Thursday, September 12, 2013

Getting it done! Fast Pages!

Like many of my customers I have quite a lot of paper.  Ahem, a LOT of paper.  I also have a busy life which means that I need to be able to scrap a lot of album pages FAST.

This is the formula I have been using this month to really get things done! It is also the formula I will be teaching at my workshops this month.  Mixing and matching the papers means that even though the formula is the same the pages all look distinctly different.  If you try it, I would love to see the finished pages!
Happy scrapping!

Getting It Done - 4 pages in 10 minutes!

This is the easiest way I know to do some quick double page layouts!
Select 3 pieces of coordinating paper or cardstock that works with your photos.  I have used 3 pieces from the same power palette or be adventurous and mix and match.

With your 12 inch trimmer (and I especially LOVE my new CTMH one!) cut the paper like this:
1st piece - cut off a 3" strip, then cut 1 piece 9"x6 1/2", cut it in half to make 2 photo mats. Put remaining rectangle aside.
2nd piece - cut 2 strips 1 1/2", then cut the remaining paper the way you cut the first piece (ie. two photo mats and a leftover bit)
3rd piece - cut a rectangle 8 1/2" x 6 1/2" then cut leftovers into two even strips (about 1 3/4" wide)
Set your paper up into 3 piles:
·         Strips (for borders and edges)
·         Photo mats (including your double one of 8 1/2 x 6 1/2")
·         Backing/contrast pieces

Now for the fun part! Find 4 pieces of coordinating cardstock or 4 pages and then mix and match to create double page spreads in no time! Don't forget that the papers are double sided so you can turn some pieces over for a new look! I would love for you to share your pages on our Nell's CTMH scrappers page on facebook! Happy scrapping!