This week we’re talking about 8.5×11 pages…
None of us like it when our scrapbook pages get overlooked in a gallery.
Nor when people quickly skim through our album and don’t look very long.
We all work hard to make our pages attractive, but unfortunately, working hard isn’t the same as working effectively, is it? There are tricks to getting someone’s attention, to drawing them into the page, and to keeping their eyes on the page.
It’s not so different from being a magician.
It’s all about directing the eye.
This week we put together a video where I share a few of those tricks and demonstrate them while assembling two different scrapbook layouts. You’ll also see a couple other examples, all from my album about our last (first) home.
Paperclipping Members can watch that video now from the Member’s Area or on iTunes.
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Three questions for you…
- How well do you know your scrapbooking process?
- Do you know your process so well you’ve arranged your supplies and space in a way that facilitates it?
- Does your setup help you flow through your scrapbooking, moving you along from one step to the next without much pausing to find or move things?
This page almost became something else.
Two weeks ago on the Paperclipping Roundtable, each panelist shared a scrapbook layout and I was going to share this one. But we ran out of time, and as the host of the show, that means I opted out of sharing.
Paperclipping Members got to actually watch me assemble this page start-to-finish, but what they did not know was that there was one major turning point in the middle that I did not share when this page almost spun in a wildly different direction.
To keep the video a reasonable length, I did not share that part of the process. Instead I was going to share it on the Paperclipping Roundtable.
But to keep the Roundtable a reasonable length, I had to cut that story yet again.
Since some of you asked, I decided to share that part of the story here.
My new Planner Room is full of planning supplies. Get tips and ideas for better and (more organized) planning when you watch this video.
What is your biggest challenge when it comes to cutting supplies and organization?
For a lot of people, it’s how to store the extra leftover cuts you don’t end up using in a project.
Do you struggle with where to put them? Or do you have a place for them, but find they never get used?
Maybe your biggest problem is that the cutting tools pull you out of your flow, so you don’t even use them much. Do you find that you neglect your electronic cutting machine, or your die cutting machine?
The reason could simply be that the location of these machines and their supplies breaks up your workflow.
So what is it for you?
When it comes to punches, die cutters and their dies, electronic cutters and their accessories, and all other related supplies including the leftover cut pieces, which of these gives you troubles?
Leave a comment and let us know!
Then if you’re a Member you can watch the episode we just released this morning that shows how I set up the cutting area of my scraproom. You’ll see how it supports my workflow, and you’ll see what I do with my leftovers.
Lastly, you’ll see me assemble the layout in the image above as I share lots of design tips for creating a unified page.
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