Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page: Lesson #4 Alignment

by Debbie Hodge

Welcome back to “Where Scrapbook Ideas Come From.” Earlier lessons covered the design principles of Emphasis and Repetition. Today we’re talking about another principle: Alignment.

Click here to read lesson 4

There are many big and small ways to incorporate alignments. If you’d like to think some more on this, take a look at these two articles to get you thinking about more approaches.


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This lesson is part of a 12-lesson course called “Design Principles for Scrapbook Pages.” Click here for the complete class.


23 Responses to Design Principles for the Scrapbook Page: Lesson #4 Alignment

  1. Bev May 23, 2010 at 10:00 pm #

    These are wonderful. Thanks so much. I think I missed Lesson 3 though. Anyway to locate that one? I don’t want to miss a thing!

  2. Bev May 23, 2010 at 10:14 pm #

    Sorry I posted before I read, so I found lesson 3. Thanks

    • Debbie Hodge May 24, 2010 at 2:10 pm #

      oops! glad you found it — i’m putting a recap with links at the bottom of each lesson’s email.

  3. latz June 15, 2010 at 7:24 am #

    Thanks for these mini-lessons! I love all your examples too. I find I am especially drawn to “edge alignment” layouts with strong lines.

  4. Ami June 16, 2010 at 9:58 pm #

    This is being a very informative, interesting and enjoyable series. Thank you.

  5. Verbena July 1, 2010 at 5:01 pm #

    Really enjoying the series!

  6. helen August 7, 2010 at 3:05 pm #

    am totally enjoying these lessons!! thanks so much!

  7. grambie August 14, 2010 at 6:23 pm #

    I look forward to each lesson with great anticipation. I realize, through your lessons, that you have to build upon each step as you apply each necessary concept. (I can’t wait to put it in practice.)

  8. tape August 28, 2010 at 7:41 am #

    Great info again!

  9. Catherine October 25, 2010 at 11:19 pm #

    Thank you Debbie
    another great lesson

  10. Patricia March 22, 2011 at 2:38 pm #

    Hi Debbie,

    Putting in practice everything I’ve learned so far and having a ball. Today’s lesson on alignment and the examples shown have given me great ideas. Preparing a page right now. Thank you once again.

    Take care,


  11. Trista April 7, 2011 at 4:31 pm #

    This has been my favorite lesson yet! I loved your centered aligned layout. Total “a-ha” moment for me, to see how you offset the centering with the embellishments. Off to go give it a try myself!

    PS Found you via Twitter and am so glad I did!

  12. Deborah Wagner May 2, 2011 at 10:00 am #

    Great lesson and I LOVE the layout “Fast Forward”! I hope you don’t mind if I scraplift it – it’s just lovely!! Thanks again for the lessons!

  13. DebbieHodge May 2, 2011 at 12:30 pm #

    go for it! so glad it inspired you.

  14. Charlene Reeves January 16, 2012 at 11:14 am #

    I haven’t seen any homework. Help me find it please.

  15. Alison March 21, 2012 at 3:27 pm #

    I have been downloading these as pdf files but can’t seem to do this one. Have I missed something or is it not available?

    • Debbie Hodge March 22, 2012 at 10:06 am #

      it’s coming . . . sorry about that

      • Alison March 22, 2012 at 10:23 am #


        • Debbie Hodge March 22, 2012 at 1:16 pm #

          It’s there now! So glad you’re using these.

  16. JenPen February 16, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    Debbie, Thanks for these lessons. Really finding them useful even though I’ve been scrapping for a number of years on and off. Previously I ‘ve not had any education about how to scrap, just picked it up from magazines etc so these lessons are really making sense and giving me lots of ideas. I’m about to start a project album for my daughter’s 40th and I’m looking for ideas to help the album flow yet fit pages together. The lesson on elements and alignment is helping already. :)

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