Scrapbooking Ideas for Designing with Text Elements | Get It ScrappedThere are a variety of ways you can use text in addition to title or journaling on your scrapbook page for design and storytelling purposes. In a membership webinar with Doris Sander, she shared four ways she uses textual elements in her designs: 1) words around a theme, 2) wordfetti, 3) sentence-long journaling, and 4) prominent journaling. See what our team has done with her inspiration and advice on their pages here.


Sue Althouse says, “This page is about how my husband and I are best friends. A sentence-long title defines the theme and serves as journaling. Word stickers line up as part of the left-hand border, while labels and negative space die cuts are layered on top of hexagons in a visual triangle along with other bits and pieces of embellishing. Three simple word tabs surround the photo.”

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Great to Have a Friend by Sue Althouse | Supplies: Cardstock: Bazzill; Patterned Paper, Stickers, Die Cuts, Buttons: Fancy Pants; Hexagon Punch: Creative Memories; Silhouette Title: Friend Grow Old With layered Phrase; Floss: We R Memory Keepers; Enamel Dots: Doodlebug


Heather Awsumb says, “The page is about a trip I took with my sisters early this year in Cape Town, South Africa.”

“I’ve used two of the approaches discussed in the interview with Doris: words around a theme and wordfetti. As a result, I used a lot more word elements than I would normally. Although my journaling is a snapshot of the trip that we took, the use of word elements around the theme of happiness emphasises the underlying feeling of my layout.”

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Happy by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Hello Paper Pack, What Fun by Sara Gleason; Thick Awesome Words by Ali Edwards; Pure Happiness, Worth a Thousand Words, Shine Bright by Sahlin Studio; Flossy Stitches Red, Cutups Springtime, Astro Addo On Paper Pack, So Fine Element Pack by Katie Pertiet; Everyday Essentials Fasteners by DSI; Loverly by Shirley Polk; Lemon Drop, Hopscotch,Stay Tuned, Positive Spin by One Little Bird; Mad Crush by Digital Design Essentials


Marcia Fortunato says, “My scrapbook page is about how cute my 18-month-old grandson is when he mimics taking selfies with a cell phone.”

“I used text in several ways, incorporating patterned paper with text, embellishments with text, and small little word stickers or word-fetti. Some of the words support the story about taking photos, while others are words that express my thoughts and feelings about my grandson. Finally, I used Hello in several places, since that is one of the words he currently says quite often: the way he says it is just so cute.”

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Taking Selfies by Marcia Fortunato | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Studio Calico, Seven Paper; Vellum: Studio Calico, DCWV; Journal card: Life.Love.Paper.; Letter stickers: Studio Calico; Embellishments: Hello Forever, Crate Paper, Heidi Swapp (frame), Life.Love.Paper., Studio Calico, Seven Paper, In a Creative Bubble; Stamps: Cocoa Daisy, Studio g; Embossing powder: Zing! (American Crafts); Ink pads: Memento (Tsukineko), Pens: Staedtler.


Deborah Wagner says, “My best friend’s daughter is a dancer; and I love to take photos of her in action. I was inspired by Doris Sander’s layouts with long titles. For my page, I wanted my title to be significant, but sill have a light and airy feel. To achieve this, I used the Photoshop Horizontal Type Mask Tool so the words would appear translucent. I added a stroke and drop shadow to give it dimension and separate it from the background. To reinforce my theme, I clipped a few butterflies to the title and let it span the full length of the page, bleeding off the top and bottom.”

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She Leaped by Deborah Wagner|Supplies: Kim Broedelet – heARTSY Papers Tranquility; Amy Wolff – Pixie Dust, Sunny Morning; With Wings – Katie Pertiet – With Wings


Jennifer Kellogg says, “This page conveys how crazy a day at work can be. Monday at work is the busiest day of the week.”

“I chose a kit with many text elements and journal cards. The viewer’s eye should jump from element to element and back again. Even the photo conveys a sense of chaos. There is always something new when you look at this page. ”

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Work by Jennifer Kellogg | Supplies: Laura Passage: Stitched Down Templates Vol 2; Amy Wolf & Lynne-Marie: Manic Monday Kit; Libby Pritchett: Drive Me Crazy Alpha; Font: Avenir


Devra Hunt says, “My husband was absolutely smitten with our new puppy Snickers. My son and I teased him that he treated Snickers more like a baby than a dog.”

“I used a selection of baby-themed product to add humor and play on the idea that the dog is a baby. The text around the page is all sayings that are associated with a new baby, but that, in this case, double as things people say about puppies.”

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Congrats You’re a Fur Dad by Devra Hunt Supplies-Patterned Paper, feathers-Bella Blvd, Stickers-Bela Blvd, Cosmo Cricket, clip-Freckled Fawn, Wood Pieces-Elle’s Studio, Freckled Fawn, Alphas-Bella Blvd, My Minds Eye, American Crafts, enamel dots-My Minds Eye, Theresa Collins, ink-Memento, pen-EK Success, adhesive-EK Success, Scotch.