Scraplifting Prompts: How to "Steal" Scrapbook Ideas

by Joannie McBride

Scraplifting isn't the bad word it's made out to be! In fact, you can find a ton of inspiration from what you see on someone else's layout. So go ahead and give yourself permission to "steal" what you love from another scrapbook page.

Here's an example of scraplifting one element from an inspiring layout.

The Inspiration Layout

From colors to embellishments, Suzy Plantamura's layout has a ton of great scraplifting potential!


Just Splashing Around by Suzy Plantamura, as seen in Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Summer Fun & Travel, page 75.

See a Swanky Title? Scraplift It!

To create her layout, Kelly Purkey chose to scraplift Suzy's glittered letter sticker title treatment to add sparkle to her layout about a trip to Las Vegas. Think of the page themes you can boost by adding glitter letters, and try this scrapbooking approach to reinforce that theme.


Vegas Vacation by Kelly Purkey, as seen in Simple Scrapbooks, page 16.


Free Downloadable Scraplifting Prompts

See what we mean? You can borrow as much or as little as you like from another layout to create your own. Download these free scraplifting prompts to help you design your own inspiring scrapbook layouts!

Free downloadable scraplifting prompts

To see additional scraplifting ideas, check out the Creating Keepsakes 2012 special issue Simple Scrapbooks.

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