190 Scrapbook Page Ideas, Topics, and Themes


190 Scrapbook Page Ideas, Topics, and Themes

Need inspiration for how to decorate scrapbook pages? These simple ideas are perfect for scrapbookers of every skill level.


Run out of ideas, but in the mood to create a delightful scrapbook page? Need some creative inspiration to get your imagination started? We’ve put together a list of over 150 Scrapbook Page Ideas, Topics, and Themes from our resident scrapbooking expert, Maria Nerius.

Everyone starts a scrapbook for the same reason– to capture and save their priceless memories of a life well lived. Whether you want to remember family history and special events, give a handmade memory book to others as a gift, or simply pull one together to pass the time, we’ve got topics for you to explore.

There are three main elements of a scrapbook: photos, mementos, and journaling. The following lists of scrapbook page ideas might not be all-inclusive (that would be impossible), but they’ll help guide you in the right direction as you’re planning the themes for your next DIY scrapbook album.

Scrapbooking Supplies & Materials

  • Scrapbook album
  • Pictures
  • Scissors
  • Paper
  • Writing utensils
  • Cricut (optional)
  • Adhesive (glue sticks, glue paste, double-sided tape, foam adhesives, etc.)
  • Embellishments (gemstones, buttons, ribbons, pressed flowers, artificial flowers, etc.)

Types of paper that can be used for your scrapbook pages

  • Cardstock
  • Construction paper
  • Vellum paper
  • Textured paper
  • Paper with patterns or scenery

We’ve created seven lists full of scrapbook ideas and resources you can use in your pages:
   1. List of popular themes perfect for beginners.
   2. List of favorites, interests, and hobbies.
   3. List of celebrations, events, and special occasions.
   4. List of holidays and seasonal topics.
   5. List of unique scrapbooking page ideas.
   6. Scrapbooking tips and tricks.
   7. Additional resources.

Simple Scrapbook Ideas for Beginners – Popular Themes

  1. “About Me” Page
  2. Your Home
  3. Your Garden
  4. Your Car
  5. Your Best Friend
  6. The Love of Your Life
  7. Your Child(ren)
  8. Your Family/Household

Home Together Scrapbook Layout

  1. Your Sibling
  2. Your Niece / Nephew
  3. Your Parents

Mom Scrapbook Layout

  1. Your Grandparents
  2. Your Extended Family
  3. Your Faith/Spiritual Journey
  4. Milestones
  5. A Beloved Pet
  6. Personal Style
  7. Friendships and Other Meaningful Relationships
  8. Family Heritage
  9. Your Biggest Dream
  10. Your Bucket List
  11. Your Milestones
  12. Your Hobbies and Interests
  13. Your Neighborhood or City
  14. Childhood Home
  15. Hometown
  16. Your Earliest Memories
  17. Places You’ve Traveled
  18. What Do You Keep in Your Pockets/Purse?
  19. Prized Heirloom
  20. A Day in the Life
  21. What Are You Afraid Of?
  22. To-Do List
  23. Your School Years
  24. Things that…
    1. Make You Smile
    2. Make You Cry
    3. Make You Proud
    4. Make You Angry
    5. Make You Unique
  25. Make You Laugh
  26. Love and Romance

Always Heart Wreath Scrapbook Layout

  1. Home Decorating
  2. Your Hero/Role Model
  3. Your Greatest Achievement
  4. Your Office
  5. Your Occupation/Career
  6. In Memory Of / Memorial
  7. Journaling
    1. Junk Journal
    2. Bible Journal
    3. Book Journal
    4. Travel Journal
    5. Bullet Journal

Favorites / Interests / Hobbies

  1. Favorite Color
  2. Favorite Genre of Music
  3. Favorite Song
  4. Favorite Artist or Group
  5. Favorite Concert
  6. Favorite Book
  7. Favorite Movie
  8. Favorite TV Show
  9. Favorite Actor/Actress
  10. Favorite Recipe
  11. Favorite Food
  12. Favorite Dessert
  13. Favorite Restaurant
  14. Favorite Outfit
  15. Favorite Holiday
  16. Favorite Vacation
  17. Favorite Photos

Click Click Layout

  1. Favorite Animal
  2. Favorite Quote
  3. Favorite Poem
  4. A Poem By You
  5. Interests and Hobbies
    1. Arts and Crafts
    2. Card Making
    3. Dancing
    4. Exercise Routine
    5. Playing Instruments
    6. Reading/Book Club
    7. Riding a Horse
    8. Singing
    9. Sports
    10. Video Games
    11. Writing

Celebrations / Events / Special Occasions

  1. Pregnancy
  2. New Baby
    1. First Bath
    2. First Words
    3. First Steps
    4. First Tooth
    5. First Birthday
    6. First Communion
  3. Birthdays

Happy Birthday Scrapbook Layout

  1. Graduations
  2. Proposals and Engagements
  3. Wedding
  4. Honeymoon
  5. Anniversaries
  6. Retirement
  7. Back to School

Back to School Scrapbook Page

  1. School Dances
  2. Award Presentations
  3. Family Reunions
  4. All of your firsts….
    1. First Date
    2. First Car
    3. First Home
    4. First Job
    5. First Flight
    6. First Child
  5. Baptism
  6. Big Moves (from state to state)
  7. Parties
  8. Festivals & Concerts
  9. Coming of Age

Seasonal / Holidays

  1. Fall
  2. Winter
  3. Spring
  4. Summer

Summer Splash Layout

  1. Pumpkin Carving
  2. Sunflower Viewings
  3. First Snow
  4. New Year’s Eve/Day
  5. Chinese New Year
  6. Valentine’s Day
  7. Pesach
  8. Mardi Gras
  9. Lent
  10. Easter

