50 Simple Scrapbooking Page Ideas

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50 Simple Scrapbooking Page Ideas

Here’s a collection of free simple scrapbooking ideas you can attempt even if you are a beginner! See them as scrapbooking challenges to give your creativity juice a pump. Attempt all the ideas or pick the ones that speak to you.

I’ve released these scrapbook ideas and layouts in 2009, on an almost weekly basis. They used to come under three sections, but now I’m combining them into one section for easy browsing.

The big purpose of this project was and still is to inspire you to scrapbook about YOU.

Too many scrapbookers hide behind the cameras taking countless photos of their loved ones, and neglect to have themselves in the photos, and even forget about scrapbooking topics close to their hearts.

Remember one of the core tenets of scrapbooking is to document your personal life stories. If you don’t get in the pictures or record your interpretation of a memory or moment, an important ingredient is missing. Your voice. You.

Remember, if you’re the scrapbooker of your family, there’s unlikely anyone who’ll scrapbook about you for you. You’ll have to do it yourself…

Don’t miss out on leaving behind some beautiful and meaningful pages about yourself. Years later, you’ll look back at these scrapbook layouts with fondness…

What’s more? Your kids, your grandchildren, and your future generations would love to know more about you. The creative and magnificent scrapbooker and memory keeper of the family!

After I’ve released these ideas, women wrote me to thank me for this project as it made them scrapbooked about topics they wouldn’t have thought of. Sometimes they told me which was their favorite idea… They found the project fun, inspiring and best of all, they now have beautiful pages about themselves.

Play with each of these simple scrapbooking ideas, give it your unique spin and see what you can come up with that totally reflects you! You’re are deliciously “scrapable”! ;-)

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50 Scrapbooking Challenges

Click below to see my scrapbooking ideas…

Year Review – Scrapbooking Idea
In another few days’ time, the year is coming to an end. This scrapbooking idea is to let you do a review, recap of the year. On my layout, I called …

My Coping Strategies – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a rather fun one. It allows you to take stock of the strategies you rely upon in times of stress and feeling overwhelmed. …

Goals For Next Year – Scrapbooking Idea
The year is ending in another two weeks’ time. This scrapbooking idea is for you to come up with fresh goals for next year. I used to not set goals …

What Worries Me – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea allows you to indulge in your worrying thoughts, for enough minutes to get them down on a page. I had this idea in mind for …

Current Song Playlist – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is an easy and simple one. Yet it lets you document in your scrapbook page, a current list of your favorite songs or music you’ve …

An Imperfect Photo – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a light-hearted one. It’s a chance for you to rummage through your piles of less than perfect photos and find one that speaks …

The Women In My Life – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a meaningful one. It allows you to think about the most important women in your life and get them onto your scrapbook page! …

My Favorite Kind of Weather – Scrapbooking Idea
This is a quick and easy scrapbooking idea. Tell on your layout your favorite kind of weather. :-) Is it stormy and thunderous weather where you can …

I Could Improve On This – Scrapbooking Idea
This is a scrapbooking idea that might require you to look at your current lifestyle and come up with one area for improvement. We women are pretty expert …

Why I Enjoy Being a Woman – Scrapbooking Idea
This is a scrapbooking idea where you can have fun with the reasons as to why you love being a woman. I guess you might not have really thought about …

The 3 Desired Qualities – Scrapbooking Idea
This is an inspiring scrapbooking idea. It’ll get you to reflect upon three qualities you believe you’ll like to cultivate. It could already be qualities …

I Am Thankful – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea allows you to create a layout on something you’re truly thankful for. Gratitude is quite a big topic to scrapbook about. There’s …

Indispensable Item – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to shine the limelight on an item that you find indispensable in your life. It could be a gadget like your cell phone. Many …

Positive Affirmation – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to create a page about one of the positive affirmations you’ve been trying to instill in yourself. Do you have a series of …

A Chance – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to do up a layout about a chance you took on. In everyday living, there’ll be many opportunities that come and go. Some we …

Childhood Toys – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to create a layout that celebrates your favorite childhood toys. It’ll be a very fun layout especially if you still have …

Before and After – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea can be applied to various situations in your life. It can be easy and fun. It can be meaningful and showing off great contrasts. …

Accessories I Wear – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a very fun one. It’s to scrapbook about the accessories you wear! Ok, you might not be a person that pays much attention to …

A Goal Achieved – Scrapbooking Idea
“A Goal Achieved” is a scrapbooking idea that lets you take stock of your goals. Have you set goals and achieved some of them? This layout is to choose …

What Represents You? – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is one that probably makes you go, “Oh, I’ve never thought about that!” So here goes, you have to think of one thing or item that …

