Day 4 Class: The Letter Home

by Camp Counselor Brittany Beattie

You've been at camp for several days now, so I bet you're feeling the need to write a letter home. With all the fun activities you've done at camp, deciding what to write will be a cinch. But how can you incorporate that writing on a layout once you're back home? That can be a cinch, too. Just check out these five tips. You'll find that these ideas will help you scrapbook any letters and postcards in your memorabilia files from days gone by, too!


Tip #1: Show Individual Letters on 8.5" x 11" Stationery

What's the easiest way to showcase a letter? Let it fill up an entire page of a two-page layout! Simply adhere only the top portion of the letter--that way you'll be able to flip it over to read the back; or use photo corners to attach the letter to the layout instead. If you scrapbook 12" x 12", you can just scraplift this layout by Carey Johnson and leave a border around the outer edges of the page design.

Write layout by Carey Johnson

Write by Carey Johnson. Supplies Patterned paper and chipboard letters: Scenic Route; Star: Heidi Swapp for Advantus; Font: Century Gothic.




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a great variety of ways to display (or not) letters. postcards are always tricky since they are printed on both sides. Now I also have an interactive idea for the e-mails worth preserving
grad page
my middle daughter just graduated from 8th grade. At their graduation the kids handed their parents a handwritten thank you letter and a red carnation. I didn't think to preserve the flower but I, of course, saved her tear-jerker of a letter. Thank you, you've given me a great idea on how to preserve her letter.
Getting to camp
Finally finally got to camp managed to get downloads and some background ideas thanks
Can't wait to use these. cute
Fantastic Ideas!
I have letters and pics from dad that I want to scrapbook, he was a SeaBee and deserve a place that can be seen by the whole family and not just stuck in a drawer
I'm loving #4 and #5. I have old letters from my grandma too. Good ideas here. Thanks!
Love this idea
I have a letter that my mom wrote me when I was a teenager that I haven't thought about until I saw this. I might have to dig it out and journal about the letter, then include the letter on the page.
Anyone else having trouble downloading the different journaling pages? All I get for the bigger sizes is the green one and the smaller ones just don't come out right...
These are some great ideas. My husband sent me an email on our anniversary a few years ago (he had to work and was gone all day). It was the sweetest letter he had ever sent me and I can't bring myself to delete it but didn't know how to preserve it. Thanks for the ideas!!
Thanks for the push...
I have a handwritten poem from my grandmother who has been gone now for 15 years. I hangs on my bulletin board. but thanks to this article, I now know what I want to do with it---create a lo in her honor including this lovely poem!
Holiday letterhead
Thanks tons for the journaling paper downloads! I receive many Christmas letters with pretty holiday letterhead each year. I have a hard time tossing them! I fold them in an accordian so just the pretty designs are visible as part of a holiday layout from that year. That way the letter is underneath, preserving that family's history too!
Letters Home
My son was just at band camp, and sent us two letters while he was gone. I wasn't going to do anything with them, but now I know how to scrap them!
Love this...
You know what, this is the most wonderful class yet. I am huge into journaling. It's so important to me to record details, and family history and stories. My husband and I have kept every single love letter we wrote one another before we were married 19 years ago, and every single card we've given each love notes! There are great ideas here of how to preserve those precious documents. Thank you!
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