Archive | Ideas via Product & Technique

L: Our Dog Boy by Jill Sprott | Supplies: Patterned Paper: American Crafts, Daisy D's, Autumn Leaves; Alphas: Studio Calico, Crate Paper, Simple Stories, and Harmonie; Accent/Label Stickers: Freckled Fawn, Ali Edwards, and Crate Paper; Buttons: Love, Elsie; Tag: Crate Paper; Clothespin: Crate Paper; Rubber Shape: Crate Paper; Frames: Crate Paper and Studio Calico; Tabs: Evalicious and Crate Paper; Stamps: Studio Calico and October Afternoon; Paint: Studio Calico and Pebeo; Ink: Hero Arts

Use Design Elements to Reveal Character in Your Scrapbook Page Stories

The best scrapbook page stories reveal characters, setting, plot and theme. In this piece we’re focusing on character and showing you how to use select tools–color, image and type–to put character front and center on your page. Nicole Mackin says, “The main character of this layout is my youngest daughter, Mallory. It is not about […]

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Let's Circle Round by sIan Fair | Supplies: Patterned Paper, alphabet, enamel star, rub on and journaling cards used as layering pieces all from Gossamer Blue; Wood Veneer inked black: Heidi Swapp

Scrapbook Ideas for Using Interactive Elements on the Page

Pockets, pull tabs, flaps, fold-outs or even digital QR codes can bring a higher level of engagement to your scrapbook pages. See how our creative team puts these ideas to work on their own pages. Stefanie Semple says, “This page captures a recent family get together. On it I used two different pull-out journaling tags.” “The family […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Upcycling Your Older Products | Page Guide No. 17

Upcycling is a big trend in fashion and home interiors and one of the easiest ways to make a scrapbook product work with any page! Our Creative Team made pages here that feature an older scrapbooking product given a facelift. They share their tips for altering older products and dressing them up to give them […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Mixing Mediums and Techniques on Your Page Background | Page Guide No. 15

Your scrapbook page canvas is the base upon which you build your page. You might use solid cardstock, patterned paper, a die-cut shape, a base altered with mediums like paint and ink, or – how about a dynamic combination of mediums and techniques? Our Creative Team takes on this challenge and shows you how a […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for Using Crayons on Your Pages

We’ve been spotting crayon and crayon techniques in home decor and crafty tutorials–especially those canvases with the melted crayon running down them! With the kids headed back to school maybe it’s time to pick up their crayons for yourself–or if you don’t have kids in the home, grab a box from  your office supply while […]

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Ideas for Creating Hand-Drawn and Hand-Painted Patterns to Use on Your Scrapbook Pages

The popularity of travelers’ journals and planners has been driving many a memorykeeper to start creating their own hand-drawn images. And those images often lend themselves to a repeating pattern. In this gorgeous and original blog post, our team shares their fresh approaches to making hand-drawn and hand-painted patterns for their scrapbook pages. Marcia Fortunato […]

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Scrapbook Ideas for “Do-It-Yourself” Products

When you make your own scrapbook page embellishments or other elements you personalize your layout homemade appeal. Our team’s pages here each have “handmade” pieces–though you should note that for digital scrapbookers the DIY work is done with digital tools.  Check them out! Celeste Smith says, “This page is about my son participating in his final […]

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Video Blog | How to Pile New and Trendy Products On Scrapbook Pages and Still Tell A Story

While the expected goal of making a scrapbook page is to get photos presented and stories recorded, there’s lots of creative satisfaction to be had in working with new and trendy scrapbooking product. Product can even be the spur that gets you inspired to make a page. Below check out Christy Strickler’s video version of a […]

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