Using embroidery on your scrapbook layouts will add texture and dimension to your pages. And it look cute and fluffy and very cool too. You can make your embroidery as simple or as elaborate as you want. Even adding a simple line of stitching can bring soooo much to a page!
There are many types of embroidery and there are many types of embroidery stitches. This blog post focuses primarily on all the things you can do with a straight embroidery stitch. The possibilities with this basic stitch are already endless. It’s like you’re drawing with yarn: so much fun!
Another favorite embroidery stitch is the cross-stitch. I have written a whole other blog post on using that popular stitch on your scrapbook pages. If you’re looking for even more embroidery inspiration or if the cross-stitch happens to be your favorite embroidery stitch, head over there for a little look. You’ll be amazed what works of art can come from a simple piece of yarn and a needle. Truly awesome.
So let’s take a look at some awesome examples of straight stitch embroidery on scrapbook pages and get inspired to take out that needle and thread and add some gorgeous stitching to our own scrapbook layouts!
Let’s start simple: the embroidery on this layout consists of a basic stitch that is applied in two shapes: a line and a circle. Using a contrasting color, in this case a bright red, you can create some really cool embroidered page elements. The stitched red circle is the base of a whole collection of travel related embellishments around the featured photo. Notice how the circle is centered around the people in the photo and not around the photo itself. The red of the stitching is picked up in some of the red embellishments. My personal favorites are the pair of bright red sunglasses. Very cool!
This layout shows embroidery that is a lot more elaborate that the previous layout. The embroidered flowers are stitched onto a separate piece of cardstock and clustered together with paper flower cut-outs. And the large letters of the title “Family” have been stitched directly to the background paper and kept white against a watercolor paint splattered color extravaganza.
I love using these big letters on a layout, it is such a cool look. If you want to see more, head over to my blog post about using big letter titles on scrapbook pages.
The embroidery really gives this page another textural element. I love the combination of so many techniques: paper cut-outs, embroidery, watercolor painting and the art of making awesome clusters. Together they really create a rich, gorgeous looking, very bright and colorful layout!
I’m not sure what the title means exactly, but the use of embroidery on this page is stunning. The straight stitch combined with the loose hanging thread add so much color and texture to the layout! And the embroidery technique used is so simple, anyone could do it.
The colors of the embroidery floss are stacked from light to dark, directing the eye to the bottom of the page (helped, of course, by the dark arrow pointing at the photo) and the photo cluster.
The wooden letters add dimension and even more texture and I love the idea of a speech bubble as part of the title. There are so many fun elements and embellishments on this page. The longer you look, the more you discover!
Let’s write some more letters with embroidery. And let’s start with something simple and fun: “Love”. I love the ombre effect of the embroidery floss that is used, adding extra interest to the spelled words. I love the bright and happy colors of the embroidery, matching the bright and happy colors of the photo.
And how cute is that photo! It’s one of those everyday snapshots that really deserved to be celebrated and documented.
Again, a lot of different materials have been used in creating this layout: embroidery floss (yes!), paint, stamps, paper cut-out embellishments, sequins etc. And still there is a lot of lovely white space, helping to focus the eye on the cute featured photo.
Embroidery is also very cute to use on seasonal layouts. On this fall layout, the word “Pumpkin” has been spelled out using embroidery floss. I love that the letters are not just straight white, but some element of them have been embroidered in colors that match the season, and (even more importantly) the photo. Those pops of light blue really make this whole layout shine.
The embroidery adds texture, as does the wood structured background patterned paper. The combination of those two structural page elements is just perfect and gives the layout an earthy fall vibe.
I love the addition of those three white leaves “hanging” from the photo cluster. This creates three horizontal “zones” on the layout: the embroidered title, the photo cluster and the three leaves. Having an odd number of anything on your page will please the eye and this layout certainly is no exception!
Soft, serene and angelic are the words that I would use to describe this feather-light layout. The little ink (or paint?) circles are almost neon bright in color and really pop off the page. And yet this doesn’t disturb the overal calm vibe of the layout.
The large amount of white space makes the rather dark black and white photo really jump off the page. The black colors in the photos are repeated in the dark grey (or black?) polka dotted background paper.
And after being drawn to all of those previously mentioned elements, finally, you actually notice the little white embroidered triangles on the layout. These modest triangles add softness and texture to the page, as well as anchor the colorful circles to each other and to the photo cluster.
What an extraordinary page and what an awesome example and inspiration for using embroidery (and many other techniques!) on your scrapbook pages.
Another gorgeous and almost angelic layout. The balloon is stunning! Its surface is cobbled together from all different patterned papers with very pale and soft coloring. And the structure of the balloon is added with white embroidery. What a wonderful idea! And don’t you just love that little basket dangling under the balloon?
The balloon, even though it is very pale in color, draws the eye immediately. You almost don’t notice the black and white photo tucked discretely behind it. The little girl pops off the photo being the dark colored center amidst a sea of light colored balloons.
The finishing touches on this layout are also on pointe: the light colored title that adds a little dimension on it’s little clouds and the little doodled bird that helps with the feeling that this balloon is actually flying through the clouds, “Up & Away”!
This layout has a completely different vibe to the previous two. The page is filled with gorgeous colors and the whole layout radiates fun and happiness. I’m not sure what the “P.I.” stands for, but these “P.I. girls” sure look like they are having a lot of fun together! And that feeling really jumps off the page.
The embroidered arrow is one of the main page elements, together with the photo cluster. It is an interesting choice of shape, especially since it doesn’t seem to point at anything in particular. The painted background is an awesome mix of light and darker pinks, which seem to divide the background into approximately four sections.
Notice how the three cut-out paper flowers create a design triangle. The small embellishments, like the hearts, plusses and little paper word circles add a lovely playfulness to the page, as does the paint splattering.
This page not only contains some cute embroidery, but also a big lettered title: one of my favorite possible page elements! I love those unapologetically massive letters! And the rainbow colorss are such a good choice for the subject of the layout! Want to see more rainbow inspired scrapbook layouts? Head over to the blog post I wrote about them! Notice how the added embellishments match the color of the words.
If you have a stash of small embroidery threads, this is your chance to use it! I love that the letters are nice and chunky and have an actual serif! This little bit of extra effort really pays off in creating the total look of your layout.
How cute is that photo in the letter “O”! It immediately draws the eye and fits perfectly (quite literally) in the actual title of the layout. The little doily type photo frame is the perfect finishing touch.
This layout shows a completely different way to use embroidery. It is such a sweet page, documenting the little baby bump of the happily expecting parents. The page has a lovely nature vibe, with the wood structure background and the embroidered leaves.
Those embroidered leaves are a great addition to the two flower and leaf clusters that frame the photos. Stretching those embroidered branches out to the corners creates a diagonal across the page that helps to draw the eye to the middle where the photos are.
I love that the creator of this page has chosen a very simple leaf outline to embroider and to not fill it in or make it a more elaborate embroidery project in other ways. This keeps the flower clusters light and helps to keep the focus on the two featured photos.
Notice how the added wooden frame instantly makes the right photo the main one. Putting that little frame on an angle helps to extra emphasize that focus. Clever and cute!
No doubt the inspiration for the set of embroidered hearts came from the funky heart-shaped glasses. These “nesting” hearts are fun, colorful and have a modern vibe. What a great idea! You could use any shape you would like: squares, triangles, circles, flowers etc. Anything that would fit your subject.
