Turning a Single Page Sketch Into a Double Page Layout

Hello! Samantha here with you. Today I’d like to walk you through turning a single page sketch into a double page layout. This is a really useful trick for when you have a sketch you really like, but have too many photos for a single page layout.

Supplies: The Great Outdoors Beneath the Stars, The Great Outdoors Into the Woods, The Great Outdoors Happy Camper, The Great Outdoors 3D Stickers, The Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers, The Great Outdoors Planner Stickers, The Great Outdoors Hunting Adventures 3D Stickers, The Great Outdoors Epoxy Clips

Here’s the sketch I’ll be using today:

The first thing I like to do when working with a sketch is to pull my photos.

This is the point where I decided that I have enough photos that I need a 2 page layout instead of a single page layout. I laid my photos out into a left page and a right page. Since I am one photo short (on the right hand page), I’ll use the last photo space to ad a journaling tag instead.

 

For the left had page, I’ll follow the sketch, butiInstead of taking a single page and just creating it twice for a double page layout, I like to take the sketch and mirror it for the right hand page of the two page layout. Normally, I just do this in my head, but for the sake of this step-out I flipped the sketch so you can see what I mean in the photo above. I’ll be using the mirrored version on the right hand side of the layout.

Now that you know the basics of how your sketch will look on both the left and right hand sides, you can start building the base from your patterned paper. Again, you can see how the right hand page mirrors the sketch instead of being an exact replica.

Finish up the layout by adding your photos and embellishments.

Here you can see where I substituted a journaling sticker in place of a photo. You can also see that instead of putting a second title on my mirrored right hand page, I added a small cluster of embellishments. This keeps the feel of the layout cohesive without the clutter of 2 titles on one layout.

Turning a single page sketch into a double page layout is a great way to add flexibility to any sketch!
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Traveler’s Notebook using Destinations Stickers

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Have you jumped into the Traveler’s Notebook craze?  I am going to show you today how I use it in a very traditional way – for documenting our travels.  Christine joining you today with a Traveler’s Notebook using Destinations Stickers.

 

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Our family is about to set off on a road trip therefore in preparation for that I put together four spreads, one for each state along the way.  The new Destinations stickers combined beautifully with the Autumn Woods Collection and the Great Outdoors Collection to make this a fun project to put together.

Supply List: Autumn Woods Puffy Clips, Autumn Woods Puffy Stickers, Autumn Woods Epoxy Stickers, Great Outdoors Patterned Paper, Great Outdoors Stick On Pockets, Great Outdoors Cardstock Stickers, Destinations Stickers – Maine, Destinations Stickers – New York, Destinations Stickers- New Hampshire, Destinations Stickers – Vermont, Autumn Woods Flake Stickers, Autumn Woods Patterned Paper,

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The new Destinations stickers have both flat and 2D Stickers and even some foiling.  I made good use of them on each spread.  I like to cover one side of each spread with patterned paper and the Autumn Woods collection has the beautiful rich colors I needed.

New Hampshire Traveler's Notebook Using Destinations Stickers

For my last two spreads I switched to patterned papers from the new Great Outdoors collection.  While it’s outdoors themed, it still lends itself to autumn pictures (and some winter too).  I’m looking forward to playing more with this rich collection.

Maine Traveler's Notebook Using Destinations Stickers

I love the practical uses for the Stick On Pockets and how you can use them on so many projects.  I used one here to tuck my journaling into.  Wanna check out more on how I put these together?  Here’s a process video that shares more details

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Now that I have these put together, I’m really itching to get on the road…but first to pack!

Fall Thank you Card/Business Card Holders

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Hello friends! Katty here to share a fun project. I wanted to create some Fall themed Thank you cards for my customers. I was able to use some of the amazing  Autumn Woods Collection to create cards that also function as Business Card Holders.

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Supplies Used: Autumn Woods Epoxy Sticker, Autumn Woods Stick on Pockets, Autumn Woods Washi Tape Set, Autumn Woods Flake Stickers, Summer Fun Washi Tape, Marbleous 12″ Paper Pad

I began by cutting out squares from the Marbles 12″ paper pad. I cut out two of each square.  I used papers that coordinate with the Autumn Woods collection. I glued the two matching squares back to back. The back side will provide an area for a hand written note.

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I used the beautiful Autumn Woods Stick on Pockets on the front side. I can slide my business card directly inside. I used some of my own Thank You stickers on the front side and then used several embellishments to make the front pretty. I made several different designs keeping each one simple and sweet.

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I added some of the Autumn Woods washi tape and Epoxy stickers. On other Cards I used the Summer Fun washi tape and some of the Autumn woods flake stickers, which are so cute.

