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    “Cures for Scrapper’s Block”

    If you scrapbook, chances are you may have experienced
    scrapper’s block. With so many photos, it gets harder and
    harder to think of new ideas and keep every layout from
    looking the same. The following is a huge list of ideas that
    might help push you along in your creative journey!

    Use photo corners
    Dry Emboss an embellishment
    Dangle something from the title
    Mix template letters for the title
    Decorate the four corners of layout
    Journal on a photo mat
    Weave a fiber behind title
    Use a photo for template letters
    Use a photo for a mat
    Cut a title from a cursive font
    Make a monochromatic layout
    Use Magic Mesh
    Chalk edges of a torn photo mat
    Decorate one side of photo mat with eyelets
    Dangle tags from photo mat
    Cut graphics from a patterned paper to use as embellishment.
    Pull out the stash of sticker letters!
    Do a vellum overlay over a photo
    Find one item in your DH’s toolbox to use as an embellishment
    use an item from nature as an embellishment
    use nothing but cardstock
    use nothing but printed paper
    sew a title
    use your favorite shirt as inspiration
    turn on the TV, use the first words uttered on TV in your lo
    rubber stamp on the page
    use your favorite knick knack as inspiration
    hand write your journaling
    journal using a list
    journal two points of view for each picture
    use pop dots
    make a shaker box
    use fabric
    use at least three photos on a page
    use ribbon
    use colored pencils on your title
    journal on vellum over a photo
    use buttons
    make embellishments with punches
    use fabric
    mix patterned papers
    use “wood” papers
    put your title down the side of the page
    journal under a “lift up” photo
    Shaker Box Title
    Rolled paper
    Use dried flowers
    Use fabric flowers
    Use teeny tiny beads
    Tear the edges of a picture
    Print a picture on watercolor paper, tear and chalk edges
    Print photo on vellum
    Put title letters on individual tags
    Use one word adjectives to describe the person in a picture
    write a letter to the person in the layout
    Pick key words in your journaling to highlight with borders ot larger
    font
    Color-block a background
    Embellish your page with a paper doll
    Dot the “i”s in your title with an embellishment
    White as a background
    Use stickers in a creative way
    Use a die cut in a creative way
    Use a pre-made frame
    Use a sticker border
    Use only paper from the scrap pile (and a background sheet)
    Use the stamp you bought two years ago and have never used
    Use the last thing you bought
    Use something you got in a swap
    Use the name of a TV Show for a title
    Use the name of a song for a title
    Use the name of a book for a title
    Use the word “Love” in the title
    Use a computer-generated title
    Use stickers for a title
    Use a hand written title
    Cut out the letters for a title
    Use die-cut letters for a title
    Use the title only to explain your pictures?no journaling
    Use a pre-made title
    Dangle something from a letter in the title using a wire, raffia,
    string,
    or
    something
    Use Plaid paper for the title or for the background of the title
    Use all pastel colored paper
    Use a Black Background?can be black printed paper
    Use crumpled paper on a layout
    Use all scraps except for the background paper
    Use bright colors for a layout
    Use metallic paper somewhere in the layout
    Use suede paper
    Use “wood” paper or regular paper that looks like wood
    Use 3 different patterned paper in the same layout
    Use RED, WHITE, and Blue on the layout
    Use only cardstock on a layout
    Use only patterned paper on a layout
    Use vellum on a layout
    Use at least 3 shades of the SAME color on a layout
    Convert an 8 ? x 11 inch page to a 12×12 layout!
    Do a BLACK AND WHITE layout
    Use embossed paper
    Use diamond dust paper
    Use mulberry paper
    Emboss your own background paper (wet or dry)
    Use any other “specialty paper” and tell us about it!
    Take a layout you’ve done that you love, and recreate it with
    different
    colors and a different theme. (in other words, CASE a layout of your
    own!)
    Scrap a Holiday in “non-traditional” colors?(Pastel Christmas, Pastel
    New
    Years???)
    Scrap any celebration
    Scrap a family tradition
    Scrap an event that includes some sort of food (Picnic, Thanksgiving,
    restaurant)
    Scrap a sports event or a game
    Do a layout that includes toys in some way
    Do an Animal layout (zoo, pets, could be Halloween, ???)
    Do a SPRING layout
    Do a SUMMER layout
    Do a FALL layout
    Do a WINTER layout
    Do a Heritage layout
    C.A.S.E. a layout– (other than your own) (copy and steal everything
    J)?use
    the same colors and techniques.
    Do a WATER layout (beach, pool, pond, bathtub,
    rainstorm?squirt-gun–anything
    water?could also be a snow layout!)
    Use a quote on a layout
    Use a prayer on a layout
    Use a Bible verse on a layout
    Do a mosaic layout
    Do a “Totally Me” layout using your pictures of you doing your “stuff”
    share this online for an extra point!) Scrap a Patriotic Page
    Scrap a current event (within the past year)
    Do a vacation layout
    Use “Something from the Kitchen” in a layout (?)
    Scrap an accomplishment?yours or family member
    Do an “ITS BROKEN” layout?(Toy, leg, car ???)
    Use a poem on a layout (extra point if you write the poem!)
    Do a Holiday layout
    Do a paper tearing layout
    Do a “Like father like son” or “Like Mother Like Daughter” layout
    (like
    grandpa-like granddaughter?) mother-son, father-daughter,
    (doesn’t have to have that title, just that content)
    Do a “STEP INTO THE PAST” layout–
    Do a HOUSE AND HOME layout (extra point to share online Lets see
    where you
    live!-this may be the layout you share with Briana for her contest if
    that
    fits the bill better)
    Do a CAREER layout (if you are a SAHM or Grandma?that is a career!)
    Do a SCHOOL layout
    Do a CHURCH activity layout
    Do a BEFORE and AFTER layout (diet, pregnancy, dirty to clean)
    Do a Color-Blocking layout
    Do a “Nautical” layout
    Do a SAND layout?(either in color, texture, content?use your own
    judgment)
    Make a “page that moves” Pop-up or pull
    Peek-a-Boo page
    Make a layout without pictures?must have journaling
    Put memorabilia on a page (like coins, baby bracelet, tassel from
    graduation)

