3 Scrapbook Layouts That Use Photo Scraps

If you're reading this, I know you're a scrapbooker who already uses paper scraps on your layouts. Have you ever considered saving your photo scraps too?

I used to toss photo scraps into the trash without even thinking about it. Then one day, I had a light bulb moment when I was cropping the photos for my Christmas cards. I decided not to waste the strips of photo paper that could've fell into the trash bin with a swoosh of an arm. Instead, they ended up in a drawer and eventually became part of this scrapbook layout:

"Wild Thing" 12x12 Eco Scrapbook Layout

I journaled in between the photo strips on the right-hand side of my "Wild Thing" layout, telling the story about a few questionable items and baby me. (Look closely. You'll see me with a pipe, liquor bottles and a can of beer. Funny family, right?)

Supplies: DCWV cardstock, My Mind's Eye paper, doily, photo scraps, Reminisce rub-ons, Colorbok letters, button, Creek Bank Creations hinges (had these forever), Studio18 rhinestones, Stampendous stickers, Cosmo Cricket letter stickers, button.

I also used the photo strips as part of a chevron pattern on one of my favorite scrapbook layouts:

"Charlie" 12x12 Eco Scrapbook Layout

This one features a long ago family pet named Charlie and also shows me (without any questionable items). Here's a close-up of the chevron pattern before adding the photos and embellishments:

DIY Chevron Pattern

Supplies: cardstock (Imagine That, Me & My Big Ideas, DCWV), O'scrap! quote card, Cosmo Cricket stickers, photo scraps, fabric scraps, buttons, thread. I used XL & XXL Glue Dots to attach the fabric circles to the layout and finally used my Sew Easy for the first time.

The third and final layout I'm sharing today uses photo scraps saved from outdoor photographs

"Where I Grew Up" 12x12 Eco Scrapbook Layout

All those green circles are tree leaves and grass. I thought they went perfectly with the Google map I used on my scrapbook page about "Where I Grew Up."

Scrapbooking with photo scraps.

Supplies: Google Map, DCWV cardstock, Georgia Pacific cardstock (I printed the lines before journaling), photo scraps, Basic Grey chipboard (my 3-year-old painted them), Cosmo Cricket stickers.

I must say, I think I'm a fan of photo scraps. There will be more layouts like these in the future. ~Danielle

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