I love the use of white space on this layout. Having lots of room in between the embroidered hearts gives a lot of “air” to a page and leaves room for adding those fun embellishments that have been added here. Notice how the little embellishments match the color of the heart’s embroidery thread. My personal favorite is the funky blue giraffe!
Another embroidered heart, and yet completely different! This layout features only one heart that is build up from embroidered lines in between sequin (or rhinestone?) anchor points on the heart’s edge. At least two embroidered lines “spring forth” from each anchor point in a way that covers most of the heart in stitches.
This array of lines creates a wonderful background for the photo of the cute girl. The rest of the page is kept fairly simple: with this gorgeous heart and photo the layout really doesn’t need a lot more embellishing. I’m glad to see that the creator of this page agrees! Notice the pops of yellow and green (both matching the colors in the photograph) that give a lively vibe to this otherwise very pink page.
This absolutely gorgeous page is filled with embroidery and color. I love the repeating pattern that creates this wonderful grid. Some of the lens shapes have been filled with scrapbook patterned paper matching the color of the embroidery thread. Leaving most of the created shapes empty (white) makes this layout feel very light, despite being filled up completely with page elements.
The featured photo fits perfectly in this massive page creation. I love how the photo’s colors match the embroidery thread. Especially the yellow of the little girl’s shirt (and matching yellow embroidery thread and patterned paper) really pop off the page.
Adding the buttons emphasizes the feeling of a grid. At the same time, adding all different colored buttons (notice how they match the embroidery color of the shape they are added to) gives a lovely sense of playfulness to the page.
The lovely girl’s “Sunny Disposition” really radiates off the page. This sunny subject is strongly supported by the choice of colors (hello happy yellow!) and page elements. The layout looks very tactile with the felt title letters, the floral embroidery and big paper, fabric and crochet flowers. I love the combination of all those techniques on this page. Want to see more uses of crocheted flowers in scrapbooking? Head over here!
The embroidery part is kept simple, but is very effective: a floral motive and little floral “swirls” have been embroidered in the main colors of the layout and function as a frame to the main photo. The combination of this embroidery with the cluster of big flowers really draws the eye to this main photo.
Notice how not all the holes that were punched for the embroidery thread are filled in: the punctures for inner third layer of the stitched floral frames has been left open, adding extra texture and interest to the page. It seems like you don’t actually have to embroider at all to create an awesome looking effect!
Only a very small amount of embroidery has been used on this page, yet it add just that little bit of extra texture and interest. The embroidered balloon string has sweet little swirls in it and because of all the wonderful white space around it still really pops off the page. What a great idea to add a little something extra to your pages and still keep it very simple!
This adorable black and white photo has been embellished with some gorgeous patterned paper and creative stitching. The embroidered heart is created by punching out hole for a larger and smaller heart and stitching many different colors (matching those of the colorful flowers of the vertical strip of patterned paper) of embroidery floss from one to the other. The back of this heart must be an interesting sight for sure!
I love the additional stitching in white across the pages, both horizontally and vertically. Leaving the end threads of the embroidery floss visible creates extra texture. The white stitching, even though not easily spotted, connect the different page elements together and helps to create a unified look for this layout.
Embroidery on your layout is also for Christmas! How fun are these embroidered Christmas trees! They fit in well with the colorful paper trees. Together they create a wonderful forrest background in which the featured photo can really shine. I love the added little embellishments, especially the little presents. So cute!
I love the soft Christmas color palette with dark pinks instead of reds and subdued shades of green. The three types of trees create their own grid and the three grids are put together to create the background. Putting these different styles and colors of trees in a grid helps the eye cope with the multitude of page elements in an ordered and relaxed way.
This gorgeous layout is filled with flowers! Embroidery very suitable to create flowers. It has an instant tactile and soft look. The flowers and leaves were stitched onto a separate piece of white cardstock and layered on the page, giving a three-dimensional effect. What a fun look!
The setup of the page is fairly straightforward: Three paper flower clusters (hello design triangle!) form the base. The photo is stacked onto one of the flower clusters and the embroidered cardstock forms the upper layer. Little cut-out paper flowers are added as extra embellishment and help to give the page a truly unified look.
The “Take me away” title of this layout seems to be a request to the shoes to start walking! What a great idea to use the colorful prints of the shoe as inspiration for the rest of the layout! The gold title letters and the little gold banner placed on top of the featured photo draw the eye immediately to the photo.
The embroidery on this page is cross-stitch. Several lovely roses have been cross-stitched onto the cardstock in colors matching those of the shoes. Cross-stitch is a very easy stitch to learn and can be used in countless ways for flowers, letters and other shapes to embellish your scrapbooking. Curious about some other examples of the use of cross-stitching on scrapbook pages? Check out the blog post I dedicated to cross-stitching!
This layout bursts with originality and color. I love the stack of colorful blocks of pieces of cardstock (or patterned paper) that includes the two featured photos in a very subtle way. Embroidering the letters of thos inspirational quotes is brilliant. It adds texture and interest and it softens the square look of the block stack.
Even more texture is added to the layout by curling up the sides of the white cardstock, not only giving a three-dimensional look to the edges, but also allowing a little more of the colorful patterned paper behind it to show through.
Big Letter Titles On Layouts: Scrapbook Inspiration!
Using “Big Titles” on a scrapbook page is one of my favorite things to do. Those big letters really become an important style element. You can fill the letters up with photos or your favorite scrapbook patterned paper. The possibilities are endless!
Let’s get inspired and take a look at how other scrapbookers have used these gorgeous massive letters in their layouts!
The letters can’t get much bigger than those on this first layout: Just Go. The period is added for extra emphasis of the statement, what a great idea! The letters are filled up with bright sunny holiday snaps, giving an impression of the good times they had on vacation. A page like this would be a great first page of a vacation album! Notice the stitched border around the layout. What a great way to add texture and dimension!
The title of this page has been blown up to fill most of the page. And it fits the featured photo perfectly. I love the playfulness and the multitude of colors of the letters. Keeping the letters all the same size and repeating the colors of the patterned paper brings unity and cohesion. Extra texture and dimension is added to the layout with the paint splattering and “smeared” coloring of the background paper. Notice the wads of thread at several places behind the letters. The little sparkly hearts are the perfect finishing touch!
This layout shows a great example of how to use solid letters for your big title. Stacking the big unicolored letters this way makes the word look less massive and give it some playfulness and dimension. The choice for beige/brown makes the color photo and added raindrops really pop. Those raindrops are such a great idea! So simple, yet so effective. And the photo of the two kids in their adorable raincoats (I want that spiderman umbrella!) is very cute!
In this layout the title has been digitally “cut out” from a beautiful sunset photo. I love the addition of the two horizontal lines, creating not only a barrier between the three statements, but also a road for the little Volkswagen bus embellishment to drive on. The page is filled with cute details: I love the background that is filled with passport stamps and the little airplane making a looping around the letter “O”. Again, this page would be a great opening page for that vacation album!
The yellow striped patterned paper gives extra emphasis to the big bright letters of the title “Summer”. This bold title really sets the tone for the rest of the layout that is filled with fun summer memories. It is such a fun and happy page! I love the star-filled background paper that not only repeats the bright yellow of the title but also repeats the blue of the photo frames and the red of some of the embellishments. The blue button with the big red bow pulls the top and bottom part of the page together and is the perfect finishing touch.
