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Street Cat No More By Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico;Letters: Freckled Fawn, Glitz Designs; Resin: Cocoa Daisy. Freckled Fawn; Vellum: Studio Calico; Doily: Wilton,other; Ribbon

How to Break Design Rules on the Scrapbook Page | Page Guide 21

The design elements and principles we often teach in our articles here are guidelines that you can use to build a solid and appealing design that tells a story. Once you understand these rules, though, it’s time to break them purposefully and take advantage of the benefits that rule-breaking yields: moving out of your comfort […]

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Lucky by Kelly Purkey | Supplies: Cardstock - American Crafts. Patterned paper - Studio Calico, American
Crafts. Stickers - My Mind’s Eye, American Crafts. Buttons - Basic Grey. Pen - American Crafts; Punch - EK Success. Other - Thread

4 Ways to Create Emphasis on the Scrapbook Page | Page Guide No. 20

On a well-designed scrapbook page, the different pieces have varying levels of importance–and you impart that visually. Of course one piece will be the most important, “focal point” that catches the eye first and serve as the point of entry into the page. If you don’t have a focal point, the viewer doesn’t know where to […]

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Ideas for Passing Along Wisdom via the Scrapbook Page | Page Guide No. 19

The scrapbook page is place where, in addition to sharing pictures and the who-what-where-when-why of events you can do something more: you can pass on  wisdom to future generations. Our Creative Team shows you their pages that do this. And if you’re ready to get going, yourself, but not sure where to start, use one […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Page Guide No. 17

Upcycling is a big trend in fashion and home interiors and one of the easiest ways to make a scrapbook product work with any page! Our Creative Team made pages here that feature an older scrapbooking product given a facelift. They share their tips for altering older products and dressing them up to give them […]

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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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Oh My Heart by Megan Blethen | Supplies: Patterned Paper;Sweet Freedom by Pink Paislee paper #02,Simple Stories Faith 'I Love', Fancy Pants Merry & Bright, Simple Stories Domestic Bliss 'I Bless This Mess', '4x4 Elements, Bazel Premium Cardstock 'Blue Calypso', Embellishments; SpiegelMom Scraps Green Acres sequin mix, SpiegelMom Scraps Coffee Break sequin mix, Tim Holtz Distress Ink Walnut Stain, KJKareen dot Flair, My Minds Eye 'WISH' chipboard, Ready, Sketch Go 2 class 'Oh my heart' cut file.

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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