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Ideas for double page spreads



I don't do many double page spreads even though I really enjoy the challenge of putting them together. Double pagers are great when you have lots of photos to incorporate and the usual 12 x12 page is not big enough. Or when you have uncoordinated photos related to a specific event/activity. Here are some ideas for double page spreads. 

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Double page spread for Blue Fern Studios

1. Use a repeated motif as a unifier.

You don't have to use the same background patterned papers for both pages. Here I used those fussy-cut blooms to unify my pages.

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The double page birthday spread
2. Make your own patterned backgrounds.

Can't find coordinating papers? Create them yourself with the help of some mists and stencils.


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A double-pager
3. Let your title work span across the two pages.

This was one of those single-page layouts that turned into a double-pager because I did not have enough space to fit all my printed photos. Hence, more photos on the left-facing page..hehe. But I managed to find a similar chevron patterned paper and used the title work to unify the two pages.

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Yam shenanigans

4. Mirror your pages.

Well, sort of. At least the photo mats? *winks* I also carried my title work across the two pagers. But as you can see, using the same patterned paper background on both pages already trick the eye into seeing the two pages as one unit.

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Double page spread for Maya Road/Simple Stories swap

5.  Take your embellishments across the two pages.


Here, I used the twine, lace trim, clouds and wood embellishments to unify the two pages.

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Double page spread for Maya Road Photo Play Paper swap
6. Coordinate with similar colours across both pages.

Keep to coordinating colours to tie your pages together. On this double-pager, I kept to the main colours of red, green and silver on both pages. The fussy-cut banners across both pages also helped to create a cohesive double-pager.

So there you have it. 6 ideas you can use for your double page spreads. Will you try them out?


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6 comments:

Julie Tucker-Wolek said...

These are AWESOME ideas! I loveeeeeeee them!!!!!!!!!!!!

Stir Your Creativity said...

Great ideas and awesome examples.

Lisa said...

You do double pages perfectly!! These are all amazing!! Wow!! So inspired!! Have a great day!! Big hugs :)

Lisa
A Mermaid's Crafts

Cindy deRosier said...

Great ideas!

Sharada Dilip acharya said...

Aww you have such amazing ideas and creations all the time !! Dropping in at your blog is so much fun <3
cheers

Audrey Pettit said...

You have the best ideas! Love, love your playful and eclectic style!

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