Stretch Your Supplies: Create a Typographical Design

Letter stickers make creating titles a breeze, but sometimes you end up with multiple sheets of a single style. Perhaps you ran out of the letter E on your first sheet and purchased another full sheet just to get that necessary vowel. Now, you can put all those stickers to good use by filling in a large design with a typographical treatment and a title, as Heidi Sonboul did in her Outside Play layout.

Outside Play by Heidi Sonboul from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Outside Play by Heidi Sonboul from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Close-up look at sun design using letter stickers

Close-up look at sun design using letter stickers

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Download: Free Scrapbook Sketch

One of the most well-known tools for jump starting a layout is the sketch. Sketches can help with photo, title, and journaling placement; but more importantly, they can get you over the staring-at-the-blank-page-for-hours-wondering-where-to-start hump. Remember, a sketch is a tool to get you started. The fun comes when you add your personality and personal touches to liven up that page.

Lori Anderson used this sketch for her Camping layout from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques.

Camping by Lori Anderson from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

Camping by Lori Anderson from Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks: Tools & Techniques

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Download: Journaling Cards for Every Day

Whether you’re using journaling cards on your traditional layouts to capture your thoughts and feelings or including them in your pocket scrapbooking, these free downloads from Laina Lamb make recording your memories quick and fun.


Download the free JPEG file.

Download the free PDF file.

Download the free PNG file.

 

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Scrapbook How To: Create an Accent from Paper Cover Sheet

The cover sheets for packs of patterned paper are often filled with squares of the paper designs within that pack. Stretch your paper stash and avoid creating more trash by using this sheet on your next project. Simply cut a large icon from the sheet, like Mou Saha‘s tree, for a colorful layout accent. You can create your own tree using any cover sheet when you download the free template here from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking.

Eight Years Later by Mou Saha from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking

Eight Years Later by Mou Saha from Budget-Friendly Scrapbooking


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Create the look:

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Scrapbook How To: Change Letter Sticker Color

Quickly change the color of your letter stickers.

Don’t have the color letter sticker you want? No worries! You can change the color using just a couple of supplies. You can create masks using repositionable notes. Once the mask is placed around the stickers you don’t want to change, apply ink to desired letters. Once the letters are dry, place them on your layout.

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Get the look:

Step 1: Place repositionable notes over letters you don't want to ink.

Step 1: Place repositionable notes over letters you don’t want to ink.

Step 2: Ink desired letter. Let dry and place on layout.

Step 2: Ink desired letter. Let dry and place on layout.

 

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