Scrapbook Journaling Strips Technique

by Paper House

Hi, Connie here with my first project for Paper House Productions. In addition to the products I used from their Stargazer Collection, I'm going to show you one of my favorite scrapbook journaling techniques!

Recently, our family enjoyed a spectacular night making s'mores under a pavilion. The night sky was just beautiful and the s'mores were delicious, of course! Everything tastes better under the stars!
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Arranging My Scrapbook Page

Since the primary goal of scrapbooking is to share and preserve memories, I selected four photos that I thought captured the moment best. In this layout, I grouped the photos together in a quadrant and placed them near the center of my page. I chose this spot based on the portion of the background paper I wanted to remain visible.

The film strip, on the left side of the page was created using the cardstock stickers from the Stargazer Collection and a film strip stamp I had on hand.

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The title cluster, at the top right, was fun to create. It consists of washi tapecardstock stickers, and more of the film strip border. I added a few of the the gorgeous Stargazer enamel stickers to bring it all together. 

Journaling Strips Technique

Regardless of the technique you choose, journaling your scrapbook pages is so important and worth the extra time. Future generations will thank you!

In this layout, I used the open areas around my photo cluster for journaling. I didn't want to cover too much of the beautiful background paper, so I decided to use the journaling strips technique. It's so easy! 

  1. Type the words on a computer using Word or another word-processing app. Adjust the spacing between lines to allow room for cutting.
  2. Print your text onto cardstock.
  3. Cut your text into strips. Strips can be cut by hand or with a paper trimmer, depending on the look you want for your scrapbook page.
  4. Adhere your journaling strips to your scrapbook page. TIP: I like to use foam adhesive on every other strip to add dimension and interest to my text.

This scrapbook journaling technique gives your scrapbook page a very clean, storybook feel. And it's perfect for those of us who don't like our handwriting! 

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Last but not least, I added a strip of scrapbook paper from the collection as a base for the photo cluster. I like how it helps the photos, journaling strips, and embellishments "pop."

Everything in this collection works together. Hope you check out this amazing Stargazer Collection! (Note: some items in the collection are retired.)

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