aqua floral), Dream Street Papers (red damask), Fancy Pants Designs (aqua strip), My Mind?s Eye (cream). Decorative paper: Stampin' Up!. Fonts: CBX Heber ("fairytale," "bride"), Love Letter TW (quote) off the Internet, Adobe Caslon (journaling). Flowers: BoBunny Press. Stickers, punch: Martha Stewart Crafts. Brads, ribbon: Making Memories. Buttons: Creativity Inc. Gems, pearls: Queen & Co. Thread: Coats & Clark. Floss: DMC Corp.
Design by Becky Novacek
Create an artsy layout by cropping a picture at an interesting angle. Make it the focus of a two-page layout. A simple (but loving) statement makes a big impact with large letters.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Jenni Bowlin Studio (damask), October Afternoon (stripe). Stickers: American Crafts (black letters), Making Memories (felt). Punch, pinking scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Amy Licht
Amy used a neutral background with hints of lime ribbon and patterned paper to add character and unify her wedding scrapbook page. She took pictures of a few details and documented them with footnote-style journaling.
Editor's Tip: Group image captions to avoid cluttering a design. Amy listed her short wedding photo descriptions at the bottom of the page, then added coordinating numbers to the photos.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Fonts: Uncle Charles (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.
Design by Becky Novacek
Becky used an oversized, closeup photo of the ring bearer as the focus of her scrapbook page. Faded blocks of color add interest to her neutral background and black-and-white photos.
Editor's Tip: Plan out overlapping elements. Becky allowed her large photo to cross over to the second page by planning where the seam would be.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Chatterbox (stitching), KI Memories (stripe), Scrapworks (blue), Anna Griffin (pink). Stickers: Chatterbox. Rub-ons: Scrapworks. Photo corners: Canson. Stamp: Hero Arts. Ink: Ranger Industries.
Design by Shannon Zickel
Shannon crafted a whimsical design to family members at her sister's wedding. Fun embellishments keep the page interesting.
Editor's Tip: Focus on the bride and groom by printing one photo larger than the others. Use smaller photos to tell the story of the entire day, as Shannon did here.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Die cuts: Making Memories ("memories" tag, "r," yellow flower), Heidi Grace Designs (flocked heart). Stickers: Making Memories (blue letters), American Crafts (brown letters), Chatterbox (red "r"). Buttons, floss: Making Memories. Acrylic heart: Heidi Swapp. Chipboard accent: Maya Road. Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap. Pen, brads: American Crafts.
Design by Ashley Calder
Ashley doodled colorful hearts to accent the black-and-white photos on these scrapbook pages. She stitched the blocks to the muslin-and-cardstock background.
Editor's Tip: When doodling, do each design on a separate piece of paper in case you make a mistake. Ashley cut rectangles of paper, then doodled on each.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Tag: Avery Dennison. Ribbon: The Ribbon Jar. Photo corners: Heidi Swapp. Watercolor paint: Pentel, Winsor & Newton. Ink, pen, nib: Speedball.
Design by Heather Locke
Heather used a simple design to scrapbook wedding preparation photos. She used floral patterned paper borders and punched flowers on both pages to unify the layout.
Editor's Tip: Create visual design elements. Heather placed three punched flowers in a visual triangle on her wedding scrapbook layout.
SOURCES: Cardstock, patterned paper: SEI. Font: Monument by Chatterbox. Die cuts: My Mind's Eye ("bride"). Brads, metal words: Making Memories. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves (black letters), Making Memories (white letters). Punch: EK Success.
Design by Sharon Whitehead
Sharon caught the groomsmen goofing around with black sunglasses and featured each member in this movie credit-inspired layout.
Editor's Tip: Use photo-editing software to vary photo saturation. Sharon used black-and-white photos, a full-color photo, and one in between for interest.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Fonts: Arial (thin), Helvetica (thick) by Microsoft. Conchos: Scrapworks. Corner rounder: EK Success.
Design by Heather Locke
Black and white create a classic background on these wedding scrapbook pages. Heather chose three special large shots, then cropped smaller shots using a punch. Journaling strips cover the seams between photos.
Editor's Tip: Layer thin ribbon over journaling strips, as Heather did here, to make the transition between journaling and photos smoother.
SOURCES: Cardstock: 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.
Design by Lizzy Mayorga
Lizzy outlined a step-by-step how to on her scrapbook page. She numbered her photos and journaling to navigate through the tale about slight wedding mishaps.
Editor's Tip: Use a corner rounder to meld the journaling and photos into a cohesive block.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Die Cuts With A View (pink), Provo Craft (green), Rub-ons: Heidi Swapp. Flowers: Doodlebug Design. Punch: Marvy Uchida.
