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Talk Bubbles are a Trendy Motif Perfect for the Scrapbook Page

Social media, mobile phones, and instant-message hangouts have made virtual chatting a part of daily life for many of us. As a result, talk/speech bubbles are a trendy motif on posters, in advertising, on scrapbook pages, and even at weddings as “photo-booth” props. This motif is a handy one for scrapbook pages. Use it for […]

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Ideas for Using Menswear-Inspired Patterns on Your Scrapbook Pages

by Debbie Hodge Fashion designers, home decorators, wedding designers, crafters, and even manicurists are creating with menswear-inspired prints. Pinstripe, chevron, herringbone, and houndstooth are classic patterns that can stand the test of time — and they do a great job of mixing with other patterns. Try these  timeless patterns on your scrapbook pages. Houndstooth The houndstooth […]

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Breaking the Old Rules and Using Clashing Print Patterns

by Debbie Hodge Matchy-matchy is out in fashion this year, and clashing patterns are in. Eclectic looks made with a mashup of prints–think leopard with floral and stripes–have been filling the runways. This is just one of the trends we’ve highlighted at Masterful Scrapbook Design this month, and the Get It Scrapped Creative Team was […]

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Ideas for Scrapbooking with 2012’s Trendiest Shape: the Hexagon

Moving out of a period in which florals and ruffles were popular for fashion and home decor, geometric shapes provide an uncomplicated and modern look. Hexagons go a step past basic squares and circles to present a shape that’s interesting to arrange and present. Hexagons are meaning neutral and work with a range of scrapbook […]

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6 Ways to Add Banners to Your Scrapbook Pages

The making of banners is an ancient craft. Banners are mentioned in the Old Testament. They were used to keep order among those traveling to the promised land with Moses. Heraldic banners were used in Medieval Times for personal identification. Sashimono banners were worn by warriors in feudal Japan to distinguish enemies during battles. Airplanes […]

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