Amy Tan

Travel Scrapbooking With Amy Tan

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  • In-depth Instruction; over 152 mins
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Meet your instructor Amy Tan, an award-winning designer and scrapbooking blogger, and preview the various projects you'll create over the course of the class. Then, start working on your first design: a colorful memorabilia layout. Amy explains how to work with simple elements to build a cohesive -- and eye-catching -- design. See how to create lovely background patterns with washi tape, stickers and stamped images. Amy also shares her tips for choosing colors and page elements that will enhance the design. In addition, you'll discover Amy's innovative method of attaching brochures, as well as her suggestions for incorporating special mementos -- such as postcards, maps, business cards, and tickets -- into your layouts.
Learn how to create another attractive layout using multiple design elements: patterned paper, two photos and images that evoke a sense of place from your travels. Amy demonstrates how to frame the page with pieces of patterned paper. Next, she shows you how to cut out smaller graphics, patterns and shapes from other sources to embellish any design. Amy also walks through the steps of matting photos onto plain card stock, then places them into the layout for a balanced composition. Get inspired as Amy illustrates how to use these same concepts in a variety of fun designs.
Tap into your wild side and create an adventure-themed layout. See how Amy starts her composition with neutral-colored paper, then adds interesting layers of patterned paper, shapes and stickers that complement the theme. You'll discover Amy's tips for creating fun three-dimensional design elements using shaped paper punches and foam stickers. In addition, you'll learn how to incorporate hand-stitching for a lovely accent on your page. Finally, Amy shares more helpful suggestions for adding variety to your vacation and travel layouts.
Capture the calmer moments of your travels with this eye-pleasing design. First, Amy shares her tips and tricks for getting more mileage out of two-sided patterned paper. Next, discover how to make a stylish -- and cost-effective -- photo strip using a home printer and four picturesque images from your travels. Add vibrant splashes of color to the page with Amy's easy-to-learn watercolor technique. Then watch and learn how to complete the design using travel-themed stamps and colorful floral embellishments.
You'll never forget the savory details of your favorite restaurants and meals after making this unique scrapbook page. Amy gives in-depth instruction on how to start building the layout by creating various focal points within the page. You'll learn how to create one-of-a-kind design elements with journaling cards, patterned paper, stamps, menus and business cards. Plus, Amy shares her time-tested tips for snapping food photography. Put the finishing touches on your project by adding enamel dots and a colorful title made from foam letter stickers.
You don't have to wait until after a trip to document your travels. Discover how to do it on the go with Amy's tried-and-true tips and suggestions. Amy begins the lesson by giving a detailed look at a variety of handcrafted mini-albums and travel journals that you can make before your trip. You'll learn Amy's quick-and-easy method of crafting on the go, and you'll see how she packs her supplies for added mobility. In addition, get step-by-step instructions on how to build and assemble your own mini-album using scraps from your stash.
Apply the skills you've learned in previous lessons to create a pocket scrapbook page -- a great way to capture lots of moments and details from your travels. Amy explains how to successfully design this type of layout by including an interesting and cohesive mix of wide-angle scenic photos, close-up detail shots, memorabilia and scrapbook elements. Next, follow along as Amy assembles a one-sided pocket page. You'll gain an understanding of how to select, layer and coordinate various design elements and embellishments for a gorgeous travel scrapbook.
 
 
7 Lessons
2  hrs 32  mins

Create compelling, travel-inspired layouts with guidance from award-winning designer Amy Tan. First, learn how to showcase favorite memorabilia in colorful pages and transform simple materials into eye-catching designs. Then, create an uncluttered layout using multiple design elements, and learn how to mat your photos and place them to create one page that evokes a sense of place and another that captures adventure. Get wild with vibrant colors and three-dimensional design elements, and balance those pages with inspiring ideas for tranquil layouts. Then, relive your most memorable meals with food-themed pages and get tips on taking food photos that look good enough to eat. Finally, discover Amy’s secrets for scrapbooking on the go with mini-albums, and finish your class with a charming pocket page to hold your most cherished keepsakes.

Amy Tan

Amy Tan is an award-winning designer and scrapbooking blogger. Her career began as the designer behind the successful T-shirt line Amy Tangerine. She discovered scrapbooking in 2007, and since then, Amy has designed several signature lines for American Crafts, written a book and taught paper crafts classes around the world.

Amy Tan

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