Spicing Up Easter Layouts


For scrapbook designers looking to put a little hop into an otherwise boring Easter-themed layout, consider channeling your inner Jerry Seinfeld or Maya Angelou.

Sharing a smile along with Easter photos of your family members can go a long way to liven up a traditional holiday page design. For instance, rather than simply adhering a bunch of pictures of your children participating in an outdoor egg hunt on plain scrapbook paper, pepper the space with silly Easter jokes, such as:

What did the eggs do when the light turned green?
They egg-cellerated

What kind of plants do eggs keep?

What do you call an egg from outer space?
An Egg-stra terrestial

What day does an egg hate the most?

Why do we paint Easter eggs?
Because it’s easier than trying to wallpaper them!

What happened to the egg when he was tickled too much?
He cracked up.

Where do Easter Bunnies go for new tails?
To the re-tail store

What do you call a sleeping egg?

What do you call a rabbit with fleas?
Bugs Bunny

Another way to add pizzazz to an Easter layout is to scan one of your child’s holiday-inspired art pieces and use it to create background paper. Even the most basic desktop publishing software program will allow you to manipulate the artwork, so that you can print it out on plain or textured paper and use it in your scrapbook. If you don’t have children at home, paint or draw your own Easter scene and use it as the centerpiece or background to a spring-themed layout.

Finally, while it would be extra-special to pen an original Easter poem to add to your memory book, you don’t have to stress yourself by putting together your own prose. Rather, look on the Internet for a few inspirational or whimsical poems that you can add around photos or as page borders. Bethany Roberts has an entire section dedicated to Easter poems on her website. One of my favorites is:

I Saw a Little Bunny

I saw a little bunny
I saw a little bunny
going hop, hop, hop.
I said, “Please, Mr. Bunny,
won’t you stop, stop, stop.”

He flapped his big, long ears
and had no word to say,
And before I could get near him
he had hop, hop, hopped away!

It’s such a sweet and simple poem that can be typed up, printed out on pastel cardstock and added to your layout without breaking the bank.

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Michele Cheplic

About Michele Cheplic

Michele Cheplic was born and raised in Hilo, Hawaii, but now lives in Wisconsin. Michele graduated from the University of Wisconsin-Madison with a degree in Journalism. She spent the next ten years as a television anchor and reporter at various stations throughout the country (from the CBS affiliate in Honolulu to the NBC affiliate in Green Bay). She has won numerous honors including an Emmy Award and multiple Edward R. Murrow awards honoring outstanding achievements in broadcast journalism. In addition, she has received awards from the Aircraft Owners and Pilots Association for her reports on air travel and the Wisconsin Education Association Council for her stories on education. Michele has since left television to concentrate on being a mom and freelance writer.