Create compelling, travel-inspired layouts with guidance from award-winning designer Amy Tan. First, learn how to showcase favorite memorabilia in colorful pages and transform simple materials into eye-catching designs. Then, create an uncluttered layout using multiple design elements, and learn how to mat your photos and place them to create one page that evokes a sense of place and another that captures adventure. Get wild with vibrant colors and three-dimensional design elements, and balance those pages with inspiring ideas for tranquil layouts. Then, relive your most memorable meals with food-themed pages and get tips on taking food photos that look good enough to eat. Finally, discover Amy's secrets for scrapbooking on the go with mini-albums, and finish your class with a charming pocket page to hold your most cherished keepsakes.
Meet your instructor Amy Tan, an award-winning designer and scrapbooking blogger, and preview the various projects you'll create over the course of the class. Then, start working on your first design: a colorful memorabilia layout. Amy explains how to work with simple elements to build a cohesive -- and eye-catching -- design. See how to create lovely background patterns with washi tape, stickers and stamped images. Amy also shares her tips for choosing colors and page elements that will enhance the design. In addition, you'll discover Amy's innovative method of attaching brochures, as well as her suggestions for incorporating special mementos -- such as postcards, maps, business cards, and tickets -- into your layouts.
Learn how to create another attractive layout using multiple design elements: patterned paper, two photos and images that evoke a sense of place from your travels. Amy demonstrates how to frame the page with pieces of patterned paper. Next, she shows you how to cut out smaller graphics, patterns and shapes from other sources to embellish any design. Amy also walks through the steps of matting photos onto plain card stock, then places them into the layout for a balanced composition. Get inspired as Amy illustrates how to use these same concepts in a variety of fun designs.
Tap into your wild side and create an adventure-themed layout. See how Amy starts her composition with neutral-colored paper, then adds interesting layers of patterned paper, shapes and stickers that complement the theme. You'll discover Amy's tips for creating fun three-dimensional design elements using shaped paper punches and foam stickers. In addition, you'll learn how to incorporate hand-stitching for a lovely accent on your page. Finally, Amy shares more helpful suggestions for adding variety to your vacation and travel layouts.