This post is from design team member and contributing writer Jean Manis.
The change in seasons (in the Northern Hemisphere) rewards the scrapbooker with a bounty of photo opportunities: Halloween, pumpkin patch or apple orchard visits, high school homecoming parades, football games, along with nature’s changes such as strong shadows and colorful trees, to name just a few. It’s a time to strap on the camera, and a sweater, and get outside!
If you like to be current with your scrapbooking, and scrap “in season,” there are plenty of scrapbooking products for the season, many of which debuted at CHA Summer 2011, hitting the shelves of local scrapbooking stores and online shops. Everything from sophisticated, home-decor inspired papers to whimsical kits are available. I’ve shared some inspirational layouts and a selection of available supplies below.
Read more about this year’s trend in home-decor motifs for Halloween scrapbooking in Melissa Stinson’s article for Scrapbook Update.
Tips for fall scrapbook layouts:
- Consider a two-page sketch or template for your fall layout. Two-page layouts are more forgiving for those ‘less than perfect’ photos. At the same time, they allow the story to unfold with a variety of photos.
- Rather than stress over what to title your layout, consider digital titles or traditional chipboard stickers for your title work.
- Don’t forget to take both portrait and landscape photos, as well as detail and big picture shots. Especially when working with a two-page layout, you’ll want to have a variety of photographs. For an event like Halloween, consider creating a checklist of photos you’d like to take in advance of the big night.
- Short on time? Use a kraft paper background with a few embellishments and forgo patterned papers. Print your photos with a white border so they’ll stand out against the background.
- Scrap with supplies that you like and don’t worry about what’s in style. You’ll be more invested in a project if you enjoy working with the supplies.
What fall events or activities do you plan to scrap? Do you prefer to scrap those events and activities with a patterned paper and embellishments or keep your layouts simpler?
Fall: Harvest by JenGallacher
curious sam by gluestickgirl
halloween spooktacular by walesk
pick of the patch by bluestardesign
Adorable Witch by gretahammond
Trick or Treat by Jana Eubank
October Fall Fun by Nettio
Treating by Kayleigh
October Memories by Kim DS
spooky ’10 by laura grimes
falling for those eyes by ayaandjudah
Fall by teeleedee
Nightfall by American Crafts
Collection suited for both Halloween and fall events includes patterned papers, stickers, labels, fabric brads, and cardstock alphabets.
Oct 31st by Fancy Pants Designs
Extensive collection of papers, chipboard elements, die-cut cardstock pieces, ribbon, rub-ons and more in traditional Halloween colors.
Happy Harvest by Imaginisce
Collection of fall-themed patterned papers, stickers, and individual acrylic stamps.
Too Cute To Spook by Bella Blvd
Brightly-colored, Halloween-themed collection includes patterned papers, alphabet stickers, and chipboard elements.
Harvest Market by Lily Bee Design
Fall-colored collection with a harvest and Halloween theme includes papers, journaling cards, alphabet stickers, cardstock stickers, and a stamp set.
Give Thanks by Ali Edwards for Technique Tuesday
Stamp set with fall-themed word art and pumpkin.
Haunted Woodlands Kit by Katie Pertiet
Digital, Halloween-themed whimsy kit includes patterned and solid papers, three alphabets, word strips and whimsical epoxies.
Apothecary by Echo Park Paper Co.
Set of digital patterned papers in a muted palette of oranges, creams, browns, and black for fall and Halloween-themed layouts which is part of a collection sold in separate kits at www.jessicasprague.com. Echo Park Paper Co. also sells the Apothecary collection in paper.
Monster Mash WordArt by Fayâ€¢ETTE Designs
Word art digital stickers, most included in black and color versions.
Autumn Essence by Julie Billingsley
Digital kit includes patterned and solid papers, a variety of elements including owls, leaves, pumpkins, and journaling spots, and an alphabet.
Happy Haunting by Robyn Meierotto
Digital kit of worn and distressed patterned and solid papers in black, orange and cream with pale blue, with a variety of elements including ribbons, stitching word art, pumpkins, and a chipboard alphabet.