Train Station Flexible Template – Paperclipping 159

I’m excited to share another Flexible Template in this episode — these are some of the audience favorites! Not only will you get a flexible scrapbooking idea that you can use for different amounts of photos, but I also share some design principles so you can choose how to vary your design according to what you want to communicate.

This is a good template for multiple photo pages. Also, this template works great whether you want to do a single page or a two page scrapbook layout, which you will see in the three layout examples below — two doubles and one single.

The video tutorial is for Paperclipping Members, but we have a trailer of the video if you’re not a member, and we have example scrapbook layouts below.

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Christmas ’06

2-page 12×12 layout
Christmas '06
Journaling reads: Your gifts from Santa – the big items on your wish lists this year (plus umbrellas — my wish).

A Shared Community – An Instant Friendship

2-page 12×12 layout
Journaling reads:
Who else but a bunch of scrapbookers could meeting person for the first time after communicating only briefly through email and click so immediately?

Dedra and I met Lain Ehmann after she taught classes at a CK Convention. We had dinner on Main Street in downtown Mesa. And of course, we all had our cameras. So we reverted to a junior high age-mentality and shot a bunch of photos of oursevles around the city sculptures.

So much fun!

Supplies for this page: I did a fun technique on this black Bazzill glazed cardstock to lighten the negative space around the images and give it some glimmer. Members can watch this technique by locating Paperclipping 146 in the Members Area. You’ll need Banana Pudding Chalkboard Glimmer Mist.

i can’t find any avaialble floral gaffer tape by 7 Gypsies, but the great blingy items at the end of the tape are Prima flower centers from the Sultan collection.

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We Have Fun, Always

12×12 layout
Journaling reads: We tease. We play. We dance. We joke. We love.

Note – I realize I forget to mention where we were and why on this page! I’ll be adding it to the top left in the empty space!

Supplies for this page: The only supplies on this page that are still available are the metal ones — but they’re some of my favorites! The Muse Tokens have great depth and texture that doesn’t show up in the images online. And then there are the Spinners, which I altered Paperclipping 152. Members can watch the tutorial in the Members Area.

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I hope you like today’s episode! It’s always nice to get a little design help for multiple photo layouts, which tend to be the hardest to pull off.

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  • Love when you give us ideas for using lots of pics :)

    All on board!! choo! choo! ;)

  • Great, I’m glad to know that!

    And thank you for being my loyal all-star commenter! You’re the first to
    comment on almost every episode and it makes me feel so appreciated! I know
    you members watch the tutorials either on iTunes or in the Members Area, so
    you actually have to deliberately come over here from the video leave your
    comment (and probably to see a pic of the layouts). Thank you for taking the
    time! I love it! :)

  • Karen Bierdeman

    Awesome, Noell! I’ve probably said ad nauseum, I love your perspective on empowering people to understand the basics of design and giving them just enough scaffolding and support (e.g., flexible templates) to help them move forward in their creating. I know I have become a lot more confident in my scrapbook design thanks to your tutorials (I am sooo visual) and find myself automatically (finally!) saying to myself, “Hmmmmm….I need an anchor line here” or “The visual weight is heavy on this side, let me see how I can balance out?” I have been following your videos since the very beginning and they just keep getting better and better. Thanks for your hard work. Cheers!

  • Thank you, Karen! I never tire of you saying it, either! :) You totally
    understand what I’m trying to do with Paperclipping and that makes me happy!
    I’m glad you liked the episode!

  • I totally agree with you :)

  • My pleasure! :)

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  • Iceteeeeee

    I loved this video, as I do all of them! You have given me more confidence to try new design ideas and I am having a blast with it. Thank you so much for your hard work and for making scrapbooking so much fun!

  • Just used this idea for my Hula Hoop layout – I saw the video when I was a paperclipping member – and 6 or so months later – the idea stuck and I used it without re-watching first. Thanks for the lesson – that actually stuck!

  • I’d love to see it, Katie!