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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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How Solid Design Skills Make Scrapbooking Easier: Contrast

The design principle of contrast tells us that there should be obvious visual differences between the elements on your page. What’s more, contrasts will draw the viewer’s eye and add interest and variety. Check out a short video lesson on contrast below and then see how our Creative Team incorporated contrast into their own pages. This video lesson […]

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