Flipped-Mirror Design Idea – Paperclipping 281


Sometimes getting started is the hardest part.

Quite often I start with a design concept already in mind. I have an arsenal of design concepts that I pull from when I sit down to scrapbook, and they’re the same concepts I demonstrate in my videos when I share a specific design idea or a Flexible Template.

For me, these design concepts just sit in my head as imagery and they seem to take turns pushing themselves to the forefront of my mind so that when I sit down to scrapbook, there’s usually an idea that wants to try its hand on my new page.

I name these ideas when I share them with you so that you can easily add them to your own arsenal.

You can…

  1. Store them in your head and trust that they’ll periodically surface, like I do.
  2. Write them down in a notebook (with words or drawings).
  3. Login to your Paperclipping Membership and jog your memory by looking at the names of the videos (because I always name the videos by the name I’ve given to a design concept).

However you store them, I do recommend having set design concepts to draw from. You can save yourself many hours and much frustration if you’re drawing from a store of ideas, rather than having to start from scratch or get lost looking through Pinterest every time you want to scrapbook.

Are you ready for a new idea to play with?

Today’s design concept — the Flipped-Mirror — can be used to enhance your photo or your title, can be the starting point for the rest of your design.

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Shine On,

  • Tina Campbell

    Fantastic video to this :) Will have to give this a try on a layout here in the near future :)

  • Gabrielle McCann

    I love your flexible templates Noell

  • Katherine Kelley

    I tried to guess why each paper would or wouldn’t work as you pulled them up. I didn’t have the same reasons. The paper you used to mirror Blake – I initially thought you picked it because of how it mirrored the lights in the ceiling. The card with the flowery vines while not heavy or contrasting enough in my viewpoint – I thought it mirrored the lines in the background of Blake – the lines created by the dancers in the background. And since Blake was the focus of photo, that’s why I too wouldn’t have chosen it. I’m intrigued how you seem to know, understand, and think through the subtleties of each item’s contribution to the overall design.