Being in nature is simply wonderful, whether it’s taking an epic hike through a wooded area to sitting on the shores of a lake and fishing the day away. Clearing your mind in nature is a great way to help you hit the reset button, rejuvenate and refresh your senses and reflect on all that’s around you. Speaking of reflecting, blog contributor Noreen Smith did just that with one of her latest projects — she freshened up a one-page layout and reflected certain elements, patterns and designs to create a mirrored two-page standout! Want to see how she did it? Take a peek at this double-the-fun idea with her spring scrapbook spread below!
Have you ever seen or created a single-page sketch or layout that you love, and you’d like it so much you wanted to double the fun and create a two-page spread from it? Try this easy technique and mirror the elements, shapes or patterns from the single page onto a second page to create a double-page layout!
To create the layout you will need:
- Two pieces of Spring Cottage Paper Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Cottage Stickers or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Spring Cottage Embellishments or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) — Returning June
- Two pieces of Light Gray Solid Cardstock or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Original Border Maker System with the Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Dotted Leaf Circle Punch or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia) OR Custom Cutting System with Circle Patterns or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Repositionable Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Foam Squares or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Brown Dual-Tip Pen or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Watch the video to see how easy it is to first make the single page layout and use the remaining papers to create the mirrored second page or follow along with the written instructions below.
Step 1: Cut one patterned paper in half at 6″. Set aside one of the 6″ x 12″ pieces. Using the Original Border Maker System and Climbing Vine Chain Border Maker Cartridge, punch a vines border from one edge of a 6″ x 12″ piece.
Step 2: Cut the second piece of patterned paper in half at 6″. Cut one of the 6″ x 12″ pieces into two 6″ x 6″ squares and the other into two 3″ x 12″ strips. Set one square and one strip aside. Use the Dotted Circle Punch to punch a decorative circle from one 6″ square.
Step 3: Determine which of the four patterns you’d like to display on each piece. Adhere the 5″ x 12″ strip along the right-hand edge of the base page and the 3″ x 12″ strip across the page approximately 1-1/2″ up from the bottom edge with Tape Runner adhesive. Overlap the border strip and the decorative circle as shown and adhere with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive.
Step 4: Add photos, embellishments and a title as shown to complete the “single-page” layout. Use Foam Squares to give some dimension to the title or other embellishments. Tip: Adhere the small paper strip that was left over when punching the Climbing Vine Border with Repositionable Tape Runner adhesive beside the 5″ x 12″ paper piece as an additional contrasting element.
Step 5: If desired, create a second mirrored page by repeating Steps 1 and 2 with the remaining pieces of patterned paper. Arrange pieces in an exact mirror image of the pieces on the first page or rotate them and flip the patterns to create an arrangement that will best suit your photos. Finish with coordinating embellishments and journal as desired.
Do you have a single-page layout you’d like to make into a mirrored double-page layout? And what do you admire most about this spring scrapbook spread? Comment below — we want to know!