4 Trendy Scrapbook Tricks to Try on Your Layout

by Natalie McConnell

Check out all the tricks on this single layout! Combine these trendy tips or use them individually.

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Look on the Bright Side of Life by Kim Watson, as seen in the September/October 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.


Tip 1 Pocket scrapbooks are all the rage, but you can achieve the same look on a traditional layout with a bit of stitching. Divide your layout into a grid pattern and machine stitch lines to achieve the look.

Tip 2 Who doesn't love a little flair? Well now you can create your own to match whatever layout theme you are working on. Mount a sticker on chipboard or stamp an image on cardstock and simply place an epoxy cap over the image to give it a badge quality.

Tip 3 Kick your photos up a notch with bokeh apps for smart phones. With a click of a button, you can add that aesthetic blurry quality that can be hard to achieve on a normal camera. Check out apps like Real Bokeh, Bokehful, and Line Camera.

Tip 4 Get the look without the mess and use digital chalkboards for titles, journaling spots, or sentiments.


Download a sheet of free chalkboard sentiments here!


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