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Adding text appeal to your scrapbook page titles, journaling, and more

Spend four weeks with former English teacher and current librarian Amy Sorensen, learning dozens of unexpected ways to use words on your scrapbook layouts! All you need is an adventurous spirit, your word processor, and the supplies you already have on hand.

With help from 26 downloadable handouts and a fun, interactive classroom experience, you'll make a serious dent in your alphabet supplies, fall in love all over again with your favorite fonts, and create a bunch of layouts that really say something.

Textuality will change the way you use your text-based scrapping products, from letter stickers to die-cut monograms, alphabet stamps to text paper. And it doesn't stop just with alphabets, either. Journaling spaces, titles, quotes—nearly every way that scrapbooking and words or letters work together is covered.

You'll learn:

  • unique approaches for typed and handwritten journaling
  • how to incorporate text into your designs
  • where to look for unexpected letter-based products
  • how to use your word-processing program and word art to create fun new looks
  • how to install fonts, use letter stamps, and play with your handwriting

Your Textuality instructor, Amy Sorensen, is a verbivore. There's not much that makes her happier than a word used well, either in a sentence or as a design element on a layout. She's written articles for Simple Scrapbooks magazine; taught the joys of grammar, narrative essays, and poetry to high school students; and taught several popular classes at Big Picture Classes, including The Gift of Words, Write Now!, and My Word!

Listen to Amy's introduction of Textuality:

Textuality includes:

  • Detailed, step-by-step instructions for creating cool stuff with your word processor
  • Weekly assignments that help you immediately put into practice what you're learning
  • Weekly "dig into your drawers" challenges that'll help you use even the oldest items in your stash
  • Bonus downloads including fonts and design elements
  • Master supply list
  • Detailed supply lists for sample layouts
  • Tips and tricks for using type that you won't find anywhere else
  • Pre-class assignment, available when you sign up
  • Audio messages in streaming audio, downloadable MP3, and transcripts
  • Weekly welcome messages from Amy
  • A classroom blog
  • Private posting gallery to share your work
  • Message board and classroom blog to interact with other students
  • Live chat with Amy


  • Week 1: Class intro + typesetting stuff + lots of techniques for lots of text
  • Week 2: Few words, big impact + fonts + text as design
  • Week 3: Titles + quotes + song lyrics
  • Week 4: Alphabet-shaped products + journaling cards, cut outs, and tags + text paper + non-alphabet products used alphabetically

Taught by: Amy Sorensen
Class Duration: 4 weeks
Start Date: May 16, 2013
End Date: June 12, 2013
Price: $25.00
Register: Registration has closed.
Registration Ends: Registration will close May 22, 2013 at 10:00pm PST


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