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Tell a Bigger Visual Story When You Extend Your Scene Off the Canvas

The Gestalt principle of closure suggests that when people see incomplete objects–like shapes, letters, or pictures, their brains fill in the gaps. You can take advantage of this principle to create interest and even tension on your page, perhaps bleeding an item off the canvas leaving part of it incomplete giving a photo an unexpected photo […]

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Scrapbook Page Storytelling Inspired by the “Humans of New York” Blog | Page Guide No. 10

“Humans of New York is a blog that features “daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.” Creator Brandon Stanton began it as a photography project in 2010 with a goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. Along the way he began interviewing as well as photographing his subjects. This […]

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Lynnette Penacho Shares 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

Video Blog | 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

This lesson from Lynnette Penacho first appeared as a part of the Get It Scrapped Membership class “Canvas.” When it comes to building the foundations of her digital scrapbooking layouts, Lynette Penacho is a HUGE fan of shapes. Her shape tool is by far my most favorite of her digital scrapbooking arsenal–it’s the digital equivalent […]

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Scrapbook Pages Inspired by the Flea Market Style | Page Guide No. 8

The “flea market” decor style is an eclectic one, often including a curated collection of pieces that are seemingly unrelated, each with their own story, and yet combining to tell a bigger, single story. This style incorporates objects one might find at a flea market: vintage pieces, second-hand belongings, or antique collectibles. These items often […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using Meaningful Shapes and Silhouettes in Your Scrapbook Page Foundations | Page Guide No. 7

The first layers you place on your page play an important role in your design’s final look. These first layers (and their shapes) create visual weight, directional pull and contribute to the balance of the design. When those first layers are shapes or silhouettes that are relevant to your story, you not only affect the […]

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Video Blog | What’s Your Motif? 10 Ideas for Using Hearts on Your Scrapbook Pages

Hearts are the perfect way to convey passion, love and affection on your scrapbook pages. Whether you are trying to communicate a love between two people, a love for a particular object, or simply a love for life–hearts are definitely a good place to start. In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ll explore inspiration […]

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