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Scrapbooking Ideas for Using Paper Strips to Design Page Foundations

Paper strips present many options to be creative and thrifty when it comes to the scrapbook page. They are also a great place to start when it comes to creating your first “foundational” layers. See four ways our Creative Team has use strips to create a page foundation. 1. Rows Deborah Wagner says, “This is […]

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How does your garden grow by Iris Fox | Supplies: Pattern Paper: Pink Paislee, Felicity Jane, Michaels; Cut File: Silhouette Store; Pom Poms: Creatology (Michaels); Ephemera: Felicity Jane; Alphas: Freckled Fawn; Flair: Felicity Jane

Pom Poms on the Scrapbook Page Add Trendy and Fun Texture, Color, Shape and Whimsy

Pom Poms have become trendy additions to clothes, jewelry, home decor, and party decorations. They add texture, shape, and color when they’re used.  And whimsy, too! And that makes them great additions to scrapbook page designs. Read on for a look at how our creative team is using pom poms on their scrapbook pages.   […]

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Scrapbook Page Techniques Inspired by Gift Wrapping

There are so many techniques and materials to choose from in your holiday gift wrapping. Those very approaches provide great inspiration for scrapbook page design. See how our creative team has found and put these ideas to work on their own pages. Jill Sprott says, “The idea of using techniques inspired by gift wrapping led […]

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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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