A List of Things You Can Add to a Layout

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doglover
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Posted: 2/14/2010 8:04:28 AM
I made up a list of things I can add to a layout in case I'm stuck for an idea. Thougt I'd share.

Please add any ideas you have!

Put a thin strip with words on it horizontally across the page
Add a diecut to the background,circle, 1/2 circle, bracket, 1/2 bracket, custom diecut shape (large snowflake, etc.)
Put a little embellishment on journaling tag
Add round metal tag
Pocket
Draw a line around the edge of the whole page
Make a rosette from patterned paper
Ruffle
Ribbon tab
Put a word strip on a photo
Bow
Distress
Ink edges
Chalk
Ribbon across whole page
Ribbon tied around photo
Ribbon around journaling block or envelope
Put a line of three or more dots and add an embellishment at the end
Paper piecing
Pierce holes with paper piercer
Cut a photo into a shape
Add wavy border strip
Use coredinations cardstock and sand
Put multiple pictures in shape
Wrinkle the paper
Put a tab over the edge of the page
Add a timeline
Add quote
Add plastic pocket
Journal in a spiral or wavy line
Add stitching
Buttons
Ribbon
Chipboard
Brads
Strips with words on them
Curl or distress the edge of paper
Tear paper
Emboss paper or diecut
Tags
File tabs
Use a scalloped edge
Use pinking shear edge
Add journaling block
Use a word in a circle as an embellishment
Put a design in a circle
Staples
Photo corners
Use puff paint to make flourishes or other designs
Glitter
Pop-dots
Date stamp
Round corners
String
Draw a line around the outside of a photo
Use a diecut that is a shape, but has the middle cut out so the background paper shows through
Put a frame around a diecut
Monogram letter
Put extra photos in a clear pocket
Use large chipboard numbers for the date
Journal around a photo
Stamp on a photo
Put a looseleaf page edge on a piece of paper
Use a scallop mat for the entire page
Put a thin cardstock border around the whole page
Stitch around the whole page
Cut an embellishment from a patterned paper design
Use versamark
Heat emboss
Put strips of paper behind a photo
Pleat a strip of cardstock
Use an arrow to point to something
Make a numbered list
Make a border from repeated diecut shapes (hearts, snowflakes, flowers, etc.)
Pearls
Rhinestone
Buttons
Reverse diecut
Put numbers on photos
Rubber stamping
Make a fringe
Paper clips
Fold-out book on page
Photo collage
Zig-zag or straight stitching
Felt
Stamp lines for journaling
Put colored areas behind, or outline, some words in journaling
Stickers
Add brochures or map from place
Have a half bracket or circle peek out from behind a photo or journaling
Cut something out of pattern paper and use it as an embellishment
Stickles

Also punches, i.e. gather/overlap/layer/"bunch up" a lot of puched out leaves for a nice look. Fern leaves can be either layered or strung out in a line. They can face toward or away from each other and look nice both ways, especially when the curve is draped over a corner. Add glitter to the leaves (Can you tell I use leaves often?)

Border punches: Punch out the entire sheet, or just the mat around a photo, even if only one side of the mat. Then there's that type of MS punch that punches out both sides, creating a lovely strip that can be used as a border.

Instead of only brads in the center of flowers, fill those centers with either buttons or rhinestones.

- add a banner (bunting, as shimelle calls it) - the latest and greatest sb'ing trend
- add a cool tag from clothing or a tea bag or etc.
- use real/every day ephemera (ticket stubs, brochures, maps, pressed pennies, etc).

add crepe paper (streamers)
stamp a pattern over the top of silk flowers (before adhering to the page)
machine stitch lace to the layout
add rub-ons
stamp your own personalized phrase on a piece of "twill" ribbon
staples

You can look here for my list about how to jazz up page titles.


Nicole in TX
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Posted: 2/14/2010 8:42:01 AM
That's quite a list!!!

scrappyrho
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Posted: 2/14/2010 8:46:39 AM
That's an awesomely phenomenal list and the only thing I can think was left off is the kitchen sink!!! Lol

2LuvPeasLife
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Posted: 2/14/2010 9:04:21 AM
That is one terrific list!

TFS

mrsski07
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Posted: 2/14/2010 9:05:47 AM
That's quite the list! It went straight to my bookmarks.

tere1998
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Posted: 2/14/2010 9:10:30 AM
Thank you! I saved this page.

queenofshoes
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Posted: 2/14/2010 9:11:46 AM
That is really good list.

