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Lesson 6 – Traveler’s Notebook Layouts

This project introduces a much smaller format of scrapbooking, the traveler's notebook.  I'm using the standard size traveler's notebook that accompanied the Felicity Jane kit for this class, it measures 8 1/4" x 4 1/4", so I make my layout on two 8"x4" pieces of paper and then tape them into the book.  I find… Continue reading Lesson 6 – Traveler’s Notebook Layouts

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Lesson 4 ~ Creating Movement

In this project, I'm focusing on creating the appearance of movement on the layout.  By placing my clusters of embellishments and title in a diagonal flow from one side to the other, it guides the eye through the layout.  This ensures that the small details are not overlooked and that the photo commands the focus. … Continue reading Lesson 4 ~ Creating Movement

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Lesson 3 -Adding Texture & Dimension

In this project, I'm encouraging you to add in texture and create the appearance of dimension on your layout.  We will bring in new products (crepe paper or fringe) and introduce new techniques, the "rule of three" and fussy cutting. The "rule of three" refers to the idea that odd numbers are more interesting to… Continue reading Lesson 3 -Adding Texture & Dimension

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Lesson 2 – Multiple Photos & Grid Design

A grid design is the simplest way to add multiple photos onto a layout.  By mixing both photos and journaling cards in 3"x 4" sizes, I have created areas for embellishment as well.  I find that most people prefer to use at least two photos on a layout, because as scrapbookers, we tend to be… Continue reading Lesson 2 – Multiple Photos & Grid Design

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Lesson 1 – The Basics

To begin our class, let's talk paper!  Paper is the foundation of scrapbooking (also called papercrafting) and there is an enormous variety of colors, textures, patterns, and sizes.  It can be overwhelming to walk into a craft store and see the racks and racks of paper!  This is why I recommend starting with a kit… Continue reading Lesson 1 – The Basics