The 5 Page Parts As Focal Points on the Scrapbook Page | Get It ScrappedThe 5 basic parts of a scrapbook page are canvas, photos, journaling, title, and embellishment.


Any one of those parts can take the starring role on the page and be its focal point. Take a look at how our teach has featured each of the parts on their pages.


1. Canvas

Devra Hunt says, “Every April for the past several years, we have visited the tulip fields, and each time I try to focus on something different. This year it was the field of flowers themselves. The vast amount of flowers together looked to me like a bright vivid blanket of color as far as you can see.”

“I started my whole process for this page with the canvas as the focal point. The flower shop storefront printed on whitewashed wood grain paper drew me to the flower photos. I used a second piece of paper and dimensional adhesive to give the awning and some of the flower pots a 3D look. Placing the photos behind the printed flowers, then layering embellishments, including the ‘title’ gives the page a real feeling of being in a flower shop.”

The 5 Page Parts As Focal Points on the Scrapbook Page | Devra Hunt | Get It Scrapped

Flower Shop by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned Paper, stickers, chipboard-Carta Bella, adhesive, recollections, EK Success, Pen-Sakura


2. Photos

Stefanie Semple says, “This page showcases photos from our Asian trip to see the Kissing Rocks in Halong Bay.”

“The photos together are the show stealer here. There is not one that sticks out from the others, I have one similarly large photo on each side of the layout. Fourteen photos with white strokes contrast with the yellow toned background paper and the light green and white paper strip holds the journaling. I allocated the most space to the photos and then only added small, mostly neutral embellishments to visually anchor the photos and not to compete with them.”

“I love filling my layouts with photos and telling the story with loads of journaling. Hopefully, the tone on tone title sets the scene and then the viewer takes in each photo and then goes back to read all about it. Because the photos are in rows they are ordered and not too overwhelming.”

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Kissing Rocks by Stefanie Semple. Digital Scrapbook Ingredients & Studio Basic: A Taste of Summer.

Debbie Hodge says, “I have plenty of bus stop photos from when my kids were young, but once they were in high school, the bus stop got farther away and they walked themselves, so I have many less photos of this daily routine. HOWEVER, there were always days when they were running late, and we piled into the car and made a quick run down the road. And that’s how I got this photo. Love the line up of neighborhood kids.”

“The photo is the star of this page. While Steph made a grouping of photos her focal point, I’ve made a single photo my focus. The photo’s placement, at the intersection of horizontal and vertical bars of a bracket composition, as well as its size make sure it stands out.”

The 5 Page Parts As Focal Points on the Scrapbook Page | Debbie Hodge | Get It Scrapped

Bus Stop by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: School is Cool, Weathered School Elements by Celeste Knight; Alphabetically by Lynn Grieveson; Messy Stamped Alpha by Gina Cabrera; Stitched by Anna Lime, TNT Star Templates by Anna Aspnes; Stargazer by One Little Bird; Puddlerounds by Amy Martin; Sketchbook by Amy Tangerine; Star Stickers by Jenni Bowlin; Simplify by Sahlin Studio; Bohemian Typewriter font

3. Journaling

Jana Oliveira says, “This page is about my son’s difficulties with Physical therapy. I tried to create a motivating page here, since the topic is not an easy one for him.”

“There are two blocks of journaling here. On the right are several large words that cheer him on. The main story is told in the journaling on the left. The big words call attention with the variety of sizes, shapes, and styles. His photo has a watercolor effect to blend with the paper so the words and the journaling stand out more than the photo. This makes the message of my page very clear for the reader.”

The 5 Page Parts As Focal Points on the Scrapbook Page | Jana Oliveira | Get It Scrapped

Be Brave by Jana Oliveira | Supplies: Dawn Inskip: Private & confidential papers, M3 January 15 clusters; ETC by Danielle: everyday Brave


4. Title

Marie-Pierre Capistran says, “This layout is about my daughter’s golden birthday that we celebrated last year in June when she turned 9 on the 9th. Since it was her golden birthday, we played on the golden theme and I prepared her some great surprises!”

“I wanted the focal point on this page to be the title. To make it so, I used two different kinds of large foam letters: some white and some gold and sparkly  to write the word GOLDEN. The white part of the title creates an empty space which draws the eye away from the busyness of the layout.”

“Additionally, to get the focus on the title, I added a gold star right above it and a large stamped balloon which I stamped over gold leaf. I added a gold and white twine coming down the side of the title which creates movement and more bling to attract the eye of the viewer. The banner created with light pink ribbons grounds the title to the background and ties it to the main photo, which also emphasizes it and gives it more meaning.”

“Finally, the words in the title are playing with the ‘golden’ theme of her golden birthday, but they also add a double meaning: she is golden and loved.” 

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Today I’m Golden by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Letters: American Crafts; Gold Leaf: Houston Art and Frame; Stamps: Mama Elephant; Puffy Stickers: Stickers Nouvelles Images; Label: Pretty Little Studio; Ribbon: from stash.


5. Embellishments

Kelly Prang says, “This page is about my daughter and her best friend. I took sweet photos of them together back in October for my daughter’s birthday.”

“I emadded ephasis with embellishments, which was easy with the gorgeous Flourish collection from Maggie Holmes/Crate Paper. I used oversized embellishments to accent the page and make one large focal cluster grounding the photo. I included flowers, a house, word art, lace, paint, a hummingbird, and ticket- as all these items make me smile, and the theme of my page was about how these two girls make each other (and those around them) smile every day.”

The 5 Page Parts As Focal Points on the Scrapbook Page | Kelly Prang | Get It Scrapped

Smile by Kelly Prang | Supplies. Maggie Holmes- Flourish- papers and elements (digital Maggie Holmes stuff is from AC Digitals); Amber Labau- Sunkissed- dimensional flower; Dawn Inskip- Worn and Well Loved- lace; One Little Bird- Forever Young- dimensional leaf, LoveList- Glitter hearts; Little Butterfly Wings- From the Farm- newsprint paper, Morning Rush- background newsprint transfer; Pink Reptile Designs- Daily Routine- background texture pink paint; Etc By Danyale- Comfort- paint splatters; Chelle’s Creations- Birdz- background paper; Font- Gabriele Dark Ribbon