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I love how these turned out. I think it will be fun for my customers to receive these in their packages. Thanks so much for stopping by! XOXO -Katty

Harvest Blessings Fall Home Decor Fence

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Hello crafty friends!  Melinda here with you today and I am super excited about my project. We were tasked with making something “off the page” and so I decided to make a Fall Home Decor Fence.

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Supplies Used: The Great Outdoors Paper Crafting Kit, Autumn Air Scrapbook Paper, Autumn Woods Cardstock Stickers

I started by creating my cut file. I didn’t have anymore chipboard so I used several sheets of brown cardstock. Once I glued all the layers together, I cut out the pieces from my brown wood paper that came in the Great Outdoors paper crafting kit. I liked that this particular piece of patterned paper had a wood grain with no “planks look” I could cut the fence pieces out with out worrying about having any odd lines.
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Next I assembled my fence posts and lined them up. I then adhered the horizontal planks to make the fence pieces hold together.  I added some brads to give the appearance of nails.

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I then designed and cut four layers of the harvest blessing. I glued and stacked the four cuts to add some strength and a bit of dimension to the words.

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Next I fussy cut the pretty pumpkins from a piece of the Autumn Air paper. The weight of this paper is great. Not too flimsy at all. I added some foam tape to the back and they made the perfect border for my fence.

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I then turned to my cardstock sticker set and added the sweet little animals. And the little pumpkin sticker at the bottom.

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This view shows how the layers of cardstock gave the pieces a nice thick look and a very sturdy feel.

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I then created this fun little sign to hang with another sticker and added it to a piece of the same Autumn Air paper. It has a wood grain look too. I used some hemp to hang it and some more brads.

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For the back I simply cut strips of cardstock at 2.25 x 12. I scored each strip at 1″, 6″ and 11″. I folded each strip in half and glued it together. I folded the 1″ pieces so that they would act as a hinge and glued it to my project. I glue about four of the strips together to make each leg nice and sturdy. I used a hole punch to punch a hole and then knotted some hemp and then glue it to the other side through the holes so that it would act as the bottom part of the base. This way when it’s time to put it away, I can lay it flat for storage.

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Here’s one last look at my completed project.

If you would like to create your own project be sure to head over to the store and purchase your stickers and paper.  I am sharing the cut file pattern with you here for a limited time. If you have a craft cutting machine that uses: AI, DXF, SVG, STUDIO or WPC files, then you can use this file.

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Well, that about covers it for today. Be sure to stop back by and see what the rest of the designers are creating. Also, please stop by my blog and see what else I am up to!  Until the next time, Have a wonderfully crafty day!

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Fall Themed Bookmarks

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Hello crafty friends! It’s Carolyn here today with some fall themed bookmarks. I made two as thank-you gifts for a teacher and another to celebrate fall. If you have bits and pieces of a collection, this is a great way to use them up and add a handmade touch to a gift. Not to mention who can’t use another bookmark?!?

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Supplies for Bookmarks: Teacher Puffy Sticker, School Planner Stickers, School Mixed Sticker Pack, Autumn Woods Epoxy Sticker, Pumpkin Spice 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Autumn Woods 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Woodland Friends Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Autumn Woods Cardstock StickersColor Washed 12″ Paper Pad, Great Outdoors Tags 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper, Beneath The Stars 12″ Double Sided Scrapbook Paper

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For the fall bookmark I layered two papers from the Autumn Woods collection. I cut out the sentiment from another paper and decorated with cardstock and epoxy stickers. I used a hole punch and added some matching twine.

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For this teacher bookmark, I used the new Great Outdoors papers for the background. Then I mixed a bunch of school themed stickers. I love how the planner stickers, puffy stickers and mixed stickers all look together.

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For the final bookmark, I used a paper from the Color Washed Paper Pad. Then I cut the packaging paper off the mixed stickers for the lined paper. I topped it off with a mixture of stickers.

That’s it for me! I hope you have a moment to check out all the fun stickers and papers in the shop and don’t forget to put those leftover supplies to use!

Wood Plank Home Decor With Field Study

sara-circle-2 Hello Hello! I hope you are having a wonderful day! Thank you so much for stopping by to visit the blog! My dear mother recently spent an extended period in the hospital. I decided to create a home decor/art piece that included a photo of all her grandchildren to brighten up her room and then she can hang it in her home in a few weeks when she is discharged.  This Wood Plank Home Decor incorporates the beautiful Field Study paper pad to decorate it.Wood Plank Home Decor using Field Study from Paper House Productions

Products Used- Field Study 12″ Paper Pad

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I fussy cut as many butterflies as I could to include on the wood plank. I adhered everything with a mixture of wet glue or glue dots and I added dimension by putting some craft foam behind the butterflies.

