Friday, May 5, 2017

Celebrating National Scrapbook Day with a double page layout for Graphic 45!

National Scrapbook Day is tomorrow, Saturday, May 6th and what better way to celebrate than with a double page layout? Like many of us in this hobby, I started out making double page layouts as that is such a great format for displaying multiple photos and telling the story behind the pictures.

Here's a Snapguide tutorial for making this two page layout.

Two photos on the left page and three on the right page tell the story of our trip to see the giant redwoods and sequoias in California.  I still need to jot down some journaling on the ephemera card I added to this page.

Your two pages don't have to be mirror images of each other, instead use the same papers on each page to pull the two pages together.

Follow the odd numbers rule, i.e. use an odd number of photos as odd numbers of things tend to arrange in a more pleasing manner. Of course this is just a general rule, sometimes even numbers work too!  Lots of examples on this spread, 3 ladybug chippies, 11 flowers and 5 photos.

Make your general design for both pages at the same time so that you can see the flow of the page.

Use the same or similar embellishments on both pages. For example, use the same flowers on both pages.

Graphic 45 Nature Sketchbook 12 x 12 Collection: 
Plant Kingdom
   Wildflower Bouquet
   Every Blooming Thing
   Flora Fascination
   Nature Sketchbook
   Diary of a Botanist
   Seasonal Splendor
Ephemera Cards
Monarch Majesty
Decorative Chipboard
Patterns & Solids Pad or green cardstock to mat photos

Other Supplies:
Petaloo Briar Roses - teal
EK Success Pointed Flower border punch

I hope you are able to take some time this weekend and create something fun and special to celebrate National Scrapbook Day.  It was really fun for me to make this double page layout, haven't done that in long long time and it was fun to get "back to my roots"!

Thanks for stopping by!

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