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3 Journaling Treatments That Add Texture and Dimension to Your Scrapbook Page

by Debbie Hodge Texture is tactile. When you add texture and dimension to your scrapbook page, you engage the viewer’s sense of touch — another sense in addition to sight. As a result you draw your viewer in on another level. It’s an obvious design move to add texture with embellishments, chipboard titlework, and mixed […]

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5 Ways to Get Computer-Printed Journaling On Your Paper Scrapbook Pages

By Paula Gilarde If you’re not a big fan of your own handwriting, or if you just prefer the look of typed journaling, here are 5 ways to get computer printed journaling onto your scrapbook pages–without a wide-format printer. 1. Use printed tags or journaling spots. Pre-printed tags or journaling spots don’t have to be […]

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How to get computer-printed scrapbook journaling onto decorative tags

By Paula Gilarde I like adding computer-printed journaling to my paper scrapbook pages. I frequently use strips or journaling blocks, but I also like to use decorative journaling spots and tags. While it can be a little trickier to add printed journaling, it’s  not impossible. Here are a few tips to get you started. 1. Measure […]

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How to use journaling strips to rock your scrapbook page design

Art journaler and scrapbooker Dina Wakley says , “Eighty-five percent of my journaling is on strips. Strip-journaling is easy and visually cool.” Read on for 5 ways to use journaling strips to rock your scrapbook page design. On “He’s a Fan” Dina used a series of 7 journaling strips to hold the story of her […]

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How to handwrite in shapes on your scrapbook and journal pages

by Michelle Houghton Sometimes, for something fun and different, I like to write my journaling in shapes—not just in a circle but spiraling around the edge of a circle or other shape. It isn’t practical for reading—the reader always ends up upside down and backward trying to read around the loops—but it adds a fun […]

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How to make circle journal spots for your scrapbook and journal pages

by Michelle Houghton OK, I love these little guys!  I love the frame the circle creates around my journaling.  Circles will come in at the end of the steps but grab a scrap piece of paper first and do some practicing. You know what I’m going to say: “Get your elbow off the table.” With […]

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How to include scanned handwriting on your scrapbook page

by Paula Gilarde I like to incorporate letters and drawings into my scrapbook layouts but sometimes my little ones are not too enthusiastic about letting me use the original copies. Scanning the item in question is an easy solution to that problem. I’d like to pass along a few tips I’ve picked up that will […]

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Scrapbook page journaling: justification that strengthens design

by Debbie Hodge Justification is all about how you’re going to line things up—or, rather, align them. Read more about alignments in Strengthen Your Scrapbook Page Design with Alignments. left-justified journaling Sometimes I left-justify my journaling. Actually, left-justification of my journaling is what I do most frequently. This is the arrangement those of us who […]

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