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I hope you enjoyed this project today…and, yes, my mama loved it a bunch!

Have A Lovely Day!

Sara

Autumn Woods Memory Planning

Hello everyone! Tina here today sharing more of my memory planner. Are you loving the new Autumn Woods collection and all the inspiration from the design team? I know I am. I couldn’t wait to pull it out again and use in my planner.

Supplies used: Make Everyday Great planner, Autumn Woods Life Organized planner stickers, cardstock stickers, puffy stickers, epoxy stickers, rice paper, puffy clips, epoxy clips, sticker flakes, washi tape, stick on pockets.

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I like to keep our schedule of appointments on themonthly thread and just a few embellishments and I couldn’t resist adding the little fox puffy clip. Is he not the cutest?! The real fun comes on the weekly spreads.

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I’m playing catch up because I’ve gotten a bit behind so I’m going to share the first two weeks of September with you today. I started a new full time job this particular week so I had fun documenting my new office and my first message on my phone. At the end of the week I treated my self to the smallest ice cream cone I’ve ever seen. LOL Then celebrated my kids birthday a little early with a trip to see The Little Mermaid. They may not be fall themed photos but the rich colors of the stickers and background pages make my photos pop. I love all the foiling in the washi and stickers!

For week two I couldn’t wait to add one of the corner pocket stickers. I have some fun memorabilia from our weekend getaway to tuck in there. I added a couple of stickers on top to finish it off. I added some stamping around the page and when I made a boo boo it was the lovely washi to the rescue. The longer stickers were perfect for some journaling for this week. One of my favorite items to use is the rice paper. The florals and foiling are gorgeous!!

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Adding photos of our day to day life and journaling in my planner is by far my favorite project I’m working on right now. The biggest joy is my kids are starting to come in and pick it up to see what I’ve done. It has already probably been looked at more than most of my traditional albums.

I hope you enjoyed taking a peek into my memory planner this month using the gorgeous Autumn Woods collection.

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DIY Thankful Note Board

Hello! Samantha here with you. I have a project today that’s not only great for fall but also a wonderful way to put a positive emphasis on interactions between family members. This DIY Thankful Note Board is a really fun way to get everyone involved in small acts of gratitude.

Supplies: Autumn Woods Autumn Woods, Autumn Woods Washi Tape, Autumn Woods Rice Paper Border Stickers, Autumn Woods Puffy Clips, Feathers Project Pad and Discover Italy Cardstock Multi Pack

We’re using this note board this fall to leave each other notes of gratitude. There are no rules to how to use the note board. The idea is just to write down something you’re grateful for about another family member or a note of thanks if they did something kind for you. It’s a fun way to call out acts of everyday kindness!

I had a small frame with a recessed area of about 4″ x 4″. I painted the frame with brown paint, and then went to town decorating it with embellishments from the Autumn Woods collection (and a few other collections, as well). I thought the feathers from the Feather Project Pad coordinated beautifully with Autumn Woods, so I added a few of those. To give them a bit of a 3D effect, I took a bone folder and scored the feathers down the middle. Folding them a little along the score line gives the feathers some extra dimension, perfect for an off the page project.

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Since I was using feathers on this project, it seemed like the perfect choice to use this sweet little owl for our note board clip. The metal is nice and sturdy, so we’ll be able to use it over and over again without the metal getting fatigued.

I finished up by using washi tape to add some borders (and a pop of color) to the frame.

I can’t wait to start using our thankful note board to add some extra gratitude to our days.
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Autumn Woods Altered Jars

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And here is what I turned them into!  I used various stickers from Autumn Woods as well as patterned paper to decorate the jars.

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The little woodland creatures add a nice touch to the collection.  The puffy stickers were a great way to add some dimension to the project.

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I lined the top with a rice paper border that has beautiful foiling on it.  Next time you are at  store and see a cheap, plain jar; grab it!  Make it your own with your paper crafting supplies.

 

September Planner Spreads

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Hi there! Who’s got their September plans all made and looking pretty in their planners?  I dove into mine earlier in the month and wanted to share with you how I incorporated several items from Paper House Productions to my September Planner Spreads.

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Supplies Used: Autumn Woods Life Organized, Great Outdoors Life Organized

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September finds me combining the Outdoors Collection and Autumn Woods to play up the autumn feel. I love fall, so I was definitely ready to dig into these supplies.

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The Long “To Do” stickers are so great for those necessary lists.

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Not only are they cute but the “stick on pockets” are also so practical for tucking little notes away.

Have a great week! Happy planning!