Here it is! The long-awaited second part of the blog post series on how to scrapbook about your cat. And as was the case in PART 1 (click the link to read that blog post if you haven’t already), this Part 2 is also filled to the brim with lovely, funny, clever and adorable scrapbook layouts about cats, more than enough to get some inspiration and find some great ideas for your own cat-themed page creations. So scroll down with me to take a look at these cat-themed scrapbook pages and get inspired to get creative and make your own scrapbook cat layout!
Snap Away To Capture The Action
Animals move, cats too! And sometimes they move very fast. To capture all the wonderful running, jumping and meowing actions keep snapping away those photos! Have you tried the burst function on your camera yet? Why not get familiar with it and give it a go. Even if you don’t have a camera with burst function you can still catch that lovely action by shooting large amounts of photos. The great thing about digital is that you can keep the photos you want and get rid of the res at no extra cost! So snap away to capture all your cat’s actions!
Meet Dior, a truly adorable kitten! And this scrapbook layout has been made to specifically introduce her to the world. The featured photo is a very cute close-up of the star herself and the filmstrip at the bottom of the photo shows some extra photos of the little kitten in action. I love that a photo with her owner is included! Dior’s action photos show her exploring the yard, her little tail crooked at all angles. Those small “unfinished” cat tails are one of my favorite things about little kittens! The layout itself is kept fairly simple, it really is all about the photos and journaling. But just to make sure that this new family pet is loved, there is a cute heart stitched around the kitten’s sweet little face.
Another cute kitten! This sweet furry face is exploring the world around it. An adorable series of photos were snapped to document his or her cool adventures. Again, a very cute main photo was chosen and enlarged and a series of smaller photos show more of the adventurous action of this curious kitten. This layout is all about the photos (and the journaling!) and these photos are so cute, they really don’t need a lot of embellishing. The background color of the photos is a dominant and luscious pink, creating instant unity on the page. The creator of this page couldn’t help herself and gave her little kitten a small golden crown to wear on one of the photos. So cute!
This layout is all about a quite naughty Christmas kitten. Don’t be fooled by the unbelievably cute featured photo where the cat is slumbering in it’s little Christmas hat. The small photo strip on the bottom of the page shows an entirely different side to this cat! It is very busy exploring the Christmas tree, no doubt with fatal consequences for some of the decorations… I admire the patience of the photographer snapping away at the action instead of plucking this mischievous cat away from the tree. But doing so, a wonderful photo series has been captured about all the naughty exploits of this Christmas-loving cat! I love the way the creator of this layout has documented this with a tongue-in-cheek title! Notice the little Christmas hat on the “S” of “silent” and the little red dots on both the “i”s in the title. These little finishing touches are very much worth the effort!
This layout celebrates the cute bond between a boy and his cat. The photos are arranged in a film grid, showing some serious snuggling action! I love the set-up of the rest of the layout, with the giant blue heart and the somewhat grungy light-brown background. The photo strip is batted on white fabric (such a cool idea!) and the fabric itself is stitched onto the page. I love the playful vibe of this layout, those photos are precious! The journaling strips are right aligned and match the feeling of the page perfectly. The red paw print is the perfect finishing touch and mirrors that red frame around the photo in the center. The big blue heart is totally awesome!
This is a great idea! This layout shows all the busy activities this little cute kitten has to do on a day. It really is one busy cat! So, get out your camera and follow that cat of yours around for a bit. What does he/she actually do all day? You’d be amazed when you find out all the secret cat activities you might have missed! The layout itself is a simple grid, putting the focus on the photos and activities themselves. The photos are centered around the big flower embellishment and the color scheme of browns and greens beautifully matches the colors of the photos.
Stash Buster Use Those Small Colorful Patterned Paper Pieces
Like most scrapbookers I know, you probably have a big stash of teeny tiny scraps of patterned paper. I know I do! I just want to use every valuable piece of all my gorgeous papers, I love them so much! So for all of us who love to “hoard” those little scraps: don’t forget to use them every now and then! Let’s take a look at some amazing ideas for cat scrapbook pages that you can use to finish up that stash of small scrapbook paper pieces.
