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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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Video Blog | Use Geometric Shapes on Your Scrapbook Pages for Interest, Stability, and Energy

In this video blog by Christy Strickler, we’ll explore how the creative team has played with geometric shapes within their scrapbook pages. The benefit to working with geometrics is that they are versatile: You can combine and manipulate the pieces for different effects. They’re interesting. They aren’t necessarily feminine. Most geometric prints have a secondary […]

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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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3 Design Solutions that Give Complementary Colors Red and Green New Life on Your Holiday Pages

While complementary colors can give a design punch, they can also present challenges since their strong contrast has them competing with one another–and even with your photos. The Get It Scrapped Creative Team shows you how they worked with three solutions for giving this bold and traditional color combo a fresh look on holiday scrapbook […]

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6 Design Solutions for Getting More Photos on Your Pages

Getting more photos onto your layouts is a challenge we frequently hear our readers face–and one we tackled in a recent video lesson at the Get It Scrapped membership (Skillful Storytelling-Picture Your Story #3). For our readers hear, we present the creative team’s work with the ideas in that lesson: 6 design solutions for this […]

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