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Page titles with a touch of texture TIPS & TRICKS 2011

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Editor's Note If you’re looking for an easy way to add something special to your scrapbook layouts, try giving them a little texture. From fuzzy flocking to rough torn paper edges to nubby woven textiles, you’ll love the rich visual and textural appeal you can easily create. You don’t need to be a technique pro to achieve these looks—with quick tricks like layering and embossing, adding texture is just a few steps away.




Throughout this issue, you’ll find 300+ inspiring ways to create and add texture, like:

• s imple ways to texturize page titles (see page 59) and photos (see page 67),

•n  o-sewing-machine-required stitch effects (see page 53),

• t ips for choosing journaling words that bring texture to your storytelling (see pages 91), and

• s teps for creating fast pages with texture (see page 15). We hope you enjoy adding the layers of ideas in this issue to your scrapbooks!


JENNAFER MARTIN Editor-in-Chief Creating Keepsakes magazine


Join the Club What’s your favorite technique or layout in this issue? Join us online at in the Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks forum to let us know. You can also tell us what themes and techniques you’d like to see in upcoming issues of Scrapbooking Tips & Tricks.


on our cover titles p. 59 layering p. 45 embossing p. 61 & 62 stitch effects p. 53 fabric and trims p. 77 & 26 quick texture tricks p. 98


Bright Eyes by Kim Jackson. Supplies: Cardstock: Stampin’ Up!; Patterned paper: Jillibean Soup and Studio Calico; Stickers: Sassafras; Cardboard: K&Company; Button: My Mind’s Eye; Fabric: United Notions; Thread: Güterman; Decorative scissors: Fiskars Americas; Pen: Sakura; Adhesive: 3M and Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L.

Features 26 Texture with Trim

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Use trim to add texture and style to your layouts.


41 Texture Basics

Guidelines, style hints, and more for textured items.

45 Layer for Texture

Add layers of texture to your layouts for amazing results.

53 A Stitch in Time

Faux and hand-stitched techniques for your scrapbook pages.


59 Textured Titles

8 ingenious ways to add texture to your page titles.

67 Photos with Texture

4 easy ways to add texture to your layouts using photos.


77 Fabric with Flair

Energize your layouts using altered fabric accents.

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In Every Issue 4


share your favorite technique



fresh paint techniques


FAST PAGES 45-minute (or less!) pages


LATEST & GREATEST must-have scrapbooking products


STASH IT! storage solutions


BUDGET TIPS tearing tricks


JOURNALING SOLUTIONS quotes and journaling ideas



ISSUE INDEX your guide to this issue


10-MINUTE Tricks cool corrugated accents

quick-start guide

16 19

A key to easy-reference icons found throughout the issue:

FRESH FACE Made by a designer never before published with us ONLINE CONTENT Downloads

and online extras

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Latest & Greatest by KIM JACKSON

Check out these must-have products for your scrapbooking.

1. Vintage Inspired Netting Webster’s Pages Add vibrant color and elegance to your next layout with the help of Webster’s Pages’ twelve pack of stylish netting. More airy than tulle, but sturdier than lace, this gorgeous material is easy to twist into fabulous flowers and more. With very little effort, your pages about simple, everyday moments will look bright and breezy.

2. Crepe Paper Melissa Frances Bring the party to your page (along with crisp texture and delicious color) with Melissa Frances’ high quality, durable crepe paper. Plus, with over four feet of each color, you can easily create masses of crepe paper lollipops to top cupcakes or adorn your celebratory layouts.

Love You by Maggie Holmes. Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned paper: Advantus, American Crafts, and Studio Calico; Stickers: American Crafts and Studio Calico; Rub-on: Hambly Screen Prints; Brads: Making Memories and My Mind’s Eye; Buttons: Advantus; Ribbon: Making Memories; Fabric: Webster’s Pages; Stamps: Hero Arts and Studio Calico; Ink and pen: American Crafts; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Therm O Web.



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homespun For layouts about home and family, a sweet down-home look can’t be beat. Consider trims with the following attributes: • Handcrafted: look for trims that look crocheted or knitted • Functional: choose items that are used around the house or in other domestic hobbies • Traditional notions: think lace or embroidery floss

Baker’s twine Lost & Found: Market Street “Princess” Trims, My Mind’s Eye

Wide lace Noel Trims, Making Memories

Trim type: Yarn Style effect: Bring a warm and inviting feel to

your page by using a bit of yarn on your layout. You can use it like Nicole Harper did to wrap around page accents, photos, or journaling blocks. Shiny crocheted lace Road Show Ribbon, Fancy Pants Designs

Fine crocheted lace Tinsel & Twig Market Trims, The Girls’ Paperie, Advantus

Lace Dusty Blue Trim, Webster’s pages

Yarn The Original Sugar’n Cream, Lily Cotton


Her Space by Nicole Harper. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Studio Calico, and October Afternoon; Wood veneer: Creative Imaginations; Brads and chipboard: American Crafts; Stickers: Sassafras; Fabric die cut: Buzz & Bloom; Punches: EK Success; Paint: Making Memories; Pen: American Crafts and EK Succees; Yarn: Lily; Other: Staples.