Another bright and colorful layout! The big title letters are filled with all different kinds of pastel tinted patterned paper, matching the colors of the photos and the rest of the page perfectly. The two featured photos are tucked behind the massive title and lovely little embellishments have been added to fill up the rest of the central cluster. There is a lot to see on this page: cute little details like the little paper flowers on all the letters “S” creating a design triangle, the little wads of thread adding texture to the page and the paint splattered background emphasizing the joyous and fun nature of the layout.
The title letters are very big and very colorful, but still your eye is drawn to the little girl in the photo first. The thin stretched out letters are stitched on the page and because of the myriad of colors become an important layout feature. The rest of the page is kept pretty minimal, providing some wonderful white space. I love the idea of the title being a colorful visual element rather than just “something to read”.
This layout is all letters! The added photo also forms the letter “L” of the “Wonderful” title. What a great stashbusting idea to cut those little scraps of patterned paper into letters! You can use those letters on cards, on scrapbook layouts and for many more purposes! I love the stitched stars, bringing texture and unity to the page. And I also love how each letter is decorated with their own little embellishment. So cute!
The main photo is about a cat loving yarn, so what better than to incorporate that yarn into the title? The big letters have been wrapped with colorful yarn. I love the idea of using different shades of color per letter. This breaks up the solid “massiveness” of the big letters. Notice how the yarn is wrapped for the most part in the same direction. This creates unity and cohesion of the title letters. Those small details really make this page to the wonderful layout it is. I love the dimension the title brings and, of course, the texture. Yarn always is a great way of introducing soft texture to a page.
The title really is the star in this colorful layout. With its dark background and black and white photo the pinks of the letters really pop off the page. Extra bling is added with the gold glittered word “Always”. I love the combination of the gold and the pink shades. The pink color is repeated in the cute embellishments. And I absolutely adore the massive white flowers (are they stamped?) on the background. Adding some brightly colored paint splatters to that background almost transforms the flowers into bursts of fireworks, giving a very festive effect. Great technique!
This layout shows a different technique for creating a big title. The letters have been cut out from the white cardstock and a fun green/turquois piece of patterned paper has been placed behind the cut out. This gives dimension to the page. The page elements have been clustered together asymmetrically on the page, leaving lots of glorious white space. The grey paint splatters add some extra whimsy to the layout. My favorite little embellishment is the cute pink flamingo. Adorable!
This “Cool Rad Awesome Dude” deserves a cool, rad and awesome page! And here is it! I love the different letters of the big title, mixing block lettering with stitched handlettering. Notice how the word “Rad” has a solid blue color, making those letters really pop. Every word is decorated differently: “Cool” has a grungy patterned paper, “Rad” the solid blue and “Dude” different geometrical patterned papers. This combination of words make the page look very dynamic. The dotted circles of the background add to that sense of movement and life as do the little plus-shaped embellishments and the wild tears of the patterned paper background on the bottom.
I love the deep cut-out numbers in this massive title. There is instant dimension because of all the dropshadows. The cut-outs have a cohesive look, despite being decorated with all sorts of different little embellishments. The photo of the 38-year-old in question takes up only a little bit of the cut-out, but still draws the eye and takes pride of place. What a great idea to celebrate your birthday by putting that number in a large print on the page!
Perhaps not really a title, but still big letters! This layout leaves no doubt about whether the two little kids in the photo are loved. The massive ombre pink “XOXO” makes it all very clear indeed! The page is divided in an upper and lower part and the two clusters are joined by the black and white striped patterned paper running vertically. I love the little details of the two clusters, combining all sorts of materials that give extra dimension and texture to the page. And the ombre effect of the big letters softens the solid look of the title.
Let’s go explore! The big “Wanderlust” title invites us to join the creator of this page in her travels and how she documented them. These big cut-outs are so versatile: every combination of patterned papers will give those massive letters a completely different look. I love the subdued pastel-tinted color scheme of this layout with its pops of darker colored patterned paper. The little wooden buttons add dimension to the page and they are placed in such a way to form a designer triangle. My personal favorite embellishment is the little moth bug resting on the letter “N”. You don’t see too many bugs on scrapbook pages!
What a great idea to document your childs first word! Especially when it is “Perfect”! This sweet layout has a big title filled with pastel-tinted colors that match the colors of the photo perfectly. I love the change in font and color of the words “First Word”. The black is repeated with some of the embellishments on the page, adding a bit of gravitas to an otherwise very light and airy layout. The thin striped background paper is very cute and gives a sense of structure to the page.
On this layout the big letters of the title word “Today” are embedded in a colorful cluster of gorgeous flowers. The letters themselves are filled with cute patterned papers, except for the letter “A” which shows the underlying paper flower cluster. Such a fun idea! The title and flowers frame the featured photo on three sides, leaving ample white space. Notice how the paint smears and splatters add to the whimsical and joyous feeling of the page. The black paint splatters are very small and are also grouped in clusters. This prevents the layout from feeling to crowded and it draws the eye to different parts of the page.
Well, “Hooray” for “2018”! Big letters and numbers are great to use on title pages, for example on the first page of your yearly scrapbook or Project Life book. And this family clearly celebrated the beginning of the new year in style.! I love the little party hat embellishment on the “8” of 2018 and the colorful banner saying “Celebrate” is quite adorable too. The colors and embellishments on this page leave no doubt that this new year was very welcome and that the start of it was a genuine party!
Gorgeous! This layout has stolen my heart, and not just because I am a bit fan of using stitching and embroidery on a page (check out this blog post!). The colors are popping on this layout! I love the use of different techniques and materials: embroidery, watercolor paing, paper flower embellishments and a great layering and clustering technique. I love that the massive letters of the word “Family” are in white while the rest of the page is bursting with color. The letters are also softened by using a stitch outline. Such a cool idea! And if you look very carefully, you might actually see a photo in this layout! Hahaha!
“Hey hey hey”! This joyful layout has bold colors that all match the lovely patterned paper used in the letter “H”. I love that this title has big letters in a handwritten font. It gives the page such a different look than a block letter would have. Again, there is a lot of paint splattering (such a fun technique!) and flower clustering. Those gorgeous turquoise flowers form a designer triangle, as do the three smaller “Hey” words. I love the use yellow as bright spots on this page.
Another “Wanderlust” page, and again with a completely different vibe. The big bold title letters are filled with big bold patterned papers and the background has an awesome leather type look. This layout is quite the statement! I love all the black stitching on the sides and corners of the layout. The little triangle of patterned paper in the lower right corner of the page anchors the title to the page and really is the perfect finishing touch. Don’t be afraid to make a statement with your pages! Not everybody loves pastel colors, go for what you want!
Another layout with a bold color scheme. This page documents an awesome boy and pastel color will just not do! I love the textured look of the two layered background papers and the green and blue color scheme. In stead of flowers, the creator of this page has clustered different types of stars, a very cool idea. Think of the many ways you can use that big cut-out of the word “Awesome” on your pages! The sky is the limit. It can describe your vacation, your family member, the way you feel about your hobbies etc. Awesome indeed!
