How to Make a Mother's Day Scrapbook

Mother's Day presents try to be both sentimental and practical. Creating a scrapbook is a wonderful way to highlight photos of the family in a personal and creative way. A scrapbook present is great for avid scrapbookers and people who have never done it themselves. A Mother's Day scrapbook is a keepsake that can highlight familial relationships, hobbies and fun memories. There are many choices to make about themes, materials and photographs, so make sure to set aside a number of hours in order to complete your project before Mother's Day. Learn how to make a Mother's Day scrapbook.

Steps

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    Ask your brothers and sisters if they would like to make a scrapbook with you. Scrapbooking can be very time consuming, so splitting the load and costs may make it easier to complete a full Mother's Day scrapbook.
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    Gather together photos and memorabilia. Scan old photos and memorabilia into the computer. This will protect the original photographs and save them for later projects.
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    Choose a theme for your project. You can do a general book about your mother's life or dedicate it to 1 aspect of her life, such as work, recipes, hobbies or more.
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    Separate your photos and memorabilia into pages. Each page can be based on a decade, child, hobby, vacation or other important topic in their life.
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    Buy a scrapbook/binder. Choose 1 with rings and pages that you can easily add and remove.
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    Buy scrapbooking materials for your pages. Many online outlets, arts and crafts stores and dedicated scrapbooking stores carry materials that are made for projects for mothers.
    • Buy paper that matches your theme. You may choose a different paper for every page or 1 paper to use throughout the project and others to complement it.
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    • Find titles and stickers for the pages. These and other decorative embellishments are also available at scrapbooking stores or online.
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    • Hunt down Mother's Day poems and quotes. These can be typed into the computer and printed out or handwritten on the pages.
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    • Assign each of your siblings and family members to write a special paragraph about your mother. This will help to make it a sentimental keepsake. They can write about their favorite memories, impressions of your mother or things they love about her.
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    Distribute each of the elements you've just purchased into your page piles. Make sure everything is very organized before you start your project. You may want to tackle 1 page at a time.
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    Begin assembling your pages. If you need inspiration for page layouts, visit scrapbooksetc.com/theme/family/parents/28-mom-theme-scrapbook-pages. Layer your elements and glue them on or use double sided tape.
    • Buy or make vellum envelopes to hold children's art, recipe cards or important memorabilia. This will help to protect the items.
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    Continue constructing the remaining pages. Give them plenty of time to dry before placing them in the scrapbook. If the pages start to curl, place them between large heavy books.
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    Place your pages inside the scrapbook. Gather pages from your siblings if you are sharing the project. Add titles and a photo to the outside of the cover.
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    Insert extra blank pages into the back of the scrapbook. Your mother can create pages if she likes to scrapbook, or you can continue to update the scrapbook as you make more memories.

Tips

  • If you are on a tight budget, use cardstock to create your pages. Buy a 3-ringed binder and page protectors that clip into the binder. Assemble your elements and supplement them with images found in magazines or online. Insert the cardstock pages into the sleeves and decorate the cover of the binder.

Things You'll Need

  • Photographs
  • Ringed scrapbook binder
  • Scrapbook pages
  • Memorabilia
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Recipes
  • Poems/quotes
  • Stories about your mother
  • Scrapbooking titles
  • Stickers
  • Glue
  • Decorative paper
  • Double-sided tape
  • Plastic page protectors

Article Info

Categories: Scrapbooks | Mother's Day