Scrapbooking Style Isn’t Something Like Whimsical or Shabby Chic or Eclectic

Over the last 10 years I’ve worked with close to 100 guest teachers and 1000s of scrapbookers at Get It Scrapped. Before that time I thought “scrapbooking style” was something that fell into a category like “whimsical” or “eclectic” or “romantic” or “heritage.” But as I worked with more and more guest teachers, spending 300+ […]

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Family Stories by Shanna Hystad | Supplies: Paper & Stickers: Carta Bella, Letters: Basic Grey, Fonts: Traveling Typewriter & Buttermilk Farmhouse

Ideas for Scrapbook Page Storytelling with a “Farm Fresh” Style

The “Farm Fresh” style can be found in  fashion and home décor. It incorporates vintage items, homespun prints, rich grains and textures, as well as farm-inspired plant and animal motifs. See how our creative team puts this style to work on their scrapbook pages. Shanna Hystad says, “My page is about my great grandmother, Elizabeth. […]

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Your Scrapbooking Style: Is there a style DNA?

Are you born with your design style? and, thus, your scrapbooking style? Not exactly. But you’re born with and develop aesthetic preferences as well as the ability and desire to express yourself through clothing, voice, hobbies, friends, interests and more. Your scrapbooking style can–and should–reflect YOU. While you’ll naturally gravitate to particular subjects, photos, colors, […]

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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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At Year End: Tell Stories of “Intention” (and learn design along the way)

Let’s talk about intentions. The two Japanese Kanji used to represent “intention” come from the characters for “heart” and “direction.” What direction is your heart pointing you toward? You’ll have some intentions that are small, almost mechanically decided and even without strong commitment while others will be more purposefully set and and pursued. The small, […]

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Thanksgiving #2 by Kelly Sroka - Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned paper, stickers, and enamel dots: Doodlebug Designs; Wood shapes: Pebbles; Letter stickers: American Crafts

Scrapbook Page Design Using Contrast to Create Flow

Including contrasts–clear visual differences between elements–on your scrapbook page is a great way to create emphasis and hierarchies. You can cue the viewer to understand what is most important and next most important, and next after that. Not only that the eye will connect repetitions of contrasting elements. In this way you can create flow […]

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