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Too Small - a simple but perfect layout

Make it Monday blog hop imageSometimes simple is perfect. Not all layouts need glitz and glam to make them great.

If you want to create the perfect simple page there are three tips to follow to help you get it right.

If you are hopping along the Make it Monday Blog Hop you will have arrived from Scrapping Wonders where Beth was sharing projects she created using the Scor Board. I’ll share the next stop at the end of this post!

Making a simple page can be a challenge. How much is enough? How do you keep from going overboard? Is it too boring?

Here’s the three tips you need to know so you can make a perfect, simple scrapbook layout.


Keep these elements on your page simple.

  • Colours
  • Patterns
  • Typography/Font
  • Design


These simple but impactful elements will add interest to your layout.

  • Title
  • Embellishments


Draw people into the focus of your page by making sure these elements have emotion.

  • Photo
  • Journaling
Too Small - a simple but perfect layout about a moment in Disney

Let’s look at how this example using a moment on a trip to Disney follows these tips to make a perfectly simple layout.

1. Keep it simple. A black and gold colour scheme, no patterns, handwriting on lines and a photo in the center design all work to keep this layout simple.

2. Add impact. The title with a large word and a small word add impact, so does the  ruler along the edge.

3. Use emotion. The photo and journaling finish the page by drawing you into the heartbreaking moment on a trip to Disneyland.

Give these three tips a try the next time you want to create your own perfect, simple layout.

Your next stop on the Make it Monday Blog Hop Connie will show you a twist on the traditional advent calendar. Hop over to Clicky Chick Creates.

Do you have a hard time finding time to scrapbook? Read this post: 10 Easy Ways to Fit More Scrapbooking Into Your Busy Life

Is simple the perfect way to scrapbook for you? What tips do you follow? Share your tips in the comments!

Let your creativity shine, and get scrapbooking!


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  • GinaZee 17 November, 2014, 1:15 am

    This does have lots of impact. I definitely love simple layouts.

    • Alice 17 November, 2014, 8:58 am

      Thanks Gina!

  • karen 17 November, 2014, 11:36 am

    I love the big title and the expression on his fact in the picture. And the ruler is a great addition!

  • Alice 17 November, 2014, 11:56 am

    Thank you Karen!

  • Beth 17 November, 2014, 9:09 pm

    Great layout Alice and all tips that I follow whenever I scrap as I am all about keeping it simple!

    • Alice. 1 December, 2014, 9:01 pm

      Thanks Beth!

  • Sheri Berke 9 June, 2016, 1:57 am

    Thanks Alice. I love simple and somethings think it isn’t enough when I see all the fancy layouts, so thanks for the validation!

  • Mary Jo Heller 22 June, 2016, 11:09 am

    Too easy, too perfect. I need to quit (once in a while) spending time looking through my stash for embellishments and just keep it simple! Thanks for the reminder.