Meet Cheeky Luna the Cat. She is absolutely gorgeous! She just radiates sunshine wherever she goes! All the rays of the sun around this magnificent cat (or all the flower petals, if you will…) are made up out of different patterned paper pieces. Each paper makes up two parts, so for these 12 rays of sun you’ll need six different kinds of patterned paper. You could also choose to not repeat any of the patterns, but be mindful that the repetition is a great way to create some unity on the page. Notice that the journaling is written around some of the rays. This is a great idea! The journaling instantly becomes part of the design and doesn’t stand out too much.
This beautiful cat is called Queen Sheba and she loves naps and hugs. The grid is filled with hearts made of all sorts of different patterned paper. On this layout the unity is obtained by a very strong background color. I love the way the words separate the hearts instead of being put on a complete heart. This adds some extra playfulness and unpredictability to the page. You really can’t go wrong with putting lot of paper scrap hearts on your layouts!
Alternatively, you could use some of that washi tape you’ve always wanted to try! Notice how some of the patterns repeat themselves, but some don’t. So even if you just have one small strip of that perfect patterned paper, you can still use it! A cute piece of flower lace borders the paper strips on the right side. On the left side, the pieces all have different lengths, adding to the playfulness of the page. The featured photo is stacked on two identical photos, creating the movement of the photo breaking out of the surrounding heart frame. The little embellishments that are added on the left side of the heart are the perfect finishing touches.
Meet little Charlotte! This cute little cat deserves her own layout! In this layout the photo of Charlotte is stacked on top of a colorful grid of hexagons. This is a great way to destash your small scrapbook paper pieces! Notice how some of the patterns repeat three times, other two times and some not at all. The hexagon grid is build up in such a way that brings balance to the page. Two flower clusters frame the photo and three single flowers are added to different places on the layout. The finishing touch is the cute pink heart with green bow and the green letters spelling this lovely cat’s name!
This cat is enjoying some lovely sunshine and the creator of this page has decided to recreate that bright sun on the page. The sun rays are build up by different pieces of patterned paper stitched down with a small overlay. Red and turquoise enamel dot finish off this boho-chic looking sun. The dark background mirrors the dark colors of the cat’s photo and it makes the bright colors of the sun and other embellishment pop right off the page. The patterned paper strip that runs vertically on the left of the page beautifully balances out the big sun element and the added little buttons and the tag with the word “you” are just the perfect finishing touches.
Little Sherlock here is one cute little cat! His hexagon-shaped photo is stacked on top of even more hexagons. I really love those deep orange and green colors. Again, there is repetition in the patterned papers used to create an instant unified look. And what is it about a hexagon that makes it so interesting? The same layout using squares instead of hexagons would have been quite boring, even with all the bright colors. And using triangles could have resulted in an overly busy page. The hexagons seem to add playfulness to the page whilst still maintaining a pleasant sense of order. Notice the design triangle formed by the three colorful flower clusters.
Another fun thing to do with any scraps of paper that you have left is to cut them into big title letters. In this case, just the L, V and E, as the heart-shaped photo forms the letter O. This is such a fun and brightly colored layout! The little added dots or brads almost feel like confetti and the bright green colored piece of string looks like a streamer. The page looks like a happy parade for your cats! I love the whimsical look of the background paper with its “messy” lines. And the cats, of course, look very cute in the photo. It is a very sweet layout!
Tell A Bit More About Your Cat
Every cat has their own personality and what better way to document this than by writing about it on a beautiful scrapbook page! Write about all the little quirks, strange habits and cute behavior your cat exhibits and you’ll fill up a layout in no time! Let’s get inspired by looking at some examples of journaling-about-your-cat-based layouts to get your creative juices flowing!
