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What are your plans for National Scrapbook Day? I plan on scrapping!! (Could I get a chunk of pages done?? That would be so great!)
But for today I want to talk about double page layouts...
Double pagers can be so hard!!! I think I am in the minority thinking this, but seriously, I can struggle. The canvas is just so big! But I have a "technique", game plan, way to do double pagers, that really has worked for me. So when I needed to make one for today's double page spread post over at Little Yellow Bicycle, I did not crawl away and hide, I put on my big girl britches and stuck to my tried and true double page formula.
Here is it in a nutshell...
1. Make the pages 8.5X11. This is not my usual size. Mostly I am a 12X12 girl, but for double pagers, this smaller size works better for me. Plus, I think it is fun to have different sized pages in my albums every now and then.
2. Make it so each half of the two page spread can stand alone. Obviously, the two pages go together but either side could be its own page. Making a double page spread where each half stands alone allows me to have more creativity and not get bored with the monotony of a huge, matching page.
Plus it is a reason to use more paper, which is really what I love anyway!
Happy Wednesday all! Stop by the Little Yellow Bicycle blog for a list of the supplies I used and more double page layouts from the Biker Chicks!
Thanks for stopping by!