Some events require a little more space to tell the story and this is where a two page spread can really come in handy! When I have multiple photos and quite a bit to journal, I will often scrap two pages at once so that it flows well together!
Thanksgiving is one of those family events that often work well as a two pager. Between activities and photos of the food, there is just a lot to say! In today’s post, I walk through how I set up a two page layout and also how easy it is to scrap a coordinated two page layout with just a mini kit! The mini kit I use in the video is FREE in my resource library!
The first video shows the set up and the second video shows how I save and prepare the two page layout for printing!
Here is my layout, once it is completed:
But lets back up a bit to the beginning!
The first thing you want to do is set up your document to be 24 inches in width and 12 inches in height. Double check that it is at 300 ppi. You can also set up a guide in the middle of your double spread so that you know exactly where the cut off between the two pages will be.
To do this, go to View>>Ruler. This will put the ruler around your page.
Then click on the white space of the ruler on the left hand side and while clicking, drag towards a center. You’ll see the line follow you. Unclick when it lines up with the 12. This puts a blue line right down the middle, separating the two pages.
Now you can slide a paper in from your photo bin. I like to copy it from there and slide it over to the other side. To copy, simply hold down the alt/option key and then click the paper and slide!
Once I have my back ground papers in place, I like to draw where my photos will go. I find this works better than just sliding my pictures on to the screen because I can control where I want them and what size I want them to be. Here is what my layout looked like after I drew the shapes (using the shape tool):
Now you’re ready to scrap your page! Add your photos, elements, layer papers, etc. Don’t forget your journaling and your title! Once you get your page how you like it, watch this next video to save it:
Now it’s your turn to give it a try! If you are still needing to scrap your Thanksgiving photos from last year or previous years, be sure to grab this mini from the Resource Library!