We know you all love taking photos – after all that’s why we scrapbook!
But how on earth do we fit them all on the one page?
That’s where double page scrapbooking comes in!
Let Christine and Fran show you how!
‘Jokers Tunnel’ layout by Fran Tynan: Pack Your Bags papers (Tickets, Travel Map), embellishment pack, Alpha stickers, Clear stamps, Die-cuts elements
Next up is a gorgeous layout by Christine Rumley, here are a few tips from her how she created the layout:
“I had lots of photos that I wanted to use as well as quite a lot of journaling to tell this story about my husband and his family farm. I wanted to create a layout that focussed on the photos and the story without looking too busy. To achieve this I used the reverse sides of most of the papers and I chose one favourite photo to enlarge as a feature and then 7 smaller photos that I aligned in a really simple grid design. The left and right pages are very different in design, but I have maintained a cohesive look by using the blue paper as a background that forms a border around the entire layout and then the cream grid paper as my main paper on both pages. Simple straight machine stitching was used to further unite both pages and zig-zag stitching was used as a subtle embellishment to help move the viewer’s eye around the page.”
‘The Farm’ layout by Christine Rumley: Pack Your Bags paper collection, die-cut tags, clear shapes, alpha stickers, alpha chipboard; Other: thread, buttons, staples.
‘CandP’ layout by Fran Tynan: Dear Santa “billycart’ paper, die-cut elements, alpha stickers, rubons, Belle alpha stickers.
Next is another layout by Fran, obviously she loves scrapping doubles! Here’s what she had to say,
“I love to scrap double 8.5”x11” LO’s as I often have too many photos for one page but not enough for a double 12”x12” LO. I tend to make one side quite busy with photos and then have the other side quite plain, with either just one focal photo or even just my journaling. I like the way this looks – as it allows a lot of photos to be shown without having them spread all across 2 pages. Another design I like to use when scrapping doubles, is to have my photos simply running in a row across both pages. In short, I like to display a lot of photos whilst trying not to overwhelm the page so it doesn’t hurt your eyes to look at it!LOL.”
‘First Ride’ layout by Fran Tynan: Rewind paper (Reverse), embroidered badge, alpha stickers, colour rubons, black rubons, brad pack, embellishment pack.
So Fran and Christine have showed you a few 8.5 x 11 inch layouts…. I’ve also created a couple of 12 x 12 inch layouts…
‘Deb Ball’ Layout by Alison Wood: Loire Valley patterned paper. Other: buttons, American Crafts thickers.
‘Sydney’ Layout by Alison Wood: Pack your Bags patterned paper, alpha stickers, die cut elements, embellishment pack.
How do you scrap your hundreds of photos? Do you make double page layouts?