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Surf Rider by Shanna Hystad | Supplies:  Paper-Websters Pages-Summer Fun, Digital Arrows-Ali Edwards, Title Text-Rough Notes Sample, Circle (surf rider) cut from journal card.

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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Here & Now by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Bee Curious Papers, Here and Now Kit, It's Elementary Kit all from The Lilypad. Fonts are Thirsty Rough and Teen Italic.

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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Hey, That Goat Took my Bread!" by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Sassafrass; Letters: Evalicious,October Afternoon; Buttons: JBS Mercantile, Other: Vintage Ephemera; Die Cuts, Resin: Freckled Fawn; Other: tape and brads

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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Paper Plane Games by Kristy T | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Echo Park; Stickers: Echo Park; Chipboard Frames: Simple Stories; Washi Tape: MME; Echo Park; Wooden Shape: Kaisercraft; Tin Pin: Coco Vanilla; Clear Frames: Crate Paper.

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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Grandma K by Amy Kingsford | Supplies: Sahlin Studio: Retro Mod Kit, Washi Tape Strips No. 3; Scrapping With Liz: Recyclable Template No. 8; Anna Aspnes: Stitched Straight White No. 2; Ardent Sparrow: Summer

Include the Vintage Looks of Past Decades on Your Scrapbook Pages | Page Guide No. 5

Specific decades or eras of time are often associated with particular textures, music, fashions, art, food, and so much more–all of these  making up this time period’s style. You can draw inspiration from any of  those elements to evoke a sense of that time on your scrapbook page. Our creative team took a look at our […]

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See How Active White Space Contributes to an Appealing Scrapbook Page Design | Page Guide No. 4

The shape of white space in a visual design can be ACTIVE or PASSIVE. Active white is area left open on purpose. It separates content and is a design element itself. Passive White Space occurs naturally, for example in the area between words on a line or the space surrounding a logo or graphic element. […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Page Guide No. 2

The Wabi-Sabi style comes out of the Japanese aesthetic and idea that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect–and that is a good thing.” The style limits itself to the essentials, but at the same time focuses on the imperfections, textures and details of those essentials. This design style is characterized by its use […]

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