Make an Easy Two-Page Scrapbook Layout in 6 Steps

Make an Easy Two-Page Scrapbook Layout in 6 Steps | Get It ScrappedUse these 6 steps to quickly crop photos, select papers and arrange it all into a two-page scrapbook layout with a series of narrow portraits, a couple of supporting shots and generous journaling.

1. Choose 5 photos that can be cropped to narrow “portraits.” Crop them all to 3″ wide. Their heights can vary. Plan to mount them staggered as shown.

2. Choose two supporting shots and crop them both to 5″ wide. Their height combined should be less than 7″.

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3. Block out a background with a 6″ x 12″ block at far left and a 4″ x 12″ band at far right. In the center fill the bottom 4″ with one paper and the top 8″ with another. Choose papers that work for your photos. I chose gray, black, white, and red in solids and geometric prints for page about going to a big technology/gaming event.

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4. Add title above the two photos on the left.

5. Add journaling on paper strip that fits on band at right.

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6. Embellish to create flow and to ground other pieces. This page didn’t need much embellishing but your story may need a little more. Notice that the title functions as an embellishment here — and it’s the first point in a visual triangle  that also includes a piece of flair and a piece of wordart.

Pax East by Debbie Hodge | Supplies:  Patterned Paper: Snail Mail by Splendid Fiins, Soho Garden by American Crafts, Let's Go by Rebecca Wagler; Cardstock: Kraft Essentials by Karla Dudley; Dear Diary by Little Butterfly Wings (word art) Anywhere by Karla Dudley (flair); Bohemian Typewriter font

Pax East by Debbie Hodge | Supplies: Patterned Paper: Snail Mail by Splendid Fiins, Soho Garden by American Crafts, Let’s Go by Rebecca Wagler; Cardstock: Kraft Essentials by Karla Dudley; Dear Diary by Little Butterfly Wings (word art) Anywhere by Karla Dudley (flair); Bohemian Typewriter font

 

More inspiration…

Looking for examples of how these instructions have been used by others? Here are a few inspired pages from our Get It Scrapped Creative Team.

Make an Easy Two-Page Scrapbook Layout in 6 Steps | Terry Billman | Get It Scrapped

First Touchdown created by Terry Billman| Katie Pertiet: Arlesey, Alandia Rancheros; Cut Ups Football; Maplebrook Studios: Just Linens No. 22, Just Linens No. 29; Tia Bennet: Football; Anna Aspnes: Abstract Token Football, Stars 1; K. Hartley: Magnificent

Terry Billman says, “The sketch provided was ideal for showcasing the series of photos of my nephew’s first touchdown. The dark blue strokes on selected photos were used to highlight the focal photo on the left and to guide your eyes through the layout from left to right. The photos are the heart of this layout and tell the story on their own, therefore; I used very few embellishments.”

Make an Easy Two-Page Scrapbook Layout in 6 Steps | Heather Awsumb | Get It Scrapped

Cross Cultural Food Extravaganza by Heather Awsumb | Supplies: Cooked, Sweet St Nicholas Solids Striped by Katie Pertiet; Prix Fixe, Around Here, Equinox by One Little Bird

Heather Awsumb says, “This page is about all the different kinds of food I ate on a recent trip to Hong Kong and Beijing, how a lot of them were new to my friend, and how we balanced it all with trips to familiar places like McDonald’s.”

2 Responses to Make an Easy Two-Page Scrapbook Layout in 6 Steps

  1. Carmelle January 27, 2015 at 2:54 am #

    Thanks a lot, beautiful layout, love it.

  2. Debbie Hodge February 4, 2015 at 12:34 pm #

    you’re welcome! if you use the design I’d love to see it. link it up here in the comments.

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