Scrapbook Design Tip: Use a Song Title on Your Layout

Contributing Editor, Deena Boese

I was driving in my car yesterday, a song came on the radio, and I was instantly transported to the summer of 1991. Isn’t it funny how music seeps into our memories and the mere sound of it has the power to immediately take our minds to another point in our lives? It’s crazy to think the spontaneous decision of the songs we listen to today will forever connect our memories with music.

So what’s on your summer’s playlist? Is there a song that sticks out as your favorite or makes you think of something (or someone) you love? Snag the song title to use as inspiration for your next layout! For this page, I used the title from the song “This is Home” by Switchfoot, and pulled a line from the lyrics to incorporate into my journaling.

This is Home by Deena Boese, as seen in the July/August 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes magazine.

Song lyrics and titles make the perfect creative jump starts for a quick and easy page. But don’t stop there! Turn to album and cd covers for endless DESIGN inspiration. For the above layout, I was inspired by this music cover which placed a photo into each letter of the cover title. A simple technique like this done on a large scale makes a big impact!

Image courtesy of Rykodisc

Want to try it yourself? Click here to download this free Photoshop layered template!

For more great ideas on how to let music inspire your layouts, be sure to check out the article, “Music of Summer“ in the July/August 2013 issue of Creating Keepsakes.

Whatever is on your summer playlist, take time to enjoy the soundtrack of your life and let it inspire you to record your favorite memories!




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3 Responses to Scrapbook Design Tip: Use a Song Title on Your Layout

  1. eunice says:

    Cool. Thanks. I would love to learn how to make these sort of templates!

  2. Pam says:

    I used “The First Time Ever…” and “I Saw Your Face” as the center squares for the 2-page layout of my grandson being held by friends and family for the first time. He was smiling in some and not a happy camper in others!! The remaining lyrics of the that verse were written in the lower right square of the second page.

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