What happens when you start a scrapbook layout with paper scraps?

Put those photos aside. Would you ever create a scrapbook layout without a photo in mind? Think about it. Imagine digging into all of your paper scraps, picking out some coordinating papers and creating a design on a blank slate.

That's what I did when I designed the scrapbook layouts below. You'll see the before and after pages. I had the pages ready prior to the start of Layout a Day, so all I needed to do was find out the prompt, add photos, along with embellishments and journaling, then I was done! This made scrapbooking every single day more of a breeze. Check them out...

For this page, I started with Jillibean Soup paper scraps:

Three Instagram photos and plenty of decorations later....

Next up, another layout with Jillibean Soup leftovers:

Let's add a mix of letter stickers, another Instagram pic, a Basic Grey flag and some Stickles:

I just loved these papers from October Afternoon:

And adding lots of bling!

Here's more October Afternoon paper scraps...

That were perfect for my trip to Chicago:

Here's one more layout full of October Afternoon:

And I decorated it with me (and old rub-ons from my stash):

Are you ready to start scrapbooking with only paper scraps in mind? Need more inspiration? See my posts below! ~Danielle



  1. Danielle - This is awesome! I love how the pre-done pages really worked as a background for your pictures instead of trying to make the pictures fit in the scraps. You've given me some great ideas. Thank you!

  2. I think that is exactly what I am gonna do this week so that I can stash bust...love how you started with the foundations and then kicked it up a notch after adding photos! Good way to use dribs and drabs leftover from kits!

  3. Wow, this is so awesome. I love this....I sure have some scraps hanging around to use, wink! Thanks, Danielle!!

  4. Fabulous layouts! And using scraps this way is genius. I have piles of scraps, so I need to try this.


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