Your memorabilia can be some of your very favorite parts of your pages!
That’s how it is for me, but it wasn’t always that way. I used to find it awkward. It often made my pages ugly.
But I was determined to use it. There is nothing like real life stuff to help us tell our stories. Photos have their own special way of doing it, writing does, and so does memorabilia. So I worked very hard over a number of years to make my memorabilia work for my design, to help make it look awesome.
I’ve gotten better and better at it. Here are my top ten tips for how to make that happen…
Ten Tips for Designing with Memorabilia
- Alter memorabilia with your favorite altering supplies and techniques to maintain your style.
- Treat your memorabilia like scrapbooking products, adding it to your page the way you do your regular stash.
- Think of it as a focal point, like a photo.
- Think of it as an embellishment.
- Think of it as patterned paper.
- Use your memorabilia as your title.
- Use it in place of a journaling block.
- Cut your memorabilia up and only use the most relevant portion.
- Create a color palette that compliments or harmonizes with your memorabilia.
- Be excited about these wonderful pieces of life!
Want to see it in action?
It’s the topic of this week’s Paperclipping video tutorial and the above photo is a sneak peek of one of the layouts I put together.
I’m super excited to share it with you!
I did two layouts — a cleaner, simpler one for scrapbookers with that style, and a painterly artsy one for those who like to get messy with layers.
The video is for members and is ready to watch.
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