Favorite Photos of the Month – Scrapbooking Idea
This week’s scrapbooking idea is an easy and useful one. In the sense that if you have many events and occasions happening in the span of a month, and …

Another Day of My Life – Scrapbooking Idea
This is a scrapbooking idea you would find familiar. It’s an idea I’ve used for A Day of My Life , except this time I changed the title to “ANOTHER day …

What I Like About Children – Scrapbooking Idea
Yes, this scrapbooking idea is to scrapbook about your thoughts on children. Why children? Because I have 5 nieces and nephews and I’m staying with two …

Chill Out Place – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to create a layout to let others know about your favorite chill out place! You may have one or several hangouts. You can pick …

An Important Day – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to create a layout based on an important day of your life that occurred this year. You’re likely to have experienced one …

A Day of My Life – Scrapbooking Idea
“A Day of My Life” is a casual and meaningful scrapbooking idea. You just have to record down what you’ve done in a day – the activities, the major happenings …

I Can’t Live Without – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea should be a fun one. It’s to pay tribute to the stuff you can’t live without! Basic necessities for survival aside, family and …

Good Old Advice – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is one that requires you to do some mind searching. :) Think back to when you’ve received a wonderful dose of good old advice from …

A Pastime – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to focus a scrapbook page on your current favorite pastime! Do you have one or several pastimes you simply can’t miss out on? …

Dream Vacations – Scrapbooking Idea
Let’s have some imaginary fun this week. This scrapbooking idea involves finding some photos of places you’ve been dreaming of visiting some day. It’s …

Life Updates – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea was born out of my desire to keep a record of my jobs, work and major happenings in life. As my birthday is coming up real soon, …

An Aha Moment – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to capture your last aha moment that you’ve experienced. An aha moment probably doesn’t come along that often in one’s life. …

Things In My Bedroom – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to create a layout all about the stuff in your bedroom. In its current state. If you desire, you could put it on its best behavior. …

I Learn Something New – Scrapbooking Idea
This week’s scrapbooking idea is a piece of cake if you’ve always been a student. Student, yes I don’t mean you have to go to school to be one. But if …

10 Reasons Why I Love My Work – Scrapbooking Idea
“10 Reasons Why I Love My Work” is a scrapbooking idea to stimulate you to think about the positive aspects of your work. You may be working as a graphic …

My Heroes – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is about scrapbooking people who exert an influence in your life – your heroes. Well, you can choose to focus all your attention …

100 Things That Make Me Happy – Scrapbooking Idea
“100 Things That Make Me Happy” is a scrapbooking idea inspired by Rebecca Sower. I remember she did a layout about a similar theme years ago. I can’t …

What I Am Really Good At – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a self-empowering one, in the sense you get to think and highlight about what you’re really good at! Are you one with green …

I Know I Shouldn’t But… – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to tell on one of your guilty pleasures! Hmmm… There’s nothing here that involves compromising one’s moral ethics. Rather a …

A New Habit – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea can be a slightly challenging one if you’ve not… adopted a new habit recently. But I think you can easily swap that for a new …

What I Am Wearing – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a fun one, to show off your current favorite fashion! Are you a fashionista flaunting the latest outfits that grace the magazine …

6 Random Things About Me – Scrapbooking Idea
“6 Random Things About Me” is a fun scrapbooking idea! Easy and light-hearted. Simply pick 6 random things about you to share on your layout. This …

My Three Fears – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea revolves around scrapbooking three of your fears. It’s not an easy topic for some. You may choose not to think or even want to talk …

Favorite Feature – Scrapbooking Idea
This week, let’s do a layout on your best/favorite feature! It’s a not-to-be-missed scrapbooking idea simply for the fact that many skipped over this or …

When I Was Young – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is not a new one. It’s an idea that most of us were asked to write about when we were young students… our childhood ambitions. …

This One Photo – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to pick a photo you love and scrapbook about it. Write about the story behind the photo. Write about what that photo speaks to …

Things In My Bag – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is a fun and light-hearted one. To scrapbook a page on the everyday, essential items in your handbag or purse. We women love …

A Wish Came True – Scrapbooking Idea
This scrapbooking idea is to share on your scrapbook page, a wish that came true for you. Ah… Don’t fret. It’s not about some big magical wishes that …

5 Daily Habits – Scrapbooking Idea
“5 Daily Habits” is a scrapbooking idea where you pick out 5 of your personal daily habits that you perform almost every day without giving much thought …

New Year Resolutions – Scrapbooking Idea
“New Year Resolutions” is a scrapbooking idea to scrapbook about your resolutions for the brand new year. You can only get to where you want to go when …

27 comments for “50 Simple Scrapbooking Page Ideas

  1. Rhydum
    July 9, 2014 at 12:39 am

    Hi I was wondering where can I buy cheap materials but still have the same quality as brand name.