This is a great example of journaling about your cat. Cats do sleep a lot, so why not talk about it a little bit? Unfortunately, the resolution of this image is too low to read the small journaling, but you get the gist from the title “the importance of good beauty sleep”, and, of course, from the featured photo. It is a very nice shot of the sleeping cat in question, no wonder the creator of this page felt so inspired to wax on about him or her! The layout itself is very simple: photo, title and journaling. Sometimes, there really is no need to make things any more complicated than that!
If you know that “Right said Fred” song, you may recognize some of the song lyrics in the journaling. If you have a sexy black cat, this is a great way to tell the world about him or her! I love the choice of combining the black and white photos with the pink-purple background and white journaling. The cat is incredibly photogenic, no wonder the inspiration to use this particular song to journal about him or her! Again, the layout is kept simple, focusing solely on the photos and the journaling. The grungy floral overlay on the background add a little playfulness to the page.
Another story about another sleeping cat. Even in Scandinavia cats tend to snooze all day long! Too bad I can’t read the journaling, but the cute photo and gorgeous layout make up for it. The color scheme is kept simple, with yellow and grey. Putting the background paper strips on an angle immediately makes the page look less static. The big yellow title letters literally pop of the page and the grey of the background is repeated in the little stars at the beginning and end of the title. A great idea! The whole layout has a wonderfully minimalistic vibe, with lots of white space and a cuddly cat!
The Photo Is The Star
Some photos are so awesome that they don’t need any embellishing. If that is the case with the photo you want to scrap, consider making the photo the start of the page! Hold back on the extras, just let that baby shine! Here are some examples of how our fellow scrapbookers have made the photo the undisputed focus of the layout.
Meet Onyx, the gorgeous black cat. This lovely photo of the cat lying in the green grass doesn’t need much else. The creator of the page has added some awesome black embellishments. This extra emphasizes the cat’s color and makes that grass green color really pop. Notice the little green additions to the flower cluster that mirror the green of the photo. Despite the elegant embellishments, the photo of Onyx is the absolute star of the page!
This layout features a smaller photo, showing that even smaller sized images can rule the page. There is a lot of contrast in the photo, drawing immediate attention. The rest of the layout is kept very soft pastel. You keep looking back to the cat’s lovely little face and piercing dark eyes. I love the big pastel-tinted title letters and the little flowers that are arranged in a circle on the page are just adorable!
This layout featrues a gorgeous photo of a gorgeous cat. That black really pops of the page. The color scheme of the rest of the page, with the soft pinks and greys, make the photo look even more prominent. Notice the cheeky little hot pink heart paperclip drawing the eye in the upper right corner of the photo. This paperclip forms a design triangle with the three clustered pink flowers on the left and the “Hello Beautiful” tag on the right. The horizontal strips of grey and pink ground the layout and pull all the page elements together.
Meet Addison, the spoiled cat! Doesn’t she look glorious in this photo? Addison is the diva of this page and all the embellishments on the rest of the layout point towards her photo as the star! I love the choice of very different flowers being clustered together, the circle shape of the photo and the little plants in the background behind the photo. The page is divided into a darker color scheme on the lower half of the layout and a lighter color scheme on the upper half. This way, your eyes inevitable meet in the middle, right at the place of Addison’s sweet furry face!
Such a cute little kitten! The star-photo is emphasized by the layered circles around it, making the cat almost literally the center of the page. The cluster of flowers in the left lower corner of the page is quite abundant! It is like the gravity of all those flowers together pulls the photo and the circles towards it. Such a cool effect! I love the beads and stitching on one of the circles. It is the perfect finishing touch! Notice how adding the little dragonfly embellishment in the right lower corner of the page has actually given the kitten something to look at!
This layout has quite the bold color scheme. I love that almost neon green! The photo of the cute cat remains the focus of the page, a fact that is emphasized by adding a giant brown overlay heart to the image. Putting the strip with the photo and the dark brown paw print background on an angle creates immediate interest. And the journaling is precious!
