As the years have passed, I have noticed changes in the way I scrapbook. When I first started, every layout had to be double page and whatever the design was on one side, the other side had to mirror it. And everything had to be in the albums in chronological order. Then I started doing double page layouts, that didn't have to mirror on each side...still chronological though! :) Next I graduated to mixing in some single page layouts...in chronological order, of course. Now, I find myself sticking to single page layouts all the time (and I finally gave up the desire to have all of my layouts in chronological order in my albums). I usually do anywhere from 1-4 photos on a layout. But there are times, when I have a few more photos to work with, but still want to stay away from creating a double pager. Today, we are sharing an assignment at Get It Scrapped!, that asked us to use 6 photos on a single page layout.
I always find that using "photo strips" is an easy and fun way to include a lot of photos on a single page layout. On this layout, I included 6 photos that are sized at 3.25x3.25. With the popularity of Instagram, this is a great way to get those photos off of your phone and onto a layout. I pulled my photos from my Instagram file on Facebook and loaded them into a Desktop Publishing program. Then I arranged them in two different photo strips, printed them, and cut them out. You could also print your photos individually, if you don't have access to a Desktop Publishing program, and then cut each one and arrange them in a photo strip on your layout.
And you can also play around with the size of your photos, because the smaller the photo, the more you can include on your layout! Using a photo grid, is also a great way to create a single page layout that has room for a lot of photos.
Come visit Get It Scrapped!, for more ideas on using 6 photos on your next single page layout!
Supplies: Cardstock: American Crafts; Patterned Paper: October Afternoon & Echo Park; Buttons: October Afternoon; Thickers: Pebbles; Font: Fitzgerald; Washi Tape: Love My Taps; Flair Buttons: A Flair for Buttons & Bluebirdchic.com; Film Strip: Tim Holtz; Baker's Twine: The Twinery; Spray Mist: Studio Calico; Other: Metal Tags & Paper Clips