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Posted 2/24/2013 by passion4scrappin in General Scrappin'
 

passion4scrappin
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Posted: 2/24/2013 9:27:20 AM
While stepping back in the SB world again, I found myself buying a ton of journaling cards. I have yet to use them. I then looked in the gallery to get inspiration but found them only used for PL. Does anyone use them for regular scrapbooking pages? How could I incorporate these in my layouts?


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Posted: 2/24/2013 9:42:43 AM
Use them as a journaling block or just a design element.

I guess I'm not understanding how that's so hard to figure out.



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Posted: 2/24/2013 9:48:47 AM
I think I've seen GG use them as page elements before. I'm really bad at remembering in which episode she does what, but I believe that I've seen her use them as layering pieces or for journaling spots in a grouping.

I bought a bunch of them, too, because to me they looked like they could be the basis for an embellishment cluster.

You can always cut elements out of the journal cards as well, or cut them down to use them in spaces. For example, I know that some journaling cards have a decorative top. You could always cut the top off and have it peeking up behind the top of a photo or a photo mat or something.

I've chosen to look at some of the more decorative ones as just another piece of patterned paper instead of something on which I need to write.

I hope these ideas help!

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Posted: 2/24/2013 10:04:08 AM
Kaleidoscope~ The reason why I was asking is because I am a visual learner. I need a layout sometimes to see how one incorporates a product that is new to me and have never used before. Since it is a perfect rectangle I don't do block style and was trying to figure out how to make it work at angles.


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Posted: 2/24/2013 10:17:46 AM
I just looked at your gallery and that first LO - that tag could just as easily have been a journaling block.

Just think of it as another photo or piece of paper. Do you ever use or look at sketches? A block could easily replace a photo spot in a sketch. Or a little spot of patterned paper.



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Posted: 2/24/2013 1:23:59 PM
I love journaling cards and now buy them regularly with my collections. I typically use them for journaling, especially when the pp I've used for the background is very busy and would be difficult to read on. I like to layer and they're also good for putting journaling over top of layered papers and tucking in behind or beside layers or photos, etc.

Like others have said, you can cut them up and use for 'faux layering' (tucking behind to appear as a larger sheet) or cut out the designs/pictures on them and use for embellishments or use them in place of tags, etc.

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Posted: 2/24/2013 2:44:34 PM
I just watched a video on youtube the other day where she layered two tags. Sorry I dont know how to link a video but you can go to youtube and look for ginabeth1 Process Video, LOAD, 213, Day 17, Reading Companion.
I think gina is funny and she walks you through the decisions she is making for her layout(like mercytiara).
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Posted: 2/24/2013 3:00:30 PM
i don't use project life and i have tons of journaling tags, cards, and spots. i use them for the regular albums that i work on.



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Posted: 2/24/2013 4:14:19 PM
I don't do PL.. I do use the PL protectors and incorporate them in between my regular full pages.. But I also use journaling cards on my LOs either for a spot to journal as part of the design or layering with them under some photos and pp, or slipped in a pocket or envelope on a page! You could also use them to create mini albums & so on! I bought a BH PL core kit and plan to use it through out my layouts! I love the colors of the kit and I love that I can embellishment them as I want!


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Posted: 2/24/2013 4:20:22 PM
Kaleidoscope~ Yes I did have a tag in my lo but I also feel it looks slapped on. I just feel like my pages aren't smooth when transitioning different products on a page. Not sure if that makes sense but I think you know what I am trying to say.


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Posted: 2/24/2013 4:44:58 PM
You should check out glitter girl and a older video series 4x6 photo love. Shimelle does this videos and he incorporates journaling blocks in many of her layouts. I like to use them as part of my title, and layering as a cluster.


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Posted: 2/24/2013 4:58:18 PM
I looked at your gallery too. If you feel like that tag is floating, you might try angling it "ever so slightly" and tucking a bit behind the photo. Then if you want, you can add more embellishments, or another piece of patterned paper behind it.

I don't know if that helps
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Posted: 2/24/2013 5:07:06 PM
I have a couple in my gallery.




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Posted: 2/24/2013 5:58:07 PM
Here is a Glitter Girl Episode, Make Something Snappy, where she uses the Simple Stories Snap line. You might find something here you like.

Make Something Snappy
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