Scrapbook Layout using Ephemera

Got comments yesterday asking what Ephemera meant! I had to look it up, it comes from the Greek “ephemos” meaning lasting only one day, short-lived. For example something that is printed such as a ticket or postcard. One use and done, but many fun items become collectible memorabilia. We can use these items on our scrapbook layouts, watch an example!

This is one of my favorite layouts to use for a 2-page scrapbook layout. You can use 8 photos (either horizontal or vertical). Then decorate the middle section using ephemera and pretty patterned paper. You could also use stickers to decorate. By having just a little square (approximately 3 3/4/” x 3 3/4″), it very easy to put the finishing touches on your pages! See the photos below describing my process …

Started by using my Canon Selphy CP1200 to print my 4×6 photos. I back up my photos using Snapfish.
Next, I trimmed the photos down by cutting off the extra tabs on the printer paper. I print with the white border so that the printer does not cut off any of the image. Later I decided to trim off the white border since I used a brown 12 x 12 page as the background.
Then I trimmed some pattern paper about 3 3/4″ x 3 3/4″ to fit between my pictures. I measured between my photos and also left room for a 1/4″ gap between squares.
Finally it was time to add the fun ephemera pieces! I sorted thru the pieces that caught my eye, the colors that I thought went well, and pop up some fun pieces too!

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Very happy with the results! Layout really comes together quickly using Ephemera!