How to scrapbook about your cat? We love our furry feline friends and want to give them a lovely scrapbook age of their own. Let’s create a scrapbook layout about your cat that celebrates all the quirks, funny moments, snuggles and mysteriousness of your favorite pet! There are so many ways to make a cat page and there is so much wonderful inspiration out there on the web. I have gathered some awesome examples of cat scrapbook pages here in this blog post. Scroll down with me to get inspired by other scrapbookers’ creations and to see how you can “borrow” different ideas and design principles for your own pages!
And should this extensive gallery of funny, cute and beautiful cat scrapbook layouts still leave you wanting more: have no fear! There is a PART 2!
Be A Proud Cat Lady
You love your cat! Or cats. Or many cats (hey, we’re not judging!). And you shouldn’t be afraid to shout it out to the world. Or, you know, at least shout it out on your scrapbook page. You love the purring, the cat snuggles, the horrible cat food breath. You love scooping out the cat litter and being covered in cat hair all the time. You are a proud cat lady. Own it!
The title of this layout is “Cat Lady” and the letters couldn’t be bigger! The soft color palette is lovely and matches the grey cat in the photos beautifully. The photos are subtly matted to make them stand out from the white background a little more. Enamel brads provide little color pops on the page.
Celebrate The Sunlight
Chances are your cat loves to curl up and snooze on a sunny spot. Cats really are masters in celebrating those things that they enjoy and that are important to them: sitting in card board boxes, running around like a headless chicken at 3 am, and snoozing in the sunlight. Let’s celebrate that glorious sunlight with them!
The journaling starts with “We love summer!” and the photo of the cat beautifully backlit by the sun shows just how much! Ah, to be a cat and just lie around in the sun all day… Life goals! The layout is kept simple and is very sweet with bright, but soft, colors and some well-placed embellishments.
Collage Multiple Photos In A Large Shape
A photo grid is a great way to show multiple photos on one page. A fun way of doing this is if you put that photo grid into a larger shape, for instance a big heart. Two cat-loving scrapbookers have done just that, so let’s take a look at their resulting pages!
“Meow”! This is a beautiful layout documenting a gorgeous looking cat. The three photos are grouped together on one side of the large heart shape. A paw print makes up the left “ear” of the heart. There sure is a lot to see on this page and it is all equally awesome! As an avid yarn crafter, I have to start, of course, with the embroidered heart. What an excellent idea! Not only is the execution of this stitching quite stunning, but
Mr. Merlin seems to be a cat that can nap any time and in any position! The cute little photos documenting his snoozing habits have been put in a photo grid inside a big heart shape. The rest of the heart is filled with small pieces of patterned paper. I love the color scheme with the beautiful brown, green and light blue. And anything with polka dots just makes me so happy! The font of the title is very cool and the way the journaling is added to the left side of the page is very unusual!
Don’t Forget About The Goofy Photos
Let’s face it: your cat is one goofy dude or dudette! Every cat owner knows that cats can pull the weirdest faces! So let’s document the silliness and celebrates these goofballs! Just how funny looking cats can be is shown in these following layouts.
Molly the cat certainly has her funny moments. She is an adorable looking cat with a sweet fuzzy face! The layout her owner made to celebrate her goofy way is very sweet as well. The choice of colors and embellishments is perfect. All the page elements are grouped together in the center of the page, leaving lovely white space around the cluster. And notice the stitching on this page: not only the word “Love” in the title is stitched (great idea!!), but also the stripey border around the white cardstock is embroidered to the page. I just love these personal finishing touches!
Scientists have estimated that cats spend about two hours a day yawning. Okay, I made that up, but the number is probably not far off! Cats do yawn a lot, preferably right before a lovely little nap, and so catching them in the act is almost a “must-have” photo. This cat is really putting some effort into his or her yawn. And the resulting photo is nothing short of a masterpiece! The layout itself is kept quite simple: the photo is matted horizontally and anchored to the page with the vertical striped piece of pattern paper. Cute little color-coordinated embellishments are added to the title.
