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Scrapbooking Ideas Inspired by Doris Sander’s Layouts

Studying scrapbook pages by others is a great way to get scrapbooking ideas for growing your own style. In this “study” look at how the other scrapbooker has used product and design principles and how she’s handled the 5 parts of a scrapbook page (canvas, photos, title, journaling, embellishments). Our creative team studied pages by Doris Sander and shares what […]

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Scrapbook Page Starters: Arrange Photos and Elements with a Bracket Foundation

There are several layout configurations of combined elements that scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook pages (blocked, clustered, shelf, cross, bandand more). With the “L” or bracket composition, horizontal and vertical arms meet to create a right angle that provides a stable spot for your page elements. See one of the video lessons on bracket compositions from Scrapbook […]

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Ideas and Tutorials for Adding Dimension to Scrapbook Pages

by Debbie Hodge Dimension (or depth) refers to the measurable extent to which something lifts off the page. Real dimension (as well as the illusion of it) can be added to your scrapbook pages. Dimension on your pages will engage the viewer’s sense of touch–and, thus, involve them more deeply in your pages. Actual dimension on scrapbook […]

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4 Reasons to Design A Scrapbook Page with Generous White Space

Space is the ground or field of a composition. It’s inactive until it’s broken into by form. Once form breaks into space, the proportions of negative and positive space are altered. When you’re scrapbooking several photos and substantial journaling, those proportions will probably be heavy on positive space. You’ll be using much of the “real […]

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Scrapbooking with Symmetry | This Formal Composition Yields Pages with Appeal

by Debbie Hodge In a symmetrically balanced visual design, elements on either side of a central axis balance one another. The act of riding a bike requires the balancing of physical weight on either side of a vertical axis. The act of creating a symmetrical visual design requires balancing visual weight on either side of […]

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Your Scrapbook Page Focal Point Doesn’t Have to Be A Photo

A successful scrapbook page captures the viewer’s attention, controls the eye’s movement, conveys information, and evokes emotion. That first task–capturing the eye’s attention–is the work of making a focal point. Photos are most often the focal points on scrapbook pages. They don’t have to be, though. Depending upon your story and the materials you’re working with you could make […]

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