Hello friends! It's Nathalie here today to share a double pager created with The Story Begins kit. I rarely make 2-pagers, but I always love them when I look through my albums! So, since I wanted to use almost all the photos I took from this special day during our last vacation in France, I found a sketch by Becky Fleck and went to work:
I have to mention here that I love the fact that Jessica includes two sheets of each color of cardstock in her kits. It is probably what prompted me to create a double pager in the first place!
Now for my tutorial, I will show you how you can create a mat for a double pager with just one sheet of patterned paper. Often times, even if I had two sheets of cardstock for my background, I got stuck because I wanted to mat my photos with patterned paper of which I only had one page but I figured out a trick. See on my layout above, it looks like I used two sheets of the green Echo Park paper and possibly two sheets of pink cardstock when I actually used a partial one of each.
And by the way, this tip can also help you save paper when creating single page layouts.
First, I cut 1 1/2" strips of the paper of my choice (6 strips) and 1/4" strips of pink cardstock:
then I adhered the pink cardstock at the border of the patterned paper:
then I set them up around my pages exactly where I wanted them:
now you can use a bit of temporary adhesive or being extra careful, move them off your background and place a ruler going from one corner to the next as shown here:
cut through the layers and replace on your page, lining everything nicely before adhering:
Please note that I do not recommend choosing a patterned paper that goes in a certain direction as it would be very hard or impossible to line it up seamlessly.
Feel free to ask questions if you have any. I will answer them in the comments.