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Make a Digital Scrapbook Page in Canva

teacher avatar Cassandra Martin-Himmons, I make the complex simple.

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Lessons in This Class

11 Lessons (27m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Class Overview

    • 3. How to create a Canva account

    • 4. Uploading Pictures into Canva

    • 5. Selecting a Template

    • 6. Putting Pictures into your Template

    • 7. Changing Background Colors

    • 8. Personalizing your Template

    • 9. Adding Embellishments

    • 10. Downloading your Project

    • 11. Final Thoughts

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About This Class

Learn a simple way to create a fabulous digital scrapbook page.

If you’re new (or even not so new) to the world of digital scrapbooking, then this is the class for you! In this class, you will learn:

1. How to sign up for a free Canva account

2. How to choose an appropriate template for your needs

3. How to upload your pictures and personalize the design of your scrapbook page.

The skills that you learn in this class can be used to create other awesome scrapbook pages, marketing materials for your side hustle, a project for your online portfolio or more!

This class is geared towards anyone who wants to learn how to show off their fabulous pictures in a beautifully designed scrapbook page; or for those who are interested in learning the basics of using Canva. Because Canva is a free, easy to use, online graphic design tool; no previous knowledge, equipment or graphic design experience is required.

When you finish this class, you’ll take away your own digital scrapbook page which you can either print or post to your website or favorite social media page. I’d love for you to share your creations and comments or questions with me and the class by posting to the class project page because we’re all in this together!  Be sure to also follow me on Skillshare and connect with me on Instagram @CassandraHimmons 

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Cassandra Martin-Himmons

I make the complex simple.


Welcome! I'm a social worker and trainer by day and a papercrafter by night. I have over 6 years of experience in creating with paper and enjoy taking a few pictures, some paper and glue and creating something marvelous! For many people creating with paper can be intimidating, but it doesn't have to be. I'm skilled at taking things that seem complex and making them easy to understand. 

I invite you to join me on a journey though paper - we'll learn a variety of techniques, skills, ways to craft with paper and have fun!  

