Design by Lisa Storms
Highlight pictures of the flower girls with a cute floral layout. The flowers on this page are multiple layers of chipboard-color cardstock topped with patterned paper.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: BoBunny Press (green with brown dot), Fancy Pants Designs (green notebook, distressed red), My Mind's Eye (floral, distressed blue, distressed orange). Font: Traveling Typewriter off the Internet. Stickers: Making Memories. Chipboard accents: Heidi Grace Designs. Gems: Me and My Big Ideas. Punches: Fiskars.
Design by Jennifer Perks
Make a mini bride and groom to accompany formal wedding photos. Draw tiny details, like the faces and groom's tie, on the piecings with a pen, and add dimensional details, such as the bride's pearl necklace, with fabric paint.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (brown, textured white, lilac, green), Core'dinations (purple, pink), Prism Papers (white pearl), Stampin' Up! (smooth white, black, gray, cream). Vellum: Stampin' Up!. Font: Uncle Charles by Autumn Leaves. Gems, pearls: Queen & Co. Paint: Duncan Enterprises (fabric paint), Koh-I -Noor (watercolor). Pens: American Crafts. Ink spray: Tattered Angels. Thread: Coats & Clark. Punches: EK Success (large heart, photo corner), Target (small heart). Die-cutting tool: Cricut by Provo Craft. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars. Photos: Grant-Guerrero Photography.
Design by Jamie Waters
Record all the little details of your reception in a multiphoto layout. Lace trim from die-cut paper peeking out from under the photos adds a dainty feel to a casual page. Label your photos with stickers or tags to explain special things about your big day that you don't want to forget.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue), Crate Paper (orange). Decorative paper: KI Memories. Die cut: SEI. Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Making Memories (labels). Pin: Fancy Pants Designs. Button: Making Memories. Jewel: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Pearls: BasicGrey. Photos: JAC Photography.
Design by Erin Clarkson
The day of your wedding can be a blur, so create a page featuring favorite photos and journaling about what was going through your head at the moment you made your vows.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper (green, purple, lavender), Making Memories (pink, orange). Patterned paper: Crate Paper (turquoise), Karen Foster Design (pink hearts), KI Memories (yellow), Making Memories (orange dot). Font: Incognitype off the Internet. Rub-ons: BasicGrey. Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp.
Design by Jamie Waters
Dedicate a page in your wedding album to the wedding party -- bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other attendants. On this page, three informal group shots stacked at a jaunty angle balance journaling explaining why each woman was chosen to be a member of the bridal party.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (blue), K&Company (red), Jenni Bowlin Studio (ledger), Sassafras (floral). Stickers: BasicGrey. Rub-ons: Crate Paper. Chipboard accents: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Pearls: Pebbles, Inc.; Jenni Bowlin Studio. Pen: American Crafts. Photos: JAC Photography.
Design by Renee Camacho
Record all the details of your reception in a multiphoto layout. Use a grid format to keep the layout uncluttered and photos organized.
Editor's Tip: To fit journaling on a multiphoto layout, label your photos with stickers or tags.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Decorative paper: Making Memories. Stickers: American Crafts. Ribbon: Offray. Tag: 7Gypsies ("smitten"), Jenni Bowlin Studio (journaling). Photos: Tammy Batson Photography.
Design by Lisa Storms
Devote a page of your wedding album to attire. Have bridesmaids or the photographer snap shots of your wedding dress on the big day, or bring a camera when you're trying on dresses to get photos then.
Editor's Tip: Create a gown-inspired scrapbook page accent. Sketch the curve of a dress onto a scrap of white paper. Cut out the shape and use it to frame the layout.
SOURCES: Cardstock: WorldWin Papers. Patterned paper: My Mind's Eye (orange, pink), SEI (green). Decorative paper: KI Memories. Font: Traveling Typewriter off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts. Pearls: K&Company.
Design by Brittany Hopkins
Share photos of the bride getting ready for the ceremony on a modular two-page layout.
Editor's Tip: Organize photos in a collage for a clean look on a multiphoto scrapbook page.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Archiver's. Patterned paper: BasicGrey (gray, blue flowers), BoBunny Press (blue). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: American Crafts ("bride"), Making Memories ("Becoming A"). Pearls: Blue Hill Studio. Gems: Creative Charms. Ribbon: Heidi Swapp. Photos: Festive Studios.
