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May 05, 2017

National Scrapbook Day Feature: Double the Double Page Layouts

Graphic 45  Double Page Layout  Tutorial  Snapguide  YouTube  Sandy Trefger  Maggi Harding  Nature Sketchbook  Voyage Beneath the Sea  2

Hello, G45ers! 

Today is a special Graphic 45 National Scrapbook Day celebration! What better way to ring in the holiday than with two gorgeous double layouts? Maggi Harding is a natural at creating a wonderfully cohesive design and theme with her verdant Nature's Sketchbook layout on display and in full bloom. Sandy Trefger brings us home with a terrific mixed media double layout that starts with Voyage Beneath the Sea and utilizes a variety of items-stamps, inks, ribbons, flowers, metals, and sprays. It is built on album pages for potential compilation in a Mixed Media Album. Maggi includes a SnapGuide, Sandy provides a YouTube tutorial, and both women provide valuable tips on how to come up with a layout that is sure to make a splash. Here comes double the fun with two double page layouts!

Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (1)

Nature Sketchbook Double Page Layout
by  Maggi Harding

 "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." ~Maggi Harding

Check out How to Make Graphic 45 Double Page Layout by Maggi HARDING on Snapguide.

 

  Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)


Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)


Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)

 


Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)


Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)


Dbl layout  Nature Sketchbook  tutorial Maggi Harding  Graphic 45 (2)

Tips to help with double page layouts:

  1. 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.
  2. 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!
  3. Make your general design for both pages at the same time so that you can see the flow of the page.
  4. Use the same or similar embellishments on both pages.  For example, use the same flowers on both pages.

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

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

 

Mississippi River Double Layout  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 5

Mississippi River Double Layout 
By Sandy Trefger

"National Scrapbook Day is in May, and as a Graphic 45 Designer, I was challenged to create a layout using something I’ve never done before.  While I have made many, many layouts over the past twenty plus years, I’d never used mixed media on  a layout page.  This was the perfect time for me to step out of my “comfort zone” and do a bit of stamping, ink spraying and creating of a mixed media layout.  Last year my husband and I took a quick riverboat cruise down the Mississippi River on the Twilight to celebrate our 40th wedding anniversary.  I wanted to do something different with those photos.  I decided to use the fabulous Graphic 45 Mixed Media album.  These are the first two pages that I’ve done.  I had so much fun and I love the addition of inks, sprays, and stamping to bring my layouts together.   My challenge to you for this month of National Scrapbook Day is to try new things.  As Ralph Waldo Emerson said…”All life is an experiment. The more experiments you make the better.”  Happy Crafting!" ~Sandy Trefger

 

Mississippi Double Page Layout YouTube Tutorial

Mississippi River Double Layout  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Tip:
If you are new to creating layouts or any project with ink sprays and you are not really set up for all that “inkiness” in your work area, line your table or desk with paper towels and also use them to cover any background or side areas that might get ink overspray.  It makes for quicker cleanup, as you can just wad up the paper towels and toss them in the trash and move on to the next step in your project with a clean area.



Mississippi River Double Layout  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

Tip:
Add vintage or rustic elements to your layout by gluing assorted metal findings such as small washers, hinges etc.  Start a collection of these findings so that you have them the next time you need some.  I’ve found bits and pieces of metal elements on the ground, in a parking lot, and of course, in my husband’s shop.  He doesn’t mind me taking a few, and I’ve told him, the rustier or grungier the better!   You will need to use a really strong glue to keep them in place on your pages.

 


Mississippi River Double Layout  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3


 Mississippi River Double Layout  Voyage Beneath the Sea  Tutorial  by Sandy Trefger  Product by Graphic 45  Photo 3

 

Graphic 45 Supplies:

Voyage Beneath the Sea 8x8 Paper Pad
Voyage Beneath the Sea Stamps (All Three Sets)
Mixed Medial Album Pages (Kraft)
Safari Adventure Sticker Sheet (Letters & Numbers)
Decades Ink, Dark Cashmere

 

Other Supplies:

Metal Findings (latches, hinges, washers etc.)
Flowers
Seam Binding Ribbon
Ink Sprays
Black Distress Ink
Black Stamping Ink
Glossy Accents
Beacon 3-in-1 Glue
Foam Tape

 

Home sweet home  place in time  deluxe collector's edition  prize package  $85  Graphic 45

The winner of this Place in Time & Home Sweet Home prize package is, Carole Effting Lohr!

Carole: "This is so BEAUTIFUL."  

Congratulations, Carole, please email info@g45papers.com to claim your prize. Be sure to watch our Facebook for our weekly contest, and join us again on Monday for another chance to win!  

Thanks so much for joining us and we hope you have a creative and craft filled National Scrapbook Day this weekend. Thanks so much to Maggi and Sandy for providing the layout inspiration! Let us know how you will be celebrating NSD this weekend, in the comments below. We hope to see you back here tomorrow for an extra special blog post. 

Happy Papercrafting!  

 

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Comments

WOUW 2 really amazing double layouts here, and both are truly awesome.
I´ll be attending a crop at our local craftstore with my granddaughter and a friend tomorrow, so I know, I´m in for a real treat. Just fun with the girls all day til late night ha ha

Beautiful layouts!

Gorgeous layouts!!!

Great lay-outs and the papers look stunning. Well done to all.

Wonderful, gorgeous layouts! Thank you for the great tips and tutorials.

Congratulations to Carole! I love today's scrapbook layouts and all the helpful tips from the designers.

I love your layout! and the video! Eddie makes me laugh! Love you two! You always do such beautiful work :)

What a pretty layout, and Congrats to Carole! So much inspiration. I am so thankful that so many of your products are available at Craft Warehouse but wish they carried the full line of your products like the draw pulls and what not!

Love seeing layouts!

While mixed media just isn't something I would do, I can well appreciate all the work that went into both these layouts.

Such beautiful layouts! I'm currently doing a whole album of two-page layouts, so I really appreciated seeing the different ideas and hearing some good tips!

Beautiful layouts. I am impressed!

AWESOME LAYOUTS!!!
Great inspiration!

Totally gorgeous layouts! TFS!

Thanks everyone for your wonderful comments and congratulations to the winner for last week and NSD! I hopeyou all had a wonderful National Scrapbook Day weekend! ~Sandy

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