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I am constantly amazed at the amazing scrapbook ideas that people come up with. If you're looking for something different, then these five scrapbooking trends are for you!
One of the hottest scrapbooking trends is going green! You'll be amazed at how clever and stunning mixed media layouts will turn out just by using items that you already have at home. Most scrapbooking trends come and go, but recycling is a trend that will never be outdated. Try these ideas:
♥ Cardboard from note pads. If you happen to work in an office that uses a lot of note pads, save the cardboard! The cardboard can be used in place of the white scrapbooking pages for a 8.5×11 scrapbook.
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♥ Brown paper bag or gift wrap. For the background of your layout, cut a brown paper bag. Add fun texture by dipping a scrap piece of terry cloth into acrylic paint and dabbing it onto the brown paper. Save your gift wrap! Recycled gift wrap makes a great background for your scrapbook layout as well.
♥ Plastic soda pop rings. Do you purchase six packs of soda pop? Use the plastic rings to create frames for your circular cropped photos. Add colorful glitter glue to the rings as a festive touch.
♥ Old book pages or music sheets. If you've got some old books lying around the house you could always die cut some pages and turn them into paper flowers (see right)
♥ Words from labels. Before you toss out labels from your canned or boxed goods, cut out letters or words that you might want to use for a scrapbook layout. These can be used to create fun titles for the layout.
♥ Ribbon. Ribbon comes with so many things–wrapped around a gift, used as a way to tie a bag, on a balloon, or sometimes on a greeting card. Save these ribbons and use them to create scrapbook borders, an interesting border for a photo, or make a cute bow to use in one of the corners of the page.
Wait! Now That You Know About These Amazing Scrapbook Trends, Then You'll Need To Know How To Apply Them On Your Layout....Let Me Show You...
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Journaling is one of the best scrapbooking trends that bring character to your scrapbooking theme. Most of the time when you look at a scrapbook page, you're drawn to the layout first, then the photos, and then to the other details on the page. One of the latest scrapbook trends is to draw special attention to the journaling boxes.
After all, the journaling helps pull the different elements of the page together. Here are some ways to create special borders:
Pick a Cardstock. Typically journaling is done on regular weight paper, such as copy paper or stationery. Cut the paper into the desired size and then adhere it to a dark piece of cardstock, leaving a quarter inch border around the paper. Add the journaling to your layout and glue a sequin at each of the four corners.
Stamp it. Using the same technique as above, once you add the journaling paper to the cardstock, age the cardstock by carefully rubbing the edges of the cardstock onto an ink pad. If you prefer, use a Q-tip instead. Wipe the Q-tip on the ink pad and then run it along the edges of the cardstock.
Smudge it. A fun technique is to adhere your journaling piece to the layout and trace along the edges, once or twice, with a washable marker. Use a color that ties in with the layout. Using your finger, rub the marker from the edge of the journaling paper outwards. When you're through, it will look as though your journaling is bursting from the layout.
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