Beach Scrapbook Layouts

Do you need Beach Scrapbook Ideas? Beach and Cruise Scrapbooks are some of my favorites to make. Beach Scrapbook Paper is so bright, and the summery colors are really eye catching. When I go to Scrapbooking Retreats and people are working on their scrapbooking layouts, beach is one of the most popular themes. I owned a Scrapbook Store for nine years, and Beach Scrapbook Paper was always the first to sell out. Since we live 90 minutes from Ocean City, Maryland customers always had beach scrapbook layouts to do!

With the popularity of cruises and tropical vacation destinations, beach scrapbook ideas are always in demand.

Make a Beach Scene

Beach Scrapbook Layout - Beach scene with seahorses, sand castle, sand dunes, starfish, buttons, and tags - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

I used torn sand colored paper to create sand dunes for the bottom of this Beach Layout. I inked the torn edges with Colorbox Cat’s Chalk Ink in Chestnut Roan. Then I tucked in a sandcastle sticker and some shell stickers. I accented the tags at the top of page with beach colored buttons, fluffy water blue fiber, and a beach charm. This created a great beach scene.

 

Beach Scrapbook Scene - Ocean City, Maryland

Another Beach Scene Scrapbook Idea

This beach scene was created using solid cardstock as the background. Then I tore tan paper and added brown ink to the edges to make it look like sand dunes. I used the Cricut to add the sun, umbrella, clouds, and airplane. To create the Ocean City title, I cut out the individual letters and adhered them using a repositional adhesive like Hermafix. Then I applied Versamark ink over top of the title making sure to get it around the outside of the letters. Using an alligator clip and chalk applicator, I dabbed brown chalk to the Versamark. The chalk will stick to the Versamark better than just to the plain paper. It makes the chalk look much darker as well. Then I peeled off the letters, and the title was revealed.  It’s a unique way to create a title.

 

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Another Beachy Idea!

A variety of Beach Scrapbooking Paper was used to create this colorful layout. I also added a few coordinating embellishments. All of the items came in a kit so putting the layout together was super easy. Everything was already perfectly matched!

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Use Bright Papers

I hope this Beach Scrapbook Page gives you some inspiration for thinking outside of the box. The paper isn’t beach paper, but the colors are perfect for the beach. The cow floating in the raft is a rubberstamp that was colored with markers. The title was created using the Pazzles Creative Cutter Pro.

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Glittery Beach Layout Idea

This is a sample of beach scrapbooking overlay idea. The page is already created with blocks. All you do is add your pictures and embellishments. The glittery beach tag was made using double sided stickers and ultrafine glitter. The flip flops were created using felt for the sole and stringing beads on wire for the straps. I love how it turned out!

Beach Scrapbook Titles

Are you stuck for a title for your page? Here is a list to help you out.

  • Day at the Beach
  • Life’s a Beach
  • Beach Bums
  • Fun in the Sun
  • By the Sea
  • Sand and Surf
  • Just Beachy
  • Sweet Summertime
  • Feeling Crabby!
  • Sunburn!
  • Beach Babes
  • Bikini Babes

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Idea for a Double Layout

Yellow is always the perfect color for beach scrapbook layouts. I added a few stickers to make this great page. It really lets the photos be the focus of the this scrapbook page.

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Ocean City, Maryland Scrapbook Layout

Pink looks great as the base of this Beach Scrapbook Layout. I used blues for accent since it matches the photo. The Ocean City title was made using the Creative Cutter Pro, and the shells and seahorse were made using the Cricut. I accented the corners of the date title with flower brads.

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Scrapbooking at the Beach

More pink! This time I added a small pink patterned paper to the solid cardstock. The little bit of striped paper on the tag and the gingham ribbon add just a little bit of pattern to this Beach Layout.

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Tear Bears to add to your Beach Scrapbook

These bears would be perfect on your beach scrapbook pages. If you start with one of these adorable bears, I’m sure you’ll come up with lots of ideas for layouts!

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Another Beach Layout

A variety of Beach Scrapbooking Paper was used to create this colorful layout. I also added a few coordinating embellishments. All of the items came in a kit so putting the layout together was super easy. Everything was already perfectly matched!

 

Taking Beach Photos

When taking photos for your Beach Scrapbook Layouts, take a variety of close up shots as well as distance shots. Sometimes, we get stuck in a rut and only take horizontal pictures, but make sure you take some vertical ones as well.

 

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Bright Beach Scrapbook Page

The best way to get lots of photos on a page is to use a colorblocking technique. By cropping the photos into rectangles and squares that have the same height or width, I fit more photos on this Beach Layout. I added flowers, jungle leaves, and tropical drinks to the empty rectangles. If you look closely you’ll notice that I didn’t even use any Beach Paper on this layout!

