Tomorrow is Thanksgiving, which means family and food and LOTS of photos, right? There are so many photo opportunities in the coming weeks: family get-togethers, Christmas concerts, decorations, presents, New Year’s Eve, etc. All these photos can lead to a serious scrapbooking back log. The best way to take care of that? Multi-photo layouts. Today I’m sharing five ways to fit lots of photos on each layout.
1. Use a grid. Breaking up your layout into a grid is a great way to fit lots of same-size photos, and it makes it easy to decide on placement. Since this layout is only 1 page there are 3 photos on it, but it could easily pair with a second page that is full of 9 more photos in a grid.
2. Use small frames. Enlarge one stand-out photo, then shrink the rest down and place them in cardstock frames. This allows for lots of pictures but still looks tidy.
3. Use a photo strip. When you have a series of photos you’d like to showcase, shrink them down and stack them on top of each other, mimicking a photo strip. You’ll still have room for lots of other photos as well.
4. Use a photo block. Using multiple photos can make a layout feel busy, crowded, and accidental. To ensure the design feels intentional, group photos, papers, and embellishments into a photo block, leaving white space around it.
5. Use photos to create a background for other elements. Too many photos often leave you with no room for a title or journaling. To solve this problem, simply layer text directly over photos, either in a photo editing program or by printing text on a transparency.
I hope you all have a great holiday – and take lots of fantastic photos!