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1. Intro: 2. Class Overview: My name is Cassandra. I'm a social worker and trainer by day and a paper crafter at night. I see scrapbooking and other types of paper crafting as a former self care ah scrap booked quilt and otherwise created with paper for over six years. And I'm really excited to show you a variety of techniques to help you take your paper crafting to the next level. Because Camba is such an easy to use graphic design tool for this class, no special knowledge or equipment is needed. Just your computer and the pictures for your pages in the class will learn how to create a new accountant. Can VA search for the template that's appropriate for your needs? Upload your pictures into Camba and then personalize your template. When you're finished, you'll have a great new, digitally designed scrap of page like this one and the skills to create other pages in the future. This class is great for hobbyists, freelancers and even side hustlers, because the skills that you'll learn will help you create things like flyers, brochures or other marketing materials for your business. The sky is the limit, so let's get started 3. How to create a Canva account: it's really easy to get started with Camba. You just go to their website can va dot com, and you'll be taken to their launch page. When you're creating a new account for Camba, they give you a variety of options. You can sign up as a small business or nonprofit, or even an educator, but for our purposes, we're going to sign up as a personal user. Ah, home or family user. So once you get to the landing page, you just click the button that says Personal. And then you'll be taken to the page where you can create your account to create your account. It's really easy. All you need to do is put in your email address, then verify your email address. Pick a password. Click on I'm not a robot and they click on Create Your Account and that's it. It's just that easy. Now you've got a new accountant, Camba. Once you've created your account for the very first time, Campbell will take you to a page to ask you to invite your teams or other individuals to collaborate with you. But since this time we're using Camba as a solo user, all you need to do is hit the skip button, which is in the upper right hand corner. Once you cook that button, you'll be taken to the design page where you be ready to start your first design. As I stated earlier, Camba gives you a ton of options for creating ah, wide variety of projects. You can create an INSTAGRAM post ah, poster or even invitation. But for our purposes, we're going to create that travel scrapbook page. So all you need to do is scroll down until you reach the personal section. And as you can see, I have circled in the centre scrapbook. You're going to click on scrapbook, and once you do that, you'll be taken to the design page, which is this page the very first time that your green creating a designing Camba Campbell will give you a quick tutorial toe. Help you learn how to create your first design. But in this case, that's why I'm here. So you're just gonna click the X in the right hand corner after you've created an account in Camba and you're coming back to use it time and time again. This is the launch page that you're going to see where camera will just ask you what it is that you like to design. And when you're ready to design your future scrapbook page, you would just go here to view search, but in and type in scrapbook, as I've done right here. And then it will take you to the design page. As you can see, Walla. That was it really, really easy to create a new account. Camba, join me for the next video where we'll talk about how toe upload your photos into Camba. 4. Uploading Pictures into Canva: when beginning a project. I often find it easier if the pictures that I, one of you's, have already been uploaded into Camba. So this video, I'm going to show you how to do just that from the design space. You go to the uploads button, click on it. And as you can see, I've already got two pictures from a previous project uploaded. But for this project, I'm gonna click the upload an image button then that takes me to the fire when my pictures are already stored. So I'm gonna hit the control button and click both the bridges size and the Dodgers Palace click open. And in just a few seconds, both pictures have been uploaded into Camba, and they're ready to use in your project to join me for the next video, and I'll show you how to pick your template and get started designing 5. Selecting a Template: In the first video, I showed you how to pick a scrapbook page as your template. So here we are in the design space. And as you can see, there are several templates for you to choose from. Your template selection in the free version of Camba is a little bit limited. However, you can customize the templates, so that will give you a variety of choices as you're looking through and trying to pick your template. Those that have free in the lower right hand corner, of course, are free. To be able to use those that do not have free will cost you an extra charge to use thumb. So in scrolling and looking at the choices, I've decided that I think the template that I like the best is this one right here. If you want to find out the name of your template, you just click the upper right hand button and it'll pop up. So this one is called the Artistic Summer and Travel Scrapbook. I think that's absolutely perfect, because we're going to make us travel scrapbook page, so I'm deciding that I'm gonna choose this one, so I'm going to double click and it pops up into my design space. Now, Campbell makes it really easy for you to be able to rename your project because 25 by 20 centimeters entitled is not a great project name. So what I'm going to do, because we're going to in my case, make a travel scrapbook about Venice? I think I'll title it that so I'm going to put in Venice. And much like Google's projects, all changes that you make are automatically saved within Camba, so you don't have to worry about looking for the save button nor updating. However, if you feel that you really do want to manually save a project, all you'd have to do is click on the file button, scroll down and click Save and the Your project will automatically be saved. So that's it. It's really easy to choose and select a template and join me for the next video. We'll show you how to put your pictures in, and we'll get started on designing our template 6. Putting Pictures into your Template: when working with the project. I like to start with the pictures first, because the pictures inform your design and can really help you where you're picking fonts , colors and the other embellishments that will make your project sing. So in this video, we're gonna learn how to take the pictures that we uploaded into