If journaling is your least favorite part of the scrapbooking process, make it more exciting by creating a custom journaling spot. It’s easy when you use an accent as a template, like Laura Vegas did in creating the flower shape on this page from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques.
To create your custom journaling spots, follow these steps:
1. Trace the shape onto your desired color of cardstock. Cut out.
2. Mat the cutout shape on a contrasting color of cardstock.
3. Introduce a third color by finding a way to embellish the outer edge of your shape, such as the blue petals here, making sure to leave plenty of room for journaling.
Try creating your own custom shape today! You can upload your finished layout into the Club CK gallery to share your work with other blog readers. (Learn how to upload to the gallery here.) Then leave a comment below with the URL link to your uploaded page so other readers can see your project.
If you have other ways you like to create custom journaling spots, leave a comment as well to share your great idea!
—Brittany Beattie, online senior editor