Lesa

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Posted: 2/14/2010 1:14:47 PM
Love this idea. I am often stumped for fresh page ideas.
Thanks!

karensay
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Posted: 2/14/2010 1:51:25 PM
Thanks for sharing your list with us!

doglover
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Posted: 2/14/2010 2:43:07 PM
PJPea -- I don't have time to host a challenge, but anyone who would like to is more than welcome to.

Kerrybarker
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Posted: 4/17/2010 9:32:00 AM
I thought I would put this btt today for anyone looking for some weekend inspiration like I am.

EllenPea
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Posted: 4/17/2010 8:49:33 PM
Great list! The only one I didn't see on there that I rely on often is "Cut something out of pattern paper and use it as an embellishment."

1happygirl
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Posted: 4/17/2010 9:01:12 PM
Thanks for all the reminders! Often I get stuck and this is great for me!

RnKMom
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Posted: 4/17/2010 9:52:18 PM
Glad this thread was BTTed, otherwise I would've completely missed it. Great list!

Stickles is like seasoning: Add a little, and it jazzes things up, LOL!

Also punches, i.e. gather/overlap/layer/"bunch up" a lot of puched out leaves for a nice look. Fern leaves can be either layered or strung out in a line. They can face toward or away from each other and look nice both ways, especially when the curve is draped over a corner. Add glitter to the leaves (Can you tell I use leaves often?)

Border punches: Punch out the entire sheet, or just the mat around a photo, even if only one side of the mat. Then there's that type of MS punch that punches out both sides, creating a lovely strip that can be used as a border.

Instead of only brads in the center of flowers, fill those centers with either buttons or rhinestones.


tmrsrpt
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Posted: 4/18/2010 12:00:13 AM
just a few more that come to mind:

- add a banner (bunting, as shimelle calls it) - the latest and greatest sb'ing trend
- add a cool tag from clothing or a tea bag or etc.
- use real/every day ephemera (ticket stubs, brochures, maps, pressed pennies, etc).

Meridy77
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Posted: 4/18/2010 12:32:28 AM
add crepe paper (streamers)
stamp a pattern over the top of silk flowers (before adhering to the page)
machine stitch lace to the layout
add rub-ons
stamp your own personalized phrase on a piece of "twill" ribbon

this is really fun...now I'm on a mission to think of some more...GREAT topic for a thread!

Meridy

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Posted: 4/18/2010 8:13:15 AM
staples. they add such a cool look to boy pages and they make a great adhesive, LOL.


doglover
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Posted: 4/18/2010 8:51:27 AM
I've added the new suggestions to the list. I love this!

EverydayScrapbook
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Posted: 4/18/2010 9:12:56 AM
Thanks so much... having a list to look at is so much better than having a list in my head.... thanks!

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Posted: 4/18/2010 9:56:15 AM
WOW, great list. I am definitely going to keep this handy. THANKS for sharing.

Kerrybarker
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Posted: 5/1/2010 8:52:10 AM
btt for National Scrapbooking Day

scrappymeema
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Posted: 5/2/2010 3:41:33 AM
thank you...great list

planosuep
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Posted: 5/2/2010 9:52:01 PM
Thank you - going into my BOS

I love using "real" things - tickets; bibs from runs; paper tags from clothing, etc. so this is awesome for me.

THANKS AGAIN

sue

mlamarre
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Posted: 1/1/2011 10:42:58 PM
oh wow awesome list.
I would like to add, use old shirts and t-shirts to create flowers as embellishments.
Use iridescent medium to add shimer to a page, without losing the colour.
Use pearl ex on the edges of flours to add more texture.

Sweet Dreamer
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Posted: 1/2/2011 10:52:00 AM
Oh my gosh! I just looked at this list yesterday! I was in my scraproom and looking at a ringbinder that has a lot of scrapping ideas that I have saved in it.

Great post to start off the new year!

Scrappin3boys
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Posted: 1/2/2011 11:00:33 AM
TFS - I am going to print this out and keep it handy. I often need a little something to finish a layout. Great ideas!

ladybug4233
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Posted: 1/2/2011 11:35:20 AM
Thanks for sharing!!! This list is great!!

