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Advanced Design With L-Frames – Paperclipping 154

You may or may not know about the L-frame as a possible foundation for the design of your scrapbook pages. Today’s episode will take you beyond the basics of the L-frame — although you’ll learn it if it’s new to you — to show you more artistic and less obvious ways to use this as the foundational structure of your scrapbook design.

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Please click on the video trailer above to see how today’s tutorial goes beyond what you might already know with regard to the L-frame, and how to use it to your advantage and with whatever style of scrapbooking you prefer.

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Below are the layouts I featured in today’s episode. You’ll need to watch the video for the specific design tips and techniques, but in the meantime, I hope you get some inspiration and ideas . . .

All Hallow’s Eve

7×10 mini-book
I loved working with this minibook cover made by Teresa Collins! She created it for Thanksgiving but I wanted it for my Halloween book. The price for this is so low, you may want to consider the entire kit for Thanksgiving, plus a second cover for Halloween! I altered my cover by spraying it with Glimmer Mist in Tiger Lilly and Pumpkin Pie. Since Tiger Lilly isn’t available, you might try Jack O Lantern or Sugar Maple as a second mist color.

Some of the items on my cover: Prima Flowers, Venice * The Girl’s Paperie Toil & Trouble Charm.

I made the foundation of my title from an old piece of sheet music that had belonged to my husband’s mother decades ago. I distressed it with Tim Holtz’s Old Paper Distress Ink his Ink Blending Tool, some water spritzing, hand-wrinkling, and edge fraying.

The 3-Wheeler

2-page 12×12 scrapbook page
I wanted to chronicle the life of this bike, which began with my first born (top photos) and ended when my last child outgrew it. I used list-journaling to recall our memories.

The journaling reads: This bike went a long way. And I don’t mean on one literal trip . . .

  • 3 toddlers who turned into big kids seeking thrills on steep hills
  • 2 apartments + 2 homes
  • an early Izzy production “commercial” starring Trinity and the bike
  • a little dying cricket being treated to a ride by Aiden in the square indentation between the handles
  • the removal of handle bars
  • being flipped upside-down for the sharpening of fingernails with the turning of the wheel and pedals

Around the outside of basic white cardstock I sprayed Lemon Grass Glimmer Mist, then inked the edges with Old Paper Distress Ink and Ink Blending Tool.

The letter B is a chipboard letter from the Pocket Watch Glimmer Chip chipboard letters. I inked it with Fired Brick Distress Ink.

Amazed . . .

12×12 scrapbook page

Life Explorer

12×12 scrapbook page

Today: 2-28-08

2 pages from a mini-book


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