Torn Paper Scrapbook Layout (Perfect For Beginners)

This page is so easy to make. It is perfect for those just starting out, or even more experienced scrapbookers looking for a quick page idea.

What I love about this layout is how you can use scraps from your patterned papers. Try to find papers that coordinate well together, and you’ll have a beautiful page ready for your pictures.

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How To Make This Page

1.Select 6 to 8 cardstock scraps that coordinate nicely.

2. Choose a plain cardstock background that matches your cardstock. Sometimes a plain white background works the best. Let the paper shine.

I’ve used Smooth Ivory from Bazzil for the background.

3. Gently tear your strips of paper.

You can also use an edge distresser if you have one. I like good old fashioned tearing.

Keep the bottom strip fairly large, the other ones can be any size you’d like.

*If you’d like you can ink the torn edges for a more distressed look.

I’m using paper that I’ve had for a very long time. It the Togetherness collection from Cosmo Cricket. (I wish they were still around!)

4. Using your favourite adhesive, stick the torn strips together.

To make it easy, flip it upside down and put adhesive only along the torn edge. Stick on your next strip, and repeat.

5. Stick your torn strips to your cardstock background.

I’ve folded over parts of the torn edge for a bit more interest and to show off the other side of this pretty paper.

6. Cut a photo mat from coordinating cardstock for your photo of any size that works for you.

For a 4 x 6 photo, I’ve cut the blue cardstock 4.5 x 6.5 and the ivory 4.25 x 6.25.

7. Embellish the page however you like.

I had a few pieces left over from this collection so I used them to decorate the page.

Stretch The Layout

8. Maybe you’d like to stretch this layout to a double page.

You can create another page the same as the first, or flip the torn strips vertically for a different but still cohesive look. Try to use the same papers to keep the page consistent.

Are you just getting started scrapbooking? You might be interested in reading our article about the ten supplies you need to get started scrapbooking.

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