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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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Sacsayhuaman by Deborah Wagner | Supplies: Scenic View by Fiddledeedee, Ethnic Patterns by Sunny Art Shop, Arizona by Digital Design Essentials, The Great Outdoors by Clever Monkey Graphics, Art Play Palette Explore by Anna Aspnes.

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Bold Tribal Patterns on Your Pages

“Tribal” or “ethnic” patterns derived from the visual art of Native American, African, Pacific Island and other indigenous cultures have become popular in modern day dress, interiors and even scrapbooking supplies. These patterns include: batiks (India), shibori (Japan), tapas (Fiji), ganado (Navajo), kente (Ghana) and more. See how our Creative Team has used these patterns […]

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Ideas for Creating Hand-Drawn and Hand-Painted Patterns to Use on Your Scrapbook Pages

The popularity of travelers’ journals and planners has been driving many a memorykeeper to start creating their own hand-drawn images. And those images often lend themselves to a repeating pattern. In this gorgeous and original blog post, our team shares their fresh approaches to making hand-drawn and hand-painted patterns for their scrapbook pages. Marcia Fortunato […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Making Your Own Geometric Mashup Patterns

Combining geometric patterns–making a mashup of the style–is currently trendy for surface pattern design. Take a look a examples we’ve collected on Pinterest here, and let them inspire and instruct you in making your own mashups. Take a look, also, at how our Creative Team makes their own geometric mashups on the scrapbook page. Gretchen […]

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Lynnette Penacho Shares 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

Lynnette Penacho Shares 5 Ways to Use Shapes to Start Your Scrapbook Page Designs

This lesson from Lynnette Penacho first appeared as a part of the membership class “Canvas.” For that class and over 60 more, join us. by Lynnette Penacho When it comes to building the foundations of my digital scrapbooking layouts, I’m a HUGE fan of shapes. My shape tool is by far my most favorite in […]

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Myrtle Beach by Marie-Pierre Capistran | Supplies: Paper: Studio Calico, Basic Grey, Crate Paper; Frames: Heidi Swapp, Gossamer Blue; Labels: Pretty Little Studio, October Afternoon; Alphas: MAMBI; Cut Files: Wilna Furstenberg.

Two-Page Scrapbook Ideas for Designing with Contrasting Backgrounds

Scrapbooking ideas for making two-page layouts in fresh and efficient ways are presented expansively in the Get It Scrapped Membership class “Loving the Double Wide.” One of the many approaches shared was by Kim Watson who often makes her two-pagers with very different background papers on each side. It’s a fun design challenge and a way […]

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