Now we are getting into proper silliness. This cat is trying to get his or her owner to play! And that can require some goofball faces. The layout is playful and fun, with lots of white space. The photo is stacked on some cute patterned paper (love that doodled piece!). The cluster is put slightly to the left on the page. The title balances out the page nicely. The little star embellishments and the little paw print are the perfect finishing touches! Sweet! Now let’s play!
This kitty is ready for some serious snuggling! The closeness of the cat’s snout to the camera and the half-closed eyes give this cat quite the silly look. You can’t help yourself: you just have to cuddle and pet him (or her)! The title “Purr” is the perfect choice for this layout! I love the stack of different patterned paper pieces, especially the ones with the polka dots & hearts! The pink accent color is repeated in a subtle way in different shades and places. Notice how the three heart embellishments form a designer triangle! My favorite finishing touch is the piece of background paper with the cut-out chevron arrows. That is such a cool look!
Oscar is one of those cats that have these impossibly long limbs. You know how when cats stretch out they can reach infinity with their paws! This glorious cat fact was documented in this layout. The photo is perfect: focusing on his little cat phase with his outstretched paw in the foreground. It is a pose every cat owner knows very well! The layout has a subtle pink and blue color scheme and is lovely and playful. I love the big letters of the word “Love” spelled out in a see-through overlay, adding a bit of mystery to the page. The paint splatters and enamel dots Notice all the stitching and loose threads on this page, I bet cats would love that!
Express Your Love In A Poem
Roses are red
Violets are blue
She wrote an ode to her cat
And so should you!
What better way to express your love for your cat than in a beautiful poem? Think of all the things you love about your cat and let that literary creativity flow!
If you focus really, really closely you can make out the words of the cat-inspired poem on this layout. Unfortunately, the resolution of the image isn’t optimal. But we get the gist: she likes her cat! And don’t you just love the idea of writing an ode to your best feline friend? The layout is quite “artsy” with lots of interesting elements and colors. I love the way the ribbons, patterned papers and embellishments are stacked and arranged. I especially love the light blue ribbon with the yellow zigzag swirl that runs across the bottom of the page. What a great idea to bring the yellow of the background back into the cluster! Notice the lines drawn around the various papers, journaling and tags. Those lines are the perfect finishing touches.
Focus On Those Beautiful Eyes
Cats can have the most beautiful eyes. There is a wide range of iris colors and the shape of the pupil changes with the amount of light and the mood of the cat. All in all that is enough reason to document the eyes of your cat, especially if they have an usual color or brightness. Let’s take a look at some awesome cat-eye layouts!
Orange! This beautiful black cat has gorgeous orange eyes. No wonder the color scheme of the layout is adapted to match those colors! I love the color pop the orange hearts, orange zigzag stitching, orange strip of patterned paper (or washi tape) provide. What a great way to emphasize that unusual eye color! The photo of the cat beautifully catches the eyes and, of course, the cat’s head. I love the seemingly random way the little squares of patterned paper have been stacked on the page. Notice how the biggest orange elements (hearts, photo, and strip of paper) number three in total, another little design trick!
Green eyes are not unusual for a cat, but these photos have captured them beautifully and that is enough reason to celebrates these feline peepers in a layout. I love the green (what else?) and blue color scheme. The circles around the photos and journaling emphasize those elements on the page whilst giving the layout a unified look. Notice how the photos stick out over or under the colored circle frames. Also, parts of the circles are kept just white. Both these design choices add a little extra playfulness to the layout. I love how the green and blue page colors are brought together in the little flower square embellishment and the little polka dotted paper strip in the lower left corner of the page. Those are the perfect finishing touches!
Just look at this sweet little cat face with its pretty light-blue eyes. What a fantastic photo! The color scheme of the layout matches beautifully with the colors of the photo. The page itself is simple. The close-up photo is the star and some page elements are added to emphasize the cute cat! Notice that the little word tags saying “wonder” and “play” form a design triangle with the flower embellishment. The striped patterned paper border running across the bottom of the page provides the layout with some interest and a muted pop of colors. I love thos little square striped buttons! The angled square with the flower embellishment “hanging” from the blue ribbon is the perfect finishing touch.
