The Winter issue of Scrapbook & Cards Today is out now and I wanted to share my pages from the issue, plus highlight a few free downloads I created for the issue.
In my Clean & Simple column this month I covered some basic type tips to make for better looking journaling on your layouts.
First up, I talked about leading. Leading is the space between the lines of your journaling and can greatly affect the readability of any page. Here’s the digital page I created featuring a big chunk of journaling, but the leading make it feel more accessible.
I have a general rule I follow when setting my type for journaling. I take my type size and double it for my leading. Then I adjust from there. I usually go down a point or two, but depending on the font, it gives me a good place to start for creating enhanced readability.
FREE DOWNLOAD: Like this template? You can download it for free here. Scroll down to the bottom of the page for the download. For Photoshop or Photoshop Elements only.
I know for some of you, this goes against everything you ever learned in typing class, but with today’s proportionately spaced fonts, that extra space just creates tiny gaps of white space that just isn’t needed.
STORY IDEA: Find a photo separated by a number of years to show a real contrast. This layout tugs a bit at my mama heartstrings. Just realizing how fast the years are going and yet when you’re in the thick of it, it feels anything but fast. It reminds me that scrapbooking has been such a good thing to invest my time into. Truly.
MORE FREE DOWNLOADS: I also created some printable tag templates, a holiday card template and some free cut files. Click here to access the files.
Want to get Scrapbook & Cards Today delivered to your door? By all means, consider subscribing! Click here for more information on how to receive our magazine. I’m just wrapping up my first year as the magazine’s art director and am really proud of the product we put out. Our team is phenomenal and the quality of this magazine warms my print designer heart.
Want to learn more great tips for type? Sign up for my online class, Ten Tips for Better Type! This course is designed to help you understand some core principles of typography and you’ll see tons of applied examples! A self-paced class, you’ll also tackle assignments to help you apply the tips as you go!