Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Get It ScrappedGraphic approaches to visual storytelling–like Venn diagrams, pie charts, infographics, maps, and timelines–are great for scrapbook pages in which you want to show relationships. Check out these ideas for scrapbook page storytelling with a timeline.


tell the story of a major move with a timeline

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Audrey Tan | Get It Scrapped

A True Story by Audrey Tan | Supplies: Anna Aspnes: ArtPlay Palette Truth, ArtPlay Palette Strawberry Preserve, Distressed Frames No3, Distressed Dates No1, Abstract Foto Blendz No7, Doily Edge Overlays No1, Multi Media FlutterBys No3, Cool Glows No1, Urban Stitchex Korners No2; Pink Reptile Designs: It’s A Date; Studio Mix 27: Sublime Spirit; Fonts: Hermes, KG Begin Again

Audrey Tan says, “This page is about my move to India and how it all began. I used of arrows representing specific times (in month and year) moving vertically down the page to tell my story. Each arrow points to a picture and has details printed on the arrow.”


tell the story of your family ancestry with a timeline

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

Hathaway Means We Are Locals by Katie Scott | Supplies: Authentique and KI Memories patterned paper; October Afternoon, Jillibean Soup, Tim Holtz and Jenni Bowlin letter stickers; washi tape, machine stitching, Silhouette cut star embellishments by KI Memories.

Katie Scott says, “My family’s history goes back more than 350 years in Dartmouth, Massachusetts, and I wanted to give context to that history by using a timeline to bring the story all the way to the present day.  I used to help me with the names and dates.  I also used a common number 1664 – 1764 – 1864 – 1964 so that there were consistent increments of 100 years; but to bring it to modern day I didn’t worry about keeping it consistent on the last part of the timeline – instead, I gave the last 50  years a lot more space so I could relate all that history to the story of our family today.”


tell the story of weddings in a family with a timeline

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Sue Althouse | Get It Scrapped

Wedding Panels by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper: Doodlebug, Little Yellow Bicycle, Simple Stories; Alphabets: American Crafts, Silhouette (Remachine Script, Chopin Script, Great Vibes); Floss, Enamel Shapes: We R Memory Keepers; Flair: A Flair for Buttons; Wood Veneer: Studio Calico; Typewriter: Remington

Sue Althouse says, “This page is about three generations of weddings, represented in a timeline format by three panels organized by month and year. I chose colors and fonts representative of each era to accentuate the passage of time and give each photo an appropriate setting.”


tell the story of the most important stories you’ve read through the years with a timeline

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Carrie Arick | Get It Scrapped

True Story by Carrie Arick | Supplies: Storyteller Collection August 2014- Brushed Alpha, Pocket Cards, Tags by Just Jaimee; Vellum Alpha v. 3 by Heather Joyce; One for the Album, Stargazer (staples) by One Little Bird; It’s a Breeze Papers by Allison Pennington; This Life by Sugarplum Paperie; Eternally by Angie Designs; Fonts: Old Typewriter, Pea Becki, Open Sans Light

Carrie Arick says, “This page gives a history of all the stories that helped create the lens through which I now view the world. I used journal cards and labels to organize my information. I first made a grid on my page with my journal cards, split it so I had to columns on each side of the page, then staggered each column to give the feel that you’re moving through time.”

“A double page layout for a timeline eliminates worry about running out of space. Limiting the palette makes choosing product easier, so you focus on how to arrange your information rather than what to use on it.”


tell the story of an incident with a non-numbered timeline

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Timeline | Michelle Houghton | Get It Scrapped

Two Headed Sand Monster by Michelle Houghton | Suppiles: cardstock; Bazzill Swiss Dots and Colorbok, letters; Basic Grey, American Crafts and Jilly Bean Soup, ink; Sharpie, kraft bubble; Maya Road

Michelle Houghton says, “My girls enjoyed getting buried and becoming a two headed monster in the sands of Hawaii.  I used the time line to show them as they “emerged” from their monster state back into giggling girls.  In order to keep this layout simple to follow I kept the design very clean and streamlined.  I reprinted my photos smaller than their original size so I could keep them running down the center line and still get all 5 photos in that showed the girls through their transformation.”