|Posted: 8/15/2013 10:35:42 AM|
Can anyone show me layouts or sketches they like to use on every page when making a one-shot theme album?
I have seen some people do this in the past. There are 2 albums I need to make for my niece (horses) and nephew (fishing) for Christmas and I thought if I could find a flexible enough design to repeat on each page it might help me accomplish both books in time.
The pages will be 8.5 x 11 (I could adapt a 12x12 design) and I am in the process of pulling the papers and supplies now. I would start every page basically the same way but vary the look with different paper and embellishments, etc. and more or fewer layers.
Thanks for your thoughts.
Loc: in my scraproom in PA
|Posted: 8/15/2013 11:00:45 AM|
will all the photos be 4 x 6?
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|Posted: 8/15/2013 11:21:42 AM|
Yes, I was thinking all 4x6. But I suppose I could use that as another variation if its gets too boring.
Loc: New Zealand
|Posted: 8/15/2013 1:35:53 PM|
I took Shimelle's Cover to Cover class (totally awesome btw) and she talks a lot about this, and in some of the GG episodes too (can't remember which ones sorry). She suggests repeating elements, eg cameras, butterflies, what ever floats your boat. Also in her back packing albums she uses Kraft cardstock as a back ground on all the pages. I did this (with a bazzill bling) for our wedding album and had at least one butterfly on every page, that way I know it's still one album and it flows but I used lots of different sketches/page designs and different pp.
|Posted: 8/15/2013 2:17:44 PM|
I did this for a vacation album - I chose a limited number of papers, 4 layouts, and very simple repeatable embellishments. I used whichever of the 4 layouts worked best for the photos I wanted on that page. It went VERY quickly as there were so few decisions to make.
|Posted: 8/15/2013 4:04:49 PM|
kiwijesta - yes! That's exactly what I am trying to do. I loved the Cover to Cover class. I just want to take it a step further and start with the same page design for all the pages - like using the same Starting Point for each page and adapting it from there for variation.
pigsflyng - That sounds great. Glad to hear it really does make things go faster. 4 layouts might just work - 1 for a vertical photo, 1 for a horizontal and the other 2 for when I have 2 horizontals or 2 verticals.
Anyone want to suggest any sketches or layouts?
|Posted: 8/15/2013 6:30:14 PM|
I just did two mini albums for my sisters in law of a road trip we took together. I only used one 4x6 on each page but used the same line of paper for the entire book(a travel line form LYB from a few years back). I put wood veneer cars on all the pages. They loved the albums and I loved making them. Now I need to do one for myself!!!
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cards made- 197
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|Posted: 8/15/2013 6:39:36 PM|I did this for the year in review section of my dd's baby book. You can see the pages here.
I just looked for los/sketches that had elements that I liked and would be using (like an area to fit the stats card). I think I picked about 7 different ones and then looked at them all together to see which 4 would look the best together.
|Posted: 8/15/2013 8:12:59 PM|
I second the idea of using a similar stamp or set of embellishments throughout the album. In my mind, that will give you more continuity than trying to use similar layouts on each page.
Loc: So Cal
|Posted: 8/15/2013 8:50:40 PM|
For my DD's book I'm doing butterflies on every page. I decided this after I had posted most of the LOs in the gallery so not all of them have a butterfly.