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!