Introduction: Scrapbookin' Photo Templates

This is something I'd made a couple years ago to help speed up cropping of photos. My daughter went to a "Craft Day" at someone else's house and took my template set with her. It went over BIG! A couple weeks later, I went to Craft Day and took extra sets with me as gifts for everyone. My kids suggested I make it into an Instructable.


  • Clear, White Plastic works best but Cardboard or Colored Plastic would work too

  • Cutting mat or square
  • Scissors or cutting knife
  • Marker
  • Ruler
  • Ring or safety pin *
  • Punch

* Note: I used kilt pins because I thought they were cute.

Step 1: Step 1: Measure Your Template

Just as an example, I used cardboard. The different sizes I measured were 2 in.x2 in., 3 in.x3 in., 1 3/4 in.x4 in., 2 1/2 inch circle, 3 in.x 4 in., and 4 in x 6 in.

You could use different sizes but these are the most common sizes I crop photo before adding them to the scrapbook layout.

Note: If you don't have a compass (or just don't want to use one!) you can use a cookie cutter, a roll of tape.

Step 2: Step 2: Measure Again!

My Dad and my husband both say, "Measure twice, cut once!

Step 3: Step 3: Cut

Rudimentary marks are shown here. I draw the complete line I want to cut, just to be sure. On my set, I used a pink marker because it was the first Sharpie I grabbed, but now it makes it look decorative!

Step 4: Step 4: Punch a Hole in the Corner.

This is to attach your ring or pin and keep all your templates together.

Step 5: Step 5: Attach It to the Ring or Pin


Start using when you crop your photos into a nice scrapbookin' page.

Happy scrappin"!

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