What makes an amazing scrapbook page? Is it the layout, journal notes, or photos? No, it’s the embellishments that bring the theme together and turn it into a high-quality scrapbook. Scrapbooking stickers are the unsung heroes of scrapbooking that transform blank pages into vibrant masterpieces. From intricate to funny and functional designs, scrapbooking stickers add a touch of magic to your memories.
In this comprehensive guide, we'll delve into the art of using these stickers, explore making your own scrapbook stickers, and uncover eight must-have types that will elevate your scrapbooking game.
Scrapbooking stickers are versatile tools that offer endless possibilities for creative expression. Here's a breakdown of how to effectively use these gems in your scrapbooking projects:
Turn plain photo corners into decorative frames with stickers. This will make the picture stand out to automatically become the main focal point.
Elevate your journaling by incorporating stickers to highlight key points or to add decorative elements. Icon stickers can serve as bullet points or dividers to make your written memories beautiful, while note or speech bubble stickers provide the space for journaling.
Use larger stickers for titles and headings. Whether it's the title of an event, the month, or a memorable quote, stickers with bold fonts can serve as titles and save you the time spent writing it manually.
You can draw attention to specific details in your photos by using arrow or pointer stickers to guide the viewer's eye to the focal points.
Here's a step-by-step guide on how to craft custom stickers for your scrapbook using two methods.
Note: you will not get a glossy/glittery finish or 3D effect like company-made stickers.
Now that you know how to make your own scrapbook sticker, buying stickers may seem pointless, but it saves you a lot of time. When it comes to purchasing ready-made scrapbooking stickers, there are various options you should look out for. Here are eight types of stickers that deserve a spot in your scrapbooking supply:
One thing you’ll do a lot of when scrapbooking is creating titles, headings, or spelling out names. While it’s fun to write these out by hand, alphabet and letter stickers are perfect for people who are not too artsy. They come in a range of fonts and sizes, so make sure to buy different types so that you can mix and match.
A perfectly placed quote can ignite your emotions when you’re looking through your scrapbook. There are many stickers with motivational quotes that are perfect for solo vacation scrapbooks. Make sure to buy the stickers with phrases that resonate with the memories you're documenting on your scrapbook
Your stickers should always match with the theme of your scrapbook. If you’re making a travel scrapbook, then get a travel-themed sticker; the same goes for seasonal themes and specific events like weddings or birthdays. Themed stickers will make your pages look more organized. You can get a set of Halloween theme stickers by buying our Japanese Halloween stationery box set that comes with books, pens, and other stationery from Japan.
If you're at that stage where you’re still trying to figure out the type of scrapbook to make, but you want to buy your scrapbooking supplies, then throw in a floral or nature sticker set. If there is one type of sticker that can be used for any theme, it’s floral stickers. They don’t overpower the page or theme but add a touch of nature to your layouts.
If you can't be bordered to make borders for your scrapbook photos using crafting papers, then buy border stickers to save you a ton of time. Borders can frame your layouts beautifully, and you can choose from a variety of designs, from patterns to simpler, classic borders.
Icons and symbols add visual interest to your pages while some people prefer to make doodles, others like taking shortcuts by buying icon stickers. From hearts and stars to arrows and speech bubbles, these stickers can make simple shapes more interesting and colorful.
Label or note stickers are perfect for short journal entries in your scrapbook. Instead of drawing lines manually, use a note sticker instead. It’s also a lifesaver when you forget to make space for notes and congest your scrapbook with pictures only. A well-placed note sticker will provide journaling space.
Depending on the type of scrapbook you are making, choosing a 3D sticker may be a better choice than the regular flat type. These types of stickers are made of different layers, so it looks like it’s popping out of the page. If your layout has different layers, regular stickers may get lost in the mix; that’s why you need 3D stickers to match the theme.
Scrapbooking stickers are more than mere embellishments—they are storytellers, adding layers of meaning and visual appeal to scrapbooks.
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This article was originally written by our freelance writer Umm-Kulthum Abdulkareem and edited by us.