How to scrapbook your heritage photos?

February 24, 2023 1 Comment

How to scrapbook your heritage photos?

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Uniquely Creative Products Used:

  • UCP2503 Summer Rose
  • UCP2504 Birdsong
  • UCP2508 Vintage Collage
  • UCP2509 Delighted Tags & Titles
  • UCP2510 Charming Accents
  • UCP2513 Summer Sonata Creative Cuts
  • UCL1761 Summer Sonata laser cut
  • UCE1849 Delicate lace doilies
  • UCE1822 Mixed metal cogs
  • Cut-a-part sheet
  • UCD2093 Eiffel Tower die
  • UCD2094 Twin Birds die


 Other Products Used:  

  • Alcohol markers
  • Linen ink
  • Rose gold embossing powder
  • Versamark ink
  • Heat gun
  • Trimmer board
  • Scissors
  • Adhesive tape
  • Glue
  • Cardboard packaging for adding dimension
  • Foam squares
  • Small hole puncher
  • Muslin
  • String


Artist:  Kylie Kingham


Scrapbooking your heritage photos can be a meaningful and enjoyable experience. By preserving and showcasing these precious family memories, you can connect with your ancestors and honor their legacy. In this blog post, we'll share some tips on how to scrapbook your heritage photos using craft supplies, scrapbooking paper, and a shabby chic collection, including vintage scrapbooking paper.


  1. Choose Your Photos

The first step in scrapbooking your heritage photos is selecting the pictures you want to feature. These could be old family photos, documents, or mementos that have been passed down through generations. Look for images that tell a story and evoke a sense of nostalgia. Tip, never scrapbook your original photos always use a copy.


  1. Choose Your Scrapbooking Kit

Selecting the right scrapbooking kit is essential for creating a cohesive and aesthetically pleasing scrapbook layout. Consider a shabby chic collection, which often features vintage elements and distressed patterns that will complement your heritage photos. Look for a kit that includes both patterned and solid papers, as well as embellishments such as stickers, die-cuts, and ribbon. For this layout Kylie has used our Summer Sonata Creative Kit


  1. Choose Your Scrapbooking Paper

Vintage scrapbooking paper is perfect for heritage scrapbooking because it adds a nostalgic feel to your layout. Look for papers that have a distressed or aged look, and patterns that complement the era in which your photos were taken. You can also mix and match patterns to create a unique and visually interesting layout.


  1. Plan Your Layout

Before you start scrapbooking, it's helpful to plan your layout. This includes deciding on the placement of your photos and embellishments, and the overall design of your page. Consider adding journaling to provide context and tell the story behind the photos.


  1. Add Embellishments

Embellishments such as craft supplies, stickers, and die-cuts can add visual interest and depth to your heritage scrapbook. Look for embellishments that complement the era of your photos, such as vintage ephemera or antique buttons, our Creative Cuts are perfect for this.

In conclusion, scrapbooking your heritage photos can be a rewarding and meaningful experience. With craft supplies, scrapbooking paper, and a shabby chic collection, including vintage scrapbooking paper, you can create a beautiful and nostalgic scrapbook layout that honors your family's legacy. Remember to choose your photos carefully, select the right scrapbooking kit and paper, plan your layout, and add embellishments to bring your heritage photos to life.



1 Response


March 05, 2023

I have heritage family photos that I must consider doing and I just didn’t know where to start. Thank you so much Kylie for not only putting up your gorgeous page but for not using dull browns and creams which I don’t want to remember my grandparents etc in those colors. I love and want bright colors for my heritage photos. Getting the scrapbooking kit is going to help me to no end. Thank you once again. Love your thinking and your work.

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