Another page about boys, though this one has a completely different vibe. On this layout bright colors are used for a very distinctive look. I love the way the big cut-out letters are sparingly filled with patterned papers: each letter has two different color-matching papers, and not all the spaces have been filled. This gives the page a mischievous look, very fitting for the boys! Again, stars have been clustered and they are filled with the same patterned papers as the title letters. And I love the choice of yellow for the background. Yellow always makes me happy!
“Adventure”!. The massive cut-out letters are backed by patterned paper rectangles. This way the letters are not filled completely and there is some overlap in between the background of the letters. This give an instant playful look to the page. I love that the photo of the children fills the letter “A”. It immediately draws the eye and really pops off the page. The rest of the layout is kept fairly simple. The stars of the show are clearly the photo and the big title!
“Boys Rule”! I love the grafitti/street art style of this page. It is a completely different look than any other layout featured in this blog post. The colors are bold. The handwritten font lettering is bold. And the choice of embellishments are bold. I mean, how often do you get to use a skull and crossbones on your pages? And one with a little crown as well! This layout is so cool, you almost forget to look at the photo of the actual “boys”, even though an arrow clearly leads the eye!
So beautiful! I love stitching and embroidery on a page (want to see more of that? Check out this blog post!) and so I absolutely adore this layout. The idea of stitching a big title is so cute! Embroidery brings instant texture to a page and it also gives a layout a very soft vibe. I love that all the letters have different colors. This way the whole sentence becomes a style element rather than something you just have to read. I also love the sentiment of the words and the matching photo. The rest of the layout is kept simple. This allows the stitched title and photo to pop!
The big title letters are stitched on in a vertical orientation down the middle of the page. The color scheme is muted and subdued and gives the page an “earthy” minimal vibe. I love the choice of patterned papers for the letters, my personal favorite being the black paper with the light crosses on it. It has such a cool graphic look. I also love the simplicity of the photo, just the girl against a white background showing a photo of herself on a phone that is kept in front of her face. There is a whole story in this one snapshot! The little paint splatters and embellishments add playfulness to this page that could otherwise be very severe. It’s the perfect balance!
Let’s just make it absolutely clear: “Swimming is my favorite”! I love the playful look of the handcut letters. Such vibrant and fun colors! And how awesome is that glittery gold type of paper! The photo of the kid in all his swimgear is so cute and very colorful, matching the vibrant vibe of the page. I love that this layout has reserved some space for journaling, despite the large photo and title. It is a fun way of documenting this boy’s favorite activity!
It might be a bit presumptious to add my own layout to this list, but I feel I need to show you that I not only love those big giant titles, I actually use them in my own scrapbooking as well. This is one of the first digital Photoshop layouts I have ever made. And even though in hindsight I would probably do things a little differently now, I’m still pretty proud of myself. Creating these photo-filled giant letter overlays is a fairly simple thing to do in Photoshop, but I really like the effect. It is one of the first double page spreads in my Canadian vacation photo album. Hopefully it will inspire you to use big letter titles in your own scrapbooking!
Rainbow Color Layout: Even More Scrapbooking inspiration!
Let’s get inspired with some awesome scrapbook layouts featuring rainbows or rainbow colors. How many ways are there touse rainbow colors in scrapbooking? Well, a lot! In fact I’ve assembled even more rainbow inspired scrapbook layouts in a different blogpost. Rainbows are so happy and bright and, well, colorful! If you love color, chances are you probably love rainbows. So what better way is there of making happy memories extra happy than adding in some rainbows?
Of course, you don’t have to always add that half-circular rainbow shape. Just add those gorgeous colors and you’ll already see that happifying (is that a word?) effect on your pages. So let’s get inspired by colors and have some fun!
This first layout is a great example of how you can use rainbow colors withou adding an actual rainbow. A lot of circles have been grouped and stacked together around the featured circular photo. What a great effect! And what dedication and work! The result is totally worth it. The rainbow of colors emphasize the happiness that is radiating from the photo. So sweet!
This layout shows the rainbow colors in a more subdued, but not less fun, way. Color-grouped rectangular pieces are arranged around the very cute central photoThe photo itself is in black and white, making that rainbow of colors really pop. Some extra color-coordinated buttons and flowers have been added, making the layout even more playful.
Not only will have this technique of color-grouping small pieces of patterned paper a fantastic effect, it is also a great way to use up those little scraps of paper!
The rainbow in this layout is quite minimal and subtle. The numbers, counting the 10 things, are colored and matching frills of color seem to explode from them to the left of the page. This color dripping technique is so much fun to do and always gives a great effect.
This subtle use of color is a great embellishment to the page, whilst still keeping the focus on the journaling. A beautiful way to add color to your layouts!
This kid is going to be a great artist some day! And the artist-theme has been continued on the page with the addition of the little paint-palette and brushes embellishments, very cute! The background shows five vibrant rainbow color patterned paper columns, ending in the colorful letters of the title. What a great idea! Notice how those five colors are also on the paint-palette, ánd in the right order! This is just the perfect finishing touch to this wonderfully colorful page!
A rainbow of patterned paper rays are bursting forth from this gorgeous layout! The little girl on the photo is dressed very colorfully as well, adding even more color-fun to the page. I love how the patterned papers match together through the repetition of their prints: I just love those chevrons and polka dots!
The little cluster of the photo, colorful embellishments (love those flowers with the brad hearts!) and title of glitter-gold works perfectly with that dominant and color-ful background!
This layout shows that rainbows are for Christmas layout too! The colors of the rainbow are a bit more pastel, purple is gone and there is much emphasis on the red and green colors. But, all in all, it still feels like a rainbow of colors, and a Christmassy one at that!
The layout is simple in design and exquisite in execution. The vertical patterned paper stripes have been stitched to the page using color-coordinated thread. The cluster with the two very cute black and white photos match the chosen rainbow colors of the background perfectly. Notice how the journaling aligns to the right, matching the vertical columns of colored paper.
When in doubt, add a rainbow of clouds! What a bright and happy layout, such a fitting tribute to a “Happy Day”! Cutting out painted clouds and arranging them in rainbow colors is such a great idea! The clouds are all different and handmade. This adds to the playfulness of the page. I love the pink printed words on the background. What a fun and original page!
This rainbow color page is a little bit more subdued, but still a lot of fun! The colors have been added to the page in horizontal strips and the black and white strip of photos is laid on top of them vertically. Little bits and bobs are added as color-coordinated embellishments, leaving a lot of gorgeous white space on the page. This makes for a colorful, yet restful layout, a wonderful tribute to those sweet little kids!
Finally! A “proper” rainbow of rainbow colors! This sweet rainbow is made up of all little color-coordinated embellishments. What an immense time-consuming job, but what a wonderful effect! I love the playfulness of the little trees of the background and the little swirls in the cloudy sky. This background really sets the scene for the sweet little kids to play. If you have some time, and a rainbow of embellishments to destash, consider creating a rainbow like this on one of your own pages!
This rainbow colored page has a completely different vibe. Not only are the colors really vibrant, the whimsical embellishments and paint really give this layout an extra pop. And how cute is that dog in the photo? I mean, this page is all sorts of playful perfection!
All the page elements contribute to this final happily chaotic and colorful result: the way the painted rainbow stripes are added (notice that grungy finish!), the bold and colorful stitched letters of the title, the many color-coordinated embellishments (my personal favorite is that flamingo!), but most of all, that gorgeous photo of the cute dog!