Candie

Inkerbelle
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Posted: 1/2/2011 12:35:58 PM
Wow, great list! Thanks for putting it together!

Pink_Scrappy
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Posted: 1/2/2011 2:21:26 PM
Fantastic list! TFS. Printing this and posting it near my table.

mom2chantal
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Posted: 1/4/2011 3:25:59 AM
this list has a lot of great ideas!

Bridget in MD
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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:15:49 AM
great ideas!

mama2jayden
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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:20:01 AM
Thanks for sharing these ideas!

mpscraps
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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:53:52 AM
Great list! I'm going to keep it handy for when I'm staring at a page, thinking, "hmm...needs a little something."

scrappylassie
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Posted: 1/4/2011 7:57:19 AM
As everyone already said, great reference. Thanks for sharing. Saved it for reference as well. Did anyone mention Doodling as something to add to LO's? Sometimes this adds just a little extra detail.

saycin86
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Posted: 1/4/2011 11:08:24 AM
Such a great list. Thanks to the original poster and the re-poster!
I found an old Deluxecuts Design Colorblocking idea book and they have a wonderful list in the back. From that I came up with some things I'm going to add to the original list.

adding brads or bead work or alpha beads
charms hung on fibers around photos or tags or diecuts
college embellishments
Color copies as background borders or as panoramic photo
Colored pencils, watercolor pencil designs
cork or corrugated diecuts or matt
crimped paper for title, background, torn edges
doodling
frames or triple matted photos
glass pebbles
glitter-glimmer mist
hinges or other metal accents
making memories paint on layout or on pictures as borders or outlines
mulberry paper as accents or matts
pearl accents
poems or quotes
polymer clay shapes
pressed flowers, leaves
raffia, ric rac, fibers, jute, tulle, twistle
shadow boxes
shaker boxes
tiles
vellum for journaling, matts, poems, or dietcuts
wire, wire words


bugluver
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Posted: 2/5/2011 9:32:56 PM
Thank you for this list, it helped me out tonight! I printed it and hung it in my space.

karynhaines
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Posted: 2/5/2011 10:20:16 PM
Wow what an awesome list...I also added it to my bookmark list...never realized I could do that even until this thread.

Judes4
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Posted: 2/6/2011 11:02:37 AM
BTTT

Superscrapilicious
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Posted: 2/6/2011 11:29:57 AM
Great thread!
Use masks or use diecuts as mask and glimmer mist to embellish paper

Donna in GA
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Posted: 2/6/2011 6:10:21 PM
Marking my place so I can find this great thread later!

shaedsp
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Posted: 2/6/2011 8:58:39 PM
great list..

Jill3cats
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Posted: 2/7/2011 6:26:39 AM
Thanks for sharing! Love it!

paulan
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Posted: 2/7/2011 3:49:14 PM
WOW that is alot of information in such a little space. It is hard to tell if you missed anything. Thoguh there are 2 more techniques that I would like to add.

1. Is hidden journaling either behind a picture or another element.

2. With a "busy" picture or one with lots of people one easy way to add names is to take a piece of velum and trace the picture and then number the people and then have a list of who is who in the pic. This is a great exapmle of hidden journaling do it where you can "flip" the pic up to see the traced picure.


Paula

k8elee0
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Posted: 2/8/2011 9:19:14 AM
Saving for use in the future.

TFS!

jinglesmom
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Posted: 2/8/2011 11:39:49 AM
This list is just AWESOME!!! I printed it out and have it on my craft desk so I can use it the next time I scrap. Thank you so much for doing this!

Kerrybarker
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Posted: 5/24/2011 3:50:57 PM
btt

scrappycass
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Posted: 5/24/2011 4:47:29 PM
Great list! Thanks for sharing this. I printed it out to put in my scrap room for inspiration when I need it.

Dewana
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Posted: 5/24/2011 6:07:46 PM
Thank you Kerry for bumping this, I would have never have seen it, I am printing it out!!

Nancie52
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Posted: 5/25/2011 8:57:03 AM
great ideas I'm sure I will be referring to often!! since I'm always left staring at pages wondering how I could improve it..

thanks!!!

rldelo
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Posted: 5/25/2011 9:23:57 AM
I really need to print this list and hang it next to my desk.

An addition:

Make a wordle. (wordle.net)

For example, I made a wordle with the text from this thread (let's see if I can make the link work: Wordle
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