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How To Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Use leftover chipboard packaging for a quick page foundation

Cindy Liebel used leftover chipboard packaging for a quick foundation with dimension and lots of “compartments” for holding patterned paper, photos, and embellishments. Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Cindy’s using the 5-step formula we’ve shared below.   How to make this layout Begin with text-print paper for a base with visual texture. […]

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How To Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Make a textured base with tone-on-tone punches.

  Erin Bassett’s single photo and title stand out against a background full of tone-on-tone texture and dimension. Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Erins’s using the 7-step formula we’ve shared below.   How to make this layout Use kraft paper as your base and punch 20 hearts from a second piece of […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Mix series of columns and rows for a fun linear design

Emily Pitts has paired a series of photos arranged in columns with bright rows of trim and a horizontal strip of vellum row to back up her title, creating a fun mix in this very linear page, “Favorites at 15.” Make your own easy scrapbook page just like Emily’s using the 7-step formula we’ve shared below. […]

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How To Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Create a horizontal band with paint and leftover paper strips

Dina Wakley‘s simple yet vibrant page, “Happy Boy” is built on a horizontal band foundation of paint and leftover paper strips. Follow the eight-step formula below and make your own easy scrapbook page based on the techniques Dina used.   How to make this layout  Start with a heavy, solid cardstock. Spread an acrylic paint […]

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Video Blog | Ideas & Techniques for Adding Trendy Contour Lines to Your Scrapbook Page

Contour lines represent elevations on a topographical map. This trend emerged after winter 2014 CHA. In Christy Strickler‘s video version of this Get It Scrapped blog post, our creative team shared scrapbook pages that incorporate this wonderfully organic and representational motif. Click here to see the original blog post with detailed designer notes.  

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Create a blocked design with a not-so-linear feel.

Doris Sander has softened the linear feel of this simple blocked design by staggering her photo and patterned paper blocks slightly and by using flowing text to create additional blocks on her page. To make your own easy scrapbook page inspired by Doris’, follow the eight simple steps laid out below.   How to make this layout […]

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Video Blog | Ideas for Including Trendy “Easter Eggs” into Your Scrapbook Page Storytelling

Incorporating nods to current trends in your scrapbook page storytelling is a great way to incorporate “the times” into your memory keeping. Celebrity happenings and fads spread faster than ever in our socially-connected lives now. Such nods or inside jokes are referred to as “Easter eggs” and have been intentionally incorporated into computer programs, video games, movies, […]

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How to Make Easy Scrapbook Pages: Arrange your page elements and then angle the whole grouping

Amy Kingsford took a linear grid-based design and gave it new energy with a 25 degree tilt counter-clockwise. The diagonally striped patterned papers emphasize the diagonal flow and energy. To make your own easy scrapbook page inspired by Amy’s, follow the four simple steps laid out below.   How to make this layout Start with a […]

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