Free 10 Tips for Easy Page Translation Download

Meghan Nestel

Scraplifting is an incredibly useful technique for scrapbookers—it’s a way to play with new ideas and find inspiration when your creativity’s feeling a little run down. Of course, translating what you admire about a page into a scrapbooking layout of your own can seem daunting…but it doesn’t have to be! To help you get started, we’ve come up with 10 simple tips to help you rework those inspirational designs, styles, and themes into beautiful pages all your own. Let’s take a closer peek at one of our tips:

Change the Color Scheme

Calm Before the Storm by JJ Sobey, as seen in Mixed Media Scrapbooking from Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Jodi Sanford fell in love with the design of JJ Sobey’s “Calm Before the Storm” layout, but she wanted to use the page to tell the bright, bubbly story of her daughter having a blast at the playground. So, she switched JJ’s cool, masculine browns and greens for a warm, energetic rainbow of colors that perfectly highlights the fun and excitement of the day.


Play Hard by Jodi Sanford for Fancy Pants Designs, as seen in the Sept./Oct. 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Bonus tip: Scraplift the page design, but use different shapes

Jodi also made JJ’s design work for her by using circles as a reoccurring shape instead of stars. This echoes the circular slides in Jodi’s photos, adding to the whimsy of her page.

Want more tips? Download our printable list of 10 page translation techniques below, and check out the Sept./Oct. 2012 issue of Creating Keepsakes to see the tips in action.
Download Page Translation Techniques PDF

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Inspirations Sprouting!
I am really inspired by these layouts and plan to give it a go real soon!
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