Two In One with Summer Days

Two In One with Summer Days

Hello everyone! It's Lisa Dickinson here today and I'm excited to be sharing my recent obsession with double pagers! I love the larger canvas for creating and the fact that they hold lots and lots of photos. My only issue with the double-page spread is that I use 3-ring albums, which creates a significant gap in the middle of my two page spreads. My solution? Create a two-pager that also works as two stand-alone pages!


On both of these pages, I'm working with the new Summer Days collection, which is ideal for documenting these last days of school as well as the warm weather events happening all summer! For the left half of the page, I chose to use one photo enlarged to 11x7 and layered a bold die-cut title over it. Below the photo, I punched out ten 2-inch squares from the Summer Days patterned papers and layered them with chipboard, die cuts, brads, stickers & journaling strips.



On the right half of the page, I continued the grid design but used slightly larger (2.25") squares. In addition to eight photos from my daughter's last day of school, I alternated the 16-square grid with eight more patterned paper squares. 


Once again, I layered the patterned squares with coordinating Summer Days pieces and also used one as a journaling block. I tried to select a variety of accents that reinforced the page theme and brought lots of color and texture to the design.



To keep the two-pager from being awkwardly divided by the 3-ring album gap, I kept all the page elements with the 12x12 margins and didn't allow anything to cross over the center line. But the common design element of squares, as well as the coordinating papers, keep this spread looking harmonious. And while each page certainly can stand alone, the double-pager helps tell the story of the day with more detail (even with the dilemma of the gap!)


Thanks so much for stopping by and have a wonderful day!