Archive | Ideas from Current Trends


Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Project Life and Pocket Cards on Traditional Layouts

Pocket Pages are a favorite of many memory keepers for scrapbooking both daily life and big events. Pocket Page and Project Life® kits come packed with pocket cards–sometimes so many it can be hard to use them up on pocket pages. Here, our team shows you their ideas for using those pocket cards on non-pocket […]

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Idea Round Up | 7 Unexpected Techniques For Out-of-the-Box Scrapbook Page Designs

At least once a month, we share ideas for getting trendy looks or using unexpected techniques on scrapbook pages for those who enjoy being pushed in new directions. Here’s a round-up of recent ideas. Ideas & Techniques for Adding Trendy Contour Lines to Your Scrapbook Page Contour lines represent elevations on a topographical map and […]

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Scrapbooking Ideas and Techniques for Relaxed-Geometry Elements

Relaxed and hand-drawn geometric elements are currently trendy, showing up in fabrics and accessories, We’ve got ideas for getting relaxed geometric looks onto the scrapbook page. Sian Fair says, “When I was about seven, our class watched a TV program we could sing along to–but the main attraction was, every week, spotting the little girl […]

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Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Blurred Backgrounds in Web and Graphic Design

  Blurred background are currently trendy in web and graphic design. She how our team has used this inspiration for their scrapbook pages. As you look at these pages, think about what stories you have to tell that would benefit from a blurred foundational piece. Kelly Prang says, “I struggle with extreme nearsightedness and have […]

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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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