Happy Easter Scrapbook Page

  1. Mother’s Day
  2. Ramadan and Eid al-Fitr
  3. Father’s Day
  4. Children’s Day
  5. Juneteenth
  6. Grandarent’s Day
  7. Halloween

"Boo" Halloween Scrapbook Page

  1. Diwali
  2. Thanksgiving
  3. Hanukkah
  4. Christmas
  5. Kwanzaa
  6. Patriotic Holidays

Miscellaneous and Unique Scrapbooking Ideas

  1. “We Love Our Mommy/Daddy!”
  2. A Big Hug
  3. A Bubble Bath
  4. A Rainy Day
  5. A Road Trip

Road Trip Layout

  1. A Sailing Ship
  2. A Special Look
  3. A Specific Year - include things that will remind you of that year such as significant events, best read books or watched TV shows, new inventions, etc.
  4. Baking Together

Baking Together Scrapbook Layout

  1. Bathing a Dog
  2. Beauty and Style
  3. Camping
  4. Carnival/State Fair
  5. Circus
  6. Collectibles
  7. Company
  8. Concert, Movie, and Theatre
  9. Costumes/Playing Dress-Up
  10. Day at the Beach

Beach Days Scrapbook Layout

  1. Day at the Lake
  2. Day at the Park
  3. Day at the Zoo
  4. Drinking Eggnog
  5. Everyday Moments
  6. Family Brag Book
  7. Fandoms

Doctor Who Scrapbook Page

  1. Fashion
  2. Feeling Mellow
  3. Flowers
  4. Fun Days

Stuck on Fun Scrapbook Layout

  1. Games
  2. Getting Lost and Being Found
  3. Gifts
  4. Girl’s Night Out
  5. Grilling a Burger
  6. Health & Fitness
  7. Hiking
  8. History of a Place/Event
  9. House Plants
  10. Inspirational Quotes
  11. Jumping Puddles
  12. Just Because
  13. Kicking A Habit
  14. Letter to Santa
  15. Lifestyle Change
  16. Loose Tooth

Loose Tooth Scrapbook Layout

  1. Lost in the Fog
  2. Making S’mores
  3. Man & His Truck
  4. Military
  5. Moments of Joy & Jubilation
  6. Money Tree
  7. Mowing Lawn
  8. Nap
  9. Nature
  10. Nautical
  11. Outdoor Fun
  12. Parades
  13. Playing a Game
  14. Pocket Page
  15. Pool
  16. Putting Up Decorations
  17. Quarantine
  18. Reflections
  19. Renaissance fair
  20. Resolutions
  21. Riding the Bus
  22. Riding the Train
  23. Silly Celebrations
  24. Starting A Riot
  25. Super Heroes
  26. The Quiet
  27. Theme Parks
  28. Things We Love About XYZ
  29. Things You're Thankful For
  30. Wisdom
  31. Years of Marriage/Partnership
  32. Your Child’s School Years

Fifth Grade Scrapbook Layout

Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks

• DON’T use the original image. Instead, make copies specifically for scrapbooking
• Use a map for a background
• Cut pictures into unique shapes
• Print photos on adhesive photo paper
• Add envelopes
• Use paint chips
• Invest in a stamp set
• Mementos that can be used to make your scrapbook more personal

  • Greeting cards
  • Letters, notes, postcards
  • Invitation cards and thank-you notes
  • Party favors
  • Pressed flowers, buttons, stickers, coins
  • Gift wrapping, ribbons, tags
  • Newspaper clippings
  • Certificates
  • Printed materials from vacations – maps, travel itineraries, brochures from attractions
  • Tickets stubs from concerts, sporting events, performances, flights, etc.
  • Book jackets
  • Lock of hair or pet fur
  • Reviews of movies, concerts, and performances

Other Scrapbooking Resources:

With digital memory-keeping being so prevalent in today’s society—from social networks like Instagram to wireless photo frames to display in your home—you may be wondering if people are really still creating physical scrapbooks? The answer is a resounding “YES!” In fact, the paper scrapbooking trend took over TikTok for a while. While not as prevalent in the crafting world as it was before, there are still so many of us who enjoy preserving our memories offline. Makes it easier to pass down that way ;)

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Wow, it's really interesting ideas for scrapbook. The album is a really important thing! I believe that every parent should make an album in which family photos will be stored. I am sure that when the child grows up, he will be very look at their children's photos. It is very important that new photos appear in the family album, so you can not stop there. Thank you for these great ideas, I hope you will continue to share this great type of content!br /br /Vanessa Miles,

I've always wanted to make a scrapbook but was overwhelmed with all the options and trying to get all the photographs of the family in it. I like the idea of just starting with a theme and I'll just get a small scrapbook for a couple dozen pictures. I could just do a a season, a year, or maybe just a vacation. That project wouldn't be so daunting!

For those of us just starting out, this is ideal . Some of us need this kind of help to get started. I'm sure there are other places to get layouts and pictures. Chill!

These were ideas not layouts.....

Also disappointed that there are no pictures or layouts!!!

Disappointed that there are no pictures or layouts.

I thought this would be photographs and instructions on ideas for scrapbooking. All it is is a list of subjects. What a disappointment. I could make up my own list and do it if that was all i wanted. I am just starting to scrapbook and need more than just a lame list.

@vknebel 5375106, This list is not meant to contain actual layouts to follow; it is simply a list of ideas to help inspire you! We apologize for any confusion. --Editor of FaveCrafts

Can't see any layouts. It just lists the 135 possible layouts.

@Ro Ro: There are no photos of actual layouts included in this article. This is simply a list of scrapbook themes to inspire your creativity! -- Editor of FaveCrafts

how do you see the lay outs?


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