And another rainbow-colored layout with a completely different vibe! Adding all those color-coordinated embellishments to a black background is really genius. It completely changes the effect of the rainbow. You can see that the green, yellow and orange colors really pop off the page, whilst the darker colors sort of fade into the black background. It really is a beautiful effect. The rainbow colors are repeated in the letters of the title that are arranged around the circle-shaped photo.
This layout has an actual rainbow embellishment on it. No, two! The rainbow colors of the cute little rainbows are matched in all those flowers that fill the background. These flowers have been made from colorful and matching washi tape. So take a look at your own washi stash to see what you can use! I love the little button hearts of the flowers. They really make those flowers pop. The background flowers beautifully match the colors of the photos. Notice that a lot of white space has been left on this page to create a fun, vibrant, but also balanced and restful looking layout.
This layout shows a rainbow of pastel colored patterned paper. The effect is fantastic. This is a great stash-busting idea! The rest of the page is kept black and white. This balances out the layout beautifully. I love all the stitching on the page, from the many patterned papers used to create the rainbow to the white, almost invisible, “Bathtime fun” title. I also love the effect of all the typed words behind that white title. Notice that they are not random, this page element has been created for this layout specifically!
In this cute layout, the rainbow colors are added in a strip that runs horizontally across the page. Little color-coordinated cut-out flowers have been added as extra embellishments. Adding the rainbow on this page is a great way to document those cute photos! I love the combination of the big color photo with the black and white photo strip. And those red-headed girls are so cute!
The stylized heart on this layout is filled with rainbow colored circles. The circles are different sizes and have been cut from different patterned papers. Some of the circles are embellished with flowers, buttons or butterflies and the spaces in between enamel dots or other little embellishment have been added. And all these little elements build up to this wonderfully colorful heart that is the perfect background for a beautiful scrapbook page. What a great idea! And what a great stash-busting opportunity!
What a great quote and what a wonderful scrapbook page with such fitting photos! Those two kids sure know how to dance in the rain! I love the swirl of rainbow colors, embellished with all sorts of little color-coordinated bling! The strips of patterned paper are all different, but match in patterns, which gives the rainbow a unified look. The first part of the quote follows the curve of the rainbow background, emphasizing this shape. And those fluffy looking clouds with the little raindrops are the perfect finishing touch to this fun-filled scrapbooking layout.
So cute! So colorful! So fluffy! This layout just has it all! The photo of the reading kid is adorable and is the star of the page, despite all the other added elements that are quite visually demanding. I love the idea of using strips of washi paper as the background to your photos. If you are lucky enough to have such a rainbow of colors in your washi stash, you should definitely go for it!
And let’s talk about those feathery little crochet hearts! What an awesome addition to any page! They are completely over-the-top and that makes them so much fun! If you’re looking for a tangible and cuddly element to add to your layouts get out those crochet hooks and make yourself some lovely crochet hearts!
I have written a whole blog post about the use of crochet hearts on scrapbook pages. Curious to see even more gorgeous examples of crochet hearts on layouts? Head over HERE!
Such a cute photo deserves a beautiful layout! The image doesn’t show the entire layout, but we get to see most of it. The rainbow colors have been added in vertical strips and a hexagon cut-out grid overlays this colorful background. Some of the hexagons are filled with white paper, adding even more interest to the page. I love the stylized form of this layout. It is a great idea for using any cut-out grid overlay! Notice the added journaling strips, written with typewriter font. This way, the journaling is easy to read, which always is important!
Ever seen a double rainbow? And got very excited about it? Well, the creator of this layout sure has! And created this lovely rainbow-related page! What a fun page this is with all the different textures and elements. The enthusiasm about this natural phenomenon almost explodes from the page. I love that the background offers some white space, without being completely white. This gives a very interesting look to the page. The little added color-coordinated embellishments are the perfect finishing touches.
What if you crinkled up that washi tape before you put it on your page? Well, than you can get the look this layout shows! It is almost like little pieces of cloth fabric have been used. Together with the photo and the title it is the most important page element and it completely determines the vibe of the layout. I love this idea because of its simplicity. What a great way to create a completely different look with your washi tape! Come on, give it a try, and you’ll never look at washi tape the same way again!
This rainbow is made with soft pastel colors that are woven into a mat behind the featured photo. Because of this matting you in fact get two rainbows: one made out of vertical strips and one made out of horizontal strips of patterned paper. I love the addition of the little cut-out paper hearts, buttons and enamel dots, all beautifully color-coordinated with the underlying rainbow color. The pink color added around the edges of the paper is the perfect finishing touch!
This layout is filled with sisterly love and color! The rainbow colored squares are embellished with buttons and flowers. What an explosion of color surrounds the two cute little sisters. Three flower clusters (hello design triangle!) are added to three of the corners of the layout, adding even more color to an already abundantly color-filled layout. I love how the photo has its own square in the grid, albeit slightly enlarged. Notice how the ribbon of the journaling matches the little flower added to the bottom of the photo.
Such a cute photo! And what a great idea to surround it with rainbow-colored arrows all pointing towards it. I love the mix of color and black and white elements. The black matches the dark colors of the photo beautifully and provides a graphic contrast with the rest of the page. The color blocks are embellished with color-coordinated flowers. The black polka dots on the white background are the perfect finishing touches.
The last layout of this blog post has an almost bohemian vibe to it. The people on the photo are chilling on the grass and are surrounded by pastel-colored patches of patterned paper that are stitched onto the background. The whole page has a rustic country-quilt type feeling, very restful and beautifully executed. I love the addition of the words to the different rainbow colors, describing the people in the photo. Notice the vertical journaling on the right edge of the layout!
Want To See More Rainbow Pages?
You’re in luck! I have written a whole entire new blog post about that very subject! So, if you are in need of even more inspiration on how to use rainbows on your scrapbook layouts, head over HERE and feast your eyes!
If you’re looking for some scrapbook inspiration about making a layout featuring colorful rainbows, look no further! This blog post is filled to the brim with lovely, funny, but most of all colorful rainbow scrapbook layouts. It is the first in a series featuring gorgeous rainbow scrapbook page layout ideas. Curious about the other one? Head over to THIS BLOG POST for even more rainbows and get inspired to create your own colorful rainbow scrapbook pages!
Now, let’s scroll down together to see all the wonderful rainbow related scrapbook pages that our fellow scrapbookers came up with.
This first layout is indeed adorable! The featured photos show two very cute girls! The rainbow on this page is created simply by adding watercolor stripes (notice how they blend together at the bottom of the page) to some watercolor paper, creating a very colorful and somewhat grungy looking background.
Notice how the horizontally clustered flowers have been arranged in the rainbow colorful order as well. This creates a cohesive look despite the great number of added page elements.
The gold-lettered title picks up the gold-tone stripes of the background paper beautifully and this makes it the perfect finishing touch.
This layout celebrates the love of color by showing photos of wonderfully colorful scrapbook layout creations. It almost becomes an “Inception-style” kind of layout!
The rainbow colors are added to the page in two ways: first of all in the letters of the title and second of all in the collection of cute patterned paper tags that are vertically aligned across the page.