Design by Tracy Kyle
This layout's festive colors match the bridal shower gift-bow hat. Tracy linked the two pages with two peach-color strips.
Editor's Tip: To add emphasis to the photos, mat each photo and rub orange ink along the edges.
SOURCES: Patterned paper, flower: KI Memories. Textured paper: Provo Craft. Fonts: Soli off the Internet, Sophisticated by Two Peas in a Bucket. Brads: Making Memories. Ink: Clearsnap.
Design by Anita Matejka
Anita used floral-pattern paper to accent photos of the flower girl. Small rhinestones add shimmer.
Editor's Tip: Print journaling directly onto suede lavender paper to eliminate extra layers.
SOURCES: Embossed patterned paper, embossed vellum, suede paper: K&Company. Font: CAC Shishoni Brush off the Internet. Lettering template: Wordsworth. Rhinestones: Decorative Details.
Design by Heather Melzer
Heather included the lyrics to the song "True Companion" on this page to commemorate her and her husband's song. She added journaling about why the song was important to them.
Editor's Tip: Use a sheet-music background to emphasize the song theme.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Anna Griffin. Fonts: 39 Smooth, Antique Type off the Internet. Charms, photo corners, metal-rim tag, frame, page pebbles: Making Memories. Stamps: Hero Arts. Ink: Clearsnap. Photos: Dianne Brogan.
Design by Christina Cole
Christina snapped portraits of wedding guests while waiting for the bride and groom to arrive at the reception. She pulled color inspiration from the tulip background and cut thin strips from a variety of patterned paper to highlight her journaling.
Editor's Tip: Dye fabric or paper accents to fit your scrapbook page colors scheme. Christina used red dye to alter a white flower embellishment on her page.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories (pink with red dotted lines, red floral), Mara Mi (green scribble, brown and blue stripes, vine, pink and red stripes), Sassafras (green stripe), Sonnets for Creative Imaginations (blue paisley). Font: Century Gothic by Agfa Monotype. Ink: Tsukineko. Nailhead: Jest Charming Embellishments. Dye: Making Memories.
Design by Lori Bergmann
To celebrate her mother's wedding, Lori created a classic design using golden tones and burgundy accents. Strips of embossed paper at the top and bottom of the pages create a border for the photos. She printed a quotation and a caption onto vellum, which was layered over floral-pattern paper.
Editor's Tip: When space is scarce, hide journaling under photos, pieces of patterned paper, or cardstock. The booklet on the left-hand side of Lori's scrapbook page flips up to reveal candid photos and handwritten journaling.
SOURCES: Embossed paper: K&Company. Font: Ballantines Regular by B&P Graphics. Brads: Limited Edition Rubber Stamps. Stamp: Hero Arts. Ink: Jacquard. Chalk: Craf-T Products. Pen: Sakura of America.
Design by Jody Dent-Pruks
While their guests sipped champagne, Jody and her new husband sneaked away for a few photos. This one captured the couple sharing the joy of the day, and the black-and-white enlargement became the focus of Jody's design.
Editor's Tip: Let a perfect picture take center stage. In Jody's layout, pale green and text-print papers overlap to make a background, which was sewn onto black cardstock. Simple embellishments such as a button, ribbon, and flowers were added for subtle flair.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (kiss descriptions), Chatterbox (green floral). Transparency: Ausinc. Fonts: Typewriter (title, journaling), Scriptina ("March") off the Internet. Flower, ribbon, buttons: Making Memories.
Design by Carrie Colbert Batt
To design this layout, Carrie built her pages in layers. Her journaling and the quotation were printed on the base layer of tan cardstock. She topped that with torn strips of red-text paper and added a printed transparency along the bottom edge. Next came the photos, which are flanked by velvet and text-print ribbons.
Editor's Tip: To save on scrapbooking supplies, frame images in multiple patterned paper or ribbon borders. This creates the look of layers and allows the use of scrap supplies.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: 7Gypsies (red text), Anna Griffin (behind stencils). Transparency: Narratives for Creative Imaginations. Fonts: Verdigris (quotation) by Autumn Leaves, Eras ("Joyce Brothers") by ITC. Stencils: Chatterbox. Leather flower: Making Memories. Stamp: Wordsworth.
Design by Melanie Bauer
Before her wedding, Melanie was the guest of honor at an elegant brunch organized by the mothers of her fiancé's friends. To incorporate multiple shots of opening gifts without looking cluttered, Melanie trimmed each into a uniform square.
Editor's Tip: Attach wedding mementos to scrapbook pages. Melanie saved and attached an invitation and two nametags from her bridal shower.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: K&Company. Fonts: American Typewriter Condensed ("bridal shower," journaling) by ITC, Hannibal Lector ("brunch") off the Internet. Photo turns: Making Memories. Ribbon: Lifetime Moments.