Monday, February 6, 2012

24 Photos, 1 Layout

I know what you may be thinking...24 photos on one layout?! Yeah right. They are either really small or she needs to go back to school for some counting lessons. I promise you though there really are 24 photos!

How did I do it? Simple. I used the Magic How-To Book and the Deck of Cards design. If you are new to the How-To Books they are essential scrapbook and card making tools. They are different than other sketch books because these ones provide cutting diagrams, beautiful full color examples, and tips and techniques that will teach (or remind) you of new ideas and ways to use your products.

So, how exactly did I fit so many photos? Easy...I used mini pull-out albums. On the right page, behind each 3 x 3 photo I made individual mini-albums featuring Christmas memories of each child. It's neat, tidy and interactive!

I chose to put photos on the front-side of each mini-album. The backside includes journaling of each photo. However, I could have easily fit another 16 photos on this page. Here are close-ups of each mini-album:





If you are ready to stop agonizing over your design and start producing I highly encourage you to check out these  How-To Books . They have literally changed the way I make pages and cards. I no longer spend my time searching the Internet for sketch ideas nor do I waste my precious time and paper making cutting and design mistakes. If you want to try one email me or leave a comment with your email. I'll send you a design page to try for free!

Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted): 
Paper: Believe (retired), Garden Green Cardstock, White Daisy Cardstock
Stamps: Trinity Alphabet, Family Love, Authentic
Ink: Archival Black, Garden Green
Other: Piercing Tool, 3D Foam Tape, Mini-Medley Holiday (retired), Mini-Medley Olive


  1. I would love to try a page, please email me at I love how you managed to fit so many photos on the page, what a clever design! I wonder if I can get these books in New Zealand, will have to investigate further.

  2. Chicken, I sent you some sketches to try. Let me know what you think. I'd love to see how yours turn out!