One of my favourite creative and calming hobbies is to grab a load of magazines, postcards, stickers and washi and make some colourful scrapbook pages. Last year, I shared my floral summery design with bright and positive adventure vibes and as well as my motivational fresh start New Year 2019 pages. This weekend, I was keen to get cutting and sticking for 2020 to see what is inspiring me at the moment.
The inspiration for these pages came from a routine visit to Paperchase, the stationery shop of dreams (best shop ever, right?). Whilst I was there, I picked up four postcards – You’re Super Duper, Be A Warrior Not A Worrier, Avocato and Bee Leaf In Yourself. Plus these adorable Squishy Pastel Pals Stickers.
I also popped into Flying Tiger and found this cute mini bunting for £1. This shop is heaven for those random craft/stationery bits’n’bobs which you didn’t even know you needed. Miniature shopping trolley? Go on then, why not. Although, this time I was good and resisted filling my basket with all the washi tape.
Once you have your selection of supplies and a couple of magazines, it’s time to get creative! Sometimes I just want to do something artsy without having to stress about the perfect outcome. Scrapbooking is ideal for this, as you can relax, chill out & enjoy the process and if it looks wrong, just stick something over it.
My scrapbooking top tip would be to start with bigger patterns, then layer on smaller clippings, postcards and text. If you are looking for pretty patterns, you can get paper packs such my fave Over The Rainbow Dovecraft pack from Hobbycraft. These are fab for all sorts of craft projects, as well as blogging photos.
The theme of these pages is anything cute, colourful and kawaii (the culture of cuteness in Japan). One of the magazine’s I found was a kids art magazine which was bursting with adorable kawaii illustrations that fitted perfectly into the design. I also had a copy of Planet Mindful known for it’s inspirational articles.
Rainbows, unicorns, milkshakes, happy clouds, avocados, cats, cupcakes… anything cute, colourful and cheerful made the cut. I love that you can use anything to decorate your pages. In the past, I have added affirmation cards, Polaroid photos, buttons, even a guitar plec. If it fits in with the theme, then go for it!
Other pages in my scrapbook:
Magazine scrapbooking is basically an old-fashioned Pinterest Board without the internet connection. All you need is a magazine or two, a pair of scissors and glue and the rest is up to you and your imagination. Have fun and be creative! Do you enjoy magazine scrapbooking? I’d love to hear from you!