Digital Layout using a Quick Page & Vintage Elements

Hello scrappers! I’m Julie Walker from the design team. I’m here to show you how you can use a modern photo on a vintage-style page layout.
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I started the page by using the Vintage Artistry Quick Page by Jodie Lee. Quick pages are so great because the base of the page is already made for you!
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The next step is to add a photo. I chose a black and white photo and then added a Vintage Photo Texture on top of the photo to make it look a little older.
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Now comes the fun part! Simply add and layer various elements around the photo until you like what you see!
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And finally, add the story. A title, some journaling, and a date are great ways to add valuable information to the page layout.
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I usually shy away from vintage themed kits because I don’t have any “old” photos in digital format. This exercise taught me that I can use my current photos and make them look vintage by changing colors and adding textures.
Give it a try sometime!
Supplies:

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Fall Digital Scrapbook Page

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Hello Snap Click Supply fans! Candice Meyer here with a scrapbook layout idea that’s perfect for documenting your FALL memories! I had an opportunity to work with the Fall Blessings collection by Carta Bella to design this hybrid page. You are going to love all the leaf, apple, and tree elements included within this pack. They coordinate perfectly with all your favorite activities like picking apples, going to the pumpkin patch, jumping into a pile of leaves, or spending time with family.

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I knew that I wanted a grouping of colorful leaves to be my main focal point on this layout. I opened several leaf designs in Silhouette and arranged them into a wreath. TIP: Taking a few extra minutes to actually test out my design concept was a lifesaver! I was able to easily see if I needed to make any larger or flip the orientation to match the circle shape. Once I was satisfied with how things looked, I rearranged the leaves to make the maximum use of my paper and utilized the print and cut feature of the silhouette. I also printed one of my favorite yellow backgrounds from the Parade Day Kit [http://www.snapclicksupply.com/parade-day/] to serve as a neutral background. (I love that this soft yellow digital paper also contains a faded script font, which gives it a rich texture!). Finally, I printed one of the journaling card pages from Paper Pack #2 of the Fall Blessings Collection.

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All that’s left is to put everything together and embellish! First order of business: adding glitter! I roughly edged some of the leaves with glitter using a glue pen for extra sparkle.

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I also added quite a bit of washi tape in 2 colors: orange and aqua stripes. Washi tape is such an easy way to dress up your compositions. Other ideas to consider:

  • Edge your journaling cards or design details with a gold leaf pen.
  • Add rhinestones or glossy enamel dots (I used colorful Sprinkles from the Doodlebug line).
  • Incorporate coordinating paper punches (I added a gold leaf punch to 2 areas).
  • Add die-cut words or phrases to your layout (I positioned the die-cut “Hello” phrase above my photo).

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I finished my layout by adding some text to the journaling card in the bottom right corner. I can still hear my daughter giggling as she realized that leaves “crunch” when you run through them! Simply joys!

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Happy Fall and happy documenting!

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Supplies:

Fall Blessings Collection
Parade Day
Embellishments: gold leafing pen, glitter, glue pen, enamel stickers, punched shapes, washi tape, die-cut phrases

Teacher Gift Idea | Decorative Pencil Cards

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Adrienne Looman’s Hall Pass Digital Kit has fun and wonderful patterned papers including one of decorative pencils.  I combined this image with a real decorative pencil to create a unique teacher’s card that doubles as a teacher’s gift.

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These cards, when made using the sizes and directions below will fit into a common #10 business envelope.  I made a bunch of these cards by performing each step multiple times, before going on to the next step.

Instructions:

  1. Create your card base. Cut a piece of white cardstock 7.5 inches wide by 9 inches high.  Score the card in half and fold so the card base is 3.75 inches wide by 9 inches high.
  1. Print, stamp, or write your sentiment on the inside of the card base. I printed “YOU! That’s who!” using my computer.
  1. Print 8 inch by 3 inch rectangles of the pencil print for each card.

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  1. Find coordinating solid color cardstock and cut a 8.5 inch by 3.25 inch rectangle for each card.

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  1. Adhere and/or sew the pencil pattern onto the solid cardstock.

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  1. Match ribbon to each card cover. Cut 2 vertical slits in the center of the pencil paper about 3/8th inch apart and approximately the same width as the ribbon you will be using. Thread the ribbon through the slits created, place a decorative pencil in the middle of the card, and tie the ribbon around the pencil with a knot and bow.

