Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Get It ScrappedScrapbooking heritage photos is a great way to make sure their stories endure. When it comes to styling those heritage scrapbook pages you have many choices. Here, the Get It Scrapped Creative Team shows you how to use elements with modern styling to scrapbook your older photos.


Karen Poirier-Brode says, “This page is about my mother and father celebrating with friends on New Year’s Eve 1954.”

“Rather than using sepia nor grunge or old style elements. I chose banners, Memphis style prints, and small scale geometrics for the page. I included lots of stars because my Mom was called Stella. Also, the stars and shiny pearls make me think of fireworks and confetti. I think the muted colors and small scale prints work with the vintage photo even though the designs are quite contemporary. ”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product |Karen Poirier-Brode |Get It Scrapped

Happy New Year1954 by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Paper: Pink Paislee Switchboard, Studio Calico Lemon Lush, Teresa Collins Something Wonderful, Pocket Card: Studio Calico, Flower: Prima Flowers Coffee Break, Paper clip: Freckled Fawn, Stamp: Freckled Fawn/Hero Arts Sept 2014, Alpha: AC Thickers, Small alphas, glitter stickers, wood veneer banner, puffy sticker, paper clip, clear doodle stickers all Freckled Fawn (from kits Jan 2015, Dec 2014, Nov 2014, Sept 2014)


Stefanie Semple says, “These photos are digital versions of slides that my Father took around December 1967. The photos include one of the house, one of my Mother and me, and one of me alone toddling around.”

“I love that what was old becomes new again. The view finder in wood veneer and the crocheted flower with wooden button are old in feel, but new in digital design. The embroidered flowers placed at the top left lead the eye into the layout with touches of hand-made and old fashioned charm. The stark sticks in the mason jar are a nod to the bare wintery landscape in the photos.”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Stefanie Semple | Get It Scrapped

Me & You by Stefanie Semple | Supplies: Valorie Wibbens and France M Designs : Sweater Weather (kit); Gennifer Bursett and Jenn Allyson : Handmade (kit); Pink Reptile Designs : Blooming (buttoned flower)


Sue Althouse says, “This page is about staying with my grandparents when I was a little girl. I have happy memories so I chose bright, cheerful colors to convey the mood of this layout. Stars and hearts are appropriate to the story: I was the star of the show back then, enjoying the love of my grandparents and loving them back.”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Sue Althouse | Get It Scrapped

Grandmas’s House by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Letters, Stickers: Bella Blvd.; Star Punch: Fiskars; Alphabets: American Crafts; Brads: stash; Buttons: October Afternoon; Floss: We R Memory Keepers


Katie Scott says, “I have been able to find old family photos using surname searches on Ebay. I’ve actually become a bit obsessed.”

“I wanted to use modern looking product on the page since I am using a modern medium – computers and Ebay – to find old photos. I used an original photo on this page by sewing a clear plastic pocket for it using scrapbook packaging. I applied the stickers and title to the plastic pocket not the original photo. The original photo is safe and sound in the pocket and can be removed easily.  Also, the plastic photo pocket is just adhered on one side so I can flip it. Underneath, I have put my journaling.”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Katie Scott | Get It Scrapped

Old Photos on Ebay by Katie Scott | Supplies: Patterned Paper by Studio Calico, Kaiser Craft, and Simple Stories; Journaling Cards by Amy Tangerine/American Crafts, Me and My Big Ideas, and Becky Higgins Project Life; Letter Stickers by Studio Calico and Teresa Collins; Stickers by Basic Grey and Studio Calico; Copic Markers; machine stitching.


Terry Billman says, “In 1932, my grandmother followed her heart and married the love of her life despite being disowned by her family. Six years later, her husband died and she was left to raise a child during the Depression.”

“Eighty-year-old photos of poor quality are easily blended into an artsy contemporary background. I used art strokes, paint splatters, and stain to hide their imperfections. Warm “foto glows” and digital transfers layered behind the black-and-white photo highlight it, add a hint of color, and add warmth.”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Terry Billman| Get It Scrapped

Follow Your Heart by Terry Billman| Supplies: Anna Aspnes: Artsy Blendz Origins, Multimedia Branches 1, Love Word Mix, Script Tease Fall 2, Art Play Palette Golden Glory, Multimedia Frames 1, Warm Glows 5, Warm Glows 6, Art Play Palette Ablaze, Art Play Palette Embrace Life


Devra Hunt says, “Looking a these photos of my parents and Grandma holding me, I was reminded that we have the same types of photos of us holding our newborn children. It makes me wonder if they had the same thoughts, dreams and emotions that we did at that time.”

“The photos are losing some of their color, but they are still dark in the background. I found using a pastel palette worked for these baby photos to add focus to the subjects.  The patterns and embellishments I chose are a mix of the currently trendy. Banners, chevron and dot papers are layered multiple times. Wood, acrylic, sequins and flair are used to create the embellishment clusters. These are all supplies I use regularly.”

Scrapbooking Heritage Photos with Contemporary Product | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Hello Beautiful by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Paper-American Crafts, Carta Bella, Wood-Freckled Fawn, Recollections, sequins-Studio Calico, Hero Arts, die cuts-Heidi Swapp, My Minds Eye, flair-Freckled Fawn, Mist-Heidi Swapp, Washi Tape-My Minds Eye, Studio B, pen-American Crafts, adhesive-EK Success, Recollections