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Video Blog | Scrapbooking Ideas for Using and Making Your Own Bokeh Prints

A popular photography goal in recent years is to achieve a successful Bokeh effect, in other words to take a photo in which out-of-focus points of light are rendered appealingly. The good news for scrapbookers who don’t have the lens or the skill to get this look with a camera is that there are now […]

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How To Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Use leftover chipboard packaging for a quick page foundation

Cindy Liebel used leftover chipboard packaging for a quick foundation with dimension and lots of “compartments” for holding patterned paper, photos, and embellishments. Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Cindy’s using the 5-step formula we’ve shared below.   How to make this layout Begin with text-print paper for a base with visual texture. […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Arrange your page elements and then angle the whole grouping

Amy Kingsford took a linear grid-based design and gave it new energy with a 25 degree tilt counter-clockwise. The diagonally striped patterned papers emphasize the diagonal flow and energy. To make your own easy scrapbook page inspired by Amy’s, follow the four simple steps laid out below.   How to make this layout Start with a […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Pair Black-and-White Photo with Washi Tape Block

Use this 7-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Amanda Jones paired one black-and-white photo with a same-sized block of washi strips and mounted the two on a shared mat. Amanda says, “I knew I wanted to use this silly photo of my son on a simple page, highlighting some of his quirky personality traits. I added […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Record Texted Conversations with a Blocked Design

Use this 5-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Kelly Purkey used a photo of her boyfriend and herself along with bits of tweeted and texted messages to get a “snapshot” of quick daily interactions. A blocked design provides a great backdrop to the many snippets of journaling.   How to make this layout Start with […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mask Off Page Edges for a Simple Band Foundation

Use this 7-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Doris Sander made a simple and  fun band foundation for “Hot Pink” though the clever use of a chevron border mask.  The masked pattern gives the page a hip feel while the two-toned effect adds visual interest. Once she’s limited to working within the remaining band order, […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get Rich Looks Fast with Multi-Pattern Prints

How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages | Get Rich Looks Fast with Multi-Pattern Prints

Use this 6-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Doris Sander’s “Here Come The Sun” is a page rich with layers and patterns. The chevron print along the left is “pieced” of multiple patterns already and adds a quick custom look. (Check out Doris’ how-to for the layered hearts in the Learn More section below.) How […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mount Your Photos in a Tilted Band

  Use this 8-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. Mount a series of photos in a tilted series across the page. Dina Wakley emphasized the horizontal flow with a series of stamped ornaments behind the photos and striped patterned paper that guides the eye through parts of her story. How to make this layout […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Layer Title and Journaling Over Photo Enlargement

Use this 7-step formula to make easy scrapbook pages. When you enlarge an older family photo but keep the original crop, there’s a good chance you’ll have open space to accommodate journaling and titles as Emily Pitts has done on “Work it Baby.”  Photographers weren’t as composition savvy, and there’s usually open space around your […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Add interest with pieced background and banner

Make easy scrapbook pages with this 4-step approach from Lisa Dickinson. She printed two small, same-sized photos with white borders and balanced against a large title for a page with a big message.   How to make this layout Block background with patterned paper filling three quarters of  horizontal bottom and a light solid filling the top quarter. […]

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