About this class
Every photo in your camera roll has a story: there's a who, what, where, when, and why behind it! Collections of photos combined with your words capture the MEMORIES, and ensure they aren’t forgotten! This class is all about being the STORYTELLER! My “Storyline Chapters” insert books provide a very simple base for creative storytelling.. and in this class, we will be filling these pages!
Storytellers Volume 01 will start with COVER design, then we'll move into creating unique layered pages that complement the construction of this style of book, and explore fun layouts and embellishment strategies that are quick and easy and prioritize the STORIES! The ideas and concepts from each lesson can be adapted to any photos and stories! Print your photos, gather paper, scissors, and adhesive, and let's get these stories in the books!
All class lessons will be available on Tuesday, June 8th at 8am ET.
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About Heidi Swapp
Heidi Swapp is a storyteller, craft and decor designer, creative instructor, author, and speaker who firmly believes life doesn’t have to be perfect to be wonderful. Her favorite job is that of wife and mother to five children, ranging in age from young adults to elementary school. She started connecting with audiences worldwide in 2000 through scrapbooking magazines and events, later sharing her passion for memory keeping through blogging, social media, and her signature line of creative products. Her large online audience rallied around the Swapp family when their oldest son, Cory, took his life in 2015 at age 16. Throughout this unbearable ordeal, Heidi has continued to share and connect, becoming an advocate for suicide prevention through community events and the Light the Fight podcast. Heidi’s work can be found on heidiswapp.com, @heidiswapp on Instagram, and facebook.com/heidiswapp.
Learn to get your photos out of your camera roll and into our Storyteller booklets. Heidi will share many techniques from printing photos to exploring fun layouts and so much more!
1 Hour 30 Minutes
It will take you about an hour and a half to watch the videos, then plan on spending however long you wish on adding photos and embellishing as you tell your story!
Go at your own pace! All lessons will be available at once, so you can work through the class content on a schedule that works for you.
01: Creating the Cover
Heidi shares three fun techniques for decorating the cover of the album!
02: Title Page
See how Heidi creates a fun, see-through title page!
03: Cover Page
Create a frame around your cover page photo with stamps for a fun look!
04: Vellum Overlay
Add a cool vellum overlay to the cover page in your book!
05: Layout #1 - Photo Line Up
Recreate a layout design to take the guesswork out. Add new details to keep it fresh!
06: Layout #2 - Add A Window
Add a fun, see-through window to your layout that peeks at what's next in the book!
07: Layout #3 - Backside
Get creative covering up the backside of the window page in the book!
08: Layout #4 - Mini Book Inside
Add more photos with a mini book inside the book!
09: Layout #5 - The Short Edge
Shorten one of the pages in the book to reveal a title on the next page!
10: Layout #6 - Vertical Title
Add a vertical title that does double-duty and works for two pages at the same time!