Monday, May 6, 2013

Baby Boy Scrapbook Pages: Using Double Sided Paper as a Page Base for Two Pages

Double sided paper gives scrappers more options but often I like the designs on both sides, making it hard to decide which one to use.   How I used one sheet to make two pages back to back is the subject of this week's Baby Boy Scrapbook Pages Series.
Page 1

I actually had two sheets of this design but not much else to in my paper stash that would work with it.  I knew I'd have to cut one down for photo mats.  To get the most out of my supplies, I decided leave one as a full sheet and build two pages, one on each side.  With the second sheet I cut a large paper mat, then rounded and inked the edges.  White glitter Thickers were used to spell out our baby's name, but have been blurred for sharing publicly.  The quote is a clear sticker and chipboard stickers, and a stamped journaling spot complete Page 1.
Page 2

For Page 2 I used the the leftover scraps of the patterned paper use for my big paper mat on Page 1 to create a photo strip for a series of pictures that alone aren't very good but collectively tell a story.  The photo strip also covers up most of the distinctive design that was left showing on Page 1's paper mat.

More paper scraps from Page 1 were used to make the green photo mat and the orange journaling section.  The journaling was printed on vellum and attached with glue dots underneath the baby boy clothes stickers and the baby button brads.  The green polka dot area with my kids' stamped initials was printed onto the paper and I just took advantage of it to house this decorative element.

While both pages use some of the same supplies, since they appear back to back in my son's first year album the matchy-match quality isn't very noticeable.  I was able to tell two more baby stories and stretch my scrapbooking dollars.   Have you ever used one double sided sheet of paper to make two pages, back to back?  If so I'd love to see it or whatever pages you've been working on lately!  Link me up in the comments and I'll come by to see you ☺


3 Friends Said:

Crafty Mommy Diva said...

Love using both sides especially when I need to do a whole scrapbook at once - saves money =)
Love the Sibling Love tag.

Craftcherry said...

I haven't used that technique before, but I'm totally going to try it. I have quite a few sheets in my stash that I never used because I couldn't make up the mind on which side I liked best!
Sweet layouts.

Anonymous said...

This is a great idea! Love the page. ~Alissa

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