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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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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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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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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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Include the Vintage Looks of Past Decades on Your Scrapbook Pages | Page Guide No. 5

Specific decades or eras of time are often associated with particular textures, music, fashions, art, food, and so much more–all of these  making up this time period’s style. You can draw inspiration from any of  those elements to evoke a sense of that time on your scrapbook page. Our creative team took a look at our […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a Wabi-Sabi Style | Page Guide No. 2

The Wabi-Sabi style comes out of the Japanese aesthetic and idea that “nothing lasts, nothing is finished, nothing is perfect–and that is a good thing.” The style limits itself to the essentials, but at the same time focuses on the imperfections, textures and details of those essentials. This design style is characterized by its use […]

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Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with an English Countryside Style

The “English Countryside” style has been made popular by the shabby chic look of old English cottages. In this style you’ll find collected and mixed floral prints, ornate frames, fine china and charming textures like lace, worn paper, or old painted wood. Take a look at your scrapbooking stash, and see how many of these […]

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Scrapbook Page Design Choices Inspired by Board Games

Everyday items can be a great source of inspiration for your scrapbook pages–giving your ideas and plans for color, shape, motif, and layout. Today our team shares their pages inspired by board games. Take a look at what they’ve done, and then check out your own own board games, and see what ideas you get. […]

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