Archive | Layout Design

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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Thanksgiving #2 by Kelly Sroka - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper, stickers, and enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; Wood shapes: Pebbles; Letter stickers: American Crafts

Scrapbook Page Design Using Contrast to Create Flow

Including contrasts–clear visual differences between elements–on your scrapbook page is a great way to create emphasis and hierarchies. You can cue the viewer to understand what is most important and next most important, and next after that. Not only that the eye will connect repetitions of contrasting elements. In this way you can create flow […]

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L: Our Dog Boy by Jill Sprott | Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Daisy D's, Autumn Leaves; Alphas: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, and Harmonie; Accent/Label Stickers: Freckled Fawn, Ali Edwards, and Crate Paper; Buttons: Love, Elsie; Tag: Crate Paper; Clothespin: Crate Paper; Rubber Shape: Crate Paper; Frames: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Tabs: Evalicious and Crate Paper; Stamps: Studio Calico and October Afternoon; Paint: Studio Calico and Pebeo; Ink: Hero Arts

Use Design Elements to Reveal Character in Your Scrapbook Page Stories

The best scrapbook page stories reveal characters, setting, plot and theme. In this piece we’re focusing on character and showing you how to use select tools–color, image and type–to put character front and center on your page. Nicole Mackin says, “The main character of this layout is my youngest daughter, Mallory. It is not about […]

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28 Years by Karen Poirier-Brode | Supplies: Kits - Swing Into Spring, Scrapbook Graphis, New Life Dreams Designs; Julep, GB, Pixels and Co, Font - traveling typewriter, wood numbers - Getting Artsy Fall, The Cluster Queen, Melissa Rickchick

Scrapbook Ideas Inspired by Flatlay Photography

Flatlay Photography is trending in social media and graphic design right now. This type of photography captures a collection of carefully curated and placed items and is often used to tell a brand’s story. This week, our Creative Team is using flatlay photography as inspiration for their scrapbook page designs.   Kelly Sroka says, “This […]

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