So this week I posted my Disney and Universal scrapbooking haul vlog to You Tube (if you haven’t had a look already, please do!). I actually filmed this video a few weeks ago now, so I wanted to post a follow up blog on how I’m getting along so far on the actual scrap booking! Want to know how to make a Disney scrapbook? Read on!
It turns out scrap booking is incredibly time consuming, and that’s the one thing I don’t have a lot of right now – time! I’ve only completed 3 pages so far, and the front cover, but it’s a creative and delicate process so I’d rather get it right than rush it.
So two weekends ago I sat down on the floor in the living room, brought down my craft draws and dived right in. Back in May I had purchased a Groupon offer at Snapfish, a photo printing website, £10 for £30 worth of credit. I managed to get around 350 photo prints for that, so I had more than enough photo prints to be getting on with and I also had my printed incase there was anything extra I wanted or a photo I’d missed.
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I started off with the front cover. I had a rough idea of what I wanted, something simple, not too much going on and to represent the fact that the theme of the scrapbook was our year of being a Walt Disney World Annual Passholder. I was only including pictures from our trip in 2015, and 2016. I knew I wanted to feature the dates, and the AP logo.
So this is what I ended up with! I am really thrilled with it, but learnt that UHU glue is not good at all for these types of projects. I stuck most of it down with glue dots, which are amazing. I started by deciding on the images I wanted to use, and I chose these because I liked the colours against the brown book. I am SO happy I had the corner cutter because to start with the top left image had pointy edges and didn’t look nice at all, it was so much better once I used the corner cutter (though I was worried I would get it wrong but that’s pretty much impossible!). I used one of my Polaroid outlines, and a luggage tag. I printed off the AP logo and cut it out, I think the orange looks really nice with the brown book, too. On the luggage tag I stamped the dates between which we were AP’s – I practised a million times but it still didn’t turn out very well. Stamps are very hard to use for newbies!
The next couple of pages I worked on were really just ‘set up’ pages. First of all I knew I wanted to keep our park maps inside the scrapbook – we are making a shadowbox at some point for all our trinkets but we wanted to be able to get the maps out and look at them. So I made a pocket page. I picked two of the Simple Stories pages. In hindsight, I think this page is a little boring, and I could probably add something extra to give it the way factor and draw people in! I’ll have to have a think about it.
The second page I wanted to be a Magic Kingdom page, because all Disney holidays don’t really start until you see the castle for the first time! I was going to start the scrapbook with a page for each of the main parks but then I thought the beauty of a scrapbook is that it doesn’t have to be in order (even if it does hurt my organised brain.) I used the newsprint Simple Stories page. I added on the cloud journal card with the Mickey and Minnie balloons as I really liked it, and noticed it matched the newsprint. I added in some nice Main Street pictures where I wanted them, and then felt it needed something more, so tested in with the coloured circles. I really like the way it turned out!
Finally, I’ve done one ride themed page. Well… it’s in progress! I knew all along how I wanted the Haunted Mansion page to look and I actually drew it ages ago. So I added in a piece of lace material that I got from a haberdashery, and will stick it down with my glue gun. Then I used two cool pictures we had taken when we exited the mansion, one of us looking super scared! I printed the outline of the three hitchhiking ghosts and then cut them out, and drew around them and cut a clean outline out of some black card I had to go and buy specially. Finally, I want to make it extra creepy, so at the top left I’ll added in the black card with silver text – using the script of a part of the ride!
I can’t wait to get some more done, when I’ve got the time, anyway! Next on my to do pile is a double Epcot page and a double Animal Kingdom page, I’ll make sure to keep you updated! I would love to see your creations, if you’ve done any cool scrapbooks in the past! – let me know in the comments.