Another gorgeously green-eyed cat! What a sweet fuzzy face! This layout abundantly celebrates the green eyes with a matching green and orange color scheme. I love how the orange mirrors the color of the cat’s little nose! Putting the photo on an angle immediately creates a dynamic feeling on a page. This photo angle is not steep, but is made to look more dramatic because it is layered on top of patterned paper featuring contrastingly angled thin stripes. The photo itself is clustered on three sides (hello designer triangle!) by cute little button flower clusters and little pennant banner flags. How cute are those! The thick orange border pulls all the page elements together. The scalloped polka dot border on the bottom of the page is the perfect finishing touch!
What a beautiful layout! Cropping the photo lengthwise is such a great idea and a wonderful way to focus attention on the cat’s eye. The page is divided into two parts with the vertical photo taking up about half the layout. The other half contains journaling and some embellishments. The two halves are split by a couple of strips of patterned paper. Notice how the photo, the title with journaling and the”#1″ embellishment in the right upper corner form a design triangle. This way, the page is beautifully balanced and a pleasure to behold!
Get In Really Close
Some cats like to stick their body parts right in your face. Why not celebrate this behavior by trying to capture the particular body part in question on film and create an unusual cat-body-part scrapbook page? This way everybody gets to see what you see on a daily base. Or just get in really close with your camera and take snaps of those cute parts of your sweet furry cat! It’s like you can almost reach out and touch their soft fuzzy body parts!
Cat snout alert! What a great angle for a photo. I love that most of the cat’s head is cropped out. Only the cute nose, mouth and part of one eye are left in frame. This way you really draw the eye to the furry snout with the cute whiskers. And as a bonus, it looks like the cat is about to smother you with little feline kisses. The layout itself is simple and almost monochrome. Notice the design triangle formed by the three clusters of embellishments. I love the white paper hearts! All the page elements are clustered on a piece of white paper with cute cut-out scalloped edges. This paper pulls the layout together. I can’t help but keep staring at that cute cat nose!
This peek-a-boo photo is so cute! And, again, cropped to perfection. You get an instant feeling for this cat’s curiosity and sense of adventure. This adventurous and whimsical vibe resonates in the rest of the layout. I love that artsy look with all the different paint splatters. The color scheme is beautiful with the greys and yellow. The photo is matted on top of two pieces of corrugated cardboard, matching the brown color of the title letters. The little added star embellishments scattered all over the page are the perfect finishing touch. This layout is playful perfection!
Since we’re busy getting some awesome close-up photos of our cats anyway, we might as well photograph those adorable furry cat feet! As long as the claws stay retracted cat’s feet are so cute! Get in really close and snap away to capture the perfect photo of those paws. And then proceed and make your own “Kitty feet” scrapbook layout. The page itself is straightforward, layering the photo and clustering it with embellishments. It is the wooden plank background that gives this layout a rustic feeling. It fits perfectly with the color scheme of the photo and in particular with the little piece of notebook paper that contains the journaling. I love that brown-toned triangle patterned paper!
Keep Your Color Scheme Refined And Simple
Cat are sophisticated creatures. They have a natural elegance and ooze refinement. It, therefore, seems a logical choice to choose a refined and simple color scheme when scrapbooking about your cat. Pick just a couple of matching colors for patterned papers or embellishments and leave lots and lots of elegant looking white space and voila: your cool, sophisticated page layout is born! Oh, and don’t forget that photo of your cat looking particularly haughty!
Golden yellows and muted blue-greys make up the color scheme of this lovely layout. They fit perfectly with the royal looking cat in the photo. The yellow really pops off the page! I particularly love the blingy golden glitter letters of the word “HEART” in the title. The photo is matted on a piece of gorgeous yellow floral patterned paper. Muted blue-grey toned strips and banners of paper are clustered around the photo. This photo cluster is beautifully balanced by the three hanging strings with circles in the right upper corner. These little circles, together with the colorful heart that are scattered horizontally on the left side of the photo, add a whimsical playfulness to a rather stern looking cat photo. Keeping the color scheme simple will enable you to add as many of your favorite papers and embellishments as you want!
