Hello everyone and HAPPY MONDAY! This is Shelly back with another behind the scenes look at the makings of a double page layout.
This month I am going with a 4x6 photo theme! As with probably a lot of you, I enjoy being part of different online communities across the web. I have read several times in different places people searching for inspiration using only 4x6 photos. They love to keep things real and simple by ordering all their pictures in stacks of the traditional 4x6 size. I usually plan out my pages prior to ordering so that I can size my pictures accordingly, but I thought I would take on the challenge today to create a page using only 4x6 photos.
Supplies: Kate & Co.-Oxford Lane: From Me, Tartan, Triples, and Polka patterned papers; Chipboard Elements; Sticker Accessory Sheet; Enamel Dot; Decorative Tapes; Kate &Co.-Cambridge Court: Sticker Accessory Sheet; Boy Crazy: Tags pattern paper, 6x6 paper pad; Misc: Silhouette, photo corners, string, Zig photo pen, Bazzill cardstock
I picked out a small handful of pictures taken over the Fourth of July week last year. I printed them all 4x6 without doing any page planning ahead of time. Awe, I have to admit. It was pretty darn nice just to send these off to the printer without putting any thought into it.
Like I do with just about all my pages, I laid out two sheets of white cardstock to plan my attack. Within no time, I had my pictures placed just where I liked them. I was able to fit 7 of the 8 photos I had printed on my layout. Nice.
I really loved the bold colors of the blues and yellows from the Kate and Co-Oxford Lane Collection. I pulled out a few of the papers and realized that I really needed a pop of red too. The Boy Crazy Collection had just what I needed to complement the Oxford Lane papers.
I decided to do different vertical strips on the left side of the page. I knew the navy chipboard border from the Chipboard Elements would be perfect for this page. So, how do you get a 12-inch border to work for a double page layout? You cut it. I do this a lot. I usually just zip it in my trimmer while the border is still on the packing sheet, but this time the backing kept slipping. I pulled out my trusty scissors to cut away following the inner circles as a guide.
Once my paper strips and border were in place, I was able to work on the title. I cut the “Summer” title from my Silhouette. After having the full title in place, I realized that the “vacation” didn’t have enough pop. To fix that I already had the Boy Crazy Collection on the floor next to me, I layered a 6x6 sheet of the grey stars underneath my title. That solved the problem!
I mimicked that same look on the right side of the page, adding in my journaling. By total chance, the journaling matched up perfectly with the lines from the B-side of the Polka patterned paper. I had my journaling printed out on a white sheet of cardstock. The paper was sitting right next to me, so I lined it up out of shear curiosity. Boom! Perfect match. If you are curious to what my settings were for my journaling, it was Bohemian Typewriter font (downloaded from the internet) with a font size of 10.5 and single line spacing. Don’t you just love it when the stars line up for you?
My final step was to have fun embellishing! I filled the open space on the left side of the layout with that bold yellow doily flower from the Kate & Co.-Cambridge Court Sticker Accessory Sheet. It may have taken me some time to pop out those little holes, but so worth it once it was in its home. I finished it off with a chipboard button and some decorative tape across the picture.
Once I do something to one side, I like to do the same to the other. So, more decorative tape, buttons, and enamel dots were in order.
I know not everyone likes to do double pages like I do, so I thought I would show you this trick again.
Do you see it? This layout has three times the inspiration! Each side will totally work for all you single page loving, 4x6 photo printing scrappers out there too.
Thank you so much for stopping by today! Hopefully, I have inspired you to pull out those pretty papers and scrap a double page layout (or maybe even a single or two!). If not, is there something else you are looking for when it comes to doublers? I would love to hear your comments, concerns, and challenges when it comes to a double page layout!