What a great idea for using up some scrap paper! The added baker’s twine strings, also in the rainbow color formation, add some playfulness to the layout.
I love the division of the page into a part with a neutral background and a part with a patterned paper background. The addition of the doilies in between the photos are the perfect finishing touch.
This very unique layout shows another way to use a rainbow of colors on your scrapbook pages. Every slice of the pie is filled with lovely pastel-tinted patterned paper and matching embellishments. The two featured photos are precious! The whole layout has a very optimistic and joyful vibe, perfect for documenting special moments or special persons! Notice how the faces on the photos are not completely visible, but are cut off. This gives an extra sense of playfulness to the page.
This layout, filled with lovely rainbow colored hearts, will make anyone smile. And add the photos of the cute girl to that and a very special scrapbook page is born! What a fun and colorful layout. And such a simple idea: just grid up those colored hearts on both sides of the photo column! Notice how the hearts are made from vellum-like lightweight see-through paper, giving the grid a light and airy feeling. And the hearts are also double layered with a smaller heart on top of the larger one, adding dimension to the page.
Another supercute layout, this time featuring an actual rainbow! I just love those colorful polkadot patterned papers, they are so joyful and fun! The page is inspired by the little rainbow tank top the girl is wearing. Apart from the lovely rainbow (complete with fluffy clouds!), the layout also contains many rainbow-colored tags, some with matching buttons and baker twine bows. And don’t forget the baker twine rainbow that runs horizontally across the page! Such a fun layout!
This layout has a completely different take on the rainbow theme. Again, the page is inspired by the lovely rainbow dress the “Rainbow Girl” in the middle has on, but this time, the rainbow photo frame is created by adding all sorts of different elements. It doesn’t matter what they are, as long as they have the right color! My personal favorites are the two little monsters (green and blue). One is even dressed up for the birthday party with his little tie! Making such a photo frame around the featured photo is not only fun, it is also a great stash-busting idea!
Who said that rainbows and Christmas can’t be combined? Well, whoever it was has been thoroughly proven wrong with this gorgeous page! The rainbow-colored Christmas trees (made out of lovely gingham patterned paper) circle around the central photo cluster. The photo is framed with more traditionally colored Christmas embellishments, but these absolutely don’t clash with the circle of rainbow-colored pine trees around it. Notice all the little details on this page: the white stitching around the edge of the layout, as well as on several of the embellishments and the little bird perching in the Christmas tree. The three little reindeer are the perfect finishing touches.
Classic, colorful and timeless. This layout has it all. I love the deep bright colors of the different sized circles in combination with the white of the background and the black of the title and photos. Every circle has stitching on the edge. The white space in between the circles is filled with enamel dots and rhinestones. The circle-filled part of the page is beautifully balanced out by the white spaces on both sides. The black title and black and white photos really pop off the page. Simple, elegant and beautiful!
This layout has a more bohemian look to it, with the stitched little patterned paper pieces on top of a kraft paper background. What a great stash buster! All the little paper pieces are stitched in a cute little rainbow that points towards the featured photo resting on a cloud. I love the “lopsidedness” of the rainbow. This adds some character to the page. Notice the stitching around the cloud: it is not perfect, but very cute! Even the little sun is made of different little yellow scraps of paper!
When in doubt, combine your rainbow with a black and white photo. This way your colors really pop, as does the photo. It really is a win-win combination. I love that the edge of the rainbow is made in a swirl and ends in a gorgeous set of rainbow-colored buttons. Again, a great stash buster, and it gives the page a playful vibe. The photo itself is beautiful and rightfully deserves pride of place on this layout. And the title fits perfectly. This page is absolutely gorgeous!
What a fun and simple idea! Just add a circle of overlapping circles and hey presto: a great scrapbook layout! I love the way the overlaps between the color circles gives the page a three dimensional look. The circle theme is continued in the shape of the feature photo (and for the observant in the shapes of the watercolor palette the girl is painting with). The background is made up of grey and white angled stripes that help to make the color of the circles really pop. I love the simplicity of this layout. It is simple, but has a great effect.
If you love color, flowers and rainbows: look no further! This layout is filled to the brim with a very colorful flower arrangement. What a great idea and what a great stash-buster! I love the mix and match of the different flower styles and the way they are all put together. Did you notice the little buttons in there? And the adorable little snail? All the colors point towards the main photo of the cute little kids. Notice the pink and white stitching and the enamel dots as the perfect finishing touches.
A double page spread filled with rainbow colored goodness! This Easter egg hunt is memorized with colorful strips of washi tape and matching buttons. Those buttons add a wonderful three dimensional effect to the layout, as well as some playfulness. I love that the photos on these pages are a mix of closeups (featured on the right side page) and group- and situational shots (on the left side page). The combination of these photos really tell the story of this awesome Easter day!
Get out those watercolors and get painting! This gorgeous layout is brimming with color and creativity. Aren’t those colorful mason jars adorable? What a great idea! No need for precision painting, just dab those colors on and either stamp or draw your jars (or any other shape) on later. Just make sure that the paint is dry first! Again, the colors pop wonderfully against the black and white photos. The big “Love” title is beautiful and the playful finishing touches (the little hearts, butterflies and colorful paint splatters) are very cute!
I love an action sequence photo shoot. This layout is a very good example of how to document photos like that on paper. Put the photos in a photo-strip style grid. Notice how the stitching and the wobbly letters of the title add to the sense of movement in the photos. And, of course, some cute mini polka dotted patterned papers create a sweet little rainbow that is embellished with different sizes of buttons. The two little butterflies are the perfect finishing touches.
This layout is an interesting mix of grunge and rainbow. The grunge effect is established by the wrinkles in the background paper (such an easy way to create instant texture for your pages!), the sloppy frame doodle around the layout, the choice of title font lettering and the addition of black to the rainbow-colored photo frame. I love that black color, not only does it make the other color really pop, but it also adds some visual weight to the layout. The rainbow is further added to the wild brush strokes around the photo and to the letters of the title. It is an interesting looking page with lots of interesting features, despite having a lot of white space!
What a fun way to use your favorite colored drinking straws! The straws add a wonderful three dimensional effect to the page. If you don’t have any straws or if the 3D really isn’t your thing, you can get the same effect with narrow strips of patterned paper or washi tape. Just make sure to keep that wobble effect on the bottom. Notice how the arrangement of the photos adds some playfulness to the page, which fits the subject of those photos perfectly. Using the same photo with different colored dresses is pure genius. It does require a bit of photosoftware skills, but the result is stunning! The little rainbow-colored rhinestones are the perfect finishing touch.
What a beautiful photo on a beautiful layout! I love the vintage vibe of this page. The rainbow colors are quite mute, adding to the vintage feeling, as does the choice of font for the title. The colors are divided by black stitching that all points towards the photo focal point of the layout. The black color is repeated in the title words and in the little tags poking out on the four sides of the layout. The little pendant flag and little star are adorable!
Another rainbow page filled with colorful flowers. The creator of this page has chosen to add a couple of large flowers in every color segment and fill the rest up with smaller flowers, buttons, hearts, embroidery and little brads and enamel dots. The whole colorful page circles around the photo of Aubrey, the cute and stylish little girl in the photo. Notice how the title colors match the rainbow! This layout is a great stashbuster for all those little embellishments you probably have lying around. Perfection!
