Layout Techniques

  • Color Inspiration for Digital Scrapbooking Layouts

    Color Inspiration for Digital Scrapbooking Layouts

    There are many ways to color ScrapSimple products, but how do you decide which colors to use on your digital scrapbooking page? The usual color inspiration for any of our scrapbook pages is our photo. However, if you are scrapping a black-and-white photo, I have another suggestion.

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  • How to Create Color Swatches from Photos!

    How to Create Color Swatches from Photos!

    When I create digital scrapbook pages, I usually let the photos guide my color choices. I’ve found that whether I am choosing from ready-made collections or coloring ScrapSimple products, using color swatches makes the process easier. In this tutorial, I’ll show how you can create your own custom color swatches from photos. You will need […]

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  • The Power of Thirds

    The Power of Thirds

    Early in my scrapbooking, I ran across a simple idea that helped me to quickly improve my photo cropping and picture taking – the principle of thirds. I found out the eye likes to see the subject of a photo or layout one-third of the way from two edges.

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  • Shape Repetition for More Engaging  Layouts

    Shape Repetition for More Engaging Layouts

    Shape repetition – duplicating elements, textures, themes, or colors in a digital scrap layout – is an easy way to give your layout a compelling flow. A shape constitutes anything from the simplest form, such as a circle, to more complex ideas found in curving lines.

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  • Photo Placement Tips For Digital Scrapbook Layouts

    Photo Placement Tips For Digital Scrapbook Layouts

    Photos are the heart of most digital scrapbook pages. All my pages start with the photos. Even when creating a page for a specific collection, I first choose photos that work well with it.

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  • Scrapping Multiple Photos

    Scrapping Multiple Photos

    I want to show you how you can create a nice layout using multiple photos, even with those that you might consider “unusable.” With all of the software tricks and fabulous digital scrapbooking supplies, your possibilities are endless as to how many photos you may use in a layout.

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  • 3 Steps to a Picture-less Layout

    3 Steps to a Picture-less Layout

    Even though a picture is how I usually start a layout, I decided that I needed to find a way to scrapbook without one. Sometimes you don’t have a good photo of an event, so here are three steps to creating a picture-less layout.

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  • Photoless Scrapbook Layouts

    Photoless Scrapbook Layouts

    Most often with our scrapbooking, we are looking at preserving memories and using our photos as a focal point. This is the basis of what we do in scrapbooking, whether it’s paper, digital, or hybrid. The photo is the star of the page! Oftentimes, though, we can be very creative in designing layouts with no […]

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  • 3 Ways to Frame A Photo

    3 Ways to Frame A Photo

    For this tutorial, I will show you several different ways to frame a photo. As we walk through the process, you will see that framing your photos can be anything from simple to elaborate, depending on your mood, the purpose of your framing, or your time available to scrap! Let’s get started. The simplest, most […]

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  • Using One Photo with Multiple Frames

    Using One Photo with Multiple Frames

    Frames are a great way to highlight photos on a layout and help them to stand out from the background and embellishments. After all, the photos are the reason most of us are scrapbooking, so we really want them to be the star of our pages.

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