Archive | Ideas Spurred by Design

Market Free Fall by Sian Fair | Supplies: Background and patterned paper: Felicity Jane; Alphas:American Crafts: cardstock label and wood veneer heart: Felicity Jane; Enamel Dots: MME

Scrapbook Page Starter: Arrange Your Page Elements Using a 2-by-2 Design

The 2-by-2 design is one of several layout configurations of combined elements that scrapbookers use again and again when making scrapbook pages (blocked, clustered, shelf, cross, band and more). These foundations are used again and again because they work well for housing the most frequently encountered combinations of elements (1 to 5 photos with title and journaling) and they consistently […]

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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 Time by Lynn Greiveson | Supplies: High Hopes Papers by Paula Kesselring; Design Story template No2, Frostell Kit, St Nick Layered Transfers, Fresh Festive Kit and Nikolaus kit by Lynn Grieveson.

Change Up Your Scrapbook Page Designs with a “Canvas Within a Canvas” Approach

Your scrapbook page canvas is usually a square (12″ by 12″) or a vertical rectangle (8.5″ x 11″) or, in the case of a two-page design, a landscape rectangle (24″x12″ or 17″ x 11″). That canvas defines the space within which you can organize elements: photos, title, journaling, embellishments. You can actually create differently sized […]

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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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Street Cat No More By Christy Strickler |Supplies Patterned Paper: Basic Grey, Pink Paislee, Studio Calico;Letters: Freckled Fawn, Glitz Designs; Resin: Cocoa Daisy. Freckled Fawn; Vellum: Studio Calico; Doily: Wilton,other; Ribbon

How to Break Design Rules on the Scrapbook Page | Page Guide 21

The design elements and principles we often teach in our articles here are guidelines that you can use to build a solid and appealing design that tells a story. Once you understand these rules, though, it’s time to break them purposefully and take advantage of the benefits that rule-breaking yields: moving out of your comfort […]

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