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This is Halloween Inspirational tricks and treats
BOY AND HIS PUMPKIN PHOTO BY AMY MALLORY MODE: MANUAL | F-STOP: 4.0 | SHUTTER SPEED: 1/250 SEC. | ISO: 400
What’s not to love about Halloween? Everywhere you look there are porches with pumpkins, cauldrons of candy, and kids in costumes. The air is crisp and the apples are crisper. So put on your cable-knit sweater and witch hat and join us as we show you how to capture the feelings of this hauntingly fun holiday with Halloween layouts that are full of tricks AND treats. Learn how to create one-of-a-kind spider embellishments, layer accents, combine multiple patterns, and much more. Turn the page and enter…if you dare! BY BRANDY JESPERSON September/October 2013 • CREATING KEEPSAKES
When creating seasonal pages, don’t be afraid to play with color! Add a powerful punch of powder blue and rich navy to your traditional orange and black color scheme for a more modern and fresh take on Halloween.
Cowgirl & Witch by Jing-Jing Nickel. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Graphic 45, My Mind’s Eye, and October Afternoon; Stickers: American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs, Jenni Bowlin Studio, My Mind’s Eye, and October Afternoon; Die-cutting machine: Silhouette America; Cut ﬁle: Loni Stevens; Font: Lobster 2; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.
When it comes to costumes, it’s best to create layers of texture and visual interest. Believe it or not, layouts are no different. Layer rhinestone-embellished patterned paper with frightfully festive netting to create dimension and touchable fabulousity. Add a pop of color with a bright photo mat and combine fonts to stimulate the eye and keep you begging for more.
Trick or Treat by Suzanna Lee. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Making Memories and Webster’s Pages; Stickers: Lily Bee Design and Webster’s Pages; Journaling spot: Elle’s Studio; Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Button: Blumenthal Lansing; Baker’s twine: The Twinery; Rhinestones: Imaginisce; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Mesh and pen.
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Circle Edge Punch by Martha Stewart Crafts Prepare to be amazed! This versatile punching system is the answer to all your doily questions. With a variety of styles and sizes, this fancy circle punch is foolproof for beginners and advanced scrappers alike. Simply place your cardstock or paper into the punch (no trimming necessary) and lock into place, rotate your paper with a guiding system, and make the perfect doily every time. Ashley Horton used the same cartridge in three different sizes to create charming doily mats for her photos.
Jungle Out There by Ashley Horton. Supplies: Punch: Martha Stewart Crafts; Patterned paper: American Crafts, My Mind’s Eye, and Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts and October Afternoon; Die cuts: American Crafts and Michaels; Stamp: American Crafts; Ink: Stampin’ Up!; Wood veneer: American Crafts and Studio Calico; Flair: Panda Eight Designs; Embroidery ﬂoss: Janlynn; Adhesive: Michaels, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, and Zig.
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Decade X"-5;5-"x Déjà Vu Embrace inspiration wherever you find it, even if that means going back a few years! From the 1920s to the 1980s, there are colors, fashions, and designs just waiting to be discovered by you. Find the ‘Top 10’ years that speak to you and create a layout based on
a favorite decade, just like the designers did in this feature. Using three inspiration photos, memorabilia, or personal histories to guide you as you re-create color combinations and embellishments, or blend modern elements with retro finds.
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1920s From flappers to speakeasies and the Harlem Renaissance to the Charleston, the 1920s were all about celebrating being alive, young, and free. The styles and fashions of this era reflect a society torn between the lace and pearls of old and the daring feathers and lipstick of the rising generation.
To give this lovely layout a 1920s vibe, Stacy Cohen altered her photos to reflect the grayscale in the typewriter photo. Stacy also translated the colors from the boa and shoes
onto her layout in the form of elegant flowers and patterned papers. Like the 1920s decade, Stacyâ€™s layout hints at the old world with a script background, pearls, and doilies.
Timeless Beauty by Stacy Cohen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: DCWV Inc., Graphic 45, and Prima; Stickers: American Crafts and Graphic 45; Decorative tape, ďŹ‚owers, leaves, and wood veneer: Prima; Chipboard: Graphic 45; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Pins: Maya Road; Brads: Making Memories; Ink: Clearsnap; Paint: Ranger Industries; Punch: EK Success; Die-cutting machine and dies: Sizzix; Font: Typenoksidi; Adhesive: Beacon Adhesives, EK Success, and Tombow; Other: Lace.
Office Supplies Use these trendy supplies to document your stories by Joannie McBride
Office supplies are a fun way to add flair to your scrapbook pages. Theyâ€™re trendy, affordable, versatile, and come in a variety of sizes and colors to fit any themed layout. If you like the look of these products and want to learn new ways to use these supplies in your scrapbooks, keep reading for 10+ ideas on how to use office supplies like corkboard, envelopes, file folders, labels, and more!
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Hole reinforcement labels
Reinforcement labels, like the ones Shelley Aldridge used on her page, are perfect for adding a trendy geometric feel to your layout. Use this office supply to create a unique background by simply layering sheets of the labels in a clustered area.
Variation Spray ink over a sheet of labels, and then lift sheet off of layout to create a funky background.
Playful by Shelley Aldridge. Supplies: Hole reinforcement labels: Ofﬁce Depot; Patterned paper: BasicGrey; Tags: Avery and Ofﬁce Depot; Envelope: Staples; Stickers: Martha Stewart Crafts; Adhesive: Therm O Web; Other: Baker’s twine, butterﬂy clips, decorative tape, masking tape, paper clips, and staples.
Mix labels with other office supplies like masking tape and notebook paper to mat a series of photos for a too-cool-for-school look.
Title Techniques Terrific Tips for Tremendous Titles Your pictures are matted and your favorite patterned paper is perfectly trimmed. Now all you need is a fabulous title to complete your page. It might be tempting to always turn to your trusty sticker stash, but we’re here to show you a few more ideas to get your creative juices flowing. Have you ever thought of using hand-cut felt letters for your title? Or combining sentiments from a 6" x 6" accents pad to make the perfect heading? How about clipping your photo to a digital mask for a hybrid layout? Our creative designers have not only come up with these inventive ideas but many, many more!
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Autumn’s Splendor by Lisa Vanderveen. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: Crate Paper; Wood veneer: Studio Calico; Brads and dots: My Mind’s Eye; Chipboard: Maya Road; Paint: Delta; Embossing powder: American Crafts; Rhinestones: Queen & Co.; Baker’s twine: Jillibean Soup; Journaling spot: BasicGrey; Diecutting machine: Silhouette America; Font: Impact; Other: Adhesive and decorative tape. Software: Adobe.
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