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Pretty Beach Scrapbook Paper

Here is more bright Beach Paper. It came in a kit, so making everything match was a piece of cake! These pages are actually from a Luau themed party, but the beach paper is perfect for this occasion!

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Another Beautiful Beach Scrapbooking Layout

More coordinating Beach Scrapbook Paper and a few stickers. This time I added a little ribbon to the stickers.

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Rubberstamped Beach Layout

This layout was created using rubberstamps. The background was stamped with shell rubberstamps from Stampin’ Up. The embellishment in the lower left corner was created using a variety of shell stamps and glitter.

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Baby Lamb Cricut Card

Oh how I love the smell of a newborn baby.  There’s nothing quite like it.  I got to hold a baby this week.  Even though she wasn’t a newborn, she was so sweet and pretty with big brown eyes.  Today I have a Baby Lamb Cricut Card to share that’s perfect for a baby girl.

Baby Lamb Cricut Card using Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

This pretty little lamb is on the Create A Critter Cricut Cartridge.  I can’t tell you how much I love that cartridge.  It has so many great animals that are perfect for birthdays, boys, girls, Halloween, Christmas, and so much more.

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Scrapbook Layouts

Ideas for Scrapbook Layouts

Even with tons of supplies and tools available for making scrapbooks, ideas for Scrapbook Layouts seems to be what scrapbookers need the most. When faced with a handful of photos and a sheet of scrapbook paper, scrappers are often stumped on what to do. It happens to all of us! I’m going to share some of my Scrapbook Layouts with you. I hope this will give you some ideas! Scrapbook Layouts - Scrapbookers always need ideas for getting their photos into scrapbooks.  Here are several layouts to inspire you.  www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

Christmas Scrapbook Layout

This is one of my favorite Scrapbooking Pages. I taught this as a class a few years ago. You can follow the basic idea and turn it into a spring or summer Scrapbook Layout by changing the paper colors and type of flowers. Large flowers are a big trend right now. They are beautiful accents on 12×12 Scrapbook Layouts. I cut these out and assembled them using a Pazzles Creative Cutter, but there are tons of packaged flowers that you can buy or die cuts for the Cricut, Big Shot, and Cuttlebug for making your own. I used solid color cardstock for the background and added two different strips of patterned papers as borders to break up the solid colors. This is a great way of using patterned paper without it being too overwhelming and busy. Scrapbook Layout with Cricut Flowers - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Floral Scrapbook Layout

I started with a neutral colored solid cardstock for the background.  Then, I combined two patterned papers to create these pages. Then I added some coordinating flowers that I cut using the Cricut to finish it off. This is another 12×12 page using patterned papers. Scrappers often having trouble using patterned papers.  Both of these patterns are rather busy and look better if you use smaller pieces combined with solid cardstock instead of using the whole floral pattern as the background.

Nautical Scrapbook Layout with Lighthouse and Sailboat - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Nautical Scrapbook Page

Creating a scene is a great way to assemble a page.  For this nautical scene, I used kraft colored paper to create the sand. I “scrunched” it up in a ball, then flattened it back out to give it the appearance of sand. I used light blue mulberry paper to make the water. The sailboat, lighthouse, anchor, and other nautical accents were from a sticker pack from Provocraft, but you could cut them out using a die cutting machine. Snow, beach, and woodland scenes are also fun to make using die cuts and different papers.

Birthday Scrapbook Layout - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Birthday Scrapbook Page

Birthdays sure do bring out the cameras!  It’s not unusual to have a 2″ stack of photos from a 2 hour birthday party.  Trying to figure out what to do with all of those pictures is a challenge.  This Layout is a wonderful way to get  nine photos on one page. I started with a solid cardstock for the background.  Red was perfect for my son’s 6th birthday. I cut seven photos to 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″. I cut 2 pieces of blue cardstock 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ as well and used them for adding the title and embellishments. Colorblock Scrapbook Layout - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Colorblocked Layouts Like This One is Easy to Make!

Colorblocking is a technique that gives a clean look to a Scrapbook Layout. It also allows you to gets lots of photos on one page. It always seems that I have more photos than I have space, so this type of layout is very helpful. By cropping out some of the backgrounds, I managed to get six photos on this Scrapbook Layout. There are templates you can use, but I usually create my own. This is a very easy layout to copy. I used solid cardstock, die cuts, and rub on for embellishments. Girl scrapbook layout for a 5x7 photos - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

 Layout for a 5×7 Photo

This is a great Scrapbook Layout for a 5×7 photo.  5×7 is a common size for school photos.  I started with a sheet of solid cardstock and added half of sheet of patterned paper cut into two pieces. I accented it with a two smaller pieces of coordinating solid cardstock. I finished the layout by adding a felt butterfly sticker in the lower right corner and spelling my daughter’s name in lavender letter stickers in the upper left. You could add lots more detail if you want.  There is also plenty of room on this page for journaling or a few small photos. Zoo Scrapbook Layout using Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Zoo Layout

