Got Scrapper's Block?

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These ideas were compiled by Ginger Morgan, Kristi Martin, and other scrapbookers on the web. Use them to help you get over your scrappers block anytime!

Use the name of a TV Show for a title
Use the name of a song for a title
Use the name of a book for a title
Use the word “Love” in the title
Use a computer-generated title
Use stickers for a title
Use a hand written title
Cut out the letters for a title
Use die-cut letters for a title
Use the title only to explain your pictures—no journaling
Use a pre-made title
Dangle something from a letter in the title using a wire, raffia, string, or something
Use Plaid paper for the title or for the background of the title
Mix template letters for the title
Weave a fiber behind title
Cut a title from a cursive font
Sew a title
put your title down the side of the page
Put title letters on individual tags
Dot the "I"s in your title with an embellishment
Use buttons for the “O”s or the center of your “O”s in your title.

Use all pastel colored paper
Use a Black Background—can be black printed paper
Use crumpled paper on a layout
Use all scraps except for the background paper
Use bright colors for a layout
Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout
Use suede paper
Use “wood” paper or regular paper that looks like wood
Use 3 different patterned paper in the same layout
Use red, white, and blue on the layout
Use only cardstock on a layout
Use only patterned paper on a layout
Use vellum on a layout
Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout
Convert an 8 ½ x 11-inch page to a 12x12 layout!
Use embossed paper
Use diamond dust paper
Use mulberry paper
Emboss your own background paper (wet or dry)
Use any other “specialty paper” and tell us about it!

Take a layout you have done that you love, and recreate it with different colors and a different theme. (In other words, CASE a layout of your own!)
Scrap a Holiday in “non-traditional” colors—(Pastel Christmas, Pastel New Years???)
Scrap any celebration
Scrap a family tradition
Scrap an event that includes some sort of food (Picnic, Thanksgiving, restaurant)
Scrap a sports event or a game
Do a layout that includes toys in some way
Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ???)
Do a SPRING layout
Do a SUMMER layout
Do a FALL layout
Do a WINTER layout
Do a Heritage layout
C.A.S.E. a layout-- (other than your own) (copy and steal everything J)—use the same colors and techniques.
Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub, rainstorm—squirt-gun--anything water—could also be a snow layout!)
Use a quote on a layout
Use a prayer on a layout
Use a Bible verse on a layout
Do a mosaic layout
Do a “Totally Me” layout using your pictures of you doing your “stuff.”
(Share this online for an extra point!)
Scrap a Patriotic Page
Scrap a current event (within the past year)
Do a vacation layout
Use “Something from the Kitchen” in a layout (?)
Scrap an accomplishment—yours or family member
Do an “ITS BROKEN” layout—(Toy, leg, car ???)
Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)
Do a Holiday layout
Do a paper-tearing layout
Do a “Like father like son” or “Like Mother Like Daughter” layout (like grandpa-like granddaughter?) mother-son, father-daughter,
(doesn’t have to have that title, just that content)
Do a “STEP INTO THE PAST” layout--
Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout
Do a CAREER layout (if you are a SAHM or Grandma—that is a career!)
Do a SCHOOL layout
Do a CHURCH activity layout
Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)
Do a Color-Blocking layout
Do a “Nautical” layout
Do a SAND layout—(either in color, texture, content—use your own judgment)
Make a “page that moves” Pop-up or pull
Do a peek-a-boo page
Make a layout without pictures—must have journaling
Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from graduation)
Make a quilt page
Make a pocket page
Do a panoramic layout (with those page protectors that make it a 4-page layout)
Do a garden layout
Do a paper folding on a layout
Decorate the four corners of layout
Use a photo for template letters
use at least three photos on a page
Do calligraphy

Make a scene with stickers
Use stickers for the border
Use MAMBI stickers on a layout
Use Paper Moon Stickers on a layout
Use Debbie Mumm Stickers or punchouts on a page
Use stickers in another way and tell us about it.

Use buttons on a layout
Use something from nature
Make and use a shaker box
Sew or cross-stitch on a layout
Use photo corners
Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout
Use raffia on a layout
Use Twine on a layout
Use wire on a layout
Use watercolor pencils on a layout
Use colored pens on a layout
Use SQUARES on a layout
Use Circles on a layout
Use beads on a layout
Use a paper doll
Tear a paper piecing and use it on a layout
Make and use a paperpiecing
Use an embellished die cut
Use punch art on a layout
Use Daisies on a layout (die cuts or ???)
Use pressed flowers or leaves on a layout
Use Ladybug theme
Use Dragonflies on a layout
Use a NSBR (non-scrapbook related) embellishment
Use “stars” on a layout (stamped, punched, stickers—on the paper??)
Make MOSIAC FRAMES for the pictures
Use ready-made frame
Use some “BUMPER CROPS” on a layout
Use TAG art on a layout
Use ribbon on a page
Use eyelets
Do “quilling” on a page
Do paper weaving
Use Magic mesh
Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)
Use pop dots
Use fabric on a page
Use BRADS on a layout
Pen-stitch on a layout
Use Holly leaves and berries as an embellishment
Use a “sound” button (some play music, or record your own)
Use an embellishment not listed—and tell us what the embellishment is so we can use it too!
Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.
Use Fibers
Use Charms
Use lace

Make and use a journaling “square.”
Use a ready-made Journaling square
Journal in your own handwriting
Use computer-generated journaling
Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape) to make a Journaling square
Journal on a photo mat
Journal using a list
Journal two points of view for each picture
Journal under a "lift up" photo
Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture
Write a letter to the person in the layout
Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders or larger font

Use Coluzzles to make a layout
Use a Xyron
Use something from a sizzix
Dry emboss on a layout
Wet emboss on a layout
Use rubber stamps on a page
Use a “page planner’ or other placement template
Use a template of any kind
Use a doodle cutter or Blade runner
Use chalk on a layout
Use a Magic Matter
Use a corner punch
Use a decorative punch
Use decorative scissors
Use straight scissors
Use paper cutter
Use a paper crimper
Use a “NEW TO YOU” tool
Use a tool not listed

Use black and white pictures on a layout
Use Color tinted pictures on a layout
Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout
Silhouette a picture
Crop a picture into a circle
Use a panoramic picture on a layout
Frame a picture with the same picture-(cut out part of it)

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