You just came back from the most fabulous trip to Disney yet.  You have your disney photos printed or filed away on your computers.  Now what?

5 Simple Steps for Creating a Disney Scrapbook Page

Here are a couple of tried and true tips that can make anyone look like a pro.  And they work for both traditional and digital scrapbooking.

What do you REALLY NEED to get started.  For traditional scrapbooking: Album, Pages, Page Protectors, Acid Free Tape, Trimmer, and Paper. Everything else comes under the topic of embellishments.  They make a page pop but they aren’t necessary to get started.


Step 1:

Choose 3-5 photos.  For this example I am using standard 4×6 photos.  Choose ones that tell a specific story, happened at a single event, or you just plain love.  It is up to you.  This is your album.  Now throw them on the page.  Yep – throw them.

Making a Disney Scrapbook Page - Choose Photos (Hokey Pokey and Epcot MouseGear)

Choose 3-4 Photos


Step 2:

Once you have your photos on the page crop them.  This makes many album makers nervous.  ”How can you cut a photo?  Won’t you mess it up?”  No. In fact it makes them better.  Your idea is to crop the picture to enhance the story.

Take this photo for example.  The story: We were leaving Epcot at closing and we cut through Mouse Gear to avoid the crowds.  A Cast Member decided to start a Hokey Pokey session right in the middle of the store.  My husband and son took part.   “As is” this photo is cluttered with the rest of the store.  A couple of cuts and Voila! You have a little ‘Turn Yourself Around‘!

Making a Disney Scrapbook Page - Crop Photos (Hokey Pokey and Epcot MouseGear)

Before Cropping

Making a Disney Scrapbook Page - Crop Photos (Hokey Pokey and Epcot MouseGear)

After Cropping


Step 3:

 Once that is done, move the photos around the page so you have an idea of how the page will come together.

Making a Disney Scrapbook Page - Layout Photos (Hokey Pokey and Epcot MouseGear)

Layout Photos as You Would Like Them


Step 4:

Add the paper background:

      • Pick a solid color background (red in this case)
      • Layer a strip of a patterned paper on top of it.  The strip of paper can be thin or thick, vertical or horizontal, straight or wavy, or even torn.  It is up to you.
      • For any photo that is located on the patterned paper mount it on a solid piece of paper that pulls from one of the colors in the patterned paper.  (black in this case)
      • For any photo that is located on the solid background mount it on the same patterned paper or one of the colors in the patterned paper.  (patterned in this case)
Making a Disney Scrapbook Page - Add Background Paper and Photo Mounts (Hokey Pokey and Epcot MouseGear)

Add Background Paper and Photo Mounts


Step 5:

The last thing to do is add a title and some journaling.

Disney Scrapbook Page Layout by Mary - Doing the Hokey Pokey with a Cast Member in Epcot MouseGear

Add Journaling and You Are Done

That’s it.  Simple – right?  And it always looks good.  You have now created a very simple page that anyone would be proud of!!  Go and have some fun.

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