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More Scrapbook Soup Projects

One of the new things we did for this upcoming season of Scrapbook Soup, was to create a project for each episode that built on something from earlier in the episode.  It's a great idea, but it had me in a bit of a panic as I had to create all thirteen of those projects while on set!  Eeek!

Here are a few of the projects I came up with:

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I honestly have never created so quickly in my entire life!  It was a challenge and a rush and I'm amazed that I made it through!  

Creating so quickly I found myself falling back on 3 design crutches that I use all the time:

  1. Grouping.  An easy way to make many disparate elements looks good is simply to smoosh them together.
  2. Color Triangle.  I think every single one of these projects has a clear color triangle surrounding the photograph.  A quick and easy way to ensure that the viewer's eye bounces around the layout.
  3. Dimension.  With the exception of the first layout, all of these projects have at least one element that literally pops off the page.  Dimension is an easy design cheat for making a project look more complicated and interesting than it is. 

Do you have design crutches you fall back on?

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