Archive | Ideas from Current Trends

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Trendy Long Shadows on the Scrapbook Page

  Long shadows are trendy in graphic and web design right now. See how they gave us inspiration for scrapbook page storytelling on both paper and digital pages. Ronnie Crowley says, “The title says on this page says it all: the page is about my dog’s job of keeping the yard clear of squirrels.” “To create long […]

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Scrapbooking Ideas for Working with Furry and Fuzzy Materials

Furry and fuzzy materials are trendy in decor, accessories and fashion. Add a bit of this soft texture to your scrapbook page storytelling to evoke associations and feelings–or just to grab the eye. Check out how our Creative Team has put furry and fuzzy elements on their scrapbook pages. Margareta Carlsson says, “One of my […]

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Ideas & Techniques for Adding Trendy Contour Lines to Your Scrapbook Page

Contour lines represent elevations on a topographical map and our creative team’s top trendspotter, Karen Poirier-Brode noted this trend’s emergence after winter 2014 CHA. We’ve put together a pinboard of contour-line inspiration and asked our team to make pages that incorporate this wonderfully organic and representational motif. Marcia Fortunato says, “One weekend last month, my […]

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Ideas for Visual Storytelling with Unexpected Juxtapositions of Product and Technique

Tension is an important element in making something beautiful, including scrapbook layout designs. Including an unexpected juxtaposition is one way to create tension. Creative Team member Karen Poirier-Brode reported on trends last year after attending a Pantone Trend webinar and one of the upcoming trends had to do with juxtapositions, things like “spiky hair with formal wear” […]

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Ideas for Including Trendy “Easter Eggs” into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling

Incorporating nods to current trends in your scrapbook page storytelling is a great way to incorporate “the times” into your memory keeping. Celebrity happenings and fads spread faster than ever in our socially-connected lives now. Such nods or inside jokes are referred to as “Easter eggs” and  have been intentionally incorporated into computer programs, video games, […]

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Video Blog | Scrapbooking Ideas for Making Your Own Big-Dot Pattern

Big dots are trendy. Especially big dots rendered in fun ways with a variety of mixed media supplies. Here’s the video version of an earlier blog post in which the Get It Scrapped Creative Team took the challenge to make their own “big-dot” patterns. There are great silhouette, copic, digital and gold-foil techiques on these […]

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Paper and Digital Techniques for Making Your Own Flat Geometric (Low Poly) Elements

Something we’re calling “flat geometry” is popular now in illustration, home decor, and print patterns. (Check out examples on our Pinterest Board of “Flat Geometry.”) In “flat geometric” works, the designs are rendered with geometric shapes on flat surfaces in a way that conveys depth and dimension. Color, value, and shape all combine to create the […]

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