Our pets are like our children ... we love them unconditionally, we spoil them and we take tons of photos of them. So, why not scrapbook them?
Here are 11 pet layouts to provide you with some unique ways to scrapbook your pets ... and we've gone beyond just dogs and cats. We've included layouts featuring chickens, bunnies, birds, swans and hamsters, as well, to inspire you!
1. Make a Pinwheel
2. Accent with Patterned Paper
Lots of manufacturers make patterned paper for pets. If you cannot find one for your pet, try something universal like dots, stripes or plaid.
Use the decorative paper to fill in places or create a nice balance around the photos, like Paije did here.
3. Add Journaling
Add comments, names, descriptions or anything you wish alongside your photos, like Tami did on this layout. She used chevrons to point to the photo that matches her description. Adorable!
4. Frame a Photo
5. Make the Frame Vanish
How cool are these floating circles of patterned paper? Yes, it is still created using Grid Paper.
However, in this case, the frames of each circle are cut from cardstock that matches the Grid Paper. This allows the frame to vanish into the background, creating the illusion of floating circles.
The backside of every piece of Grid Paper is printed with the same design on the front, minus the grid lines. So, just flip a sheet over and cut away!
6. Showcase your Love
Losing a beloved pet can be traumatic, but scrapbooking your loss can be healing.
Whether you are creating a pet memorial layout or simply showing how much you love your pet, the Sweetheart Die Sets are ideal. When placed together, they create loopy hearts that show love at a glance.
7. Create Stripes
Stripes are a fun way to showcase a few adorable dog photos on your layout.
Paije used the Corner Tiles Die to create these stripes with two different papers. While it is more time consuming than some designs, the process is made easier since the die cuts 12 corners at one time! And the resulting layout is phenomenal.
8. Scrapbook Wild Animals, Too
You can create layouts featuring the birds, squirrels, swans, ducks, geese, deer and whatever other wildlife you enjoy watching in your yard.
This design uses mini banner dies to title the page ... you could do something similar with your pet's name, if you choose.
The journaling was first printed from the computer onto cardstock, then a Banner Die was used to cut it out, lining up the bottom of the banner. The excess on the top was snipped off to create a small journaling block.
9. Use a Slice of Pie
The Quarter Pie Die Set allows you to incorporate 12 photos onto one layout. This is ideal when you have tons of photos of your new kitten, like Paije does here.
Using the same technique as No. 5 above, Paije made the frame of the pie vanish and let one little slice hang off the edge. Too cute!
10. Round up the Bunnies
Bunnies, llamas, goats or whatever pet you have, look great when they are placed onto a giant circle, like this one, using the Horizon Die Sets. A variety of dies make up this set, so you can choose the ones that fit your photos the best. Add a bit of patterned paper and you have the makings of an adorable pet layout.
11. Go into the Clouds
Birds like to fly so using the Puff N Stuff Die to showcase them (it reminds us of puffy fair-weather clouds) is perfect.
On this pet scrapbook layout, Paije repeated the Puff N Stuff die four times, turning it slightly each time, to create a beautiful frame around her and Paris.