Rainbows and circles go together like, well, rainbows and circles! This lovely light page features a sweet mother and daughter team surrounded by circles of stitching and little rainbow-colored chevron tags. You can make these with washi tape or cut them from a larger sheet of patterned paper. The colorful sequins add playfulness and even more color to the page as well as a solid amount of bling! The flower cluster breaks the symmetry of the layout and draws the eye to the photo. It is the perfect finishing touch.
I love this very steep angled pastel colored rainbow! The combination of the cute patterned papers is perfect. Notice how not all the colors of this rainbow have the same width. This, and the stitching, add a playfulness and looseness to the layout. The page is filled with very cute tiny embellishments. I love the little wooden pair of glasses and the three dimensional effect of the buttons and puffy stickers. The background patterned paper with the little colored triangles is adorable. Notice how some extra small paint splattering is added to the background paper to create more texture and dimension.
Not only the page is cute, the sentiment that is added is also quite adorable. I love the way the text is added, making use of the rainbow circles around the photo strip. Notice how the placement of these sentences on those circles adds movement. This feeling of movement is enhanced by the addition of arrows and enamel dots to the circles. All in all, this layout has a very dynamic vibe. I’m sure that fit the subject on the photos perfectly. The kid is very cute, and is clearly ready for some mischief!
The rainbow on this very colorful page is made out of lots of small embellishments, another great way to bust that stash! I love the addition of the larger butterflies. This seems to add more weight to the rainbow. The rainbow originates from the photo with the cute kids. The title and added tree embellishments are adorable. I love the use of white space on the page. This makes the rainbow colors pop even more!
This layout shows a completely different kind of rainbow. I love the simplicity of this idea. Get out that paint and start dripping down your page! And then add those little embellishments from your stash that match the colors to add interest and dimension. It’s like you’re beading those embellishments on to the thread of the paint. I love the stitching on the title and the little rainbow banner behind the words. The layout is simple and feels modern and light.
Another layout featuring rainbow paint drips. On this page, however, the paint only provides the background. A lot of different kinds of embellishment are added creating a very funky kind of rainbow. I love the dimension and texture those different materials add to the page. There is even a pin in there! I also love the title and journaling. What a great idea to use the colors to tell the world a little bit about yourself. The added string of photos supports the theme perfectly. You can see all the colors in the lady’s outfits!
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How to use butterflies in your scrapbooking? Butterflies are a popular shape to use as an embellishment on scrapbook pages. They instantly add joy and lightness to a layout and they tend to add color wherever they go. In fact, it is quite challenging to put only one of these insects on your page. You can’t help yourself in wanted to add as many as you can and in every color of the rainbow! Butterflies are just that awesome!
This blog post features many awesome, gorgeous, funny and exciting examples of how our fellow scrapbookers have incorporated this iconic shape in their memory keeping.
This first layout features a lot of butterflies, but in a very subtle way. Different sizes and colors of butterflies have been added and they are centered around a beautiful cluster of flowers. One larger butterfly is part of a design triangle with the gold lettered title (gorgeous!) and the flower cluster. The featured black and white photo is a part of this floral cluster and has the butterflies flying all around it. The words on the background paper help to add more structure and depth to the page.
There’s no problem spotting the butterfly on this page! The gorgeous cut-out butterfly is filled with pastel colored paper. Notice that not áll the cut-out have been filled, some have been left empty and have the background paper peep through. I love the idea of adding those buttons to the body of the butterfly. It adds structure and some interest. Also notice the design triangle formed by the three clusters of smaller cut-out butterflies that add balance to the page.
I love the grungy feeling of this layout. It just goes to show grunge and butterflies do mix! Lots of butterflies have been cut out from different kinds of patterned paper. I particularly love that deep blue-purple patterned paper. The butterflies have been arranged in a cluster that has a lot of movement and seems to fly around the photo. The rest of the layout has been kept largely white. The yellow background paper adds a contrasting pop of color.
This layout features lots of cut-outs: the butterflies (of course), but also the title and leaf cluster cut-out. I love the 3D effect of the butterflies. It really is like they have just landed on the watercolors of the background paper. Those background colors are repeated in some of the butterfly colors. I love the idea of creating your own background using watercolor paint. The possibilities are endless and you can pick the colors you want to highlight. The little glittery silver sprig of leaves adds a little texture and a cute pop of color.
This layout, again, shows a butterfly cluster that moves around the photo. The style of this cluster is completely different though. The cluster is built up out of different kinds of leaves and flowers and has a couple of very colorful color popping butterflies on top. I love the little black twig sticking out and pointing towards the photo. And I also love those cut-out title letters!
This layout screams butterflies and color. It is absolutely gorgeous. The cut-out butterflies all have different colors, but still match together because they are all the same style. I love the stitching on their little bodies. The butterflies are arranged in such a way that it seems the girl in the photo is looking at them and seeing where they are flying off to. The colors of the butterflies are repeated in the “messy” paint splattered and dotted (love those handmade giant-sized polka dots!) background.
Another very colorful butterfly layout! A gigantic cut-out butterfly is symmetrically fill with sweet pastel colored paper. These colors are echoed in the small butterflies that are scattered all over the page and in the pastel-tinted watercolor background. Notice that the small butterflies are primarily arranged around the big butterfly and the photo. This way, some precious white space is still available on this busy scrapbook layout.
This layout also contains butterflies, but has a completely different vibe to it. I love to see how even with similiar embellishments (in this case the butterflies) you can achieve a multitude of looks in your memory keeping. The star of the show is the 2×2 grid of gorgeous flower photos. They are matted on top of green sprigs popping out from every side and corner of the photo grid. Very thin strips of colorful paper have been arranged vertically on the background. The butterflies (love those different sizes and colors) have been added, togehter with some dark swirls, as the perfect finishing touches.
On this layout, a wreath of 3D butterflies is arranged around the central photo and word art cluster. Many different kinds of butterflies have been used, as well as flower die-cuts, hearts, stars, flowers, sequins, leaf cut-out and enamel dots. All together they form a wonderfully cohesive and vibrant circle. Notice that the base of the wreath is made by stitching several circles. This adds some lovely texture to this gorgeous layout!
On this layout, more stitching is used: this time around different sizes of white cut-out flowers. Color is added to the butterflies by pink, green and yellow watercolor paint “blobs” around the cut-out shapes. What a wonderfully original idea! This way, the page still has a restful feeling to it, even though it is filled up with big shapes. My personal favorite finishing touches on this page are the little bow ties added to some of the butterflies.
This page shows lots and lots of layered 3D butterflies. The butterflies themselves are mostly black and white with a hit of color in each of them. The color pop is added in the layers beneath the individual butterflies. The combination of the black and white butterflies and the colorful layers creates at the same time a cohesive look with lots of variety. The vertical arrangement of butterflies pulls the two color halves of the page together. This is aided by the tiny white butterflies on the pink colored background paper on the left side of the page.
I love the grid structure and symmetry of this butterfly-filled page. A literal rainbow of butterflies has been created around the cute featured photo. Notice that the butterflies have a slight 3D-effect on them. This adds some dynamics to the layout and fits the 3D cut-out of the photo frame and the felt title lettering. Notice the journaling under the different colors of the butterfly rainbow rays! What a wonderfully subtle way to add your story without “disturbing” the creative design of your scrapbook page.
