When you have selected photos for your scrapbook, youíll need to decide how best to lay them out on pages. Don't feel obliged to follow any principles that donít suit your own design. There are no specific rules stating that all photographs or mementos must be placed in chronological order. It is completely up you to decide in what order you wish to place your items and embellishments.
Choosing Your Layout
You can place your photos in a formal chronological order if you want. You can also group them into formal or informal categories according to similar colors, events, activities, individuals or families. Photographs can also be placed into random or abstract arrangements, or collages.
Each style has its own place in scrapbooking. For instance, a chronological order might be useful for an anniversary scrapbook. Pictures and mementos of coupleís years together could be placed from first day they met through wedding day to present day with each time period on a different page.
On other hand, a scrapbook for a parent might just have a collage of photos and drawings to create a sense of character of their family and their lives together.
Getting Creative With Borders And Frames
Next time you want to find materials to make scrapbook photo frames, have a look in your sewing box or craft cupboard. Youíll almost certainly find bits of ribbon, lace or embroidery cotton that can be re-used to make fascinating and unusual borders for pictures, photos, text or even entire pages.
These items can be used in many different ways by scrapbooker and help create a sense of theme or mood, as well as contributing color and texture to your pages.