How to Create a Family Scrapbook Journal from Scratch – Part Two

by Kymona Tracey

Hello, everyone!

Kymona here to show you how to create a family scrapbook journal from scratch. This is part one of a two-part series.

Let's take a look:

 family scrapbook

Scrapbooks made just for your family is a fun heirloom. Scrapbook journals with black pages are fun. I totally love how this looks.

Our Family

Here's how this family scrapbook journal was created:

This scrapbook journal was created the same way as the journal in part one.  If you missed that post, click here.

The difference with this journal is the number of rings that bind the book. Inside of one continuous wire, cut the wire into two parts with five rings.

Our Family Scrapbook

The paper should be punched with 5 holes at the top and 5 holes at the bottom. It gives the journal a totally different look.

The paper used to cover the chipboard is from Altenew's Our Family Collection.

Our Family

Here are some ideas on how to decorate the inside:

  1. Add paint to the background for color and texture.
  2. Add only black and white photos of your family.
  3. Use Altenew stencils and white ink or paint to add some designs.
  4. Use Altenew embossing ink and embossing powder to add color/texture.
  5. Simply add a colored photo on one side and journal with a white pen on the other side.

The possibilities are endless.

So, what do you think? Will you create a family scrapbook journal with black pages? I would love to hear from you!


Our Family 12 x 12 Patterned Paper…
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Our Family Scrapbook Collection
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Sketched Lines Stencil
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Our Family Embossing Powder Bundle
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Embossing Ink
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Jen August 31, 2018 - 6:31 pm

Such a cool look! Love the black pages too 🙂

Kymona Tracey August 31, 2018 - 7:42 pm

Hey Jen! Thank you so much! Yes, I’m in love with the black pages.

Tara Prince September 14, 2018 - 2:53 pm

Very cool book!!


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