Hi everyone, it’s Traci and today I’ll be sharing a tip for adding lots of photos to a 12×12 page. I use this technique in my mini album kits and custom scrapbook pages all the time. When a client requests a custom album they often want more photos on a 12×12 page than will traditionally “fit”. My solution? Cards that flip-up or fold-out to reveal additional photos.
First, I created my 12×12 base page. For this layout I used the new Denim Blues paper . Once I had the base and overall design, I looked at the photos to consider size. Could several photos be cropped to 3×4? 4×4? another size?
The key to adding lots of photos is a flip-card that will hold three photos…one on the front, and two inside the card.
For my first card, the photo is 4×4. The We R Memory Instagram overlay frame is 4×4, so I chose to make my flip-up card 4.25” x 4.25”. My base card stock needs to be 4.25” x 8.50”, with a score line at 4.25”.
For this layout I have two 4.25×4.25” cards and one 4.25×6.25” card. In order for me to be able to open the cards from the outside of my plastic page protector, I used a craft knife to create a slit in the plastic. I slid the page into my We R Memory Keepers Page protector and laid the photo cards down on top of the plastic. Then I gently cut slits in the plastic along each of the card’s fold lines.
I added adhesive to the back of each card and slipped the backs through the slits so that the card now opens from outside of the page protector.
Thanks for letting me share this fun way to get lots of photos on a page! We would love to see your layouts so please share pictures with us on our Facebook page! Thanks for stopping by!