Digital Scrapbooking 101: Technology, Apps and more

Digital Scrapbooking Digital Scrapbooking 101: Technology, Apps and more

Digital scrapbooking is the new trend this year. Instead of creating entries on a hard copy scrapbook by pasting and cutting photos, this process allows you to utilize the latest technology to build a colorful and stunning photo collage entries easily. As the world turns mobile, our usual hobby becomes virtually available. Being creative is a lot easier with the help of our devices: PCs, laptops, tablets and Smartphones. Mobile devices are now equipped with high-megapixel cameras and photo editing apps such as Instagram making scrapbooking easier even when you’re away from your home.

Previously, we have discussed ways in how to print Instagram photos on your home printer. With the help of the Eurosmartz software, your iPhone, iPad, and Android Smartphone and tablet can now connect to your computer in order for it to print the 4×4 Instagram image. You can also print photos on the Cannon Selphy which we also covered before.

Instagram may offer you various filters and basic frames you can include in your photo, but it’s not really the scrapbook look we are looking for. You will still need to download an app such as Coolibah. Very easy to use, this free application offers you more than 17 kits and hundreds of various themes to choose from. It allows you to create your own layout using frames and texts, add drop shadows on images, build unlimited albums and pages, and view your images through slideshow mode. The app is also integrated into social media platforms making it easier to share scrapbook artworks on your Facebook, Twitter and Tumblr page. Coolibah works best with high resolution images from the iPhone. You can watch the Coolibah tutorial below.


Another scrapbooking app for mobile is Scrapbooker for the iPhone. Developed by the BlueShift Software, this application allows you to create a list of your supplies and equipment inventory to avoid making duplicate purchases. You can input two images per supply and one image per piece of equipment. Photos can be imported from your device camera roll file. You can view their tutorial on YouTube.

But what’s really interesting with digital scrapbooking is that it’s way cheaper than the traditional process. By downloading free applications on your Smartphone and tablet, you get to enjoy scrapbooking right at your finger tips. You don’t need to go to a store to buy various supplies and equipments – just purchase the app on the App Store or Google Play and it will guide you on various ready-to-use frames, fonts, colors and themes you can apply on your photos.

For scrapbookers who want to regain their passion for creating beautiful photo collages but can’t seem to find a time to do so, the answer is already in your hand. Your mobile gadget can carry wonderful apps that could help you save time in pasting and building color scrapbook entries. Turn your scrapbook digitally and share it with your friends and family quicker by following the tips we have presented above.  



About the Author:

Allie Cooper writes about fresh apps on smartphones, social media trends and startup businesses. Outside of writing she loves music, art and playing piano and you can always find her on Twitter.



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  1. Carlana

    Great share! I’m trying to explore my crafty side and have been thinking of scrapbooking. Even got a book on it. What resources do you recommend for scrapbooking newbies?

    1. Beth

      Oh there are so many lol. It depends though on what type of scrapbooking you are really interested in. Cara Miller is a great resource for newbie scrapbookers and Heather Dubarry is great for newbie paper scrapbookers. Ella Publishing Co.“>Ella Publishing also has tons of information for scrapbookers. Also you can sign up and grab my free guide on how to scrap quickly and easily as well as ask me any questions that you might have. I would love to help you get started!

  2. Melissa

    It’s interesting to see how people are using their tablets etc to start with digital scrapbooking. Things have some a long waysince I started digi-scrapping (when we were lucky to be able to check email on a phone!).

    Coolibah has been around for a few years now, and seems like a great place to start on your iPad

    1. Beth

      I think it’s one way to scrap on the iPad but I don’t think it’s an app I will try. I like scrap pad and I like scrapping with keynote and there’s a new app called keep shot that seems really cool that I am trying out 🙂

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