A Scrapbook with Style

A Scrapbook with Style

Crafting Time:
  • Under 1 Hour
Skill Level:
  • Intermediate
Project Courtesy of: Martha Stewart Living
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For the Album Pages

  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Photo-safe decorative paper,
  • Photo album
  • Card stock cut to desired size
  • Archival-quality glue stick

For the Monogram

  • Letter stencil,
  • Photo album
  • Drafting or masking tape
  • Matte medium
  • 1-inch-wide foam paintbrush
  • Metallic acrylic paint


Step 1
The Scrapbook How To
Cut decorative paper to the same size as the album's pages.

Step 2
Arrange photos and card stock labels on one of the decorative pages. Flip items over, and mark the corners as shown, 1/2 inch from corners.

Step 3
Use those marks to determine where to cut slits in the decorative paper to insert the corners of photos and labels.

Step 4
Apply glue stick to back of decorative paper, avoiding slits. Position on album page, and smooth to adhere.

Step 5
Slide pictures and card stock labels into the slits cut into the decorative papers.

Step 6
The Monogram How-To
Position stencil (see Tools and Materials dropdown list, above) on album cover, and adhere with tape.

Step 7
Apply matte medium to inside of stencil with foam paintbrush to prime (this will seal the fabric and prevent the paint from bleeding). Let dry for 2 minutes. Clean brush.

Step 8
Stencil letter again, this time using metallic paint. Let dry, and remove stencil.