Archive | Finding and Using Inspiration


Find Scrapbook Page Inspiration for Storytelling and Design in Product Packaging

Finding and using inspiration from outside of other scrapbook pages is a wonderful way to shake things up in fresh ways. This year in the Get It Scrapped membership we’re exploring a variety of those outside sources. The newest class in the Translating Inspiration series, has three guest teachers showing you how to find and […]

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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 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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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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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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It's OK by Devra Hunt | Supplies: Patterned paper-Shimelle, wood pieces and cork, Freckled Fawn, Shimelle, die cuts, alphas-Shimelle stickers-Shimelle and Freckled Fawn, felt doily-Freckled Fawn, pen and adhesive-EK Success

Scrapbook Page Design Inspired by Learning Spaces

The popularity of educational play is on the rise. Homeshooling is becoming more common, new innovative STEAM toys (STEAM=Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, and Math) are filling the shelves of big box toy stores, and now instead of playrooms people are beginning to incorporate “learning spaces” within their homes. These spaces often have a clean, organized […]

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Cherish by Shanna Hystad | Supplies:  Paper-October Afternoon (Root Cellar & Farm Girl), Journal Card, October Afternoon (Farm Girl), Chipboard Button-October Afternoon (Five & Dime), White Foam Thickers-Amy Tangerine

Scrapbook Page Challenge: Mix Contrasting Styles On Your Page

When you juxtapose elements that aren’t usually shown together, the viewer is not only interested, they are curious and maybe uneasy. There’s something off and they want to figure out what and why. This approach is one to use occasionally and with consideration to get an eye-catching look. Be sure, though, that your juxtapositions are […]

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Here & Now by Lynn Grieveson | Supplies: Bee Curious Papers, Here and Now Kit, It's Elementary Kit all from The Lilypad. Fonts are Thirsty Rough and Teen Italic.

Scrapbook Page Storytelling Inspired by the “Humans of New York” Blog | Page Guide No. 10

“Humans of New York is a blog that features “daily glimpses into the lives of strangers on the streets of New York City.” Creator Brandon Stanton began it as a photography project in 2010 with a goal of photographing 10,000 New Yorkers. Along the way he began interviewing as well as photographing his subjects. This […]

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Hey, That Goat Took my Bread!" by Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Sassafrass; Letters: Evalicious,October Afternoon; Buttons: JBS Mercantile, Other: Vintage Ephemera; Die Cuts, Resin: Freckled Fawn; Other: tape and brads

Scrapbook Pages Inspired by the Flea Market Style | Page Guide No. 8

The “flea market” decor style is an eclectic one, often including a curated collection of pieces that are seemingly unrelated, each with their own story, and yet combining to tell a bigger, single story. This style incorporates objects one might find at a flea market: vintage pieces, second-hand belongings, or antique collectibles. These items often […]

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