    Make a quilt page
    Make a pocket page
    Do a panoramic layout (with those page protectors that make it a 4
    page
    layout)
    Do a garden layout
    Do a paper folding on a layout
    Make a scene with stickers
    Use stickers for the border
    Use MAMBI stickers on a layout
    Use Paper Moon Stickers on a layout
    Use Debbie Mumm Stickers or punchouts on a page
    Use stickers in another way and tell us about it.
    Make and use a journaling “square”
    Use a ready made Journaling square
    Journal in your own handwriting
    Use computer-generated journaling
    Use a journaling genie or a coluzzle (shape) to make a journaling
    square
    Use buttons on a layout
    Use something from nature
    Make and use a shaker box
    Sew or cross-stitch on a layout
    Use photo corners
    Use glitter or a glitter pen on a layout
    Use raffia on a layout
    Use Twine on a layout
    Use wire on a layout
    Use water-color pencils on a layout
    Use colored pens on a layout
    Use SQUARES on a layout
    Use Circles on a layout
    Use beads on a layout
    Use a paper doll
    Tear a paper piecing and use it on a layout
    Make and use a paperpiecing
    Use an embellished die cut
    Use punch art on a layout
    Use Daisies on a layout (die cuts or ???)
    Use pressed flowers or leaves on a layout
    Use Ladybug theme
    Use Dragonflies on a layout
    Use a NSBR (non-scrapbook related) embellishment
    Use “stars” on a layout (stamped, punched, stickers?on the paper??)
    Make MOSIAC FRAMES for the pictures
    Use ready-made frame
    Use some “BUMPER CROPS” on a layout
    Use TAG art on a layout
    Use ribbon on a page
    Use eyelets
    Do “quilling” on a page
    Do paper weaving
    Use Magic mesh
    Do paper PIERCING on a page (with a needle or tool)
    Use pop dots
    Use fabric on a page
    Use BRADS on a layout
    Pen-stitch on a layout
    Use Holly leaves and berries as an embellishment
    Use a “sound” button (some play music, or record your own)
    Use an embellishment not listed?and tell us what the embellishment is
    so we
    can use it too!
    Use a Xyron
    Dry emboss on a layout
    Wet emboss on a layout
    Use rubber stamps on a page
    Use a template of any kind
    Use chalk on a layout
    Use a corner punch
    Use a decorative punch
    Use decorative scissors
    Use straight scissors
    Use paper cutter
    Use a paper crimper
    Use a “NEW TO YOU” tool
    Use a tool not listed?and share what you used so we can use it too!
    Use black and white pictures on a layout
    Use Color tinted pictures on a layout
    Use a 5×7 or larger picture on a layout
    Silhouette a picture
    Crop a picture into a circle
    Use a panoramic picture on a layout
    frame a picture with the same picture-(cut out part of it)
    Make a shadow box layout with foam core
    Use scrapbook glitter
    Do calligraphy
    Use a keepsake pocket
    Use fibers
    Use photos from different time periods (to show change or similarity
    over
    time)
    Use buttons
    Use charms
    Use stencils
    Use lace
    Make “lace” edges with deco scissors and punches.

    –Author Unknown

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