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Posts Tagged ‘embellishments’

Get Creative with Embellishment Placement —

  When you don’t have the perfect embellishments to complement your photos, then look for creative ways to place the embellishments you do have. Many paper packs come with coordinating stickers that you can use to create a common theme within an album and you can add or edit images as you deem necessary. Sometimes [...]

Spend a Day Stamping Embellishments —

Sometimes you just want to stamp. But I find stamping is an activity I enjoy doing separately from scrapbooking. So I get together with girlfriends and we bring stamps, ink pads, colored pencils, scissors and cardstock. Usually one of us brews up some coffee or we pour wine and then we get busy stamping a [...]

Hand Drawn Flourishes —

Have you ever considered drawing on your layouts? Even if you’re not an artist with a pen or paintbrush, you can create a very special embellishment. Using a wide-tip white journaling pen, I drew the flourishes on this “delicious tradition” layout. I would have liked to use a really great white rub-on but I didn’t [...]

Graduation Mortarboard Outline Freebie —

Here’s a bunch of mortarboard cap outlines for those graduation pages! They come in sixteen different colors including: black, white, silver, royal blue, navy, red, maroon, yellow, kelly green, olive green, teal, light blue, orange, purple, aqua and green.  Enjoy!   Download the mortarboard outlines here.        

Salutation Page at Back of Album —

The last page of an album can be a great place to put a summary type page. This page is the final page of an album commemorating a trip I took to visit my sister. It was a great opportunity to document my feelings that the trip ended too soon and that the special moments [...]

Get Creative With Your Bling! —

Who doesn’t love great bling? There are definitely several options out there when it comes to choosing some bling for your layout. I used basic bling on this “tramp troop” layout. I simply set clear stones in a pattern mimicking the trampoline jumps which are the subject of my photos. I visualized it by treating [...]

Making a Too Small Color Block Bigger —

Have you ever had a piece of scrap paper that would be perfect for your layout but it’s just a little bit too small? There is no need to set it aside and keep looking for another suitable color block. You might be able to make the too small one work. On this “seriously silly” [...]

Edge Experimenting —

Do you feel compelled to stay within the lines? I encourage you to break out of your shell even if it’s only in the safety and security of your scrapbook pages. Keeping all your embellishments and lettering within the boundaries or lines on a scrapbook page can leave you wondering what your page is missing.  [...]

Use Someone Else’s Writing for Journaling —

When I received this card and picture I just marveled at how cute the card was. When it came time to scrapbook this picture, then I knew I wanted to incorporate the card into my layout somehow. So I treated it like a photo by matting it and giving it a place of prominence on [...]

Surprising Embellishments Can Complement Your Photo Theme —

When you make your pages do you find yourself delighting in the cuteness and whimsy of it all – all these cute scrapbooking things? I find that adding an unexpected embellishment can really enhance the page overall and deliver some of your appreciation for the cuteness to your readers. On this Halloween page my niece [...]