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When thinking of ideas for scrapbook pages for a young boy you cannot go far wrong using blues and greens as your main colours.
This scrapbooking page layouts theme has very little in the way of materials and still manages to really catch your eye. I have not over embellished this scrapbook layout and I think by not adding any further detail; it leaves the photograph as the main focal point of the page.
Begin making this scrapbook layout with a large sheet of 12×12 scrapbook paper or card. I find using a thicker paper or even a piece of card as the background makes the whole scrapbook page more solid and easier to work on.
Next, select two 8×8 sheets of scrapbook paper that are mainly blue. Make sure one of the sheets is decorative and the other is just a plain blue.
Place the sheets one on top of the other allowing both to be seen as shown in the above photo.
Use double sided tape to secure the sheets of scrapbook paper together and carefully ink around the edge of the paper.
Inking around the edge of the paper gives your pages a softer look. You can do this with a small piece of sponge. Press the sponge into some blue ink and gently dab it all around the edge of the paper.
The best technique for this is to lift your paper in the air and gently scrape or dab your sponge along the edge. If you try to dab the edge of your paper whilst it is laying flat on your cutting mat, you will end up making an awful mess on your mat and have uneven lines along the edge of your scrapbook paper.
Once the edges are inked you can then attach your coloured papers to the base of your page. Use double sided tape to hold the paper in place.
Cut the photograph you are going to use down to size using either a paper trimmer or a scalpel and metal edge ruler. Using a metal edged ruler when you are cutting with a scalpel will ensure you do not snag the scalpel into the ruler, and end up having poorly cut your photos.
Mount the photograph onto the same patterned paper you used previously leaving a centimetre or two to make a nice frame for the photo.
Once again ink all around the edges before mounting it onto the solid blue paper.
Place the photograph in the bottom right hand corner of the page using 3d foam.
Use chip board letters to write the name of the child above the photograph. You could also add a date or age if you wish or perhaps some simple scrapbook quotes.
Next you will need to cut nine strips of patterned paper. Make sure they all match up with the papers you have already used and contain the same colours.
Arrange your strips of paper as I have done here or how you feel you want them before sticking them down permanently. When you have the layout you are happy with apply double sided tape in strips down the left hand side of the scrapbook page and place the strips of paper on top.
Place blue brads at the end of each strip of paper to finish this scrapbooking layouts modern and simple theme.
Feel free to browse the rest of my website for more ideas for scrapbook page layouts.