Design by Robyn Werlich
Punched hearts accent the two black-and-white photos. Type your journaling to fit more on the page without it looking messy.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: American Crafts (green), Stampin' Up! (yellow, pink). Font: Uncle Charles by Autumn Leaves. Brads: Making Memories. Ribbon: Pebbles, Inc. Stamps: BasicGrey (flower), Martha Stewart Crafts (?XOXO,? ?Love you,? heart), Narratives by Creative Imaginations (date), Savvy Stamps (dot), Collage Press (circles). Ink: ColorBox by Clearsnap (green), PaperTrey Ink (pink). Pens: Stampin' Up!. Punches: Fiskars (scalloped edge), Martha Stewart Crafts (heart, photo corner), Stampin' Up! (heart), McGill, Inc. (heart). Embossing folder: QuicKutz. Die-cutting tool: Silhouette.
Design by Linda Harrison
Record the meaning of personal touches at a wedding. Linda created a scrapbook page about the couple's tribute to the bride's late mother. Linda made do with white chipboard letters that she had in her stash. She painted them red so they'd pop on her black-and-white paper and added coordinating accents.
Editor's Tip: To create the evenly spaced stitched swirls, Linda used a stitching template as a guide to help her first poke the holes with a paper piercer.
SOURCES: Cardstock, stitching template: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Dream Street Papers. Font: Museo off the Internet. Chipboard accents: BasicGrey ("the," "f"), Dream Street Papers ("empty chair"). Felt accent: Fancy Pants Designs. Pearls: K&Company. Floss: DMC Corp. Ink: Clearsnap. Paint: Making Memories.
Design by Heidi Sonboul
Heidi had official photographer duties at her brother's wedding. When the guests all tried to take pictures of the couple at once, Heidi stepped back for a fun candid of the chaos.
Editor's Tip: Heidi added a title on the photo to diminish the empty space in the foreground. A "family" sticker and rub-on make a fun, repetitive text treatment.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: October Afternoon (grid), BasicGrey (all other). Stickers: 7Gypsies ("family"), October Afternoon ("I do"). Rub-ons: Creative Imaginations. Ribbon: Martha Stewart Crafts. Foam accents: American Crafts.
Design by Lisa Dickinson
Lisa's page records the special job assigned to her son at her brother's wedding. Her photo crop keeps the emphasis on her son rather than the other groomsmen. Lisa unified her page with scallops and black-and-white floral elements but varied the scale to add subtle interest.
Editor's Tip: Label stickers become a background for Lisa's title. She overlapped the chipboard letters so they'd fit on the labels.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Scenic Route Paper Co. Font: Typenoksidi off the Internet. Stickers: Creative Imaginations (labels), EK Success (small letters). Chipboard accents: Heidi Swapp. Brads: Making Memories. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Virginia Wong
By working with one line of papers and die cuts, Virginia easily created a cohesive layout that will mesh with the other pages in her wedding album.
Editor's Tip: If you're intimidated by working with original wedding prints from the predigital era, store the negatives in a safe place or get permission from your photographer to scan them so you have a digital file.
SOURCES: Patterned paper, die cuts: Crate Paper. Ribbon: Making Memories. Gems: Prima Marketing, Inc. Pen: American Crafts. Photos: Perry Thompson Photography.
Design by Emily Spahn
The funny story behind Emily's photo made it a must-scrap memory for her wedding album. Her playful colors and embellishments match the mood. Because Emily's colors were so bold, she chose green as the dominant color and only small amounts of pink, blue, and orange.
Editor's Tip: This lighthearted page got extra oomph with black pen and ink. Emily outlined her title, paper strips, and chipboard accents. She inked the edges and doodled around her photo and journaling block.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories (blue), Scenic Route Paper Co. (ledger, green), Scrap in Style TV (pink). Chipboard accents: KI Memories. Stickers: American Crafts (orange letters), Doodlebug Design (black letters), Jenni Bowlin Studio (label). Ink: Stampin' Up!. Photo: Troy Freund Photography.
Design by Shannon Tidwell
Record precious wedding milestones with a scrapbook page devoted to each tradition, such as a father walking his daughter down the aisle. List the traditions you want to scrap and make sure a photographer or friend takes shots of each one.
Editor's Tip: Use all white or off-white embellishments to give wedding pages a soft, traditional feel. The subtle color makes wedding photos pop.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Decorative paper: Doodlebug Design (white flocked dot, white flocked solid), KI Memories (laser-cut paper). Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Doodlebug Design (borders, small hearts), KI Memories (glitter flowers). Star stem: Prima Marketing, Inc. Heart overlays: My Little Shoebox.
Design by Kelly Purkey
A large color photo becomes the central point on Kelly's scrapbook page. A small, artistic black-and-white photo and a ribbon closure boost interest.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories. Stickers: Making Memories (large black letters), Heidi Grace Designs (small colored stickers), 7Gypsies (all other). Rub-ons, ribbon: American Crafts. Gems: Hero Arts. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Katie Pertiet
Katie created a collage of eight wedding photos in this scrapbook page. She showcased the couple's friends and family in a large panoramic color photo, then accented the main photo with small black-and-white photos.
