Scrapbookers often find ideas for their albums in the changing seasons. In the fall, the shapes and colors of the falling leaves, harvest crops and blooming flowers provide lots of great ideas that we can incorporate into our scrapbooks. Here are some ways you can work the season into the various elements of your page.
Get Creative wit Fall-Inspired Colors
Orange is a color that’s certainly not hard to find in the fall. It’s on pumpkins, falling leaves, and many fall flowers. It’s symbolic of Halloween, and is also used in many Thanksgiving decorations. Yellow is also found in lots of fall items. These two colors can work as backgrounds in some layouts, but in most cases they’re best reserved for embellishments and borders unless they are muted.
Brown is another fall favorite. It is associated with Thanksgiving turkey, pinecones, and more. Brown makes a good background color, because it will not draw attention away from the photos.
Get Crafty with Your Titles
Incorporating the feel of the season into your pages extends to your page titles as well. Whether your tone is serious or whimsical, you can find inspiration for your page titles in the beauty that surrounds you.
“Leaf” and “leaves” are good words to work into puns for your titles. A page about one special person could be entitled “The Apple of My Eye.” Harvest themes and autumn colors can also provide good title ideas.
Embrace Some Embellishments
No scrapbook is complete without embellishments, and there are plenty of great ideas from nature in the fall. The brightly colored leaves are favorites in all types of fall design, and leaf motifs look great in a scrapbook. But as tempting as it may be, it’s best not to use real leaves in your pages. They just do not stand up to time very well, even when they are carefully preserved.
Pumpkin and squash die cuts, brads and stickers are perfect for a harvest theme. Items featuring apples, pears and berries are also great as embellishments. For Halloween and Thanksgiving, you can find all sorts of stamps and die cuts to choose from.
Collect Your Gorgeous Fall Photos
The most important things in any scrapbook are the photos. While using colors, titles and embellishments can create a fall atmosphere for your pages, capturing the season in your photos is the best way to make your scrapbook truly memorable.
Taking pictures outdoors when possible can add a touch of autumn without a great deal of effort. If you’re working with kids, get some candid shots of them jumping in the leaf pile. Or get a picture of your little one with the biggest pumpkin from the patch. These are memories that are sure to be cherished for years to come, and that’s what scrapbooking is all about.
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