Another angled photo. The little six-week-old kitten is the star of the show! The red color in the photo is matched in the layout. The photo is emphasized by the red photo frame. The red theme of the page continues in the awesome piece of lace, the scalloped edge of the journaling and the glitter heart in the title word “Love”. I love the soft colors and designs of the background paper and the little ribbon with the bow is the perfect finishing touch to this cute page.
The title of this layout is perfection: “The life of a spoiled cat”. And the cat on the photo is looking right at it! So cute! Belle is a black and white cat and she is a great photography model! I love the vertical cropping of the photo and the consequent vertical orientation of the layout. The black and white colors of the cat are more than compensated by the colorful embellishments and title. Such a fun and vibrant page. But all eyes are on beautiful Belle, the most spoiled cat in the world!
Snickle is a gorgeous, dark grey cat with a very intense stare. I included this layout to show that you can also choose multiple photos to be the star! I love all the different angles of the photos and they all do deserve to be the center of attention! The mute colors of the rest of the layout emphasize Snickle’s beautiful grey color and the green of the background paper matches his eyes! I love the addition of the little buttons and the matting of the paper strips. Simple and effective, they are the perfect finishing touches!
Use Those Cute Pattern Papers And Embellishments
Cats inspire designers to create such amazing patterned papers and embellishments! So jump at the chance to go overboard and use all of your favorite scrapbooking stuff on your cat pages! Cluster away and make your cat layouts shine!
No need to hold back on embellishments! Each and every one of them is gorgeous! I mean, how beautiful are those lace butterflies! And that rhinestone cat! So awesome! The three clusters form a design triangle. I love the way the page uses two kinds of background paper and how the creator of this page has decorated the edge between them. The burned look gives a bit of grunge to this otherwise very sweet layout, as does the wooden plank background. What a fun combination of styles!
Every now and then a scrapbook page pops up that is so perfect it actually takes your breath away. And here is one of them! It is stunning. I love the colors. I love the way the little cat pops up from the abundant cluster of cartoon flowers. I love that the cat has been cut out of the photo, giving this effect of living in a cartoon flower world. I love its attention on the little butterfly and I absolutely adore the word art of the title. This is a very groovy layout!
This layout is cute in a completely different way. Shadow is a sweet cat, but the photo on this page is not spectacular. All the more reason to get creative with the rest of the page and use those cute cat embellishments! I love the way the cute cat squares are put in a grid with the emphasis on the left side of the page. The little cat with the fish under the journaling is so cute! I love the way the title looks with the shiny gold letters and the negative of the “d”!
Some more adorable cat-themed scrapbooking supplies were used on this layout. I love the two background papers with all the different cats and with the fish bones. The added embellishments fit perfectly with the patterned papers and I love that little pink square saying “cattitude”, how cute is that! But my absolute favorite element on this page (apart, of course, from the adorable photo!) is the cat with the Bahama flower shirt!
Mister Personality’s photo is put on the page amidst some square embellishments that form a grid. I love those muted colors. I also love that each grid square has been carefully designed to stand out on its own. The layered flower with the paw print heart is adorable, as is the blue cat embellishment in the right upper corner. The horizontal strip running under the photo pulls the layout together. I love the way the title looks, such a playful look!
Sometimes you just want to say how much you love your cat without using too many words. That is where these adorable speech bubbles come in! I love how each of them is filled with a different patterned paper background. Notice how the colors repeat, but the actual patterns do not! The photo of the cat is indeed “absolutely darling”, just as the little tag says! The whole layout has a light and airy feel to it, despite the many elements that were added to it!
This last layout is just absolutely adorable. The photo is cuteness personified and the color scheme fit that cute theme perfectly. I love that the page elements are all gathered in a center square, leaving lots of delicious white space on the rest of the page. The long stacked triangles are filled with repeating patterned papers in gorgeous colors, matching both the cute letters of the title and the little flower cluster in the lower right corner. I love how the little cat seems to peek right through the space left by the title and the flower cluster. The stripey border around the entire layout is the perfect finishing touch.