Quick Scrapbooking Ideas
By Jennifer Gormly
We all have so many photos
to scrap that sometimes we simply need to take
shortcuts. When this happens, we are looking
for layouts that are quick and yet effective.
Instead of spending hours making your own embellishments,
consider the short-cuts stickers can offer you
without compromising the originality and creativity
of your layouts. The layout shown below was
finished in less than half an hour and shows
just how easy it is to dress up your layouts
This page was
created to reflect how much my husband
means to me. I did not want it to
be a serious, deep and meaningful
page but instead focused on the
happiness he brings to my life and
the fun we have when we are together.
I wanted the page to be bright and
happy, but also soft and welcoming.
For this reason, I chose to use
bright blues and yellows softened
with torn edges.
This layout was created using
blue patterned paper, yellow plaid paper, yellow
cardstock, white cardstock and Suzy's Zoo
Graham Sunshine stickers.
Begin by matting your photo
on white cardstock. Keep the border fairly thin.
You want the focus to remain on your photo,
and to a lesser extent, the yellow plaid mat.
To create your yellow plaid matt, adhere your
photo to your yellow plaid paper. Make sure
there is excess paper all the way around your
photo. Then, very carefully tear the edges.
Tear towards you so your mat gets those nice
The next step is to prepare
your background. In this case, it is quite simple.
Tear two pieces of yellow cardstock for the
top right and bottom left corners. Again tear
towards you to create a nice edge for your cardstock.
When you are happy with your pieces, glue them
Next, glue your photo in
place. If you like you can also add a short
title below your photo. To create this, simply
tear a rectangle of yellow cardstock and write
your title in yellow pen. Using this method,
I also added a second title to the top left
hand corner of my photo.
When you are happy with your
arrangement, decorate your page with Suzy's
Zoo Graham Sunshine stickers.
This just one example of
what can be done with Suzy's Zoo stickers. The
Suzy's Zoo range is extremely versatile and
can be used for almost any topic. Please visit
our other topic areas as we explore the endless
If you would like to have
any of your designs included in our resource
centre, please email them to us at
(please make sure all files are .jpg or .gif).