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Ideas for Creating Hand-Drawn and Hand-Painted Patterns to Use on Your Scrapbook Pages

The popularity of travelers’ journals and planners has been driving many a memorykeeper to start creating their own hand-drawn images. And those images often lend themselves to a repeating pattern. In this gorgeous and original blog post, our team shares their fresh approaches to making hand-drawn and hand-painted patterns for their scrapbook pages. Marcia Fortunato […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns

Combining geometric patterns–making a mashup of the style–is currently trendy for surface pattern design. Take a look a examples we’ve collected on Pinterest here, and let them inspire and instruct you in making your own mashups. Take a look, also, at how our Creative Team makes their own geometric mashups on the scrapbook page. Gretchen […]

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Scrapbooking With Intention

Start your page with an idea, or notion, or message. A story or an emotion. Something! Then resolve to convey this intention with all of your design and element choices. We’re pretty sure the scrapbook page storytelling will come more easily and you’ll be pleased with your outcome when you start this way. Our team […]

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Mix Textures on Your Scrapbook Page Using Inspiration from Home Interiors

Texture refers to the surface characteristics of a material. Is it rough or smooth? Plush or gritty? Texture is a powerful art element because it can quickly evoke memories and emotions. Here, our team took inspiration from home interiors and incorporated a generous mix of contrasting textures for strong visual and emotional impact. Check out their […]

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How Solid Design Skills Make Scrapbooking Easier: Repetition

Including repetitions is a good way to work toward achieving unity in a visual design–and on a scrapbook page. Repetition without some variety, though can be dull. Check out a short video lesson on repetition below and then see how our Creative Team incorporated repetition into their own pages. This video lesson comes from “Design Principles for the […]

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