Scrapbooking Ideas – Creating Scrapbook Presents

One known fact about Christmas is that it’s a season for sharing and giving – thus the concept of presents. While you can take the easy road out and cut “gift” images from magazines or patterned papers and wrappers, you can also take the creative way – making a present for your scrapbook. Aside from d├ęcor, these presents can also be used as a peek-a-boo for photos and hidden messages, giving your scrapbook a fun and exquisite side.

Scrapbooking ideas such as presents on a layout create a unique look for any scrapbook. To make these presents, you’ll need cardstock, glue, punchers, scissors, kaleidoscopic thin ribbons and a wide array of small embellishments such as sequins, brads and stickers.

First of all, you need to cut the cardstock to the size of the present. Make sure to leave a small, but adequate fold on the side if you plan to create a hinge opening for your present. Create the wrapper by pasting sequins, small stickers and punched designs onto the cardstock. Draw little words if you’d like an almost-wrapper look-alike.

Secondly, snip thin and even pairs of ribbon that will fit the size of the present you’d like to make. Cross the ribbon over each other on top of the cardstock. With a small strip of ribbon, curve your own ribbon for a final ribbon finish and place above the first crossed pair.

Last, glue the fold of the cardstock onto the back of the photo. Then glue the photo and the fold onto the background. If you’re more patient, you can create two halves of a present and have the opening in the middle.