camber earlier and put them into our page. But first, if you feel that the page that you're working with looks a little small, you can go over here to the lower right hand corner, click the zoom button and then click on one of the presets to increase or decrease the size of the design space that you're working with. So for this one, I'm gonna hit 50% just to make it. Ah, little bit larger. Now that's done. We're going to go over to the up loads button, click on it and you'll see the pictures that I uploaded earlier. So to put the picture in the template, all you have to do is click on it and then drag it and drop it into your template. I'm going to do the same thing for the second picture. Just drag it and drop it now. The first picture turned out perfectly, but the second picture needs a little bit of adjustment. So what I'm going to do is click on the middle of the picture. And as you can see in the white ribbon, I've got additional buttons that have appeared to allow me to format the picture and put it the way that I like him. So I'm going to click the crop button and then I'm going to maneuver the picture. So that's exactly in the spot that I needed in. And when I'm satisfied with its placement, I'll quick done. And there you have it two pictures perfectly in our template. And as I said earlier, Cava has automatically saved all of your changes and join me in the next video, and we'll learn more about how to personalize your travel scrapbook page 7. Changing Background Colors: Now we're ready for the fun part. We can start personalizing this page since you already have your pictures in the template. Let's start with the background. I don't really like the screen background, so I'm going to change it in order to change it. I just click the background, and, as you can see in the upper left hand corner, ah Square has appeared. Now this square is the key to changing colors. Once you click the square, you'll see that, um, box will pop up with all of the colors of the document and then also the default palette. If you decide that you don't like the colors that you see, then you click on this plus sign and a color pickle. Appear now with the color picker. You can choose colors in two different ways. You can either go down to the bottom and type in HTML numbers. In order to change the backgrounds, I put zero to change it to black. Or you can go and pick the huge what you want and change the color that way. So there I've been able to brighten it up, and you're able to do this to change colors as many times as you like. So now I think I'd also like to do the same thing with the swatches behind the pictures. I don't really like those colors, so I'm gonna change those as well. And again, I'm going to click the swatch and the box has appeared. I click on it and then for this one, I think I'm going to use one of the default colors that come in the palate. So I'm just going to click the oranges color right here and now to change the middle Swatch , click the box. And for this one, I'm going to go back to the color picker. So I'm gonna click the plus sign. And then I think I want this one to be a little more in the red family and just make it a little brighter. That's perfect. And for the last Swatch, I believe that I'm gonna make it match the first watch, So click my default palette and there we go. We've changed the colors of the background. Now, this might be a great time for you guys. Post your work in progress in the project section of this class, especially if you're having trouble deciding on college for your project, so myself or your fellow students might be able to chime in and give you some help. 8. Personalizing your Template: Because this is a page about Venice. It's probably a good idea to change the writing as well. So I'm going to click in the text box where it says Chandler, Maui and select the entire phrase. And because I've decided that I don't want this phrase to be in my final page, it all I'm going to go to the upper right hand corner to the trash can and click on it. Camera gives me the option of deleting just the element or the entire group. In this case, I'm going to just delete the element. If I click on Delete group, the entire text box will be deleted. So I click Delete Element and Chandler and Maui have been discarded. I also want to change the writing from summer esque Abate 2020 to something more appropriate. So again, I click in the text box, select the entire phrase, and I'm going to change this to something like beautiful views. Perfect. The location on the template is listed as the Virgin Islands, so I'm gonna want to change that as well. So again, clicking the template in the text box, select the entire phrase, and then I can change it to Venice, Italy. Perfect. Now I happen to like the font that has been included in this template. But if you decide that you want to change the font or change some of its attributes, you can go to the white command ribbon and click here to see a variety of fonts that you're able to choose from and change your font to. Or you can also change the size of the fund bold or italicize, change the orientation of it or spacing. Now I'm going to show you one of my font hacks. The thought choices are limited in the free version of Camba. So if you're like me and you like to have a little flourish for your accounts, consider using this hat. I'm gonna go to the elements tab over on the left side of my screen, clicking it, and then I'm going to do a search in this case for a swirl because I just want might find to be a little fancier. The camera will then provide me with a list of swirls you're able to scroll through and look at the variety and pick one that you light. In this case, I think I'm going to keep it a little simple, and I think I'm gonna choose this one. Once I choose the font, the swirl actually out drag it over to my template and using the box. As you can see, I'm just gonna resize it because it's a bit too big the way it is now. So I resize it until I get it to the size that I want. And in order to have it match a little better with my tax, I think it will probably be a good idea to consider changing the color of the swirl as well . So I'm going to go over to my blue box because, as we learned in the previous video, once the color box appears, that allows you to change the color off the element that you're working with. So I'm gonna click in the box and I see here that I've got not only the colors that are used in the document, but I've also got all of my default colors. So in this case, it's really easy. I'm just going to click in the white box and change the swirl from blue toe white. And there you go Now you've got a much fancier fun, and you can use that any time you want to add a little spice to your fonts in your projects . Now that I've changed the wording, I've been thinking that it might be nice toe at a text box to the