Glitter Girl Help!
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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:43:40 AM
I love scrapping 4 x 6 photos but I can never seem to find any sketch layouts that show how to use photos with opposite orientations (portrait and landscape) on the same page. I have a lot of photos I want to scrap that have this problem. Can you help me figure out what to do with my mixed orientation photos?

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Posted: 1/5/2013 7:49:19 AM
I just posted this on another thread, but you might find it helpful too so I'll post here as well!

Have you seen the video series 4x6 Photo Love that Shimelle did a while back? It's on the Two Peas YouTube channel. If you type '4x6 Photo Love' in the search box on YT, you'll see them all come up.



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Posted: 1/5/2013 9:52:05 AM
I do one of two things.

1. If I'm thinking ahead of time, I'll print the landscape photo as 4x6, and the portrait at 3x4. This way I can line them up and they are both the same height.

2. If I already have the photos printed, I like to put both photos side by side and line up either the bottoms or tops of the photos. I then use the space above/below the landscape photo to nestle in journalling/title/embellishments.


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Posted: 1/5/2013 10:29:03 AM

I'll print the landscape photo as 4x6, and the portrait at 3x4. This way I can line them up and they are both the same height.


That's brilliant.

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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:30:12 PM
I've seen the 4x6 photo love free class. Most of the projects, from that series, use photos of all the same orientation either all portrait of all landscape. Are you aware of a lesson in that series that doesn't?

As far as printing one of the photos in a smaller size, that is difficult for me to do. I don't have a printer at home that can print photos and the online photo printing services available to me don't offer 3 x 4 photos. I print out all of my photos in the 4 x 6 size and would like to use those up rather than having to print out something in a new size.

Thanks for the suggestions though.


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Posted: 1/19/2013 11:53:53 PM
I print most of mine at 4x6 out of laziness as much as anything else. I find I am often able to crop to the size I need to fit a sketch. Would it be possible to crop to get the sizes you need?


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Posted: 1/20/2013 12:08:43 AM
I would mat them onto a big block.....about 10.5 x 6.5 and fill in the gap between the two photos with a pice of patt paper, or a title, or a journal sticker, does this make sense? I have trimmed down the 6x4 a little lengthways, to give me more room to do the embellishment block......so trimmed it to be a 6x3 , this then gives me a 6x3 block to play with which appeases my need for balance!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:30:51 AM
Thanks for the idea of matting the photos in a block and filling in the empty space with embellishments. I'll have to try that.

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:38:57 AM
I haven't tried to crop the photos. I've been watching a lot of Shimelle's scrappinng videos to try to learn (I'm a new scrapper). I haven't seen her crop her 4 x 6 photos in her layouts, so it never occurred to me to try that. Its worth a try!

Thank you everyone for your suggestions!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 8:44:36 AM
Glitter girl has admitted that she doesn't like scrapping photos of opposite orientations!!!

When I have to scrap this situation, I often place a horizontal strip of paper about 2" wide across the page, adding my horizontal photo above it, and the vertical photo over it. This way, 1 of their edges is aligned, and the other edge is brought together by the paper. Then I use the strip of pp for my title.

OH, I *so* like the 3x4/4x6 idea above!!!



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Posted: 1/20/2013 9:17:01 AM
if you have picasa you can put two 3x4 pics on a 4x6 and print it with your regular order. by the way picasa is free

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Posted: 1/20/2013 9:29:48 AM

As far as printing one of the photos in a smaller size, that is difficult for me to do. I don't have a printer at home that can print photos and the online photo printing services available to me don't offer 3 x 4 photos. I print out all of my photos in the 4 x 6 size and would like to use those up rather than having to print out something in a new size.


This problem is easy to fix! After all the suggestions on the boards, I recently started using Photosheet to print 2 3x4 photos onto a 4x6. It's free, super easy, and they have all different "collage" layouts you can do on a 4x6. I highly recommend it.

As far as sketches/layouts with two photos of different orientations, I'd start flipping through old magazines. Scrapbook Trends would be a good place to start, since they do a lot of single page, 1-2 photo LOs.

Or search on Pinterest. I would start here at Get It Scrapped's 2 Photo Layout board. They have lots of good ideas, divided by number of photos, and if you scroll down on that board you will see 2 photo LOs with different orientations. HTH!



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Posted: 1/20/2013 9:59:16 AM
So many good ideas!

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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:39:58 AM
Yep, it's really just not something I enjoy and I will avoid it at all costs if possible.

I don't think Glitter Girl will have an episode on this any time soon. The one look I do tend to use with one portrait + one landscape both at 4x6 is an entire prompt in Scrapbook Remix and I don't really want to duplicate those materials, especially so soon.

From my gallery here at Two Peas, there are some examples - usually involving printing or cropping one image to a different size.
one 4x6, one wallet size
two 4x6, one larger to make a block
four portraits lined up to be the same width as one landscape
both landscape and portrait over a double page
cropping the portraits to squares
mixing random sizes
making a column with the portrait and landscape at the same width
including a lot of smaller photos to create a very different page composition
all printed at wallet size is easier to mix
another option with several different sizes and more photos than paper
one portrait, one landscape, both 4x6, but not really in the same style I use today
one landscape 4x6, three 2x3 portraits
one portrait, one landscape, both 4x6, quite a simple page design.

Hope that's a bit of help at least!



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Posted: 1/20/2013 10:47:50 AM
I also just found this cute LO in the gallery by Susan Weinroth. I like the idea of mirroring the embellishments in the upper right with the tilt and scale of the photos.



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Posted: 1/20/2013 11:11:21 AM
Ok, I'm not a fancy scrapper and they probably won't make you ooh and ahh, but I just uploaded a bunch to my gallery to give you some ideas. Some of the pics might have some cropping to fit better or for design purpose, and some might not. But all started out as 4 x 6 photos.

I'm not sure if I try to link to my gallery you'll get to the right place so just click on my name and go to my gallery to see.

ETA: Here's the link. There's 13 LO's to scroll through. HTH!


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