Trim type: Baker’s twine Style effect: Homespun meets elegant on this layout

about a wedding celebrated at a farm. Use baker’s twine to hang tags and thread buttons, like Joannie McBride did here, to add easy, no-sew homey touches. You can use crochet thread, embroidery floss, or waxed linen thread to get this look.

Trim type: Lace Style effect: Give your layout a cozy, welcoming

feel by combining two to four types of lace on your layout, like Terri Hayes did. Notice how she used wide scalloped lace as a top border, white eyelet lace as a bottom border, brown crocheted trim as side borders, and thick blue trim as an accent in the bottom righthand corner of her layout.

The Details by Joannie McBride. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper and Core’dinations; Specialty paper: The Paper Company; Tags: Avery; Flowers: Lily Bee Design; Buttons and stickers: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Baker’s twine: Whisker Graphics; Rub-ons: KI Memories; Ribbon: American Crafts; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Font: Georgia; Adhesive: Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L and Therm O Web.

Home and Heart by Terri Hayes for Webster’s Pages. Supplies: Patterned paper, trim, and resin heart: Webster’s Pages; Stickers: Little Yellow Bicycle, Sassafras, and Webster’s Pages; Epoxy: GDC Studios; Die cut: Jenni Bowlin Studio; Punch: Fiskars Americas; Adhesive: 3M; Other: Paper doilies and pen.

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Cotton Fabric

Cotton fabric helps you bring soft texture to your layouts, not to mention gorgeous colors and striking patterns. And when you combine it with supplies from your stash, you’ll find it’s easy to create sophisticated accents while maintaining the down-to-earth vibe that drew you to fabric in the first place.


With textures and scrapbooking, it’s often true that more is better. Add multiple touchable textures to your layout with one fabric accent (talk about efficient), like a simple, folded fabric flower. Add crocheted flowers or felt pieces for a super soft center that will enhance any warmhearted story.


Line the edges of your fabric flower with a thin layer of sparkling glitter glue. Not only will the shimmer catch your viewer’s eye, it will help you more clearly define the soft edges of your flower. With this added element, your viewer will be able to see at a glance that you’ve created a sophisticated fabric rose.

Lovely Girl by Kim Watson. Supplies: Cardstock: Core’dinations; Patterned paper: American Crafts, Fancy Pants Designs, Making Memories, and October Afternoon; Die cuts: Adornit-Carolee’s Creations and K&Company; Stickers: Advantus, Crate Paper, and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Buttons: Close to My Heart and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Brads: American Crafts; Flowers: American Crafts and Prima; Clip: KI Memories; Glitter glue: Ranger Industries; Punches: EK Success and Martha Stewart Crafts; Font: Trebuchet MS; Adhesive: American Crafts, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L, Therm O Web, and Tombow; Other: Fabric and thread.


Mischief Managed by Kim Jackson. Photos by Naji al Khudairi. Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill Basics Paper; Patterned paper: BasicGrey and Jenni Bowlin Studio; Chipboard: Advantus, GCD Studios, and Maya Road; Spray ink: Tattered Angels; Die-cutting machine: Sizzix; Dies and fabric: Stampin’ Up!; Crackle medium: Ranger Industries; Brads: American Crafts, BasicGrey, and Stampin’ Up!; Button: Papertrey Ink; Pen: Sakura; Adhesive: 3M, Beacon Adhesives, Glue Dots International, and Tombow; Other: Thread.


Fluttery fabric butterflies work wonders on layouts to illustrate the ethereal sweetness of little girls. Made with floral print cotton, these butterflies add a summery touch to any layout, perfect for embellishing your carefree stories. Don’t worry about the edges fraying—that just adds to the cool, handmade look.


Crackle medium adds a vintage look to paper and stickers, but did you know it does double duty on fabric? First, the liquid dries to a high gloss finish with light-catching crackled facets. Second (and the really cool part), when applied sparingly, the medium pulls on the fabric as it dries, lifting and curling portions of the material to enhance your accent’s homespun style with a bit of vintage warping.

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