5 Ideas for Scrapbooking with Stripes

Thu, Aug 19, 2010

Scrapbook Ideas

Scrapbook design follows color and style trends. As these trends change and develop, you will see the new ideas appear in scrapbook supplies and page designs. One trend that has endured both in scrapbooking, home design, and fashion is the use of stripes. “Whether traditional or unconventional, stripes – especially on walls and floors – promote order. They have an almost architectural power to redirect the eye and reshape a space.” Nicole Sforza, Real Simple Magazine, July 2010, “Decorating with Stripes,” page 137. The scrapbook pages in this list give you ideas for using stripes on your layouts.

1. Create Bold Stripes with Cardstock

Create your own stripes using pieces of cardstock in colors that accent your photos. The stripes on this layout frame the focal point photo. The stripes come in from the edges of the scrapbook page and end at different points to create the frame and add interest. You can also try this technique using different thicknesses of cardstock. You may want to try a 1 inch thick stripe, a 5/8 inch thick strip, and a thin, 1/4 inch stripe. To see what this page looked like before the focal point was clearly defined, visit Creating a Focal Point – Before and After.

2. Use Stripes to Create Order on Your Scrapbook Page

The scrapbook page shown here uses circles as the main page embellishment. These circles are in a variety of sizes, patterns, and colors. To bring order to this combination, a bold striped piece of patterned cardstock runs across the page. Stripes bring order and give photos and embellishments somewhere to “live” on a scrapbook page. Stripes can be used to keep things from feeling like they are floating around the scrapbook page space. For a free scrapbook page sketch of these layout, visit the Scrapbooking with Circles gallery.

3. Make a Border with Stripes

Using stripes on one side of your scrapbook page layout anchors the page and gives it a starting point. On this layout from the Teen Scrapbook Page Gallery, the page has a striped border down the left-hand side. You could also use a striped border across the top or bottom of a scrapbook page, to create a smaller interior space that frames your focal point photo.

4. Use Pinstripes for Boy Scrapbook Pages

Stripes, especially pinstripes, have a masculine feel that works perfectly on boy scrapbook pages. On this layout, you can once again see how a busy collection of shapes and patterns can be grounded with stripes. The masculine stripes anchor the scrapbook page across the bottom. The papers and embellishments on this layout are all from Bella Blvd. To see more scrapbook pages by top scrapbook designers, visit the Top Designers from CHA Gallery.

5. Scallop the Stripes for Girl Scrapbook Pages

Stripes are not just for boy pages. On this beautiful scrapbook page, the striped paper has been punched with a scallop punch that makes the striped paper suddenly look girly. For more ideas for using scallops on your scrapbook pages and also to find a free scallop pattern, visit Scrapbooking with Scallops. The scrapbook page shown here is also from the Top Designers from CHA gallery.

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