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27 Uses for Scrapbook Paper

27 Uses for Scrapbook Paper

Back in the old days (basically, the “old days” refers to my life before kids, which seems like forever ago), I used to scrapbook. A lot. Today I use a Memory Planner, but I have maintained my obsession and compulsive buying habits when it comes to scrapbook paper. I don’t even want to tell you how many pieces of scrapbook paper I have around my house, because it would be embarrassing. 

So…what’s one to do with it all? I’ve compiled a list of uses for scrapbook paper that I think any paper hoarder will appreciate. If you’re like me, you’ll see this list and get a bunch of ideas and feel the need to buy even MORE scrapbook paper. You have my blessing.

28 ways to use scrapbook paper

27 Uses for Scrapbook Paper

  1. Make this cute Scrapbook Paper Easter Egg.
  2. Use scrapbook paper to make planner stickers.
  3. Decorate the house! These 42 DIY decorating ideas are SO CUTE. 
  4. Make your own greeting cards!
  5. Turn scrapbook paper into envelopes and then use these printable cash envelope labels to create your own cash envelope system.
  6. Make a paper vase
  7. Make a decorative notebook
  8. Super cute monograms for the walls
  9. This Lunchbag Photo Album is so cute…and would be such a fun Mother’s Day or grandparents gift!
  10. Games for the kids – this Silly Sock Matching Game looks like a kid-pleaser!
  11. Custom Wall Art – perfect for a playroom or child’s room!
  12. Photo backdrops for your blog – I love using scrapbook paper as backgrounds/props for my blog photos
  13. Photo props for IG – small business owners will love this trick. Colorful scrapbook paper makes for cute backgrounds and simple photo props! 
  14. Make your own Christmas ornaments
  15. DIY gift bags
  16. Make these fun paper fireworks for the kids (or for cute decor)
  17. These DIY geometric bowls are so cute!
  18. Gorgeous paper flowers!
  19. Dress up your picture frames
  20. Make your own magnets (these would be a fun party favor)
  21. Get fancy with these cute plates (yes, plates!)
  22. Make your own custom phone case (I’m going to do this one!)
  23. Make these cute coasters! (fun gift idea)
  24. Decoupage something
  25. Make your own paper bows
  26. Gift tags (Christmas is coming, you guys!)
  27. Make a gift card envelope
  28. Make really fabulous candle votives
  29. Make some cute paper leaves

Here are some other posts you might like:

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What is a Memory Planner


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Seriously…I used to scrapbook too! Lila (my 5 year old) has an awesome scrapbook through THREE MONTHS…sigh. Great awesome post! Pinning!

Fabulous ideas!! It seems there’s always a use for school projects, science fair projects (the display board), etc.

I scrapbooked in the old days too, and all the way up to when I started blogging. That’s when scrapbooking stopped! I do still have tons of paper. It’s just so pretty; I can’t part with it.

I, too, have way too much scrapbook paper, and appreciate these ideas.

Great ideas..especially the wall monogram and the envelopes! I will have to look at more ideas here! Thanks for sharing!

I too have an embarrassing amount of paper in my crafty stash so this list is full of great ideas for me! Thanks
The problem I find is that it is just so pretty, it calls to me in the shops – “buy me, buy me, you could make lovely things with me….!”

Love this and I’m really going to try out some of these ideas. I am the same as you too many papers, too much temptation to buy more things, too much time on the computer so I went over to digital. Dropping in from SITS

What great idea. Thanks for linking up to Sweet and Savoury Sunday, stop by and link up again. Have a great day!!

Awesome list! I have way too much scrapbook paper sitting around!

These are great ideas, and I’m going to try making my own envelopes 🙂

These are all great ways to use scrapbook paper! Great ideas!

I just today acquired a giant stash of scrapbook paper. The nonprofit organisation where I volunteer two mornings a week got the paper and its super useful hanging file storage box as part of a donation. Their craft supply cabinet was already bulging so I scored! Now all I have to do is figure out what to do with my treasure trove since I don’t intend to start scrapbooking. Thanks for these tips.

Funny sidelight: Among the donated toys, books, games and craft items was a booklet entitled “How to Raise Ferrets”. We all agreed that we already have enough tiny, high energy, mischievous little beings scampering around the premises without adding ferrets to the mixture.

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