In April, our daughter had photos taken by Charlotte Sophia and sent the album link to me. There were over SEVENTY stunning photos, and I could not decide how to scrapbook the photos. Do I create a mini-album or make multiple pages? Do I just pick my top ten then frame a few?
Now I know that you have all faced a dilemma just like this. As I was trying to decide what to make, I was inspired by a layout in the Magic How-To book and I was determined to create a layout with interactive pages.
Can you believe that I was able to place twenty-two photos on this layout? This was achieved through the use of flip-flaps. Now if you have never heard of flip-flaps, you are going to want to run over to my website as soon as you learn about them.
These wonderful little inventions allow you to add more photos, journaling, and memorabilia to your scrapbook layouts AND they come in multiple sizes and orientations. When designing this layout, I had planned to use some 3″ Flip-Flaps to create a mini-book, an 8×12 Flap on the left side, and retro-fit a 6×12 Flip Flap on the right. Unfortunately, like most of my ideas, it didn’t go as planned.
As you watch the video, you will see the little mistakes that I made and how I fixed them.
My goal was to create a clean, simple layout using a large number of photos. I didn’t want it to feel jumbled or be too much for the eye to handle. How do you think I did?
On the left side of the layout, I retrofit an 8.5×11 page protector to fit my page to create the interactive flap. I added two focal point photos on the front with a few floral elements and pattern papers. This is the page you see first, so I wanted to keep it clean and match the theme of the photos.
On the back, I added some more photos with a few pocket cards. I love using pocket cards on my layouts. On this page, I cut one down for a sentiment and used three others as photo mats. In the video, I share how I cut the pocket cards so that I could use the rest on the other side of the layout.
It is important to remember to create visual triangles and repeat patterns and colors throughout your interactive layouts. As I was planning these pages, I wanted to create flow and a cohesive feel.
I added floral images on every page, duplicated patterns and colors, and created visual triangles with stickers and pocket cards.
On the right side of the layout, I added a large floral sticker with kraft-colored leaves. On all of the pages, you will see these floral images repeated on both the open and closed flaps of the layout.
I added even more photos to this layout by creating a little book with three-inch flip flaps. It opens up to reveal some beautiful images of my daughter and her fiancé.
As I was planning these pages, I wanted to make sure that I had room for journaling. I decided to create little pockets behind the smaller photos with tags inside. On each of the tags are facebook posts that they wrote to each other talking about how much they care for one another.
Twenty-two photos on one scrapbook layout, and it turned out beautifully!
I want to thank Charlotte Sophia once again for such beautiful photos. I hope that this page does them justice. If you have any questions about the video tutorial or the layout, please feel free to comment below.
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