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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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Scrapbooking Ideas for Visual Storytelling with the Artsy Story Style

Your best scrapbook pages reflect a visual 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 Artsy Story Style. The […]

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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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Make Multi-Photo Scrapbook Pages With Silhouette Photo-Mat Cut Files

If you’ve got a Silhouette Electronic Die-Cutter, you have a new way to use scrapbook page “sketches.” Here’s an example of a full page die-cut mat made by Kim Watson for Fancy Pants.   Cut it from a paper that goes with your subject and fill the openings with photos and other page elements. See […]

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On-Trend 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. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team took the challenge to make their own “big-dot” patterns here and share their scrapbooking ideas with you. make a big-dot pattern with Silhouette-cut drawn circles Sue Althouse says, “This page is about […]

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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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Add Layers Behind Cutaways to Strengthen Scrapbook Page Storytelling

Layering is a great tool for scrapbook page storytelling, and it takes on a new power when we see the elements below through a cutway (or negative space). Make the most of that opportunity and layer something behind your cutaway that supports your story and strengthens your page design. cut organic waves from an ocean […]

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Scrapbook Page Techniques for Linocut Looks

Get the look of hand-crafted art with scrapbook page techniques for linocut looks. Linocut refers to a printing technique in which a design is cut from linoleum and then inked and pressed to the page. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team took inspiration from this collection of linocuts on Pinterest and then took their own […]

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