Sunday, 11 June 2017

How to Make a Memory Book

(They're called scrapbooks.)

Well mine's a memory book. Live with it.

Before anyone points it out to me, yes, I know we have Facebook nowadays, but that doesn't mean we can't still make photo albums and scrapbooks. Physical photos still exist, and being creative can be relaxing. So grab your pens, scissors, and glue. I'm going to walk you through making a memory book.

You will need -
  •  A notebook of some kind. Preferably with blank pages. 
  • Scissors
  • Glue
  • Coloured pencils
  • Fancy pens (or normal pens, up to you)
  • Anything decorative, think washi tape, stickers, sequins, coloured paper...
  • Photos
Not pictured: a metric tonne of photos
 1. Firstly, decorate the outside. Mine's pretty simple. I just wrote memory book in silver pen, and stuck a giant butterfly on the front. Maybe you want to wrap your cover in jazzy wrapping paper or pepper it with stickers. Make it yours.

2. Secondly, think about how you want to lay it out. If you're planning on having a chronological order, you might want to note the years the book covers on the first place, maybe split it into sections? I put the date in the top right hand corner of the page usually, and I'm quite general. At my most accurate, I identify the month. At my least, the holiday or the season. 

3. Make the pages pretty!

This is a blank page.
The same blank page, fifteen minutes later.
Another page with a different layout.

 Use your coloured pencils, your gel pens, your washi tape, everything. There is no right way to decorate your pages.

4. Now you stick your photos in. Depending on how you've decided to lay them out, this may overlap with step three. You might consider sticking them on coloured paper and cutting them out, leaving a frame around the edge.

5. If there are any details you want to add about the event or the photos - for example, where are you, what are you doing, who are you with - add them in now. 

(Hopefully, you read all the steps before you started and have left space.)

6. Add the finishing touches. Sequins in the corners of photos, washi tape criss-crossed over everything, doodles in the gaps... It's your call.

Ta da! You have a memory book!


Anyone here a seasoned scrapbooker?

(I am not.)