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Hang on to precious memories with a beautiful DIY scrapbook from Canva.

How to make a scrapbook - Canva

Piece memories and moments together in a personalized scrapbook

Wondering what to do about your boxes of photos or gigabytes of images just lying around? Why not turn them into a beautiful work of art brimming with memories? If the thought of tackling such a monumental task is making you feel anxious, never fear, give Canva most of the heavy lifting and see how fun and easy it can be.

The secret lies with the collection of professionally-made templates made by our amazing team of designers. From there, it’s a simple matter of changing up the elements and photos along with a few extra personal touches to the design. Share your scrapbook with the rest of your family and friends and even invite them to collaborate with you. 

How to make a scrapbook

  1. Sign up or log in

    New to Canva? Sign up using Facebook or Google. Already a user? Log in and search for the “Scrapbook” design type to open a new page and start designing.

  2. Find the right template

    Check out Canva’s impressive range of scrapbook templates for every theme, including travel, birthday, holiday, anniversary, recipes, road trip and more. Each template comes with several pages. Click the template you like to make it yours.

  3. Explore features

    In Canva’s library you’ll find millions of beautiful stock images, photos, illustrations, icons and other graphics to help deck out your design. Just drag and drop them onto your page. Use the photo effects and animate features to make your images pop off the page.

  4. Personalize your design

    Make your scrapbook as unique as the memories you’ve made. Upload your own images, artwork and photos. Mix and match elements from different templates. Choose your own background, color scheme and font style.

  5. Download and print

    Use the collaborate tool to invite friends and family to make any final touches. Save your scrapbook pages as print-ready PDFs or share your design online in a few clicks.

Open a new Scrapbook Design

Upload your own photos and spice them up with more design elements

Once you’ve got a template to start with, you can begin personalizing your design. Upload your own photos or images by going to the Uploads tab and dragging and dropping files from your computer and into Canva. Once the images are saved on your uploads folder, they will remain there, ready to be used for your next designs.

At the same time, you can add icons, illustrations and even more photos by browsing through Canva’s amazing media library. Drag and drop new design elements into your workspace, move them to where they need to be, and resize by dragging on any of the image edges.

Add filters and effects to your images

One of the easiest ways to create a theme or cohesive look for your scrapbook is to apply filters to your photos. Want to add a vintage feel to your design? Or how about a black and white themed scrapbook? Take advantage of Canva’s extensive photo editing features. Just click on your image and apply any of the pre-set filters or add photo effects like vignette, blur and x-process. You can even experiment with more settings like adjusting contrast, brightness, and tint.

Collaborate with family and friends on your design

Many hands make light work — and add to the fun! Get help from friends and family on your latest scrapbook project by sharing editing access with them. Just click on the share button, tick the box allowing them to edit your work, then send the generated link. Since Canva is stored on the cloud, you and your collaborators can access your design anytime, from anywhere, on any desktop, laptop, iPhone, iPad or Android device.

FAQ

It’s up to you to decide what to put in your scrapbook, but the possibilities are endless. You can include photos and images, magazine clippings, maps, fabric, items from nature, patterned paper, embellishments like ribbon and lace, stamps and stencils, stickers and more.

You can print a digital scrapbook in a few easy steps. Once you’ve finished your digital scrapbook layouts, they can be printed as individual pages and then bound together into a scrapbook album. It’s also possible to print your scrapbook layouts onto bags, greetings cards or shirts.

First you’ll need to decide what style of scrapbook album you want: post-bound, three-ring, strap-hinge, book-bound or other. Then you can decide on your scrapbook size, going for 12 x 12 inches, 8.5 x 11 inches, 8 x 6 inches or a mini theme.

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