How to Select Products for a Layout (Q&A)

Jennifer Wilson

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June 19, 2014

It’s Q&A month and I’m answering your biggest questions about life, business, and simple scrapbooking.

Q&A with Jennifer Wilson | How to Select Products for a Layout

How can I make it easier to match products with my stories?

I really focus on buying products that aren’t in any way thematic and intentionally shop in ways so that most everything goes together. I believe this makes it easier to match products with stories because it’s difficult to get it wrong.

When I am pulling together items for a layout, I usually start with one patterned paper that is multi-colored and feels related to my photo(s) and story. I look for papers that support and don’t clash, but it’s not about being matchy-matchy for me. From there I select other papers that go with that first choice pattern.

My best advice is to choose more supplies that are neutral (white, kraft, wood, gold) along with colors that are more muted. Bright or bold colors can be harder to use because they stand out so much. But on the flip side, more subtle tones don’t detract from your starring images and are more likely to coordinate.

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