Zoo and animals are always a popular theme. The zebra and giraffe came from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge. Combined with the patterned papers, they are perfect for a trip to the zoo or a zoo themed birthday party! I used four different patterned papers to create this Scrapbook Page. By starting with a solid cardstock and adding the patterned papers, there is a nice balance, so that the patterns don’t overwhelm the pages. I often make pages, so they are ready for photos later. Baby Scrapbook Layout Using Cricut Animals - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Baby Train Pages

This adorable baby train layout was made using die cuts from the Animal Kingdom Cricut Cartridge, New Arrival Cricut Cartridge, and Going Places Cricut Cartridge. With all of the details at the bottom of the page, the top is reserved for photos.  I chose to use only solid cardstock, but a small patterned paper would have worked as well. Friends scrapbook layout - This post has lots of scrapbook layouts to help inspire you. Some of the layouts are great for when you have lots of photos.

Friends Scrapbook Page

Here is another simple page, and it’s great when you have four photos. Crop them to squares that are the same size and mat them on patterned paper. Add a title and a few stickers and you’re done! The Friends title was created using the Shadow Box Sizzix alphabet, but you could also use a font from the Cricut or a rubberstamp alphabet.

Girl scrapbook layout - This post post has lots of great layout ideas including layouts using lots of photos. Another Great Idea!

Here is a little girl page that I made using a solid piece of light pink cardstock as the base.  I used scraps of purple and pink patterned papers behind the photos. I spelled out “Katiebug” in small acrylic tiles around one photo and added flower die cuts.

I hope I’ve given you some ideas that you can use for scrapbook layouts.  If you’re just getting started, visit my article How To Make A Scrapbook for a list of tips and tools.

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Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #10

Welcome to Week 10 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking.

I think spring is finally coming!  The temps have been mild for three days now, and we have a day of sunshine.  We’ve had some rain too, but when it’s 50 degrees out compared to the single digits that we had over the weekend, I’m not complaining!

On Sunday, I went to an all day scrapbooking at the local firehouse.  I made 11 cards!  That’s a lot for me, especially since I didn’t get there until late.  I’d really like to find a place to sell my cards.  I’ve thought about Etsy, but since all of my cards are one of a kind, that’s a lot of work!  I don’t know that it would be worth it.  I’ll have to give it some more thought.

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #9. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives. They don’t have to be from a blog either. They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

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How Crafters Build a Snowman

Happy Snow Day!  This is the gazallionth snow day in Maryland this winter.  I am ready for spring just like everyone else, and I hope this is the last Hoorah! for Old Man Winter.  I thought I’d show you how Crafters Build a Snowman.

Crafters Build a Snowman Using brads and fibers to decorate.  www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

All week, they have been calling for “significant snow” in my area.  That’s meteorology speak for “it’s winter, and we think it’s going to do something but have no idea what.”  Since we are in the mid-atlantic area, we are often sandwiched between the cold air that gets lots of snow and the warmer above freezing air that turns the precip to rain.

This time, we were in the 4-8″ category after two days of rain and a 50 degree day.  Since my husband is at work today, my son and I take turns shoveling the walk.  It’s a short sidewalk, and if someone does it every hour, it doesn’t take long.  After sitting at the dining room table, rubberstamping, it was my turn to shovel.  I really don’t mind it when the wind isn’t blowing.

After shoveling, I decided to make a snowman…..errr…..snowgirl.  All of the other times that it has snowed this winter, it was either at night or the temps were in the teens or single digits with blizzard conditions.  Those are no conditions to build a snowman!  There really wasn’t much snow on the ground.  You could see the grass, but it was a good packing snow.  With the lack of snow, I knew my snowgirl would be small.

Crafters Build a snowman decorating it with brads and fibers - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

I managed to put together two small snowballs.  I had a grape vine chair that was the perfect size for her.  Usually when you build a snowman, it is people sized, so you use coal or stones for the face.  However, this little gal is less than a foot tall.  I went rummaging through supplies in my craft room.  My first thought was rhinestones for eyes, but the only ones I had were too small or they were clear.  I pulled out my embellishment case that is loaded with buttons, eyelets, brads, charms, and miscellaneous doodads.  I had black brads that were perfect, but that’s B-O-R-I-N-G!!

Since I’m hoping that this is the last opportunity to build a snowman for awhile, I opted for orange flower brads for eyes and purple brads for a mouth and nose.  I pulled out my fiber scrap basket and found three great purple fibers.  Two are eyelash fibers and one has a bit of glitter in it.  PERFECT!  She really needs a hat, but I don’t have one small enough……….well actually I do, but it’s red and doesn’t match her scarf.

