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How To Use Blank Scrapbooking Calendar Pages

Mar 28, 2008
Using blank scrapbooking calendar pages can be a great way to showcase vacations or other trips, a baby's arrival, or anything that is eagerly anticipated or that involves a certain schedule. If you've seen these blank scrapbooking calendar pages in other people's scrapbooks and are interested in learning how to use them yourself, here are some quick pointers on how to do just that.

First, consider what event you want to document with a calendar. Is it a pregnancy or how you spent a vacation? You can use blank scrapbooking calendar pages by adding photos of the expectant mother and her growing belly on different weeks, or add the sonogram photos as well. For vacations, you can add photos of the different states or cities or other landmarks you were at during different days. This can give you a running history to document how your trip progressed. It makes a great way to outline your vacation itinerary on a layout.

Blank scrapbooking calendar pages are also fun for longer events, such as a school year. You can add pages for the month the child entered school with a picture of his or her first day, a page for things like the holidays, and so on. By adding the calendar pages you really get an idea for when things happened, rather than just having a picture of your child in the snow or playing at a park. Filling an entire year of blank calendar pages makes an instant year-in-review album. Try finding blank pages that are the size of your album, like 12x12. Then just slip the pages into an album at the end of the year.

You don't need to use blank scrapbooking calendar pages just to document an event, however. You can simply add them to your pages as an embellishment. Think of a page of the month of October for your Halloween page, one of December for your Christmas page, and so on. Because blank scrapbooking calendar pages are unique and add visual interest, they can really dress up any type of page. You can add any size calendar to a layout. Use a small calendar of January and dress up a tag for a winter page. An August calendar sheet could be used on one half of a page for journaling, and the other half could be filled with summer pictures.

A full page blank calendar month can be a background for your layout. The individual squares for each day can be designated for photos, embellishments and journaling. You don't have to limit yourself to a white background either. Try copying the month onto colored cardstock. Vary your design by tilting the calendar on the page, or placing it off center. You could even extend the month onto a 2-page scrapbooking layout.

And of course you don't need to actually purchase blank scrapbooking calendar pages from your office supply or scrapbooking supply store either. Think of how often you just toss out calendars after the month or year is over; keep these for your scrapbooks. Many have really nice print or photos that can also be used and can really dress up your pages. You can also make up blank scrapbooking calendar pages easily enough on your computer. Just make a table in Microsoft Word and use a fancy font for the month's name, and presto! You have your own blank calendar. Work with it a bit and you'll find it's much easier than you might have expected.
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Christine Perry invites you to her website, http://www.intoscrapbooking.com for more scrapbooking ideas and information on scrapbooking horse pages .
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