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How to create quick and stylish scrapbook pages.





I know it's hard to find a huge junk of time to scrapbook. The thought of pulling out supplies, sitting down to create and then cleaning up after can be a pain. Sometimes I'd rather do something else...or nothing at all. *LOL*  That said, I do have a system for creating quick and stylish [by my standards...hehe] scrapbook pages [without the need for a major cleanup *winks*].



1. Stick to what has worked before.

Go ahead. Scraplift yourself. The scrapbook police aren't going to slap you with a fine! *LOL*
These 3 pages use the same cute fussy-cut critters from Imaginisce. My background style has evolved but I still like to have my critters sit on a horizontal line. :)
Cute elements work well on pages featuring kids. So use them again [and again.].


Whatzup

2. Keep it simple.

Forget the over-styled and over-layered look that manufacturers like because it means more product sales. Stick to basic things that are always in style....a little texture, pops of colour and cute photos.

Chandler


3. When in doubt, go with a grid.

A grid format is great way to achieve balance. You can have imaginary grid lines and place your elements within those grids. It always works.

  A shopping day

4. Use patterned papers with built-in designs.

I love patterned papers with built-in designs like journal blocks. All I need to do is "play" up those designs with dimensional elements like brads, buttons, flowers and ribbons.


  Phuket

5. Embrace "white space" as a design element.

There's a reason why we feel claustrophobic in a small and cluttered space...your eyes don't know where to rest. Same thing when it comes to layout design. "White space" helps to guide your eye to the main elements on your project. A great way to style your layout without the need for a lot of embellishments.

There you have it. 5 ways to create quick and stylish pages. What do you think?

P/s: Check out the Tips tab for more scrapbooking ideas. :)


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26 comments:

Kirsty Vittetoe said...

Your layouts are awesome. I love the tips, especially helpful to someone like me, who usually take the whole day just to make one layout!

Hussena said...

Your LO are always so beautiful with such Amazing details...I really like the way you have highlighted the few way's to make it easier for beginner's...Thanks for sharing:)

Saumya said...

truly inspiring and must say....super tips :)

onecraftymama said...

I think these tips are fabulous for card makers too :) All good design advice!

Isha said...

Superb tips....Love to see these gorgeous pages all over again Yvonne. TFS

lavina agarwal said...

lovely tips, very useful..thanks for sharing dear.

Audrey Pettit said...

Such great tips and fabulous pages, Yvonne! I like the way you think!!

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

You always have the BEST ideas!! loveeeeeeeeeee these!!!!

Debbie Stember said...

good list

TesaB said...

Wow! I always love your tips posts, and this is one of my favorites. FAB pages, great tips and I feel totally inspired!!!

Miae said...

I so needed this right now!! Thank you !

Poornima said...

Yvonne your post came at the right time..i am working on my first album and your tips will really help me..your LO are always amazing and inspiring...thanks for sharing those tips !!

Cindy deRosier said...

It's funny... your tips pretty much define my scrapping, yet our styles are so different from each other! It's so fun to see how multiple people can follow the same basic 'rules' and their pages so perfectly reflect their individual personalities.

Ujjwal said...

I think your tips are great! So often I want to make layouts but get lazy just thinking about the clean up afterwards and find making cards easier. But I guess I will keep these tips on my fingertips when I get into the LO mood in future :)

Anusha Vamsee said...

Hey hey thanks for those lovely tips.. I've been wanting to experimwnt on scrapbooking.. And this gives a good start.. Will soon try them on.. :-)

misty said...

Great tips, and beautiful pages!

dr.jaya said...

Thank you so much for your great tips! I was so hesitant to try a scrapbook page and have never tried one... Now I definitely will!!

Holly AKA KopyKat said...

I think these are all fabulous, love them!

Dora said...

I do days...over one lay out, with all my projects never do more at one day! Great work those are beautiful!

Naomi Edwards said...

Such awesome tips, thank you , thank you thank you!!!! You are now officially the funniest person I know, I cannot even start reading your blog without expecting to laugh... The scrapbook police, hahaha...the Whatzup layout is amazing and funny... I really appreciate all of your amazing tips!!!

ANUPAMA CHOUDARY said...

haha...You will put a lot of manufacturers out of business with your clean&simple tips!!!

jacque4u2c said...

So gorgeous!!!! Always love finding inspiration through your creative talents!

Lynnda said...

Thanks for sharing your Friday tips... very useful!!!....LOVE LOVE LOVE all those layouts!!!...
Enjoy the rest of your SUNDAY ..hugs...xoxo

Alice Wertz said...

love it when you do a tip post. i learn something every time! i have been using the same few designs for my cards for a little while and i alway look back and see if card making police are behind me. =) thanks so much for the tips, Yvonne! you are amazing!

Helen Tilbury said...

Yup I think you sure know what you're talking about! You should compile these posts into a book to help others!!

Barb said...

You're a natural teacher. I love these layouts :)

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