How to Create a Digital Scrapbook Page Using Pinterest Inspiration

by Dinner Hero on May 23, 2014

Thinking about starting a digital scrapbook page out of thin air is a little daunting, right?  So much so, that it often keeps me from starting a page in the first place.  Well, thanks to the Internets, in particular Pinterest, we no longer need to be afraid!

I’m going to show you how I took a page I liked on Pinterest and recreated it using my own photos and digital scrapbook supplies.

May tutorial Barb's page

This page was created by Barbara Unzen.  I pretty much love each and every page she’s ever created.  In fact, I LOVE her style so much that I could really just sub in my own photos and journaling into her pages and be good!  Follow her on Facebook and Pinterest to see all of her digi delights!

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May tutorial finished page

Here’s the page that I created using the same basic elements that Barbara used.  All of the elements and paper I used came from this kit.

Here are my step-by-step instructions for creating this look:

1.  Choose the background paper and a large paint swash brush for the background.

May tutorial step 1

2.  Create clipping masks for each of the photos you will use.  Set them up as rectangles, circles, or other shapes.  Clip the photos to each mask.

May tutorial step 2

3.  Add frames to each photo.  I happen to think every photo needs a frame!

May tutorial step 3

4.  Now, add the background elements UNDER the photos.  In this case, I created several clipping masks that I clipped pattern paper or elements to.

May tutorial step 4

5.  Add the elements above (or sometimes tucked under the edges) of the photos.  This typically includes items like stickers, phrases, staples, brushes, etc.  I like to give each of the elements a drop shadow.

May tutorial step 5

6.  Add the title.  On this page, I actually created the CAROLINE as a clipping mask and clipped one of the embellishments onto the text.  Cool, huh?

May tutorial step 6

7.  Add the journaling, date and any other bottom layer embellishments (the string).  I saved the string for last because I wanted to add it around the journaling.

May tutorial step 7

Side-by-side comparison.  As you can see, it isn’t an exact copy, but having some inspiration made the process so much faster.

It just took 7 easy steps to create this fabulous scrapbook page!  Thanks, Barbara, for sharing your talent with me and the rest of the Internet!

May tutorial comparison

I thought it might be helpful to see the layer order of this page.  This is a screen shot of my layers pallet in Photoshop CS5.

May tutorial layers 2

May tutorial layers 1




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