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double page layouts


Kaisercraft Hey Birdie – Double Page Inspiration

May 24, 2010

One of the quickest and easiest ways I find, to create a double page layout is to use a simple symmetrical design.  I tend to take lots of photos at a time and work out what I want to keep/delete  later, and while this helps in selecting the best images, it also means I have more to choose from when telling a particular story.

What is it about you 2 and MUD by Nikki Antonello – Hey Birdie Paper Collection, Paper Pad, Chipboard Alphabet, Cream Grosgrain Ribbon, Black and White Rubons, Rhinestones and Foam Dots.

These photos of Noah and Belle were all printed in your regular 6×4 size.  I kept the two centre portrait  photos that size and cropped the others.  I used my symmetrical design and made one page the mirror image of the other.

And even though it’s not Tuesday…here’s a little extra tip for you.  Have a go at creating your very own, custom made, perfectly co-ordinating patterned ribbon. 

Just chose a Kaisercraft Grosgrain ribbon that co-ordinates with your papers and your favourite rubon and there you have it!  I used the little birdies from the Black and white rubon pack, but could have also chosen some of the beautiful coloured rubons.  This technique would also work well on the new Kaisercraft Organza Ribbon. Why not give it a go!

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Jungle Bug Double Layout

May 21, 2010

Here I have  double page layout, I cut large circles from the patterned papers and scalloped the edge of each circle, I traced the title letters onto some patterned paper and then cut them out and dooodled around the edge before adding them to the layout. I doodled and pleated the paper strips before adding them also.

In Search of Adventure By Rona Bailey

Products Used: Jungle Bug Papers, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers,Jungle Bug Rub ons, Kaisercraft mini alpha stickers, buttons , Embroidery thread

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Brand new Utopia

April 18, 2010

I have for you today a double layout using the brand new papers from the Q4 collection: Utopia. I really love the colour palette in this one, and I think it could easily be used for a lot of different themes.  There are lots of elements in the papers that lend themselves beautifully to some hand cutting.

Since the patterned elements that I chose to use are quite intricate in their design, I made sure that I used a fairly plain background paper to offset it, so that my layout wouldn’t look too cluttered. I could probably have fit my photos reasonably easily onto a single layout, but by stretching them across a double spread, I could stretch all the elements out leaving some unused negative space, which also helped to balance out the bold patterns. Putting so much into the one layout would probably have been a little bit overwhelming.

I couldn’t find the right rubon, or text for my “Sweet”section of th title, so I just handwrote it, went over it in blue pen, then again using some kindy glitz. All of the flowers have been either layered with foam tape, or folded and shaped to give my layout lots of dimension.

Layout by Alicia Barry. Materials used: Utopia patterned papers, paper pad, Kaisercraft chipboard letters, Kaisercraft alphabet stickers, Kaisercraft rhinestones, Kindy glitz.

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Double Page layouts – need to fit more photos on your layouts?

November 27, 2009

Hi there!

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!

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‘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.”

Pack your bags - Christine Rumley

‘The Farm’ layout by Christine Rumley: Pack Your Bags paper collection, die-cut tags, clear shapes, alpha stickers, alpha chipboard; Other: thread, buttons, staples.

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‘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.”

Rewind - Fran Tynan

‘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…

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Deb Ball’ Layout by Alison Wood: Loire Valley patterned paper. Other: buttons, American Crafts thickers.

Syndey double layout‘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?

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