Oct 11, 2009

Progressive pages...

So those of you who are scrapbookers probably know what progressive scrapbook pages are. Searching the internet for progressive scrapbook pages will likely bring up plenty of samples -- as this is not a new idea. But I wanted to put together a progressive page to demonstrate in one of my recent workshops.

So basically what you do is start with a 6 X 6 page and then build upon it to make it an 8.5 X 11 page and then ultimately a 12 X 12 page. I unfortunately forgot to take pictures of this one in progress, but I've strategically cropped my photo of my layout so that you'll get the idea. So what I started with was this:

I used a whisper white 6 X 6 piece of cardstock and stamped the Medallion stamp in crushed curry in the lower right hand corner. I stamped the image again on a separate sheet of whisper white cardstock and punched out the center and layered it on top of the medallion on my scrapbook page.

Once I had the 6 X 6 page, I wanted to incorporate that page into an 8.5 X 11 scrapbook page. I added the page to an 8.5 X 11 sheet of chocolate chip cardstock, added a few more photos and a title and voila:

In the original version I didn't have the long photo or the ribbon -- I actually added those when I made it into a 12 X 12, but as I mentioned earlier I forgot to take photos during the process... so you get the idea.

I love using this process when I'm feeling a little stumped staring at a big 12 X 12 page -- it's kind of like freewriting to remedy writer's block. You take small steps until your creative mojo comes back.

Here is the final layout:

Here's another example of a finished progressive page... unfortunately, again, I did not take photos during the process -- but I think you'll be able to easily pick out the original 6 X 6 page and the 8.5 X 11 page within the bigger 12 X 12 final layout:

Well, that's all for today... thanks for stopping by!

1 comment:

  1. I really like this idea. Definitely going to use it for my new grandbaby's book.


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