This layout shows another kind of butterfly rainbow. I love how the many mány cut-out butterflies have been arranged in a dynamic shape and not “just” on a line or circle. The red color of the butterfly rainbow is echoed in the big ampersand of the title. I love how white space gives this page a minimalistic look, despite the multitude of little butterfly embellishments that were added. If you have a butterfly paper punch (or preferably two different sizes) and a lot of patience, this look is certainly worth going for!
Another layout with lots of butterflies and yet still a lot of white space. I love the cut-out upper and lower border of the page, filled with that gorgeous teal-blue color. This blue is echoed in the glitter blue title and some of the butterflies. Smaller and bigger butterflies are arranged in a vertical column, completely surrounding the featured black and white photo. The colors used for the butterflies are very happy and bright and thereby perfectly supporting the theme of the layout!
I love how every butterfly in this butterfly-filled wreath has a hand-painted look. The butterflies are circling the featured black and white photo and are seem to be flying towards the big grungy-colored title. Notice how depth and texture have been added by layering the 3D butterflies on top of flat lying cut-out flowers, paint splatters and stitching. Arranging the butterflies with hearts, flowers, leaves and enamel dots in the wreath adds playfulness and movement.
The creator of this layout had opted for a color scheme with a retro vibe. I love the dark reds, yellows, greens and oranges. The black and white featured photo fits this color palette perfectly. I also love the simplicity of this page: the butterflies have been cut out from the same paper that is used as embellishing strips across the page. This instantly creates unity.
I also love the subject of the layout. What a great idea to round off your year and use the question “What has this year brought me?” as a journal prompt to document the year’s highs and lows.
Such a cute layout with such a cute photo! I love the bright pop of white that the butterflies bring to this page. The butterflies have been arranged in a sort of rainbow color order that is easy on the eyes. Choosing such a dark brown as the background really makes the photo ánd the butterflies pop! A little extra bling is added to the page with the little rhinestones (or sequins, it is hard to say) and the shiny finish on the word “color” in the title.
Not only is the little girl in the photo lovely, this whole layout is! The white space, black and white photo, white-outlined title and the almost explosive colorburst from all those butterflies are beautifully balanced on this page. Adding some brightly colored ink or watercolors to the background where the butterflies fly brings extra dimension and exuberance to the layout. I absolutely adore those intensely bright and happy colors of the butterflies!
The perfect place to fly a kite…. ór, to let loose a rainbow of butterflies! I love the grid structure of the page with the three featured photos matted by vertical rainbow colored patterned paper strips. The effect of the butterflies almost literally escaping from those vertical strips is so cool! The added rhinestones (or enamel dots?) to the body of the butterflies are the perfect finishing touches. This layout is a suiting tribute to a very happy and sunny day.
Another rainbow themed layout, although this one is a little bit more subdued. The butterflies add to the rainbow effect created by the title (love those different fonts and textures of the letters!) and the pockets filled with colorful buttons. Extra color is added with some paint splatters.. I love that button pocket idea! What a fun addition to your pages! The rather plain colored beige background is embellished by the decorated scalloped edge.
I love scrapbook layouts with lots of embroidery or stitching on them. In fact, I have written a whole blog post about how you can add more cross-stitching to your pages. Take a look at that article over HERE!
The embroidery on this page is not made by cross-stitching. It is a fairly straightforward embroidery stitch that everybody is able to master. Stitching really is a great way of adding texture and a feeling of softness to your page instantly. Both stitched ánd paper butterflies were added to this layout, creating a beautiful environment in which to display that cute featured photo!
The title of this layout is “Angelic” and with her bright blue eyes and blond curls, this little girl (on this ever so slightly overexposed photo) truly looks angelic. This ethereal theme is emphasized by the use of a very soft pastel color palette and by adding those most angelic of all the insects: butterflies!
I love the way the stacked paper cut-outs of the butterflies are tied together with a little bit of bakers twine, adding both texture and dimension to the page. This is a very sweet layout that really lives up to its title!
The vibe of this layout is quite different from the former angelic one, even though they have the addition of butterflies in common. This vibrant, almost grungy page is filled with movement and joy. I love that the butterflies are cut out from all different kinds of patterned paper. This is a great way to use up those little scraps! And notice how all the butterflies have been stitched to the page! The free flowing yarn threads from those stitchings add texture and dimension to the page.
This layout consists of a colorful cluster of page elements, leaving lots of white space. The photo of the cute girl is not exactly black and white and not exactly full color, but it fits the overall color scheme of the page beautifully. The photo is placed on top of a whole stack of different patterned paper strips, oriented both vertically and horizontally in 90 degree angles. The butterflies and paint splatters add playfulness to the page.
Notice that the free flying butterflies are the same as the butterfiies on one of the patterned paper strips. Cutting out printed shapes (in this case, the butterflies) from paper you already have, can save you some money on embellishments!
Those hot pink butterflies really pop off the page! Apart from the grungy blue stamped background and the photo the page is kept very white. I love those big white title letters that are really only visible very well because of the background. The color combination of the hot pink with the teal blue is really a winner! Extra paint splatters, little hearts and additional words add some grungy whimsy to this stunning page.
“Beautiful”, what a fitting title for this layout and the cute little girl it documents! The chosen color palette has a vintage vibe with its old pink. I love the grid structure of the page. The spaces that have not been filled by the three cute photos are filled all different, but matching, patterned papers. Gorgeous pink butterflies have been added, amongst many other embellishing elements. I love the pearl-beaded bodies of these butterflies. It lends such an air of sophistication and class to the page.
This is a very sophisticated looking scrapbook page! Again, the little butterflies are escaping from the vertical ombre-toned patterned paper strips. The ombre coloring adds a lot of interest to the page. The two black and white photos with their rounded corners and thin black outline are clustered on top of the ombre paper strips, together with some gorgeous flowers, title and journaling.
And now, from the former layout with a lot of tiny butterflies to this one with one huge butterfly! I lvoe the choice of dark red and black coloring of the butterfly and the photo mat. These papers have a lovely vintage vibe to them. The background looks to be stamped with some sort of dotted grid, adding some grungy playfulness to the page. I love this idea of using one massive embellishment to fill the your layout!
A whole swarm of very brightly colored butterflies is swirling around this layout! What a happy looking page! The yellow color really pops off the page and is inspired by the cute little dress of the girl in the photo. This whole layout oozes happiness and joy. Fly high, sweet butterflies!
This is such a gorgous page! I love the pastel rainbow color palette with the stitched on 3D butterflies. The title is “Don’t grow up”, a sentiment most parents can seem to identify with at some times. I love that double, sometimes even triple stitching of those butterfly columns. The loose hanging threads add playfulness to the page.
This layout features a hodgepodge of all sort of paper butterflies, cut/out tiles and hearts, and stamped and painted background colors. What a fun page! Isn´t is wonderful that we scrapbookers have soooo many awesome techniques at our disposal. It makes documenting memories such a fantastic creative journey, filled with endless possibilities!
Let´s celebrate with this lovely last layout in this blog post! The black and white photo the cute kid is embellished with a colorful explosion of butterflies. And one little bird! I love those polka dotted paper butterflies! They unite both sides of the page together beautifully. The pink and yellow butterflies add a lovely pop of color to the page.