How to lift a layout

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I’m going to show you how I lift a layout. This page by team member Jenn Lindsey immediately caught my eye the other day. (all images are linked for credits)

I’ve already used this same kit (it’s in this month’s digi files!) on another page, but when I saw hers, I realized I have some similar pictures that would also look great this way.

When you are looking at lifting a layout, decide what you like about it and want to replicate on your own page.

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For this example, I’m going to even use the exact same kit because I love the way the whole layout looks and I have the kit. Scraplifting can mean that you imitate the layout almost exactly. There is nothing wrong with doing this (just give credit to the original source) because it will still look different with your own photo and it will tell your unique story.

Here’s my completed page and because Jenn did all the hard work of figuring out the design elements, mine came together in just minutes!

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You don’t have to use the same kit for a scraplift and oftentimes, the layout will end up looking quite different from the original one you lifted. It’s ok to copy an idea, a design element, or even a portion of a layout that inspires you.

I’ve had this layout in my Flickr favorites for a while now.

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I picked out the things I want to use as inspiration on my own page.

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You’ll see that my version looks very different since I used another kit and bolder color scheme. My guess is that you would have never realized it was a scraplift without me telling you.

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Want to try scraplifting?

  • Scrap Orchard has a few scraplifting challenges every month – one of them is a ‘Paper to Digi’ one where you scraplift a paper layout (on the 20th of the month), a regular scraplifting challenge on the 18th of every month and a Lift a Honeybee challenge on the 26th of every month. They also have a Half & Half challenge where you lift 2 layouts at the same time.
  • The Lilypad also has a scraplift challenge every month.
  • Sweet Shoppe often includes scraplifting challenges in their monthly portfolios.
  • MScraps also loves scraplifting challenges
  • Many digital scrapbooking stores will host scraplift challenges so be sure to check the forums where you shop.

Team member Trina is a master at scraplifting and she has several examples to share.

Kit: Jady Day Studio - Summertime Fun Overlay: Dream Big - Grunge Paired Vol. 1 Arrow: SuzyQ - Oopsie-Doodle Arrows 1

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Trina’s version

If These Walls Could Talk - Secret Stash Designs Scraplift of scraporchard.com/gallery/showphoto.php?photo=147354&t...
Just breathe Collab by Joyce Paul Designs and Anita Designs Simply Words 3 by Vera Lim Designs Template: Summer daze collab by Micheline Martin and Fizzy Pop Designs

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Trina’s version

Play Date by Megan Turnidge & Tracie Stroud

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For Scrap Orchard's May Lift a Layout challenge

Trina’s version

I found some great scraplifts in the galleries as well:

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splatterific 6 by Karah Fredricks; are we there yet? by Kate Hadfield; off to school by Kate Hadfield; old skool by Kate Hadfield; pool party by Kate Hadfield; in my backpack by Kate Hadfield; make it messy by Kaye Winiecki; sign tile by Kaye Winiecki; Between the pages collab by Kaye Winiecki & Renan Kneipp; coloured in by Kaye Winiecki

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Scraplift of Kaye Winiecki's Friday. Back to Basics 2 by Kaye Winiecki Couch Potato by Kay Winiecki Cafe Break by Kaye Winiecki Never Ending by Kaye Winiecki Click 2 Scrap by Kaye Winiecki Seed and Weed Felties by Kaye Winiecki Petmania by Kaye Winiecki School is in by Kaye Winiecki ABC Felties by Valorie Wibbens News Clipped by Kaye Winiecki Make it Messy by Kaye Winiecki Which Way - Arrow Doodles by Karah Fredricks The Everyday by Heather Hess

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Lauren Reid Pumpkin Butter Papers Stick Arounds 2 Sahlin studio Autumn Afternoon Sweet Spots Autumn Afternoon Papers Autumn Afternoon Flower CD Muckosky Teeny Type Allison Pennington For the Love of Journaling: The Frames (with room) Yours Truly Yours Truly: the Strips Heather Hess The Sketchy Serif Valorie Wibbens Ordinary Day (stitched flower) Amy Martin former template challenge freebie The Lilypad Designers Things That Matter Most Anna Aspnes Multi Stitched Red&White

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Scraplift of Allison's She's So Lovely by Sahlin Studio: Pretty Little Trims Vol. 1 Treasured Moments collab with Sugarplum Paperie Butterflies: Drawn and Spritz Bundle Circle Stitches The Silver Reed by Heather Hess Little Sew and Sew Borders by Erica Zane Sunshine Sticker Alpha

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Supplies: Collected Large Journaling Tags, Pennants - Bright and Vintage, Number Tidbits, Studio Calico 6x6 Paper Pad - Abroad, Studio Calico 6x6 Paper Pad- Take Note, Crate Alpha Stickers - Story Teller

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Scraplift of Waleska's paper LO Fave 5 Not so ordinary day bundle by LieN Click Photo Designs

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KCB's Naturally You and My Everything. Font is DJB I Love Me Some Laura Template is the awesome Queen of Hearts

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Little Miss Personality by Jenn Barrette

Other helpful resources:

Take a look through your gallery favorites and pick out a page you want to lift. We’d love to see your lifts so be sure to post them in our Flickr group as well so we can all be inspired!

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P.S. The title graphic was created with Lost and Found by Valerie Wibbens (The Digi Files September 2012) and Bebas font.