Editor's Tip: Need an easy way to include multiple photos? Create a filmstrip, as Katie did here. Two rows of tiny wedding photos capture memories from the day, while framing Katie's main photo.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop. Digital element: Designer Digitals (paper). Fonts: Cezanne ("Megan's"), Academy Engraved ("wedding") off the Internet, Garamond ("with friends"). Photos: Leslie Knox Photography (large, center, upper left) and Katie Pertiet.
Design by Becky Novacek
Dedicate a page in your wedding album to the wedding party -- bridesmaids, groomsmen, and other attendants.
Editor's Tip: Remember to have fun with the photos. Formal portraits are important to have, but casual shots bring life to a scrapbook page about the people you love
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Creative Imaginations (pink), Jenni Bowlin Studio (black), October Afternoon (gray). Stickers: October Afternoon. Ribbon: Midori. Pen: American Crafts. Punch, decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars. Photos: Cara Bresette Yates.
Design by Janna Wilson
Janna took hundreds of photos at her sister's wedding but created only one page to commemorate the event. She copied the extra photos to a DVD and pocketed it on her scrapbook page.
Editor's Tip: Subtly direct attention to scrapbook page features by journaling about them. Janna used her journaling to explain the DVD.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Daisy D's Paper Co. (red), Anna Griffin (black-and-white). Die-cut: Jenni Bowlin Studio. Rub-ons: Daisy D's Paper Co. (swirl), Jenni Bowlin Studio (small type, writing lines), Creative Imaginations (L monogram). Chipboard accents: Making Memories. Brad, flower: Junkitz. Button: Autumn Leaves. Gems: The Beadery. Software: Windows Movie Maker.
Design by Erin Roe
Erin redefined her scrapbook page boundaries in this wedding design. She enhanced her love and marriage theme by placing all elements except journaling inside a heart shape.
Editor's Tip: After designing in a shape, mat the finished product on cardstock to make the shape stand out.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (green), Flair Designs (roses), Autumn Leaves (black). Font: Selfish off the Internet. Jewel, chipboard letters: Making Memories. Metal corners: K&Company.
Design by Carrie George
To make a quick and easy scrapbook page, Carrie cut her wedding layout into four squares. She left one block open for journaling and used a creative list to remember important details of the day.
Editor's Tip: Take candid pictures along with posed photos. Carries close-up shots bring her journaling points to life and catalog wedding day memories.
SOURCES: Cardstock, patterned paper: My Mind's Eye. Font: Times. Stickers, concho: Scrapworks. Ribbon, pen: Martha Stewart Crafts. Rub-ons: American Crafts (light blue flourish), KI Memories (numbers). Brads: Queen & Co. Decorative-edge scissors: Fiskars.
Design by Carrie Colbert Batt
Carrie cropped a group shot to highlight her relationship with her neighbor. She used patterned papers with whimsical designs and rounded the corners to give the scrapbook page a soft feel.
Editor's Tip: White and black cardstock pieces make simple mats for photos. Carrie's white photo mat is the perfect contrast to busy patterns and a great place for her journaling and title.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: KI Memories (blue), FontWerks (multicolor). Fonts: Desert Dog (script), Jailbird Jenna ("neighbor," "friend") off the Internet. Chipboard accent: Heidi Swapp. Brads: Making Memories.
Design by Erin Clarkson
Erin kept this page about her daughter simple. She used a neutral brown background and black-and-white photos, letting her flower girl accents stand out.
Editor's Tip: On scrapbook pages, brown and black do go together. Erin chose brown as her background of her black-and-white photos, softening the page and offering a less monochromatic look.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: Making Memories (ledger), Collage Press (hot pink). Font: Charyn off the Internet. Stickers: American Crafts (letters), Making Memories (words). Flower, brad: Making Memories. Ribbon: May Arts
Design by Kayla Terrell
Highlight all the events of your wedding week by including a schedule and small photos.
Editor's Tip: Tear or copy a page directly from your wedding planner and create a layout about it.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: KI Memories (pink), Making Memories (gray), Scrap In Style (red dots, orange stripes), Crane & Co. ("7 Days a Week"). Stickers: Making Memories (words); American Crafts (letters); Me and My Big Ideas (label); Love, Elsie (hearts, "i do"). Stamp: Heidi Swapp. Ink: VersaColor by Tsukineko. Pen: American Crafts. Chipboard: Target. Rub-ons: Autumn Leaves.
