Party with Patriotism — 3 Tutorials from the Archives

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July 2, 2019 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 17, Issue 27

Hi there!

My sparklers are in hand.
I’ve got my reds, whites, and blues all packed.
And, I’ve got Lee Greenwood ready in iTunes for when the time comes to stand tall and belt out God Bless the U.S.A.

Here in Indiana, my hunk and I are headed out for the long Independence Day (4th of July) weekend. And as I pack yet another can of mosquito spray, I find myself wondering—Do you have any big plans this weekend? Any chance your plans are the kind to create a scrapbook page about?

Last week I gathered up a few oldie-but-goodie patriotic tutorials for you to play with this week. I’d LOVE to see what you create AND see what all you were up to.

Hope to see you there. And, Happy Independence Day from my home (currently the camper) to yours!

Love and creative success,

Jen White


P.S. Not in the US? Don’t sit this one out. Patriotism is relevant no matter where you are. Come join in the fun and just take on the party-like atmosphere.



Movable Cutouts by Nann Dalton

Cutouts are a fascinating design element. They add dimension to an otherwise flat looking page.

In this tutorial Nann will show you how to add a non-destructive cutout to your scrapbook page.


Oversized Cutout Template by Lydia Tarbox

Create a template for a background with oversized cutouts. This template can then be used over and over to add that bold statement to any layout.

This tutorial uses an arrow shape to create a chevron pattern. But, you could use any shape(s) you want and create all sorts of different designs.

Quick Starburst Overlay by Jen White

Add a sense of movement to the background of your next card or scrapbook page by creating a quick starburst overlay.

This technique can also be used to simulate the feeling of fireworks in the background.


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