The color scheme for this page is black, light blue and very light yellow. And of course the white of the background, it is sometimes easy to forget the white! The photo is very cute. What a sweet looking cat! No wonder he or she is “LOVED” as the elegant title says. The photo is clustered with two sets of flower clusters and the whole thing is matted on some gorgeous light blue background paper. The clustered stack is pulled together with the black and white polka dot strip running underneath the photo. This strip mirrors the black of the title and the heart and of the cat itself. Another strip of black and white paper combined with the light blue paper and some flowers
This cat is 100% adorable! The two photos are very similar, instantly creating unity on the page. They are matted on a popping red chevron arrow and clustered on two sides with colorful embellishments. The color scheme for this layout is red pink and blue and these colors look lovely together. Notice the design triangle that is formed by the three clusters of circles and hearts. This balances out the page beautifully. I love the little strip of red hearts running underneath the photos and the two pieces of striped black and grey washi tape are the perfect finishing touch.
Just look at this lazy critter! Rosie is lazily lounging around in this blue and green color scheme layout. I love the choice of fresh colors. The green matches nicely with the cat’s eyes and the blue matches with the blue checkered background of the photos. I love the little pennant banner: it is really cute. A banner like that instantly radiates happiness and has a really festive feeling about it. I also love the way the big blue flower is clustered with all the hearts. This cluster is balanced out by the tag, journaling and little hearts on the right side of the photo. Seems like this cat has her daily routine pretty much nailed!
Grey, yellow, black and white: This layout has a very distinct color scheme. The photo itself almost looks black and white and therefore fits right into the color palette. I love the giant yellow polka dot paper strip running vertically on the page. Polka dots are just instant happiness, aren’t they! I also love the chevron paper, very original! And the yellow squares paper makes the perfect background. But even with all these yellow color pops your eye is still first drawn to the sweet little face of the cat. Animals are just so cute when they sleep!
This photo is indeed “ADORABLE”! What a cute little kitty! The photo has soft colors and the color palette chosen for the layout matches that with soft pastels. Most of the color is contained in the triangle of the title and the two clusters. The rest of the page is mostly white space, although with some paint splatters and teeny tiny little black triangles. I love the way the title is build up out of different patterned paper. And have you noticed that awesome two hearts? They have been folded from matching patterned paper. So dust of your origami skills and make some cute embellishments for your scrapbook pages!
This cute cat is doing a little peek-a-boo act, hence the title “Surprise”! The black color of the cat itself is matched in the title, the black circles around the photos and the strip of chevron paper or washi tape that runs underneath the two photos. I love how the font of the title letters matches the thickness of the black circles. Notice where the circles run and where they have been cut off by the photos. This creates a whimsical feeling to the page. The photos are clustered with some lovely teal blue and yellow embellishments and banners and all the page element are put slightly angled on the page. I love the two big buttons that are added. The cluster of elements is anchored to the layout by the little paint splatters running diagonally from corner to corner.
Is it me, or does this cat look a little mean? It is a beautiful cat, soft and furry, and he or she probably has a very sweet personality. In any case, the creator of this page was inspired to make this romantic and ethereal looking scrapbook layout for the little furball! The photo is cropped as a close-up of the fuzzy face and a sweet array of embellishments with flowers, ribbons etc have been clustered around it. The dotted corners ground this cluster to the rest of the page and the little stars in the right-hand upper corner balance out the layout. Very sweet, very pink, very sophisticated!
The last layout of this blog post is absolutely gorgeous. Not only is the title wonderfully punny (Basket – Bas-cat, get it?), but the cross-stitched cat element is very stunning and cute. The stitching matches the wicker basket beautifully. The two pastel-colored flower clusters bring a sense of sweetness to the page. This is emphasized by the light pink color of the journaling. But the star of the show is undoubtedly the Bas-Cat case himself. He has a bit of the Grumpy Cat touch, but that only makes him more adorable!
Find Even More Inspiration!
If after reading this blog post you still want some more inspiration, no worries. Part 2 in this “How To Scrapbook About My Cat” is coming up very soon! Yes indeed, a whole new blog post about your favorite pet filled to the brim with layout inspiration about scrapbooking about your cat!