bottom of the page so that I can put in the date. It'll help me remember when all of this took place. I'm going to make the size of the template a little bigger so that you're able to see it better. And then in order to add a tax box, what you would do would be to go over here to the left hand side of the screen, click on tax, and then camera will give you a lot of options. If you want, you can look and scroll through the various templates to see a font size or design that you like and click on one of those. Or you can add a heading subheading or a little bit of body text. In this case, I think I'm gonna add just a little bit of body text, so I'm going to click on a little bit of body tax and Then Campbell will put the plate holder for the text into your project. So all you have to do is take the text, drag it to the area that you wanted to be in, think there's good, and then just start typing in the box what it is that you're wanting to have into your project. So in this case, I'm gonna type October second 2018 because that's when this visit actually took place. So I'm gonna delete the text and put in Cooper second 18 Perfect. And then out. Get rid of the extra tax. Now, I'll need to change the color of the text so that it matches all the other writing within my document. So I'm just going to click on that. And here where you see the A as you can see, it says text color. I'm gonna click that button and I'm gonna go to White now my text matches the rest of my document. It's perfect. I can look at this scrapbook page and always remember that on October, the second of 2018 I was in Venice, Italy, enjoying beautiful views. Now, let me show you a text hat if you decide that you want and more texture your project. But you don't wanna have to go through all the trouble off clicking the text button and scrolling through the text options to figure out what it is that you're going to say. All you need to do is place your cursor anywhere within your project. Type the letter T And just like that boom, Campbell will automatically drop a text box into the middle of your project. It doesn't get any easier than that. In this case. I don't need the extra text, so I'm going to click in the text box and then go to the right hand side to the trash can click delete, and it gets rid of the extra text. Join me in the next video, where I'll show you how toe add various embellishments to give your template some extra possess 9. Adding Embellishments: so far, we've added pictures, change the color scheme of the template and added our tests. So now it's time for embellishments. As you can see, the current template has leopard like spots, but I think that I want something a little more fun. And since I really loved visiting Venice, I think I want to add some hearts. So the first thing I'm going to do is delete the spots in the upper left hand corner of the template. In order to do that, I click in that area and then go to the trash can in the right hand side of the page and click delete because the spots were by themselves. There's no need to worry about deleting an element or a group. Cambage is automatically delete the spots. So now I'm gonna need to look for some hearts. In order to look for hearts, I go over to the left hand side and click the Elements button. What I'm going to do in the search box is type in hearts and, as you can see, cameras hard at work, finding a wide variety of hearts. So let's see what catches my I'm going to scroll through and there many options to choose from and again the ones that say free you can just use If you choose an element or heart that doesn't have free, you'll have to pay an extra fee for that. So I'm scrolling and looking through and oh, I think I found some hearts that catch my eye. I really like this set of hearts. So this is the set that I'm going to use in order to get the hearts into my template, much like what we did with the pictures. You just drag it over to your template. Now again, the size of the hearts are a little too big for the template. So I'm going to use the sizing buttons on the side, size it up to the particular sighs that I want, which is nice and small in this corner and perfect. Now I'm gonna want to do the same thing for the spots and the up in the lower right hand side of the page. So again, quick on the spots go to the trash can to click delete. I'm going to take the hearts, drag them to where I want TEM just here and then use the sizing buttons to get the hearts to the size that I need. I think these I'm gonna leave a little just a hair bit bigger than the other ones. Perfect. And with that, we have completed the design off our fabulous travel digital scrapbook page. In the next video, I'll show you how to download your page. 10. Downloading your Project: Now that you've completed your digital travel scrap of page, I'm sure you want to show it off to all your friends and family. Campbell gives you a variety of ways to do that. What you plan to do with your page will determine the format that you used to download your page. Just click the down arrow, and Campbell automatically pops up with their recommended format, in this case, a ping file. But because I was downloading my page and intended to print it out to show to all of you in my intro video, I went with a Pdf format. So you pick the format that you want and then click the download button. Camera gives you a great quote while you're waiting, and because this is a free account, it gives you the option of upgrading to a paid account. In this case, I'm just going to click, maybe later, and my project has download it. It's gonna pop up in just a second, and then all I have to do is decide where I want to save it on my computer. If you decide that you like to publish your creation, all you need to do is click the publish button and camera gives you a variety of options. To do that as well. You can again downloaded. Or you can share it to Facebook, Twitter linked in slack Pinterest or even print out flyers, business cards or invitations as well. It all depends on what you plan to do with your design. The share button allows you to add the email addresses of people of your choosing and to share with them to allow them to either edit or view your designs. It also allows them to create an account in camera as well. 11. Final Thoughts: so that's it. I hope that you enjoy the class and your new digitally designed scrap of page to recap. You've learned how to create a new accountant. Camba. The basics of how to use camera. And you have an awesome new travel scrapbook page. I'd really love to see what you've created. I encourage you to post your finish pages on the project section of this course. If you have any questions or comments, you compose those as well. I'll read and respond to as many of them as I can, and I'd love to stay in touch. Look for me on Instagram, aka Sandra Humans. See you next time.