Carte Postale | Sophie Crespy

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Double page layouts are one of those scrapbooking feats that often intimidate even the most seasoned of crafters. Today Sophie Crespy is here to share just how easy – and beautiful! – two pagers really can be. Enjoy!


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Sophie: Hello! Sophie here to share with you my first post as a DT member. I created a double page layout using Carte Postale. I am not usually a double page maker but I really enjoyed the process. I started by making the right side page: I wanted a fun yet simple grid, showing my favorite photos from our summer. The great thing about two page spreads is that you can document many photos at once.


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On the right side of the photos I played with layers of 6 x 6″ paper and Snippets.


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As you can see I placed three yellow elements in a triangle shape on my page. I like to use a visual triangles to provide balance to the overall design.


I am also crazy about the vellum tape strips…I don’t think I will ever have enough of these! They are perfect for creating a “mood board” look on your page, so I added them to my photos as a background for chipboard sticker phrases.


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I played with chipboard stickers and wood veneer die cuts. The wood veneer die cuts were painted with yellow spray ink to add a bright note to my page. The “happy” polaroid frame was the perfect addition to this fun photo of my boy in our tent!


It was so easy to find small embellishments to add to this grid. I could have added so much more but I wanted to keep it simple as the title page would be too busy.


Then I made my title page:


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I wanted a big title, so I die cut white cardstock with my Silhouette. We got to stay at home this summer, so the title was easy to find.


I chose my two favorite photos of our summer at home for this title page. The colors on the photos were the base for my color combo: yellow, light green, orange, and white.


I just adore this Ocean Drive patterned paper with the globes. The circular shapes of the globes balance the straight lines of the grid on the other side.


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And on the lefthand side, I used those metal flair buttons. They are just so pretty I had to have them on my page along with a yellow brad.


BasicGrey | Carte Postale | Sophie Crespy


In order to create a link between the two sides of the page, I added a piece of garland that runs from one side to the other. I love these paper garlands; they are so easy to use and they have two sides to chose from! How cool is that? I also used vellum tape strips between the two pages.


Carte Postale should not be restricted to just travel projects; it is perfect for other themes too! I am so glad I was challenged to make a double pager. I went out of my comfort zone and really enjoyed the process.




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