End Scrappers Block

Last Updated 10/14/09

Here is a list of ways to end scrappers block. Some people made little boxes or jars, cut these apart, and draw one out at a time and try to use it. I thought this would help for those of you looking for help for newbies to get ideas for the kinds of things that can be scrapped, or for anyone who needs a good idea to end scrappers block. I don't know who the original author is, but every time I have seen this there have been a few small differences and the list seems to keep growing.

Journal in your own handwriting
Scrap a sports event or game
Use some bumper crops on a layout
Use a black background (can be black printed paper)
Use nothing but cardstock
Use tag art on a layout
Scrap a holiday in non-traditional colors
Turn on the TV, use the first words uttered on the TV. In your layout
Use wood paper or regular paper that looks like wood
Use any other specialty paper
Use metallic paper somewhere in your layout
Use all scraps except for the background paper
Do a black and white layout
Use bright colors for a layout
Use suede paper
Use stickers in a creative way
Use a paper cutter
Use fabric flowers
Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout
Mix patterned papers
Use a panoramic picture on a layout
Dot the i's in your title with an embellishment
Scrap a current event (within the past yr.)
Use a handwritten title
Print a picture on watercolor paper, tear and chalk edges
Do a vellum overlay over a photo
Chalk the edges of a torn photo mat
Do a spring layout
Make a pocket page
Use 1-word adjectives to describe the person in a picture
Use crumpled paper on a layout
Mix template letters for a title
Cut graphics from patterned paper to use as an embellishment
Pull out the stash of sticker letters
Use at least 3 photos on a page
Journal on vellum over a photo
Use colored pencils on your title
Use daisies on a layout (die cuts)
Do paper folding on a layout
Color block a background
Use the stamp you bought 2 yrs. Ago and have never used
Use holly leaves and berries as an embellishment
Convert an 8 x 11 page to a 12x12 layout
Journal 2 points of view for each picture
Use stickers for the border
Use colored pens on a layout
Embellish your page with a paper doll
Put your title down the side of the page
Use fabric
Use a Xyron
Use beads on layout
Use a sticker border
Weave a fiber behind a title
Use a paper doll
Use a die cut in a creative way
Do a sand layout (either in color, texture)
Use white as a background
Use a quote on a layout
Use at least 3 shades of the same color on a lo
Use something from nature
Use magic mesh
Use stickers for a title
Scrap any celebration
Do a summer layout
Do a house and home layout
Make lace edges w/deco scissors and punches
Use the name of a song for a title
Use a decorative punch
Use a poem on a layout
Do a church activity layout
Use only cardstock on a layout
Use a paper crimper
Use the name of a TV. Show for a title
Use tiny beads
Scrap a family tradition
Use a sound button
Dry emboss an embellishment
Do a color-blocking layout
Journal using a list
Use mulberry paper
Sew a title
Crop a picture in a circle
Do a like father like son or like mother like daughter layout.
Use embossed paper
Use dried flowers
Use photo corners
Use all pastel colored paper
Scrap an event that includes some sort of food (picnic, restaurant)
Do a heritage layout
Do a layout that includes toys in some way
Do a garden layout
Use magic mesh
Use an embellishment die cut
Use punch art on a layout
Use vellum on a layout
Use circles on a layout
Decorate 1 side of photo mat w/eyelets
Use the name of a book for a title
Do a holiday layout
Use a computer-generated title
Do calligraphy
Use only patterned paper on a layout
Do a before and after layout (diet, pregnancy)
Use rolled paper
Make and use a shaker box
Use the last thing you bought
Use something you got in a swap
Use ribbon
Use straight scissors
Use ready-made frame
Put title letters on individual tags
Use only paper from the scrap pile
Do a panoramic layout
C.a.s.e. A layout (other than your own) copy and steal everything - use the same colors and techniques
Pen stitch on a layout
Use stars on a layout (stamped, punched, stickers)
Use scrapbook glitter
Use pressed flowers or leaves on a layout.
Do paper weaving on a layout
Use chalk on a layout
Do a totally me layout using your pictures of you doing your stuff
Silhouette a picture
Do a fall layout
Use diamond dust paper
Use rubber stamps on a layout
Use 3 different patterned papers in the same layout
Use an item from nature as an embellishment
Find 1 item in your DH's toolbox to use as an embellishment
Use the word love in the title
Do a school layout
Print a photo on vellum
Use fibers
Use a prayer on a layout
Use charms
Make a quilt page
Dangle something from a letter in the title using (wire, raffia, string, or something)
Use dragonflies on a layout
Use a photo mat
Do a peek-a-boo page
Do a winter layout
Scrap an accomplishment - yours or family
Make and use a journaling square
Use a bible verse on a layout
Do a paper-tearing layout
Make a scene w/stickers
Use Mambi stickers on a layout
Use photos from different time periods (to show change or similarity overtime)
Use pop dots
Do a nautical layout
Use eyelets
Do a step into the past layout
Use your favorite shirt as inspiration
Tear the edges of a picture
Rubber stamp on a page
Wet emboss on a layout
Use Debbie Mumm stickers or punch outs on a page
Use a ladybug theme
Sew or cross-stitch on a layout
Use watercolor pencils on a layout
Make a shaker box
Make a monochromatic layout
Use a photo for a template letters
Do an animal layout (zoo, pets, and could be people)
Take a layout you've done that you love, and recreate it with different colors and a different theme
Do a paper piecing on a page (with a needle or tool)
Make an embellishment w/punches
Use a pre-made title
Use a non-scrapbook related embellishment
Use stencils
Make a shadow box layout with foam core
Do a vacation layout
Journal under a lift up photo
Use something from the kitchen in a layout
Make a page that moves pop-up/pull
Use red, white, and blue on a layout
Emboss your own background paper (wet/dry)
Use raffia on a layout
Do quilling on a page
Shaker box title
Dry emboss on a layout
Use plaid paper for the title or for the background of the title
Make mosaic frames for the pictures
Use buttons
Use wood papers
Use black and white pictures on a layout
Use brads on a layout
Use lace
Dangle something from the title
Use computer-generated journaling
Use buttons on a layout
Do a water layout (beach, pool, pond, lake, bathtub, rainstorm, or squirt gun) anything water
Do an it's broken layout (toy, leg or car)
Use decorative scissors
Use nothing but printed-paper
Use photo corners
Use wire on a layout
Use a journaling genie or a Coluzzle shape to make a journaling square
Journal on a photo mat
Cut a title from cursive font
Dangle tags from photo mat
Tear a paper piecing and use it on a layout
Use a new to you tool
Use a template of any kind
Do a snow layout
Use Papermoon stickers on a layout
Use a 5x7 or larger picture on a layout
Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders to larger font
Make a layout w/out pictures (must have journaling)
Use color tinted pictures on a layout
Put memorabilia on a page (coins, baby bracelet, etc.)
Decorate the four corners of a layout
Use pop dots
Use ribbon on a layout
Use a keepsake pocket
Use your favorite knick-knack as inspiration
Do a mosaic layout
Use a pre-made frame
Use a corner punch
Scrap a patriotic page
Use the title only to explain your pictures - no journaling
Use squares on a layout
Use fabric on a page
Use twine on a layout
Make and use a paper piecing
Hand write your journaling
Use die-cut letters for a title
Cut out the letters for a title
Write a letter to the person in the layout
Do a career layout
Use buttons
Frame a picture with the same picture (cut out part of it)

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