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Tell Relationship Stories on the Scrapbook Page Using Design Principle of Proximity | Page Guide No. 16

One of the primary tasks of making a scrapbook page is placing your page elements–photos, title, journaling, and embellishments–onto the scrapbook page to tell your story. The Gestalt principle of “proximity” provides a great tool for deciding how and where to place the pieces of your design. This principle tells us that the proximity of […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums and Techniques on Your Page Background | Page Guide No. 15

Your scrapbook page canvas is the base upon which you build your page. You might use solid cardstock, patterned paper, a die-cut shape, a base altered with mediums like paint and ink, or – how about a dynamic combination of mediums and techniques? Our Creative Team takes on this challenge and shows you how a […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Combining Embellishments in Clusters, Stacks, Series and More | Page Guide No. 14

A fun way to work with embellishments is to group them together. Groupings can be showy or simple. The beauty of an embellishment is that you can combine several elements, including images, to reinforce page subject and contribute to design. Think of an embellishment cluster as a small arrangement that works both on its own […]

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Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Moment” Story Style that Evokes Mood | Page Guide No. 13

A moment storytelling style is great for those photos that move you but don’t necessarily have an incident or story to go with them. Use this style to record what you like, what moves you, how you see the world, or even what you believe. The best “moment” pages will convey a mood or feelings […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography to Tell Your Stories | Page Guide No. 12

Thanks to advances in technology for photography as well as the many apps available, we can do amazing things with our photos and capture life in new ways. One of those new ways is 360 photography, popular in real estate marketing, tourism and news. Here our Creative Team tells you how and why they took […]

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Tell a Bigger Visual Story When You Extend Your Scene Off the Canvas | Page Guide No. 11

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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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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