Wedding Scrapbook Embellishments

Weddings are such fun to scrapbook - there is an elegance about the photos that you will want to translate onto your page in the way of wedding scrapbook embellishments. There is no need to go to a lot of expense to find wedding scrapbook embellishments. Although, I will start out this post with a few ideas of what is out there in the way of ready-made scrapbook embellishments, I will then give you some ideas on how to make your own wedding scrapbook embellishments.

Jolee's is a company that makes 3D sticker scrapbook embellishments. They have so many cute things out there. One that I thought was really nice was this wedding-themed 3D sticker set for embellishing your scrapbook page. See photo in this post.

Rather than spending money on scrapbooking embellishments for a wedding scrapbook, why not try and make some of your own? Now I'll try to give you some ideas.

Make a paper dress scrapbook embellishment. To do this, check out the photo at left. If you are not good at drawing your own template, by copying the one shown, then try making a simpler one by starting with a tall triangle for the dress. Hint: to make both sides equal, fold it in half and draw one side against a fold - just like you make a snowflake or heart. After you get your template made on a piece of scrap paper, trace it out onto a nice piece of patterned paper. Polka dot paper, or a light pastel colour looks good for making a wedding scrapbook embellishment. Cut out the dress from this paper. Then cut out another piece of the same size in vellum or a clear type of paper. Or, even a piece of lace if you have it. Layer it on top of the dress portion. Then you can use deco scissors along the bottom of the dress to make a nice looking hem on your handmade wedding scrapbook embellishment. Finally fold a small piece of ribbon around the front and attach a little tiny flower in the centre. Glue this down and you have a homemade wedding scrapbook embellishment. Lovely!

Other ideas for making scrapbooking embellishments for wedding layouts would be to use jewels on the pages. Find unused costume jewelry or inexpensive jewels and beads from a dollar store to decorate your page.
What about making a paper wedding cake as a scrapbook embellishment? Now, there's a good idea too. And think how easy this would be. Cut out 3 or more rectangle shapes from white cardstock in varying sizes. Glue them one on top of the other, slightly askewed. Then you are ready to decorate your wedding cake scrapbook embellishment! Add flowers, brads or eyelets and maybe even some ribbon and presto, there it is!

You will be the envy of your scrapbook friends at the next crop you attend if you bring some of these handmade wedding scrapbook embellshments along. Some may even ask you to make some for them and then you are in business!

Scrapbook Embellishments for Mothers Day

Mother's Day is just around the corner. Don't forget or you will have your mother to answer to! What about making your mother a scrapbook page to celebrate her. You could add lots of scrapbook embellishments to make it really unique and pretty. Here are some ideas to get you going.

Make your mother a scrapbook page all about her children. Embellish a mother's day scrapbook layout with drawings that her children have made - or grandchildren, if she's old enough. To make children's drawing scrapbook embellishments, scan the originals into your computer and then print them out in playing card size. They will be so cute that you will want to make them as collector's cards! Your kids will want their own copies of their drawings and paintings for scrapbooking embellishing or for trading with their friends. Ok, now I'm getting off topic. But, I tell you there are so many possibilities to write about here....

Other things you can use to embellish a Mother's Day scrapbook page or card would be obviously, flowers. What mother doesn't love flowers? For this topic, I will refer you to take a look at our previous post on flower scrapbook embellishments.

A simple scrapbook embellishment for embellishing a mother's day card or layout can be had by
cutting out a rectangle of flowered patterned paper. If the design is large enough, you can outline the flowers using some nice pink glitter glue like the photo shows here of the pink flowered card. Finally cut around the rectangle using deco scissors to finish it off. There you have a quick and easy embellishment to attach to a scrapbook layout tribute to Mom.

A unique scrapbook embellishment that you can make as well would be this card holder embellishment. See photo. To make it, simply cut out some lengths of ribbon and feed them through each other and attach with brads or eyelets at the ends. You can then slip in little notes or photos and there you have a custom scrapbook embellishment for a mother's day layout. She can take out the cards and photos to look at them closer and then put them back in when she is finished looking at them.

Some mother's and probably more grandmother's like quilts. How about decorating a scrapbook page with your own custom paper quilt. See photo at right. You can do it very simply by cutting out 4 equal sized squares and either sewing or gluing them down in the pattern. You can also get really fancy and cut some into triangles and then glue them down in a pleasing pattern. You can also sew the edges with a sewing machine or also make fake stitches by using a marker and drawing on little lines all around the edges. You can really go to town with a quilted scrapbook embellishment.

There are lots of ideas, but these are just a few to get started. Maybe I'll write more when I think of it or when I get some more time. Right now my kids are screaming for some attention, LOL.