Duration: 8 hours spread over 4 weeks

Skill Level: All

Cost: $40

Supplies: Purchased Separately

Downloaded Scrapbook Academy Booklet Included


About this Class


The core scrapbook design curriculum provides each student with:

  • A 4-part education series for every skill level.

  • A chance to get acquainted with the tools of the trade.

  • The opportunity to learn successful color selection and layout design theory.

  • An appreciation for the importance of journaling, hand lettering and titles in design.

  • New techniques for several types of scrapbooking that are now available, matting photos, reviving old techniques, tools & stickers.

  • Using new technology for scrapbooking.

The curriculum starts at the very beginning! In these classes you will learn about the emotional value of scrapbooking along with the basics on how to plan and prepare for a scrapbook project. These classes present the foundation for beginners while exposing advanced students to view scrapbooking in a whole new light.


By the time you have completed the entire course you will be well versed in how to develop strong layout designs. The downloadable Scrapbook Academy booklet will be a valuable reference tool as you continue your scrapbooking journey.


What You'll Learn

Scrapbook Basics - Discover the inspiration that comes from creating scrapbooks. This class will orient all levels of paper crafters to the tools of the trade, practical organization and the elements of scrapbook design. Learn step-by-step how to create focus and unity through a variety of matting techniques, and leave class with a full understanding of the elemental components of scrapbooking.

Building Blocks of Design - A working knowledge of color theory and its relation to designing scrapbook pages is essential to the development of well structured layouts. Combining this understanding with the building blocks (photographs, journaling, titles, enhancements, color, line, letter and shape) and the principles of design structure will assist scrapbookers in the creation of strong layouts that complete a balanced and unified story to share.

The importance of the pen – A picture is not always worth a thousand words. It is vital that every scrapbook designer develop an appreciation for the integration of the written word on a scrapbook page. The Power of the Pen will provide students with basic writing techniques and exercises to assist in the development of engaging titles and impact filled journal entries. Additionally, students will begin to understand the influence that hand lettering has on their reader, and how to incorporate their personal script into each design.

The Final Touches - Embellishing scrapbook pages is a true testament in the development of a papercrafter's design process. Page enhancements such as titles, stickers and ephemera allow the designer to create balance, rhythm, movement, contrast and depth with a layout. Design spectacular titles, learn techniques that give new vitality to your collection of stickers, develop knowledge of tool maintenance and the incorporation of ephemera & mixed media to your design.