Using “Repetition” in scrapbook page

When you are scrapbooking, repetition can be an effective way to create a page that is eye-catching and memorable. You can repeat various components like the paper, the color, or an embellishment. You can even repeat a particular word or phrase if it relates to the story. No matter what approach you take, using repetition in your scrapbook pages can be a great way to add interest and impact. So get out there and start experimenting!

Repetition through colors

When it comes to repetition in scrapbooking, one of the most obvious ways to create it is through color. By using similar colors throughout your design, you can create a sense of cohesion and visual stability. When done correctly, it creates a sense of harmony and balance.

There are a few different ways that you can go about using color to create repetition. You can stick to a limited color palette. You might choose to use three or four colors and use one as an accent color. This will create a cohesive feel on your page, without being too monotonous.

Layout from Bina Greene


2. Repetition through words

Another way to create a sense of repetition on a page is to use words and phrases repeated throughout the page’s journaling. You might use the same word or phrase at the beginning of each sentence, or repeat a certain word or phrase throughout the journaling. Repeating words and phrases can emphasize certain parts of the journaling. By repeating words, phrases, and design elements, you can create a page that has a sense of rhythm and flow. For example, if you are scrapbooking a child's first year of life, you might use the phrase "firsts" throughout the page. Repeating words in this way can add meaning and sentiment to a page.

Layout from Sara Paschal

And you can also use and reuse the same word in the title for an even more obvious impression.


3. Repetition through photos

If you have a page focused on a particular event, such as a birthday party, you can use a series of photos that show the different aspects of the party, such as the food, the decorations, the guests, and so on. This will create a visually appealing page that will be enjoyable to look at.

Another way to use repetition in your scrapbook pages is to use the same photo in a number of different ways. You might consider using that photo in multiple sizes, with different effects, or in different colors. You can use it as the main focus of the page, or you can use it as a background image.

Since it is so easy to get a raffle of photos, you can also display several photos that are quite similar, without being totally identical.

Layout by Yvonne Pucket, with a kit from Scraps'n Pieces

4. Repetition through embellishments

One common way to incorporate repetition in a scrapbook page is through the use of embellishments. It is easy to use the same or similar elements to decorate a page, whether they are ribbons, buttons, frames, etc. Or, if you are using a nature theme, you might use leaves or flowers as embellishments.  All of these ways to add repetition to a scrapbook page can help to create a page that is eye-catching, cohesive, and memorable.

Layout by Carole

5. Repetition through shapes

Another way to create repetition is to rely on visual design. This can be done by repeating certain shapes. If you use a shape that stands out from the typical rectangles, it will be more striking. You can trim photos and papers in a particular shape. You can add elements that repeat those shapes too. You can even place text inside a shape or along a path. You can be very creative with those shapes!

Layout from Bina Greene

One of the best things about scrapbooking is that it allows you to be creative with your photos and memories. Repetition is one element that you can use to add interest and visual appeal to your pages. Whether you repeat colors, shapes, patterns, or even photos, repetition can help your scrapbook pages come to life. So, next time you're stuck on how to create an interesting scrapbook page, consider using repetition to add that extra touch.

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