    • Fion
      July 10, 2014 at 1:54 am

      Hi Rhydum,

      If you’re looking into preserving your scrapbook layouts for the long-term, some of the materials you get might not be acid-free and would affect your layouts in the long-term. I’m not sure where you are from, so maybe you’ll have to check around your area for any local scrapbook stores or craft stores for scrapbooking supplies.

      If you’re from the US, maybe you can also check out some big craft stores like Michaels or Jo-Ann. There’s also online scrapbook stores such as Scrapbook.com, take look at Top 10 Scrapbooking Supplies to find out what beginner supplies you can look into getting from this online store.

  2. Chelsea
    July 22, 2014 at 4:34 am

    Hi, I am about to start a scrapbook for a year 12 projects, but I don’t know where to start and I was wondering if you could give me some advice and easy tips that will help me get started. Thanks.

    • Fion
      August 4, 2014 at 8:19 am

      Hi Chelsea,

      Are you looking to scrapbook 12 layouts for a year? If you’re looking to create a personal scrapbook about yourself and your life, I’d suggest that you look through my 50 Simple Scrapbooking Page Ideas and pick out 12 ideas that strike a chord with you.

      Alternatively, if you’re scrapping one layout per month, you could choose to select a few of your favorite photos for that month and scrapbook about it. An example layout would be the Favorite Photos of the Month. Such a layout would be sort of a summary or compilation for that month. Hope this helps! Happy scrapping away!

  3. August 25, 2014 at 6:10 am


    Your scrapbook ideas are just awesome. I can use most of them in my photo organization.

    • Fion
      August 25, 2014 at 8:09 am

      Hi Jenny,

      Thanks for your comment! Hope you take away some inspiration to create a few more scrapbook layouts!

  4. Doreen Patton
    November 18, 2014 at 6:47 am

    Have you any ideas for a cover page of a scrapbook for a women’s group?

    • Fion
      November 18, 2014 at 5:31 pm

      Hi Doreen,

      For the cover page, you can keep it simple:
      1. Create a stylish word title.
      2. Create a window display of your group photo.
      3. Create an easy collage of what your women’s group is about.

      These are just some ideas that popped into my head while I’m typing this. Hope you’ll come up with a cover page for your scrapbook that pleases you!

  5. Stefanie
    June 15, 2015 at 9:28 am

    I am involved in theater, and I was thinking of making two pages for each show I am in… Do you have any ideas or tips for the layout of the pages?

    • Fion
      June 16, 2015 at 3:32 pm

      Hi Stefanie,

      It’s a great idea to do a two-page layout for each show that you are in. It’ll be a scrapbook of cherished moments and highlights of your career. As each show will be unique, the atmosphere and the photos you choose to include will be vastly different too and perhaps a variety of layouts might perhaps be more suited to showcase the diversity of each of your shows?

      For a variety of layout ideas, you can look into using double-page sketches to help you in arranging elements on your two-page spreads. This will help save you time in trying to arrange various elements on your scrapbook layout.

  6. Haley Dowdy
    December 9, 2015 at 4:55 am

    I’m doing a project for school and it’s a scrapbook project due Friday. Wondering what to do?

    • Fion
      December 10, 2015 at 9:06 pm

      Hi Haley,

      There’s many scrapbook ideas you can try for your school scrapbook project. You can first decide on a theme to help you narrow down your focus. As I’m not sure if you’re already given a topic, here’s a few ideas to start you off:

      1. Best Memories from My School Year 20XX
      2. My Friends & I
      3. My Favorite Photos from 2010-2015
      4. My 10 Favorite Memories
      5. About My Favorite People

      Have fun creating your scrapbook! :)

  7. clarence
    January 24, 2016 at 3:36 pm

    Hi, I’m doing a scrapbook about myself. Just random stuffs, but I want put many many things in there. And I can’t put any, can you suggest any ideas or tips on what to do please? Thanks.

    • Fion
      January 25, 2016 at 7:21 pm

      Hi Clarence,

      It’s great that you’re looking into creating a scrapbook about yourself. I’m not sure what things you’ll want to include in your scrapbook. For example, if you’re wanting to include some tickets, letters or flat memorabilia, you can consider creating your own paper envelope using scrapbook paper and adhere this envelope to your scrapbook page. For embellishments, you can adhere them directly to your scrapbook page.

