A large percentage of the scrapbook page layouts that we create for our family scrapbooks are about outdoor events and include photos about camping, vacations, the beach, and travel. Here you can find ideas for outdoor scrapbook pages plus a variety of techniques for embellishing your pages including hand and machine stitching, free patterns, and more. Also included with many of these scrapbook pages are free sketches so that you can easily apply the design of each page to your next outdoor themed scrapbook page layout.
This geocaching scrapbook page features a hand-made tree with stitched leaves. These free patterns would also work for other outdoor scrapbook page themes such as camping or hiking. For additional tree and bird patterns you can visit the Scrapbooking Free Paper Piecing Patterns - Birds and Trees gallery.
Travel and vacation pages frequently feature outdoor photos which is why I wanted to include this gallery in this list of resources for Outdoor Themed Scrapbooking. The pages included here include trips to famous parks, beaches, and much, much more. If you are looking for page ideas specifically for Disney World or Universal Studios then you will also want to click over to the Disney and Orlando Vacation Scrapbook Pages gallery.
If your idea of the spending time in the great outdoors is camping, then this gallery is filled with pages that will give you ideas or your own photos. The scrapbook pages in this gallery include pages by readers, Jennifer Schmidt, and Rebecca Ludens. Most of the layouts are traditional paper scrapbook pages but a couple of digital scrapbook pages are in the mix for added inspiration.
These 3 quick scrapbook pages with accompanying free scrapbook page sketches are some of my favorites. Challenge yourself with this gallery by deciding to make a page that uses each of the three sketches this month. By the end of the month you will have three more pages done and will have tried a variety of different scrapbook page layout techniques. For more free sketches visit Free Scrapbook Page Sketch Designs From Around About Scrapbooking.
I love to use my sewing machine on my scrapbook pages. It is such a quick and simple way to add texture and fun design. This article features a double page 12x12 scrapbook page idea with photos of our trip to the Grand Canyon. The sketch for the scrapbook page is included and you do not need to do any stitching on the page to use the sketch. The article tells you everything that you need to know if you decide that you want to get started machine stitching on your pages.
If you do not have a sewing machine, you can still add texture to your scrapbook pages with quick and simple hand stitches. This pages shows you that even a straight line of stitches can be the finishing touch to a page. It also includes a great Outdoor Scrapbooking themed quote from John Muir, "Nature has always something more to show us." And finally, this scrapbook page is a great example of how to use up scraps of patterned paper to make a quick layout. If you would like more information about hand stitching you can read Hand Stitching on Scrapbook Pages or watch the video How to Hand Stitch on a Scrapbook Page.
One of my favorite techniques for scrapbooking involves being able to print on tags, journaling cards, and small flat embellishments. This article walks you through step by step on how I do that with my printer. The sample scrapbook page is all about Cub Scout Camp, giving you more ideas for outdoor themed pages.
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