Design Tips for Journal and Scrapbook Enthusiasts - Rachel The Turtle Journal

Design Tips for Journal and Scrapbook Enthusiasts

Unleash Your Creativity: Design Tips for Journal and Scrapbook Enthusiasts

Are you wondering, "How can I make my journal look pretty?" Or perhaps you're asking, "How do I decorate a journal page?" If so, you've come to the right place! Creating a visually appealing journal or scrapbook is an art, but with a few insider tips, you can master it in no time.

Tip 1: Layer Your Design

One way to bring depth and texture to your journal pages is by layering different elements. Start with a base of patterned paper, and then add a layer of stickers and embellishments to create a unique design. For a diverse selection of decorative elements, check out my Stickers and Embellishments collection.

Tip 2: Make Use of Borders

Don't underestimate the power of a border! They can frame your page and direct attention to the most important parts of your layout. You can use strips of washi tape, decorative papers, or even stickers to create attractive borders.

Tip 3: Use Sticky Notes Strategically

If you're asking, "How do you use sticky notes in journaling?" then here's your answer. Sticky notes can serve as movable placeholders for ideas, to-do lists, or even as space for daily reflections. For a visual pop, try clustering them in one corner or spreading them across the page.

Tip 4: Add Personal Touches with DIY Stickers

If you're wondering, "How do I make my own journal stickers?" - we have some answers for you! You can use sticky note paper, draw your designs, cut them out, and stick them on your page. Alternatively, print out your favourite images or designs on adhesive paper. But if you're looking for convenience, check out my range of retro and vintage inspired Stickers to suit your next papercraft project.

Tip 5: Balance is Key

A final tip for creating a visually appealing journal page is to keep balance in mind. Too many stickers or too much text on one side can make your page appear heavy. Try to distribute your elements evenly across the page to achieve an aesthetically pleasing balance.

At the same time, white-space can be used as a design feature! So if you love a rich, deep look then layer heavily; but if you prefer a more minimalist look then keeping large sections of white space can be equally appealing.

These are just a few tips to kickstart your creativity. Remember, the most important thing is that your journal or scrapbook reflects you and your unique style.

So, get those creative juices flowing, pick up some new and start creating something beautiful today!

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Hi there, I have been looking for a while now for a journaling company in Australia and was lucky enough to stumble across your website, I’m kinda new to this but my daughter and I just love journaling, your helpful tips was super useful so thank you so much, we cannot wait to place and order, I was also wanting to know where to get the thick paper looking envelopes I see in Facebook and TikTok l can’t seem to find them in SHEIN or Temu but I’m not sure what they are actually called so that could be the issue. Thank you again

Jacqui Te Rore

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