While social media posts are seen and forgotten in less than a second, scrapbook pages are keepsakes that last a lifetime. It’s a special place where you create masterpieces of your memories.
As you gather movie tickets, maps and other mementos for your next scrapbooking project, find some inspiration by exploring our craft stamps and rubber stamp ideas. With embellishment stamps, bullet journal stamps, custom text stamps, holiday stamps, plant stamps, and more, you might find a playful accent stamp to add to your art supplies.
Before your next scrapbooking session, check out these page ideas designed to spark creativity. Every page idea includes a cute craft stamp to go with the theme.
Page Theme Ideas:
Back to school season is often picture time. With new clothes and a fresh start, everyone is gearing to go. You can capture those memories with photos and fliers for all the new events that kick off the year.
These images capture a very specific phase of life, including the year and age that go with it. Explore our collection of Back to School stamps and rubber stamp ideas to find themed stamps that celebrate the student in your life. Get the adorable backpack and art brushes stamps and color in the outline to add something extra to your pages.
2. Happy Birthday
Birthday pages are the perfect place to keep cutouts from your favorite cards over the years. You can use the theme of the party celebrated that year, or create a color scheme based on the picture. And no matter how old you are, decorating with balloons, cakes and candles is always a good idea.
Get themed stamps to match the photos you took that day from Simply Stamps. Our birthday stamps feature balloons, presents, candles, cake, cupcakes and party hats. You can also choose text only stamps with a fun greeting or birthday wishes!
3. Changing of Seasons
Recording your life over time means going through year after year of changing seasons. Make fun pages dedicated to days spent celebrating (or hiding from) the weather where you live.Have you had blustery days in cozy sweaters? Did you sit by the fire when you couldn’t leave the house because of a snow day? Find pictures of your hometown when spring arrives or when you spent afternoons by the pool. Pair these pics with fall or summer stamps to tie the theme together.
Scrapbookers often dedicate entire albums to each separate vacation. With big adventures, the back log of photos on your phone may start to fill up. Once your photos and memorabilia are in hand, it’s time to put in the time and recreate the parts of your journey you want to remember forever.
Museum brochures, train maps and postcards can all be used to show off parts of your trip. Facebook can also be a helpful tool if you are trying to get your timeline straight. For any biking tours of Europe the bicycle stamp is a nice added detail.
5. We Moved!
Reminiscing about a time when you moved might bring back memories you haven’t thought of for years. Photos show those moments of unpacked boxes, empty rooms full of possibilities and walls that are yet to be painted. Commemorate that time with a “There’s No Place like home” stamp. The sentiment still holds true today, even if you live in a different house or plan to move again soon.
Each space you decorate and dwell in becomes a part of you. Putting those pictures in your album helps keeps those distant times close to your heart.
6. All Things Wedding
You’ll need pages for all the events leading up to the big day! It’s a busy time with bridal showers, choosing a wedding party, bachelorette parties and finally the wedding. Even after the ceremony, the reception and honeymoon are just around the corner. Between the pictures of each event, you can include pictures of the Pinterest boards you made in planning.
Also, you can show off the beautiful save-the-dates, invitations, ceremony bulletin and menu you created for your wedding in the scrapbook. Make sure you have wedding stamps that match the aesthetic of your wedding and plenty of paper in your wedding colors!
7. New Baby
Making new baby photo albums is one of the most exciting scrapbooking activities out there. We know how it goes. You must document every facial expression, new ability and all the onesies you gathered prior to the birth. Browse our baby stamps for a birth announcement stamp that will feature the name, weight, length and birth date. Use all the space in the album to scrapbook these milestones!
As you start cutting, pasting and picking out card stock, you might consider picking a color scheme that matches your child’s nursery. Working that soothing theme into your pages can bring back memories of the first hours you spend bonding with your little one.
Reinvent a passed moment with all your favorite craft supplies, from rubber stamps to washy tape and textured ribbons. Put together simple layouts with fun heart stamps framing dates and the names of locations you visit often. Brighten dull pages using vibrant acrylic ink colors for your stamps. Make new pages for your scrapbook as you move forward with your life, designing themes that celebrate the people and places you love.
Life is full of occasions to fill your scrapbook with. Some years are filled with big events like graduation, a new job, adopting a pet or traveling out of the country. Other years sneak slowly by with holidays like Thanksgiving and Christmas filling your time. Every picture that you put into your albums can transform nostalgia into works of art. Scrapbooking and creative rubber stamp ideas let you connect with your past and create something beautiful for the future.