The Lab

In this area, we present you with various lessons and experiments, like in any other lab.

The lessons are based on elements, effects or techniques inspired by a specific layout. Each month, you will typically have 3 lessons. Follow them, try them, create your own elements, apply them to your own projects and customize them to suit your taste or your needs.

The experiments are meant to challenge your creativity, or inspire you. So often we tend to create scrapbook pages, cards or other graphic projects that are kind of similar to one another. Of course, your personality and your style will be a common thread throughout all the projects but sometimes, it is interesting to stretch our imagination a bit, to step out of our comfort zone, and even discover totally new angles to things we have done routinely. 

Once you finish your experiments, you can post the result in one of 3 ways:

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Lab 5   Lab 6   Lab 7   Lab 8   Lab 9   Lab 10   Lab 11  Lab 12 

Exploding cutouts

Multi-Stars Pattern
Bat shape

Swirl Pattern
Baby Block Alpha

Christmas Tree
Folded Paper Tree
Stocking

Random dot pattern
Triangle pattern (4)
Embossed pattern

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Paint streaks (2)
Mandala
Gold texture

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Embossed metal element
Zigzag stitch
Diamond (3)

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Splash Shape
Repeated  Pattern
Simple Fringe

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Colored tape
Hand drawn frame
Scallops (2)

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Flash card
Photo prong
Worn frame

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Glitters
Paper bow
Metal plate

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Ledger paper (2)
Rolled tape
Steamer (3)

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Cloud shape
Water droplet
Umbrella

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Argyle (2)
Triple spiral
Slide frame

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Cross pattern (2)
Edge cutout (2)
Paperclip (3)

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Glittered Christmas tree
Knitting
3D hat

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Grungy eraser brush
Hexagon strip
Dictionary entry

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Double scallops
Stitched shape (3)
Surf board

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Fishing hook
Floater
Wave pattern

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Striped stroke
String of elements
Callout arrow

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Pencil shavings
Circle doodle
Bookshelf

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Banner letters
Stitched shape (2)
Word in letter

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Colored banners
Stylized flower
Sun shape

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Wrapped rope
Rope text
Horseshoe

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Diamond (2)
Banner alpha
Interlocking pattern

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Cross pattern
Mushroom
Grosgrain ribbon

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Googly eyes
Monster alpha
Seed beads

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Word tree
Holly
Round label

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Photo cutout
Triangle pattern
Unever arrows

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Alphabet beads
Nettings (2)
Honeycombs

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Negative effect
Layered shape
Clapperboard

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Split photo
Simple blocking
Diamond template

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Clock face
Hour hands
Antique lace

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Shield shape
Road
Numbers

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Bracket frame
Boot print
Custom sign

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Scalloped mat
Overlapping text
Glitter (3)

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Circle text paper
Metallic word
Layered flower

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Quatrefoil (3)
Staple back
Bingo card

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Stitch line style
Wood fence
Kidnap alpha

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Multicolored dot circle
Snowflake
Mitten

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Arrow shape
Colored bricks
Word stickers

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Multi font sticker
Paper fan
Scribble text

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Abstract pattern
Hand drawn alpha
Ruled paper

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Halftone brush
Outlined text
Fancy wheel

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Cutout ribbon
Tied string
Cubic pattern

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Ribbon loop
Uneven lines
Plastic pocket

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Dotted swirls
Watercolor
Multi photo template

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Quatrefoil
Triangular edge
Yardstick

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Multiple diamonds
Letter tiles
Decorated alpha

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Filled cutout
Crayon rub
Splash shape

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Greek key pattern
Tag shape
Sprinkles

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Polaroid
Notebook edge
Phrase strips

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Crossword puzzle
Ledge paper
Uneven stitches

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Chrome element
Tube
Uneven tape

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Cogwheeel
Repeat pattern
Rusted Background

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Arrow stitching
Outlined polka dots
Simple brad

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Plaid (4)
Wood burning
Paper cutout

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Arrow pattern
Shaped text
Word frame

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Threaded stitch
Outlined text
Circle of shapes

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Star pattern
Pinked edge
Rainbow starburst

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Lined paper
Confetti
Marker

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Smudged paint
Custom line paper
Compass

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Arrow ribbon
Photobooth frame
Cutout edge

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Speech bubble
Triangle pattern (2)
Streamer (2)

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Paint streak
Paint splatter
Hand doodle frame

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Straight stitch tube
Pattern filled shape
Button 2

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Negative chevron
Lined overlay
Quatrefoil

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Triangle pattern
Random pattern
Painted wood

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Concentric Rectangles
Filled text
Photo mosaic

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Loopy frame
Scratched paper
Grungy edge (2)

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Multi design pattern
Metallic element (2)
Fabric tag

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Target
Grungy Edge (2)
Punched hole

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Wire clip
Flower (2)
Overlapped String

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Hand drawn chevrons
Laser cut doilies
Parquet

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Rainbow stripe paper
Diamond shape paper
Spider web

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Spinner template
Path template
Token

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Burst Shape
Cartoon Words
Halftone Paper

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Dingbat Ribbon
Measuring Tape
Multicolored Ribbon 

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Sand Brush
Scale Pattern
Wavy flag

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Stripe Ribbon
Custom Label
Cross Stitch

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Cathedral  Window
Puffy Paint
Wood Frame

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String Tube
Flower
Stitched Alpha

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Multiple Scallops
Scalloped Shape
Translucent Envelope

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Banner
Lifted Flap
Silhouette

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Multicolored dots
Text background
Eyelet ribbon

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Stitched Shape
Crayon Edge
Random Tubes

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Chevron
Cut out word
Punched out border

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Arrows
Cogwheel (2)
QR Code

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