Scrapbook Techniques to Challenge and Inspire

A gathering of many different scrapbook techniques. Each article will give details and step by step instructions for the techniques shown.

When you are looking for inspiration for that next scrapbook page, sometimes a new quick and easy technique is just what you need. These articles will not only give you easy to follow how-to instructions and tips, but they will also show you sample pages that have been created using these popular techniques.

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Magazine Scrapbooking: Using Magazines to get Ideas

Quickly create creative layouts using magazine scrapbooking! There are many magazines with great scrapbook ideas in them. Scraplifting is the art of taking a layout you see in a magazine and translating it to fit your photos, style, and ability.


Making Your Own Pattern Paper Using Scrapbooking Stamps
Scrapbooking stamps can be used for more than just the traditional embellishment stamping on your pages. Check out this great technique for turning your basic solid cardstock into a patterned paper.


Scrapbook Techniques Using Ink
Ink…it’s not just for stamping anymore! Using ink is a fun and inexpensive way to add creativity to your scrapbooking layouts and cards. Whether you're an ink expert or have never considered using ink when scrapbooking, these ink-based scrapbook techniques will add that "extra something" to your layouts.


Scrapbooking Your Child's Artwork and Other School Projects
The start of another school year brings with it a multitude of school projects; stories, arts and crafts, writing assignments, and other projects filter into your home on a regular basis. Coming up with scrapbooking page ideas for your child's school projects can be a daunting task. The tips below should help you make sense of these artistic memories!


Making Scrappy New Year Resolutions
I'm not usually big on New Year Resolutions. January 1st, I always seem to set myself unrealistic goals that I end up giving up on before I even flip the calendar to February. However, these tips will help you make SMART New Year Resolutions that you can actually keep!


Making Cards from Scraps

scrapbook techniquesA Hallmark greeting card from Walgreen's can cost anywhere from $2.99 - $5.99 (not to mention the time it takes trying to choose the right sentiment). Making your own scrapbook card with leftover scraps costs you almost nothing! Just follow these easy steps for a scrapbook technique that will save you time and money...


Acrylic Scrapbook Album

An acrylic scrapbook album is quite simply an album or altered book made from clear transparent acrylic pages. In these stunning albums, transparency becomes a design element. Clear acrylic pages allow you to view multiple pages at a time. When seen together, the elements tell a story...scrapbook techniques


Using Color

Considering color scheme and using a scrapbook color wheel can make the difference between a good design and one that truly attracts attention. Fortunately, choosing a color scheme is not as difficult as it sounds. In fact, the art world has already created a tool to help you do just that...scrapbook techniques color


Multi Photo Layouts

While one-photo layouts are very popular in the magazines and online galleries, many scrappers have many photos they want to use on each page. How to arrange multiple photos can be frustrating, especially when the magazines only show single photo layouts. Howeve, arranging a multi-photo layout doesn't have to be difficult if you follow a few simple design tips...

Cropping Pictures

Back to basics for a moment: Many of the pictures you will use in your scrapbook will not be professionally taken and therefore, will not be as visually appealing as they could be. Cropping photos can remove distracting backgrounds, refocus a picture, or frame a subject. There are a variety of tools and techniques used to crop photos...scrapbook techniques crop photos


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