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Family Stories by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper & Stickers: Carta Bella, Letters: Basic Grey, Fonts: Traveling Typewriter & Buttermilk Farmhouse

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Farm Fresh” Style

The “Farm Fresh” style can be found in  fashion and home décor. It incorporates vintage items, homespun prints, rich grains and textures, as well as farm-inspired plant and animal motifs. See how our creative team puts this style to work on their scrapbook pages. Shanna Hystad says, “My page is about my great grandmother, Elizabeth. […]

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Your Scrapbooking Style: Is there a style DNA?

Are you born with your design style? and, thus, your scrapbooking style? Not exactly. But you’re born with and develop aesthetic preferences as well as the ability and desire to express yourself through clothing, voice, hobbies, friends, interests and more. Your scrapbooking style can–and should–reflect YOU. While you’ll naturally gravitate to particular subjects, photos, colors, […]

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Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping

There are so many techniques and materials to choose from in your holiday gift wrapping. Those very approaches provide great inspiration for scrapbook page design. See how our creative team has found and put these ideas to work on their own pages. Jill Sprott says, “The idea of using techniques inspired by gift wrapping led […]

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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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Let's Circle Round by sIan Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, alphabet, enamel star, rub on and journaling cards used as layering pieces all from Gossamer Blue; Wood Veneer inked black: Heidi Swapp

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Interactive Elements on the Page

Pockets, pull tabs, flaps, fold-outs or even digital QR codes can bring a higher level of engagement to your scrapbook pages. See how our creative team puts these ideas to work on their own pages. Stefanie Semple says, “This page captures a recent family get together. On it I used two different pull-out journaling tags.” “The family […]

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Ideas for Taking Scrapbook Page Inspiration from Brand Style Guides

To get a consistent look across their web, print, social media, and marketing materials, businesses use something called a “brand style guide.” This guide is the collection of colors, fonts, images, textures and patterns that they’re using. Take a look at a collection of style guides on this Style Guide Pinterest Board we’ve built for […]

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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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