Hello! Aly Dosdall here from Big Picture Classes. For my first guest blog post here at Creating Keepsakes, I’d like to share a fun way to include additional photos on your scrapbook layout using a divided page protector fold-out panel.
Sometimes when I need to include a few extra photos or bits of memorabilia in my 12″ x 12″ albums, I trim down a divided page protector and insert it in between 12″ x 12″ pages.
Happiness Is by Aly Dosdall. Supplies: Cardstock, patterned paper, brad, chipboard, eyelet, eyelet setter, journaling cards, stickers, and twine: We R Memory Keepers; Stickers: Jillibean Soup; Pen: Newell Rubbermaid; Punch and adhesive: Creative Memories.
I trimmed the leftover section to exactly 12″ tall so that when I attached it to my layout, it could easily fit it into a regular page protector inside my album. After I added my photos, journaling cards, and embellishments, I secured the trimmed sides with washi tape to keep my items from falling out. I then added washi tape to the remaining sides to create a balanced border around my page protector panel.
Before I adhered anything to my layout, I taped the divided page protector panel to my cardstock background on the front and back. The washi tape allows the panel the flexibility to fold over when stored in my album. It’s a fun, interactive, and easy way to include extra photos on your layouts without having to create a second page.
I hope this scrapbooking technique gives you some ideas for adding more pictures or memorabilia to your next page!
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Throughout the workshop, you’ll receive a handout each week with detailed instructions to create two multi-photo projects—one- and two-page scrapbook layouts, mini albums, full albums, and fun photo displays. Aly will provide sketches, templates, video demonstrations, and plenty of helpful tips so that you will feel confident (rather than overwhelmed) when facing that big stack of photos. As always, you can access the class content at your convenience, so there’s no pressure…just lots of fun, practical, and creative ideas!
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