Though it can be difficult to complete a scrapbook that deals with a disease such as breast cancer, it may actually help you and your loved ones cope better with this illness. Documenting this journey often helps people share their feelings about the disease and share their insights with others. Using these printable layouts can help you organize your pages and put them together easily.
Printable Scrapbook Layouts for Awareness
The following layouts can be used to help you design your own layouts for breast cancer awareness. Click on the photo you'd like to download to open a PDF file of the layout. Print the layout onto acid-free cardstock or photo paper using the highest quality setting your printer will allow. Add photos and journaling as desired.
These layouts are designed as 8 1/2 x 11 scrapbook pages. If you are a 12 x 12 scrapbooker, simply mount the layout on a larger sheet of cardstock and add extra embellishments to the border area. Pink patterned paper or a border of pink ribbons would be a good choice.
If you need help downloading the printables, check out these helpful tips.
Ideas for Breast Cancer Awareness Pages
A breast cancer scrapbook page can tell the story of your own diagnosis or describe how you have supported a loved one affected by this disease.
It is fine if you have more journal excerpts than photos when you are making your scrapbook pages. Many people do not feel comfortable taking pictures during the treatment of their cancer, but if you do then add photos throughout your journey from diagnosis to cancer-free. Use decorative frames to accent journal entries and decorate the page with pink ribbon stickers.
You may also want to add a pocket to your page to keep cards and letters from friends and family. Most women get a significant number of cards and letters with inspirational sayings during their journey. These usually become treasured keepsakes.
Creating a Layout as a Gift
If the album is a gift for a friend or family member coping with cancer, you may want to create the layouts and leave the journaling area blank. This will allow the recipient to add their personal thoughts to the album and ultimately make it more meaningful for them.