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Use the “Piecework” Design for Scrapbooking Multi-Photo Pages

We like to share “go-to” designs that give you a starting place for your scrapbook page design. The best “go-tos” are arrangements that ensure there’s a spot for key page parts in a design that has balance and appeal. The “piecework” design is one that’s a little like a pieced quilt, with blocks of various […]

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Girl Power by Deborah Wagner

Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Paper Strips to Design Page Foundations

Paper strips present many options to be creative and thrifty when it comes to the scrapbook page. They are also a great place to start when it comes to creating your first “foundational” layers. See four ways our Creative Team has use strips to create a page foundation. 1. Rows Deborah Wagner says, “This is […]

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Market Free Fall by Sian Fair | Supplies: Background and patterned paper: Felicity Jane; Alphas:American Crafts: cardstock label and wood veneer heart: Felicity Jane; Enamel Dots: MME

Scrapbook Page Starter: Arrange Your Page Elements Using a 2-by-2 Design

The 2-by-2 design is one of several layout configurations of combined elements that scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook pages (blocked, clustered, shelf, cross, band and more). These foundations are used again and again because they work well for housing the most frequently encountered combinations of elements (1 to 5 photos with title and journaling) and they consistently […]

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Wild in Arizona by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper: Best Creation & Kaisercraft, Puffy Stickers: Crate Paper, Brads: Carta Bella, Flair: My Mind’s Eye, Tags: October Afternoon & Pink Paislee, Foam Letters: We R Memory Keepers & American Crafts

Find and Use Inspiration for Designing with Line on the Scrapbook Page

Line is a fundamental element of visual design. Lines can be straight, curved, thick, thin, vertical, horizontal, diagonal, solid or broken. The rendering of a line can imply a mood or tone. Soft and curving lines signal tranquility. Jagged diagonals evoke a more jarring tone. On the scrapbook page, you can use lines alone or […]

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Maya @ Eight by Iris Fox | Supplies: Papers: Cocoa Vanilla Studio, We R Memory Keepers; Ephemera: Cocoa Vanilla Studio, Simple Stories; Alphas: We R Memory Keepers

Find and Use Design Inspiration for Working with Space on the Scrapbook Page

Your scrapbook page canvas establishes a space within which you’ll design–by arranging elements within that space. As you arrange those elements, it’s important to pay attention to the way your foreground elements define the surrounding “white” space. A great way to try new approaches to working with space is to look at inspiration pieces and […]

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Family Time by Lynn Greiveson | Supplies: High Hopes Papers by Paula Kesselring; Design Story template No2, Frostell Kit, St Nick Layered Transfers, Fresh Festive Kit and Nikolaus kit by Lynn Grieveson.

Change Up Your Scrapbook Page Designs with a “Canvas Within a Canvas” Approach

Your scrapbook page canvas is usually a square (12″ by 12″) or a vertical rectangle (8.5″ x 11″) or, in the case of a two-page design, a landscape rectangle (24″x12″ or 17″ x 11″). That canvas defines the space within which you can organize elements: photos, title, journaling, embellishments. You can actually create differently sized […]

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