Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Scrapbooking Tips

Hey hey!! It's been a while since I dropped by. I am back with 10 tips for you on creating layouts, you can try them on cards too! Yup just purely tips and some layouts as samples *wink*. These are my favourite tips whenever I wanna scrap. Hope you can try these too :)

Scrapbooking Tip # 1:
Choose a focal-point photo. Treat other photos as "accessories" that help you to tell the rest of the story. As we read from left to right, the top-left hand corner is an excellent point for your focal-point photo when you have several photos you want to use on your layout. You don't have to mat every single photo on your scrapbook layout, unless you want it to stand out from the background. You can always try to mat your focal-point photo though.

Scrapbooking Tips #2:
You can also add visual interest to your background by using punches (shape or border). Punch out using cardstocks/patterned paper and add these page accents to help you create an interesting background design.

Scrapbook Tips #3:
Handwrite your journaling on patterned paper or cut it into strips and adhere them to your layout with glue or staple them in order. Give your page a random, fun look. Well, you can always try using Dymo to journal your layout. Love the embossed words :)

Scrapbook Tips #4:To make your photos pop, just add a white mat. To save time, ask your photo lab to print your photos with a white border.

Scrapbook Tips #5: No place to write out your journaling? Journal on a tag or a piece of cardstock and tuck it neatly behind a photo. Here's where you can write more heartfelt words without others looking at it too.

Scrapbook Tips #6 & #7:
Be bold with your fonts. Mix fonts in your page title to create a dynamic, fun and random look to your layout!

You don't always need a page title. Sometimes your journaling is sufficient for the page. Simply writing one or two words in your journaling in capitals might be enough to convey the main story of the page. So save your title.

Scrapbook Tips # 8:
Save time by matting a few photos on the same piece of cardstock to create a "filmstrip" effect. Just place and space the photos evenly and cut. A time-saving technique I enjoy using.

Scrapbook Tips # 9:
Find it a challenge to coordinate papers? Keep a lookout for companies that offer lines of coordinating papers. These coordinating papers can easily match one another on a layout. Reduce your coordinating time and spend more time scrapbooking.

Scrapbook Tips #10:
I love to create handmade flowers and they are such a beautiful add-on to your layout. Use the scraps in your stash box and start creating different layers and add button/bling at the centre for a finishing touch!

For this layout, I have also added ruffled organza ribbon that I folded around the heart doily. Give it a try!

Hope these tips will be helpful whenever you want to create and thanks for dropping by!! Be back tomorrow to check out what our August Guest DT has created :)

Xoxo Jessy


Scrapbooking Pro said...

I really love these tips you have given. Also those layouts are very well detailed. Keep up the great work with this blog!

Craftylicious said...

Thank you for the tips, techs & lovely eye candy Jessy!! will surely give 'em a try ;)

cbuswell said...

I LOVE the ruffles with the doily!! so pretty!!