November 22, 2022 | Digital Scrapper News | Volume 20, Issue 47

Hi there!

Maybe you are like me . . .



Sometimes I like my scrapbook pages to have no background at all. Just a plain white. It’s very refreshing!



And sometimes, I like just one background paper, one that is simple and not too bossy or mind-blowing.



And then the mood strikes me and I spend time putting background papers together in a pleasing way. It fancies up a scrapbook page that might otherwise look like it’s lacking something.

The Background Design Problem
Here’s the problem with that last example—there are only a handful of classic ways (as opposed to weird ways) to arrange background papers. So a little help and inspiration are always appreciated.



This week on the blog, Gina Harper is lending a little help for creating a non-weird background paper arrangement. Here are my scrapbook pages applying her idea, both before (left) and after (right). I LOVE the change!

You’ll find the details on how to recreate this design below. Enjoy!

Love and creative success,

Jen White

P.S. The header above was created using Wish Upon a Star by Aprilisa.




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New FREE Video Tutorial

Transform a background paper using a fancy striped selection and a layer mask. This technique is the perfect way to add transitioning to your scrapbook page.




  • A practice background paper
  • Video for PS & PSE
  • Step-by-step PDF manual

Watch the Video—Transitioning Stripes by Gina Harper


Spectacular Pages from the Galleries


Page: Flowers by Jen White
Tutorial: Transitioning Stripes by Gina Harper


Page: Kathy Bernheisel
Class: Fabulously Framed by Syndee Rogers


Page: Linda Schroeder
Class: Digital Scrapper Premier 2023, Volume 3


Page: Kathleen Sacry


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