      If you have items you want to include with your scrapbook page, you can also look at Project Life scrapbooking where the page protectors come with different arrangements of slots for you to slot in your photos, cards, etc.

  8. Neha
    February 29, 2016 at 7:47 pm

    Hi, I wanna scrapbook about nature and in fantastic manner like pasting real things, pls can you give me some tips?

    • Fion
      March 2, 2016 at 2:11 pm

      Hi Neha,

      Scrapbook, the purpose is to preserve memories using acid-free and lignin-free items. If you like to paste real things like leaves and flowers from nature into your scrapbook, that might be a challenge as these items will deteriorate the preservation quality of the scrapbook. One way to incorporate nature into your scrapbook, is to take beautiful photographs of nature and create layouts about nature. Then you can look for nature theme paper or embellishments to decorate your scrapbook pages. Hope this helps!

  9. Glen
    April 9, 2016 at 2:35 am


    I’m about to start my scrap book on my photography (Nature Photography), so can you just suggest some ideas?

    • Fion
      April 10, 2016 at 1:05 pm

      Hi Glen,

      Nature photography, beautiful! There’re many ways you can take this. You can create a scrapbook album featuring your top 100 photos for 2016. You can create a weekly/biweekly/monthly double-page layout featuring your favorite shots. You can create separate themed albums-rivers, mountains, greenery, flowers, animals, etc or you can categorize by the four seasons-spring, summer, fall and winter. Have fun scrapping your beautiful photos!

  10. amish
    April 14, 2016 at 6:32 pm

    As a father of a daughter who is entering her teens, I wanted to write something for her in a scrapbook my wife is preparing for her. Give me good ideas, thanks.

    • Fion
      April 15, 2016 at 7:19 pm

      Hi Amish,

      Very thoughtful of your wife to be making a scrapbook for your daughter. One of the first things that comes to mind is to write a personal letter to your daughter to read, and this letter can be slotted into the somewhere on the scrapbook layout, if you want privacy.

      Otherwise, you can write directly on the scrapbook page about “Ten Things I Love about My Daughter”, “Ten Things I Love about Being Your Dad”, “Dad’s Words for His Beautiful Daughter”, “You are Special Just the Way You Are”, etc. Think about what you would like to say to your daughter. This scrapbook is likely to remain in her possession, cherished and kept for many years, and she would also likely be looking at this many times over the years. Write from your heart about what you’ll like her to know if she is to look through the scrapbook ten, twenty or thirty years from now. :)

  11. Mima
    July 17, 2016 at 7:40 am

    I’m in the process of retrieving photos from an old non-acid free album. The photos have faded some and have a yellowish film on them. Is there a product one can use to “clean” the photos to remove the yellow film? I plan on using them in a scrapbook.

    • Fion
      July 18, 2016 at 10:16 am

      Hi Mima,

      I’m not sure if there’s such a product whereby you can remove the yellow tint from old, faded photos. It might not be a great idea to use chemicals on them. If you have an image editing software such as Photoshop, I believe there are ways for you to remove the yellow cast using Photo Filter. There are online tutorials that can show you how to do it. Otherwise, it will be a safer bet to bring these photos to an expert who can restore old photos, but I believe such a service might be expensive.

      Perhaps you can look into scanning these old photos or taking photographs of them, and then print these out for use in your scrapbook. This way, you can store these old photos somewhere safe and have the digital printouts of them to be used in your scrapbook.

  12. Mia
    August 27, 2017 at 1:19 pm

    I’m creating a scrapbook of us for my daughter’s 13th b-day. Need ideas, please.

    • Fion
      August 27, 2017 at 3:49 pm

      Hi Mia,

      I’m not sure if you’re looking to create scrapbook layouts about you and your daughter or your family. But either way will work out great. You can scrapbook about the top 10 happy memories you’ve spent together. These will be pages she’ll look back on with fondness in future. If you include a layout about what you love best about your daughter, another page about how you feel on the day she was born, I’m sure she’ll love these pages!

  13. Marissa Facer
    October 18, 2018 at 10:11 am

    I’m trying to make a scrapbook for my mother for Christmas and I was thinking about making each page about something different but also I want it to be about family any ideas?

    • Fion
      October 18, 2018 at 6:32 pm

      Hi Marissa,

      A scrapbook will make a meaningful Christmas gift for your mother! How about compiling the past Christmases spent together? Favorite family events? Or perhaps an encounter each family member had with your mother (preferably with a photo or two of that experience)? Just some ideas to hopefully trigger more ideas from you. Happy scrapping!

  14. Fion
    February 20, 2022 at 5:26 pm

    Hi Samwise,

    I’ve just created a new article about including memorabilia like cards and such on scrapbook pages. Hope this helps!

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