How to make a romantic notebook: 10 steps (with pictures)

How to make a romantic notebook: 10 steps (with pictures)
How to make a romantic notebook: 10 steps (with pictures)

Creating a romantic notebook (also known as “scrapbooking”) is a good way to document your relationship and memorize all the good times you have spent together. It can be a wonderful personalized gift for your loved one and can be given on different occasions: birthday or Valentine's Day for example.


Part 1 of 2: prepare the materials

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 1

Step 1. Choose the right notebook

There are many models of notebooks that you might like. Think about the items you want to include in your notebook and choose the most appropriate. You'll probably need to do some shopping before you find the one that's right for you. There are so many styles available that you will have a huge choice.

  • If you plan to write a lot of stories or letters to your sweetheart, you would do well to take a notebook with lines. If you want to add lots of photos and decorative elements, you will rather choose a notebook with blank pages with a solid structure.
  • Visit a specialty store, stationery, or DIY store for the best selections of notebooks. You might also find some in office stores, but the larger and more original samples can be found in DIY and art stores.
Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 2

Step 2. Determine a theme

Think about what would best represent your relationship. If you have common interests or a favorite color that represents your relationship well, make it the focus of your notebook.

It can be as easy as just putting blue all over your notebook, because it's your sweetheart's favorite color. You can also choose a nautical theme, because you both love boats, or a sports theme, because you are supporting a local team together. The important thing is that there is a clear link between the chosen theme and your relationship. Keep the notebook as personal as possible

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 3

Step 3. Recall your common best memories

Think about all the good times in your relationship. All memories are good to take: your first date, your first kiss, the first meal you had together or the time your love surprised you by giving you tickets to your favorite band. As soon as a moment has been meaningful to you, it should be mentioned in your romantic journal.

Write down a list of memories you want to include. This will allow you to remember nothing and organize the structure and progression of the notebook

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 4

Step 4. Compile the good memories of your relationship

Browse all the material traces that testify to your relationship. This could be a letter you received, a candy wrap from your first Valentine's Day, or the movie ticket from your first date, for example. Also make sure that you have or have printed the photos you want to include in your pages. These tangible memories will be the main source of materials for your notebook.

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 5

Step 5. Buy trim and decorative items

Now that you have your theme and know what you are going to include in your scrapbook, you need some decorative and trim elements to add to your pages. Buy items like cutouts, paper folds, newspaper clippings, stickers, bookmarks or any other additional item related to the specific theme. This will add sparkle to your pages and make them aesthetically pleasing.

  • You can buy heart, flower or letter cutouts. You can buy adhesive frames and 3-dimensional objects like flowers, buttons or jewelry. Make sure you hold everything together so that your album is cohesive and sticks together well. Also make sure that all of these elements keep a link with your theme.
  • If you want to make it more personal, make some of these items yourself. You can also recompose certain memories that you have compiled in an original way in the form of decorative elements.

Part 2 of 2: Create the album

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 6

Step 1. Decorate the blanket

The blanket will be the first thing your partner sees. So make it original and stylish. Add both of your names, the date you met, or your favorite photo of the two of you. This will add sparkle and set the tone of the notebook from the start. A good cover will make your lover want to go further in your album.

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 7

Step 2. Make a good first page

Whether you've chosen to do something very simple or very complex, this page needs to have some impact. Write a dedication with the date you give the album to her. You can also make a collage of words that evoke your relationship or simply place a photo of the two of you with a short sentence.

Do not overload this page. You don't want to overwhelm him from the very beginning of the notebook, though. Stay reasonable and stylish. The more it will be personal and sincere, the more it will make her understand how much you love her

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Step 3. Place some special keepsakes

Now is the time to add content to the next page of your notebook. Write on a decorative piece of paper or colored sheet a description of your favorite date, the best day you had together, or the most romantic thing he has ever done for you. You can highlight this using any decorative items you have purchased.

  • Choose a paper color that will go well with your notebook and reflect the theme.
  • Add small elements around the page. This helps fill in the white spaces and make the whole thing look more elegant and decorative.
  • You can place more than one souvenir on a single sheet of paper. You can also have more than one page dedicated to your favorite memory. If you have ten things that are important to you, then make ten pages on this template. This is your notebook and you can make it as long as you want.
Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 9

Step 4. Add "appointment" pages

Reserve a few pages for the good dates you have shared. Add photos, movie tickets, menus from restaurants you frequented, receipts, concert tickets and all those little things you kept in memory of those outings you had together.

Find out-of-the-box ways to include some material keepsakes as a backdrop. Cut out a piece of the menu to serve as a background for a photo or a restaurant addition to serve as a frame for example

Make a Romantic Scrapbook Step 10

Step 5. Realize your love

Your notebook is a good medium to tell your sweetheart how much you love them and how important they are to you. Write a letter in which you tell him how much you love him, and the reasons that prompted you to make this notebook for him and all the things you hope for in the future. Thus, you will add a more personal touch, which will make her understand how you feel in addition to all the memories of your relationship that populate the notebook.


  • Take your time when polishing your notebook. It's a very special gift and it needs to be as good and as neat as possible. All the time you spend on this gift is yet another beautiful proof of love for your partner.
  • Make sure you have attached each item on each page. You can use glue or sticky paper. You don't want anything in the notebook to slip away while you flip through it, though.
  • Purchase scrapbooking scissors (for personalized notebooks). They cut decorative edges that will give your romantic album an extra touch.

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