How would you like to spend zero time staring at your page trying to come up with a design concept whenever you scrapbook?
What if you could find and choose your patterned papers within a minute or two, and sometimes within seconds?
It was so liberating to discover a scrapbook process that eliminated the awful staring-at-the-age torture, and turned one of my longest steps (choosing and finding my papers) into my shortest ones.
The solution to both of these problems is one simple question:
What is the mood or tone of the story you’re scrapbooking?
Many of the design principles are there to communicate mood, emotion, even very specific ideas. So if you just ask yourself this simple question, your design knowledge will give you all the ideas you need to make a page!
And now I’m organizing my papers according to these principles.
Just identify your story’s mood (energetic, serious or traditional, quirky, playful, stable, peaceful, etc), then go to the papers filed under that mood and its design characteristics.
I can’t promise it will be this fast for you, but it now takes me only as long as it requires to reach my hand over to my paper file and pull out the top 1-3 papers in that file — since I’m finding that when organized this way, whatever is on top will almost work for the page!
No more digging!
Finding the papers used to be one of my slowest steps, but it’s now the fastest.
Not sure how to start, or what those specific design principles are? We shot a video that shares…
- many of the pattern styles and the emotions and moods they evoke
- specifically how I’ve organized my papers this way
- samples of the patterns I put in each of my “mood” files
- some of the recent pages that resulted from many of these “mood” files
- how a layout begins to actually comes together using this process.
- how to test out this new system before you decide to commit to an
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