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Scrapbooking Ideas for Visual Storytelling with the Compositional Story Style

Your best scrapbook pages reflect a storytelling style–your preference for certain kinds of stories and your way of telling them both visually and with words. We defined and illustrated 10 different story styles in the Story Styles LookBook that’s a part of the Get It Scrapped membership. One of those styles is the Compositional Story Style. A […]

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Scrapbook Page Starter: Arrange Your Page Elements Using a Sprawl Approach

There are several layout configurations of combined elements that scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook pages (blocked, clustered, shelf, cross, band and more). These foundations are used again and again because they work well for housing the most frequently encountered combinations of elements (1 to 5 photos with title and journaling) and they consistently yield well-designed pages. We’ve covered many […]

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Some Scrapbook Page Stories are Best Told with a “Single and Pretty” Approach

Scrapbooker Ashley Calder says, “I scrapbook to recall and document moments, the little things that might normally be forgotten over time. Because it’s moments I want to remember, most often a single photo is enough to record that moment.” “Single & Pretty” is the newest class in the Get It Scrapped membership, and it’s a […]

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Scrapbook Page Design Embellishing with a Visual Triangle and Visual Hierarchy

Embellishing scrapbook pages with a strong visual triangle is good because it moves the viewer’s eye through your page. While you can add eye-catching complexity with the skilled use of multiple visual triangles, a clean and straight-forward approach also yields stand-out designs. Did you know that when you work with a visual triangle it’s important […]

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Scrapbook Page Storytelling When Setting is Key

Some photos and scrapbook page stories are all about place. When setting is key to your story, extend it from the photos out onto the canvas with these scrapbooking ideas. And remember: the basic building blocks of written story–character, plot, and setting–can all be incorporated into scrapbook page storytelling. Vicki Hibbins says, “This layout shows my […]

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Ideas for Composing Within the Negative Space of Your Die Cuts | Get It Scrapped

Ideas for Composing Within the Negative Space of Your Die Cuts

Cutouts are trendy, and that negative space they make provides a perfect home for eye-catching elements. What can you do within that negative space created by a cutout? Here are a few ideas for you ranging from using that space to house basic scrapbook page elements like journaling and photos to getting clever with layers, […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with Full-Width and Full-Height Photos

The full-width and full-height photo sizes is a great format for scrapbook page storytelling. The popularity of “Pocket Page” and “Project Life” scrapbooking has gotten scrapbookers working certain photo sizes over and over. First it was the 3″x4″ format. More recently, the 6″ x 12″ pocket size has gotten us working “full-height” and “full-width” photo formats. […]

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