Hiya fellow Scrappers! It’s me, Kristie- I wanted to talk to you a little bit about your layouts today. I’ve noticed a trend in the digital scrapping world of single-page layouts and I’m here to say- Don’t give up on your double-pagers just yet! I understand that single-page layouts are not only quicker, but it’s also nice not to have to worry about how your two pages flowing together. Having said that, let me list a few of the pro’s I’ve found while two-page Digital Scrapbooking with a few examples from my own gallery.
-can look amazing and really stand out.
-allow you to fit more pictures into one layout- I usually have so many pictures from each of the events I’m scrapping I really need both pages to fit them all in.
-get you caught up more quickly. I guess this pro lends itself to the last one, but when I first switched from paper to digital scrapping, I was two years behind. By utilizing two-page spreads I was able to catch up more quickly- I spent ½ the time I would have otherwise trying to figure out which beautiful kit I would use for each page.
-creates a more spacious look, one-pagers are gorgeous, but once again- if you have a lot of pictures they can look a little cramped.
-give you an opportunity to more fully utilize all of those wonderful embellishments we love from our digital scrapkits.
-really allow you to fully carry out a theme or idea-
-Look so amazing when bound in a book next to each other.
But what about all of those wonderful 1-page template freebies you’ve been picking up here and there online? Simple! Go ahead and use the template as is for your first page, and flip it horizontally making a mirror image for the second, or try it just rotating 90 degrees, etc.
Have I convinced you? Yes? No? Maybe this will be the clincher- I’ve made a 2-page freebie template from one of my own layouts for you to play with and rediscover your inner double-pager diva!
I’d love to see what you do with the templates, so please make sure to post your layouts at ScrapMatters.com for us all to drool over!
Credits for layouts posted:
Layout #1: Lil’ Brudder kit by Britt-ish Designs
Layout #2: Flea Market kit by Raspberry Road Designs
Sketch ideas from Candi Gershon
Layout #3: Merry and Bright Kit by Ellie Lash
Layout #4: Paper: Private TMR Kit from Scrapped Treasures by Teresa
Elements: Scrappy Blue Stones’ Love Letter Kit
Layout #5: Surprise Party Kit by Sunshine Digi Scraps
Glitzy Flora by Britt-ish Designs