Design by Jen Jockish
Jen devoted an entire scrapbook page to her favorite wedding picture. The black-and-white photo is complimented perfectly by a serene color scheme.
Editor's Tip: Focus attention on an important photo by framing it in embellishments. Jen's title serves as a border to her wedding snapshot.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: BasicGrey (green floral), Making Memories (ledger), My Mind?s Eye (orange), Paper Loft (words). Font: Wedding Day by Two Peas in a Bucket. Stickers: Li'l Davis Designs, American Crafts. Rub-ons: American Crafts. Floss: DMC. Chipboard accents: CherryArte (flower), Magistical Memories (circle). Stamp: Heidi Swapp. Ink: Clearsnap. Acrylic paint: Making Memories. Embossing powder: Ranger Industries.
Design by Jen Lessinger
Show off formal photos by framing them with elegant patterned paper and embellishments. The circle design on this page is unexpected, helping to make the photos more accessible and to soften the sharp lines of the photo collage.
Editor's Tip: If you don't have specific memories of when the formal photos were taken, pair these photos with journaling about what you were feeling on your wedding day.
SOURCES: Cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics Paper (green). Patterned paper: Little Yellow Bicycle (black-and-white), Scenic Route Paper Co. (green). Font: Century Gothic. Stickers: American Crafts ("Our," "Story"), Little Yellow Bicycle (damask corner, word labels), Making Memories ("Love"). Ribbon: Making Memories. Photos: Lisa Lear.
Design by Carrie Colbert Blatt
Carrie designed a clean white background with bright colors to accent the dark outfits in the wedding photos. She pulled shades from the wedding flowers for her color scheme.
Editor's Tip: Match scrapbook page floral embellishments to wedding flowers. Carrie used paper flowers as accents to compliment her photos. Try using dried flowers from bridal party bouquets, as well.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Autumn Leaves (purple floral, pink), Blue Skies & Daisies (stripe). Chipboard letters: Heidi Swapp. Metal accent, brads: American Crafts. Stamps: FontWerks.
Design by Kim Crothers
Kim sharpened the focus in her color photo using the unsharp mask command in her image-editing software. She drew on colors from the photo to create a scrapbook page about her flower girl.
Editor's Tip: Don't expect perfection from image-editing software, but it can help. Keep imperfect pictures small and complement them with larger photos, as Kim did here.
SOURCES: Software: Adobe Photoshop CS2. Fonts: FG Jasmine2 (script), Footlight MT Light (all other) off the Internet. Digital elements: Frosted Papers (paper) by Michelle Coleman, Pretty Please kit (photo frames) by Mindy Teresawa, Cardboard Essential kit (flourishes) by Kim Christensen.
Design by Jen Jockish
Jen created a structured collage by cropping a variety of wedding photos to similar sizes. She filled in extra spaces with patterned paper, journaling, and a title.
Editor's Tip: Add interest to small photos by inking the edges, as Jen did here.
SOURCES: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper. Patterned paper: October Afternoon (teal, orange), 7Gypsies (words). Font: Wedding Day by Two Peas in a Bucket. Stickers: American Crafts. Brads: 7Gypsies. Chipboard: Heidi Swapp. Rub-ons: American Crafts. Clip: Making Memories. Stamps: October Afternoon. Ink: StazOn by Tsukineko (brown). Corner rounder: Stampin' Up!.
Design by Liana Suwandi
Liana pieced together a variety of patterned papers to give her scrapbook page an energetic, hardworking look. Multiple ribbon embellishments tie the page together.
Editor's Tip: Can't scrapbook wedding photos immediately? Liana used two dates on her wedding scrapbook page: the day of the wedding and the day she wrote the journaling. This allowed her to step back and share her memories.
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). Ribbon: American Crafts. Printed tape: Heidi Swapp. Brad: Making Memories. Buckle: Li'l Davis Designs. Stamps: Making Memories (quote marks), Office Max (date). Ink: Ancient Page. Corner rounder: EK Success.
Design by Carrie Colbert Blatt
Carrie mixed various serif and sans serif fonts on this wedding scrapbook page. Carrie used an oversize photo to capture the essence of her scrapbook page title and theme.
Editor's Tip: Think about readability when choosing fonts. Try an elegant script font to match your wedding theme but keep journaling simple so it is legible.
SOURCES: Patterned paper: Making Memories (polka dot), KI Memories (lavender floral), Autumn Leaves (all other). Fonts: Alba ("the look of") off the Internet, Dreamboat ("contentment") by Autumn Leaves, Book Antiqua (journaling). Flowers, brads: Making Memories.