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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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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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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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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 Ideas for Using 360 Degree Photography to Tell Your Stories | Page Guide No. 12

Thanks to advances in technology for photography as well as the many apps available, we can do amazing things with our photos and capture life in new ways. One of those new ways is 360 photography, popular in real estate marketing, tourism and news. Here our Creative Team tells you how and why they took […]

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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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Scrapbook Pages Inspired by the Nordic Christmas Style

The Nordic Christmas style–something you’d see in storybook illustrations by Jan Brett–include: natural pine and spruce woods rich textures, including felt, knit fabric, and stitching winter floral elements like pine branches and pine cones neutral whites, creams, browns with hits of red and blue and green repeating motifs of snowflakes, reindeer, and pine trees The […]

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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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Video Blog | Scrapbooking Ideas for Using and Making Your Own Bokeh Prints

A popular photography goal in recent years is to achieve a successful Bokeh effect, in other words to take a photo in which out-of-focus points of light are rendered appealingly. The good news for scrapbookers who don’t have the lens or the skill to get this look with a camera is that there are now […]

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