Pictures and small mementos are the main structure and content in most
scrapbooks. What separates a picture album from a scrapbook is the creativity
that is introduced in the design and makeup of the scrapbook versus the bland
and more laid back approach to placing items into a picture album. Scrapbooks
are the modern example of the handcrafted family keepsake. They are full of
uniqueness and personality. A great way to add flair to scrapbooks without
taking the emphasis off the pictures and personal mementos is by interjecting
cute quotes from friends and family into their layout.
Cute quotes can be taken from everyday life, family, friends, television, books, anyplace you like. Until you have collected enough quotes together to insert them into a scrapbook, it is a good idea to find a special place to keep them. I would recommend storing them in a box or basket, close by the pen and paper you keep on hand in order to jot them down in case you are in a rush. After you have assembled a considerable amount of cute quotes, then you can begin to consider nice page designs based around mingling the quotes with pictures of your choosing.
Depending upon the theme that your scrapbook is based upon, there will be many possible ways for you to include the cute quotes in an eye-catching manner. For a child's scrapbook, a catchy background for the quotes could be a blackboard (composed of black construction paper cut with a yellow frame pasted around it) with white, scratchy text overlaid on top of it. Stark white chalk is a great idea to add a little plausibility if you choose this method. Take care not to smudge your writing. When you are finished, lightly mist the chalkboard with a clear polyurethane coating to be sure that the chalk will remain intact. Other ideas for backgrounds to be used behind the cute quotes can stem from your own children's interests.
If your scrapbook is not based on a children's theme, there are a vast array of ways you can display the cute quotes you would like in your scrapbook. In an office theme, post-it notes would be a catchy idea. Or pieces of paper with paper clips fastened onto the tops of them. Whatever is indicative of your profession or occupation.
In a sport's theme, a scoreboard background would be a little time consuming although extremely unique. When working on a sport's related scheme, if all else fails, create background shapes in tune with that particular sport. When scrapbooking for a basketball player, a rough appearing floor plan of a basketball team's plays would be a creative design. You could jot various sayings of interest in and around the court, posing them as if they were representing plays or players. There are a million different ways in which you can layout a sports theme with the cute quotes, be imaginative!
A wedding themed scrapbook should make use of a softer, gentler background for the quotes. A satin material background with cute quotes and memories with a sheer covering held on by a tied ribbon at the top would be a gorgeous wedding arrangement. Other options include parchment; even a thin sheet of embossed silver or gold would be distinctive and ideal for very special or sentimental quotes.
You can incorporate really cute quotes and thoughts into any scrapbook layout. The thing to remember is to find a unique way to tie the quotes in with your scrapbook's theme matter. There are unlimited amounts of ways to do this. The more you are able to base the design around personal items, the more sentimental value your scrapbook holds for future viewing. All in all, I believe you will find after time that you treasure these cute quotes and sayings. They can help remind one of a time once lost. They can bring back long ago spoken words of a loved one. Whatever the case, these thoughts and ideas are an important part of the makeup of any scrapbook.