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7. Adhere the pencil pattern and cardstock onto the white card base with a strong adhesive.

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8. Embellish the front as desired. I used the owl images from Adrienne Looman Chipboard Owls with speech bubbles from Jenni Bowlin Studio to play off a smart ol’ owl theme.

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The decorative pencil patterned paper is so much fun to use because the image contains nearly every color under the rainbow. It’s easy to find matching cardstock, ribbon, and embellishments to go along with it.  Truly … anything goes!

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Supplies:

Adrienne Looman Hall Pass 1 digital kit
White cardstock
Solid color cardstock
Miscellaneous Ribbon
Adrienne Looman Chipboard Owls
Jenni Bowlin Studio Speech Bubbles
Adhesive and pop dots

Have a creative week!

Betsy

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The Progression of a Digital Scrapbook Page | How It All Comes Together

Hello everyone! Tammy Circeo from the Design Team here with a fun digital layout using Fancy Pants Designs’ Collecting Moments kit to remind us all to savor the little things. Now that I’m a grandmother, it’s easier for me to see the forest in spite of the trees and although I stay busy, I don’t want to be too busy to enjoy the wonder that my grandson sees in his small world. It’s amazing to watch really. This kit is perfect to create a layout as a reminder!

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There are so many ways to go about laying out a scrapbook page and there’s no real right or wrong because it’s all about how your brain works. My pages almost always start out with the photos and I pile in papers, elements, and techniques from there. I knew I wanted to use these three photos:

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It’s really just all about those toes! 😉

This kit has quite a lot of fabulous colors to choose from and I was happy to see the navy blue, especially the polka dots! I knew that I would use that as my background because of the navy blue stripe on the sleeve of the Little Man’s shirt. Since polka dots can be distracting, especially such large ones, I decided to create a smaller mat of solid navy blue on top of it to tone it down. I did this using a clipping mask.

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To make a clipping mask, create a new layer, draw a square with the rectangular marquee tool, and fill it with color. It doesn’t matter what color. Then drag the navy blue paper onto it and clip it to the mat by holding the Alt key while clicking down between the two layers in the Layers Palette.

Since I just gave you a little tutorial on how to create a clipping mask, I think it’s a good time to mention that you will not be disappointed if you take any of Jessica’s classes. She teaches this simple trick as well as many others in her detailed classes!

Now that I have my background set up, I have to decide what to do with my photos. My philosophy is that the photos should always command the attention. Do I want to frame them? Do I want to use the triptych I created above? Or does the kit have a frame that will work? This kit does! It actually had a couple I could have used, but given the horizontal orientation of my photos, this one worked best. Not to mention that fabulous orange stripe looks amazing with the shirt! I rotated a couple of the frames for added interest.

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At this point, I usually go have a look at the kit’s elements. What kind of tags, ribbons, word art, or other lovely things are included that will help me tell this story? Knowing this will also help me decide how to arrange the photos so I go ahead and do a rough arrangement of them, knowing I’ll likely make adjustments. In this particular case, I wanted the photos haphazardly down the middle, with a straight horizontal ribbon collection about 2/3 of the way down to ground them, then I would tuck in some word art and the clock right in the middle.

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And then … The fun begins. I drag in elements that I like and that I think will help tell the story and start arranging them.

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I love this part because I feel this is when the scrapbook kit adds “story” to the photos. Arranging things in a pleasing manner is important, but it’s fun, too! Don’t be afraid to move things around … For example, I first had the blue ruler ribbon on the top, but I couldn’t see the numbers. Because the story of this page is to slow down, love each step of the way, every inch of growth, I felt the numbers were important. So I moved it down and put the green striped ribbon up above and it worked much better. I also made the “CHERISH” and “LOVE EVERY DAY” word art pieces a little larger. And don’t forget your drop shadows!

The last thing I do is add the date even if I only know the year. In this case, however, I was fortunate to know the complete date! I used a tag from the kit, tucked it under the ribbon and typed the date on using the Century Gothic font.

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And there you go … a layout that tells the story of how fast time goes by, reminding me to cherish it always, and look for the little things.

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Supplies:

All papers and elements taken from the Collecting Moments Digital Scrapbooking Kit.