Happy National Scrapbook Day, friends!!! I hope you are getting your scrap on and making progress on that stack of pictures you've been hoarding! Yeah, I called you out on it!

I have a confession.

I am NOT scrapbooking today. WTH?! Yeah. I am taking a metalsmithing class with Jen Cushman at the Charity Wings Art Center. Tomorrow I'll be cropping ;)  If you ar looking for some online National Scrapbooking Day fun, check out this post I did earlier this week, listing all of the online events around the the globe: 2014 National Scrapbook Day Online Events

In honor of this fab day, we're sharing 15 super duper RAD scrapbooking ideas from the archives and Layout-A-Week:

1. Using ink to make a mixed media style background:


2. How to use stencils with glitter to make a custom background from cardstock:

3. Make “weathered paint” with embossing powder:

4. Mixing and matching embellishments from different collections:

5. Make your own embellishments with stamps!

6. How to make glittered borders on any punched shape:

7. How to use stencils with non-traditional media on a scrapbook page:

8. How to make a layout with only stamps + ink + cardstock:

9. Use watercolor paints or other non-traditional scrapbook supplies to dress up your pages:

10. How to Scrapbook with Printables!


11. Die cut a 12×12 background for your pages:

12. How to make a 2 page layout with 2 different background papers.

13. A fun way to make a ribbon border on your pages:

14. Use ICE Resin paper on your pages (plus a tutorial for making your own ICE Resin paper):

15. Combine ink and stencils to make a custom background:

What is your favorite technique on your scrapbook pages?

Author: Jennifer Priest

It started with jewelry, beading, sewing, home decor, painting, basket weaving, pottery, and cross-stitch. Marry that to an entrepreneurial spirit & at 9 years old a girl is selling her wares at craft fairs as far as her parents and grandparents would drive her. These days, Jennifer enjoys crafts of all genres from sewing to scrapbooking to jewelry with a little dabbling in the mixed media world. Her style is approachable and she wants everyone who sees her work to feel that they too can embrace creativity and make their home and life beautiful.

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7 thoughts on “Happy National Scrapbook Day 2014 – 15 Quick Scrapbooking Ideas

  1. I do mostly pocket paper scrapbooking, and one of my favorite techniques is using Gelatos. I just bought a big pack of them so I hope to learn even more ways to use them soon!

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 10:30 am
  2. Happy NSD! Wish I was doing some creating but instead I’m getting ready for a business trip. Thanks for sharing these great tips!

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 2:49 pm
  3. Guess I am just old school, my pages are kinda blah, I am not a big spray fan…. so maybe layering would be mine, I still/.do like to rip some paper those old Karen Foster rulers still a fave of mine!

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 3:32 pm
  4. I am a HUGE fan of Graphic 45 and Tim Holtz — I love steampunk, antique, rustic, shabby-chic looks, so distress inks and papers that are filled with lots of goodies to fussycut are my faves — I use these often when I scrap :)

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 5:27 pm
  5. Scrapbooking always looks like so much fun. Thanks for the great ideas.


    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 8:21 pm
  6. I have to agree with Kathy…I would say that my pages are kind of blah too (at least compared to the great ideas you show above)…I do love to add borders to my pages and even pull out my secret stash of CM pre-cut ones in crazy shapes. Thanks for the chance to win!

    Posted on May 3, 2014 at 8:32 pm
  7. I think my favorite would have to be distressing the edges of everything. I just love the look, and layering. Thanks for a chance to win!

    Posted on May 7, 2014 at 7:04 am