May daughter and I after we finished clearing off the cars.

May daughter and I after we finished clearing off the cars.

I put the chair in a large flower pot of rosemary.  It was perfect and Penelope (you have to name your snowman!) could greet me every day when I come home until she melts.  The snowfall really picked up and less than an hour later, when I went outside Penelope was covered in snow and couldn’t see.  I moved her onto my porch until it stops.  I think she’s lonely.  Next time I go out to shovel, I might build her boyfriend Pete.

I’m really ready to play in the dirt and plant pansies and potatoes, but for today I will enjoy crafting while it snows and be distracted by the birds fighting over the feeder with a blanket of white behind them.

This is what I've been working on today while watching the birds out the window.

This is what I’ve been working on today while watching the birds out the window.

Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #9

Welcome to Week 9 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking.

It’s actually 50 degrees here today….but it’s raining…..AND….they are calling for 4-8″ of snow tomorrow…….AND single digit temps for tomorrow and Friday!  I feel like a broken record.  Breathe in….Breathe out!  The good news is that after this mess clears out, the weatherman is calling for much better temps for next week! Whoooooohooooooooooooo!!!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #8. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives. They don’t have to be from a blog either. They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

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It’s spring cleaning time in the Cricut warehouse! This week, shop the Cricut Clearance Sale to save up to 70% off a variety of supplies. I check out the sale, and there are lots of Cuttlebug Folders and dies.  Some of the cartridges has been re-released and are sale for just $19.99.  Get the supplies you need to bring your creativity to life and throughout March, all orders over $35 ship for free with code MARCHSHIP.  

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Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party #8

This is week 8 for the Craft Therapy Thursday Link Party sponsored by P.S. I Love You Scrapbooking, and it is STILL cold here.  I still have 3′ snow drift in my driveway.  It’s actually not too bad here today, and it might make it in the 40’s.  However, they are calling for snow tonight and tomorrow…..UGHHH!!!  I thought last winter was bad, but this winter has been very trying!

If you missed the projects from last week, it’s not too late to visit Craft Therapy Thursday Linky #7. I love seeing what everyone has made. Please join me so I can see what you’ve created. Projects don’t have to be new. They can be from your archives. They don’t have to be from a blog either. They can be from Hub Pages, Craft Closet, or other writing sites.

 

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Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page

I’m SICK SICK SICK of winter!  There I said it.  I’m cold. I’m grumpy, I need sunshine!  I’m ready for barbecues, pool parties, and gardening.  I’ve been listening to up beat music and trying to get in the party mood.

Let’s get this party started with a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page!  Even though this scrapbook layout is for birthday, it could easily be tweaked for graduation, retirement, or other celebration.

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page - Celebrate Birthday Hat - Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

There are certain themes that everyone always needs, and one of them is birthday.  We seem to take tons of photos at birthday parties.  Are you one of those amateur photographers who takes 675 photos of a one hour party?? Then when you have enough pictures of cake, presents, and confetti to fill a 12×12 album, you can’t come up with a single idea for a Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page?  You’re not alone!

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page - Something to Celebrate with Balloons, Celebrate Banner, and Party Hate - Sometime to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com
Here is a simple Cricut Birthday Page Layout using the Something to Celebrate Cricut Cartridge.  This is a two page 12×12 layout using the Birthday Bash paper stack from Die Cuts With A View.

I used Sunshine Bazzill Cardstock for the background.  Then I added 3″ strips of birthday patterned paper 2/3 down the page.  Under the patterned paper, I added a 1 1/2″ strip of dotted paper.  Two 1/2″ strips of red striped paper were added to cover some of the seams.

The balloons were cut at 6″.  The party hat is 4″, and the banner is 2″.  The paper that I used have glitter, foil, and embossing, so I didn’t add any additional embellishments.

Cricut Birthday Scrapbook Page Layout with Balloons - Something To Celebrate Cricut Cartridge - www.psiloveyouscrapbooking.com

I got a Cricut Explore for Christmas.  I managed to get it set up during the Christmas-New Year’s break, but I never used it.  I wanted to learn how to use it at a weekend crop in January, but the hotel didn’t have WIFI.  Last weekend, while it was bitterly cold and icy, I saw down with the machine, my laptop, and YouTube.

It didn’t take long to catch on.  I still have lots to learn, but I managed to cut out lots of great shapes for scrapbook pages.  I can’t wait to share them with you!

Winnie the Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card

It’s no secret that I LOVE my Cricut!!  And I LOVE LOVE LOVE this sleeping Pooh and Friends Baby Cricut Card.  This beloved character from the Hundred Acre Woods has been a favorite for many years now.  I love classic characters that are popular for generations.

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