A FREE Scrapbook Pattern for the Storybooks!

We are paying homage to all the princes and princesses, to the dragons and unicorns, and to anyone who truly loves a good fantastical adventure, with a FREE downloadable scrapbook pattern for a two-page 12″ x 12″ layout!

Some of you may remember this pattern from its original debut with our Sangria collection many years ago. In the downloadable file below, you will find that the instructions have been revamped so that they can be used with any papers and for any occasion! Our patterns are truly timeless, and paired with your choice of papers, embellishments, and a little creativity you can make your very own scrapbook layout fit for any of your once-upon-a-times or happily-ever-afters!

The Storybook collection is a great fit for this pattern—especially the coloring page type paper design. Using this paper for the bottom half of each page in this layout gave us ample opportunity to color our favorite elements of this fun and fantastical paper design. It makes an excellent base layer for these adorable photos telling the story of this little princess’s big day.

But we didn’t stop there! Today we’re taken upon ourselves what feels like a magical quest of sorts by offering you two completed layout examples using our Storybook paper collection.

Like all of our patterned papers, the Storybook papers are double sided, with a unique design on each side. What is particularly special about this set of patterned papers, is that one side is geared more toward fairytales that involve magic mirrors, glass slippers, and unicorns, while the opposite is for the adventures that entail swords, goblets, and dragons. In this second example, you can see that we’ve used the other side of the coloring page paper, which gave us different accents to color. This paper is such a fun way to customize the artwork to any occasion!

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Like any good papercrafting adventure, this Storybook paper collection is helped along its journey with coordinating products, including stickers, black paperboard die-cuts, and two-toned cardstock—and we used them all in creating our two layouts!

If you find that your stories require different color choices than what we’ve provided in the papers or stickers—perhaps you’d rather have a purple dragon or a white castle—several of the designs from our papers and sticker sheet also appear in our stamps. You can stamp your own dragon or castle (and a few other icons) and color them as you see fit with the Storybook—Scrapbooking and Storybook—Cardmaking stamp sets! This collection allows for you to tell your story exactly how you want it!

The outlined shapes shown in these two stamp sets show you what you can cut with our metal dies if you purchase the stamp sets with their coordinating Thin Cuts. When working with Thin Cuts, you can layer stamped accents over other page elements effortlessly—no fussy cutting is required! 

Click here to download the free scrapbooking pattern, complete with cutting diagrams, and create scrapbook pages to add to your very own storybook! (For our friends in Australia and New Zealand, click here to download the guide!)


12″ x 12″ Sleeping Beauty Layout
X7289S Storybook Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X7289C Storybook Coordinating Cardstock, Z2517 Burnt Orange TriBlend™ Marker, Z2481 Coral TriBlend™ Marker, Z2527 Dusty Purple TriBlend™ Marker, Z2519 Gold Yellow TriBlend™ Marker, Z2496 Pale Pink TriBlend™ Marker, Z2525 Vintage Blue TriBlend™ Marker, X7289E Storybook Die-cuts, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

12″ x 12″ Prince Charming Layout
X7289S Storybook Paper Packet + Sticker Sheet, X7289C Storybook Coordinating Cardstock, X6033 Paprika Cardstock, Z2590 Glacier Shimmer Brush, Z4583 Honey Butter Shimmer Brush, Z4582 Melon Shimmer Bruzsh, Z4291 Mulberry Shimmer Brush, Z3818 Paprika Shimmer Brush, Z4585 Seabrook Shimmer Brush, X7289E Storybook Die-cuts, Z1263 Bitty Sparkles, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

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FREE More Magical Scrapbook Pattern!

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Once in a while, right in the middle of an ordinary day, we give you a fairy tale that looks like a free scrapbook pattern!

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This timeless pattern made its original debut years ago with our You Rock collection. Without the need of any pixie dust, the instructions have been revamped so they can be used with any papers and for any occasion!

We created a truly enchanting spread by pairing this pattern with the More Magical paper packet, coordinating cardstock, and stamp set. Our current More Magical workshop kit makes 4 coordinating two-page layouts to preserve all of your magical adventures. Download the pattern and cutting diagrams below and use them to make a fifth coordinating layout to add to your album!


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As usual, we encourage you to make this, and any, pattern your own by being flexible with its parts. Take a close look at our completed layout for some examples. Instead of using a small photo at the top of 2D, we filled the space with a stamp. Then, we added another 4 x 4 photo to the layout by splitting it down the middle and attaching half of it on each page to complete the row of photos across the top.

And don’t forget about those pocket cards that are part of the paper packet! Use them whole, cut up, or even torn to incorporate additional patterns, sentiments, and accents. Adding a pocket card with a lighter design to a page made up of darker patterns is also an easy way to create space for stamping.


No matter where your happiest place on earth is, take advantage of the bright patterns and motifs available in the More Magical collection and use them to preserve all of your fairy tale adventures. Remember, this collection is only available through the end of the month while supplies last, so make sure to grab yours while you still can!

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For even more timeless scrapbook patterns, check out our Make It from Your Heart™ pattern books! If you love the free scrapbook patterns we share on the blog, you’re sure to be blown away by the patterns and inspirational artwork in all of our how-to books.





12″ x 12″ Dreams Come True Layout
CC8183 My Acrylix® Dreams Stamp Set, CC8181 More Magical Paper Packet, CC8182 More Magical Coordinating Cardstock, Z6505 Carolina Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z6509 Candy Apple Exclusive Inks™ Stamp Pad, Z3314 Black & White Dots, Z4194 White & Gold Skinny Ribbon, Z2060 Thin 3-D Foam Tape

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