How to Create Two Basic Layouts Quickly

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One Sketch Done Two Ways

Do you ever feel frustrated with the number of layouts you’re doing? Do you feel like you can do more? Debbie shares with us some tips and tricks to help you start creating more often and… well, just more.

Debbie used her layouts as an example. She was able to scrapbook two layouts using 14 photos from her son’s wedding. That’s pretty great. Not only was she able to create two layouts quickly, but she was able to make them unique and distinct from each other.

Templates:
  • Coastal Highway (3A, 3B)
  • Cedar Trails (1A, 1B)
  •  Nautical KCK (1, 2, 3)
  • My Oasis a la carte
  • Tropical KCK (2, 4)
Templates
  • Funky Frills (1A, 1B)
  • Aspen Court (3A, 3B)
  • Cherish (1)
  • Tropical KCK (2, 3, 4)
  • Paradise (6)
Tips and Tricks

The trick is to switch out your accessory sets. Debbie used the same sketch for both layouts but switched out certain templates depending on the photos, or in some cases, just rearranged them.  Where an array of tropical flowers used to be she put a bowtie, and where a boat used to be she put some tropical flowers. So, in the end, the tropical flowers stayed (I mean, her son’s wedding was near the beach, so why throw them out of either layout?), but they were just rearranged to make room for other templates.

Another tip to take note of in regard to creating layouts quickly as well as creatively is the rule of three. We recently did a blog post about it this month in regard to another layout but thought that is also had some weight to be had here.

Understanding basic visual principles like the rule of three can really transform the speed as well as the overall quality of your pages. The rule of three states that people are more visually engaged when they see a group of three items. The same goes for scrapbooking. As you can see on both of Debbies layout, she followed that rule. She had three groups of accessories on either layout, which helped her speedily accomplish her creative task.

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What’s your high score of layouts in a day? We want to know! What are your favorite accessory sets? Comment down below and feel free to share this with anyone who may find it useful.

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