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4x6 Photo Love :: July 2011

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Right about now is when I should start to panic in the 4×6 Photo Love class. Beyond the half-way point means it only gets tougher to add that extra photo to the layout each month, but actually I’m quite excited about all the extra tricks we can throw in now to create plenty of space for all those 4×6 shots. You can check out the newest edition now, with seven 4×6 photos on a single page layout.

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This month’s page appears to just have two photos at first glance, but there are indeed seven, plus a 4×6 journaling card too. They are hidden behind the photo on the left, which opens up like this…

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…with photos on both sides, creating plenty of room. I still use page protectors with pages like this, but just create a window in the protector so the folded section can be opened. You can watch the entire process, from layout to page protector, in this month’s video:

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Neither layout this month is on kraft cardstock – shocking, I know! One is travel themed but the other uses a stack of photos from our wedding reception that I have been meaning to scrap for ages but I kept putting it off because it was a big stack of images that wouldn’t ordinarily go on one layout. But I love how they can all live on one page now!

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This month, the lovely Julie Kirk is my special guest and she adapted the page design to feature landscape photographs. I love the colours and patterns she used on this page.

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But this is so very clever! She explains her process for the rope ladder technique here, so you can try it too. Thank you for joining me, Julie!

Every month, there are two ways to win a prize for participating in 4×6 Photo Love! The first is at Two Peas: create your page and upload it to the gallery. Be sure to tick the box for this challenge in step four of the upload process. One participant will win a gift certificate to Two Peas to go shopping for whatever you like. But there’s a second chance to win right here: on this post, leave a comment with a link to your page (in the gallery at Two Peas or on your blog, whatever you prefer) and one of those links will win Two Peas shopping money too! The deadline for both is the 29th of August.

Congratulations to Connie for winning the draw for last month’s six photo class! (Connie, you will receive your gift certificate by email.) Will you be next? Just choose seven 4×6 photos to scrap and follow along with this month’s class prompt.


PS: Feel free to grab the button there on the left for your blog or to share this class with a friend – since it’s free, the more the merrier! And you’re welcome to use any supplies and any photos, so there’s no boundaries to your scrapping with this year-long project.

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27 Comments for 4x6 Photo Love :: July 2011

  1. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    Love this sketch!! I love “hidden” pictures!

  2. Becky Says:

    Great sketch! Couldn’t wait to have a go and here is my layout:×6-photo-love-july-2011.html

  3. Tracey Says:

    loved this class thank you Shimelle :) my layout is here

  4. LisaE Says:

    Love doing the accordion fold for the photos. Clever idea. Here’s mine called Gone Batty

  5. Monster Energy Hats Says:

    This article gives the light in which we can observe the reality. This is very nice one and gives indepth information. Thanks for this nice article.

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    Love the outdoor and being one with nature? Then barefoot running shoes can be just the thing for you.

  7. Daphne Says:

    Me, my blog, and my seven pictures on a layout! Thanks for the inspiration!

  8. Connie M Says:

    hi S~ just back from vacation. love the new 4×6 sketch` can’t wait to do it but that will be a few days away ha,ha. Thanks for the win ~ look forward to hearing from you!!

  9. Natalie Says:

    Hi Shimelle,
    I always love your tutorial videos and this class in particular. I have noticed that your pages typically incorporate photos that are all the same orientation. Could I make a request? I would love to see layouts that use numerous photos that are in both orientations together— rarely do I have 6+ photos that are all vertical or all horizontal. While I love seeing these techniques that you’ve shared, it makes it hard for me to incorporate them into my own pages. I really hope this comment hasn’t come across negatively- I love these videos and your instructions!
    Thanks so much!

  10. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    I LOVED this layout! I just love interactive or hidden pictures/journaling! Here is my link.

  11. Anne Says:

    Hi Shimelle – what a fun layout! Really love the interactive element and that you demo’d how to cut the page protector. Your videos are so lovely and helpful. Here’s my layout (mine also happen to feature friends in costume). :) Thanks so much!

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  13. Ruth Says:

    You can see my version here:×6-photo-love-seven.html

  14. Debbie Says:

    Shim, I was watching the video going through what photos this would work with and thought those people look familiar!!!!!!! Just a little madness……… hmmm – quite a bit of madness me thinks! Love the hidden photos! Debs x

  15. Anne Says:

    Hi Shimelle – loved this class so much that I did another one. This time with travel photos: Thanks so much for the inspiration and lovely class!

  16. Jen Clark Says:

    Awesome as usual!!! I am about to tackle the June page(s) as well since I missed those last month!!


  17. Debs Says:

    This month’s layout took me a while to complete but it’s all done now!×6-photo-love-july.html

  18. Connie M Says:

    Here is mine

    This was so cool and super fun ~ cm

  19. Lisa-Jane Johnson Says:

    I love this class so much, I’m getting through so many photos. I’m rarely happy with my layouts but I ADORE this one. Thanks you!

  20. Talia Says:

    Beautiful layouts. I’m a sucker for the interactive pages, so I LOVED making these. :-) Here’s a few of my versions of the layout here:×6-photo-love-july/

  21. Alison Says:

    Loved this one …mine is here×6-photo-lovejuly.html

  22. Julia Says:

    This was a great one to do :)Mine is on my blog here…

  23. Cyndee K. Says:

    Loved this layout! And it was the perfect solution for these photos that have been sitting around… Here’s mine.

  24. Sinead Says:

    I did this ages ago but your tweet just reminded me to post it here as well as on Two Peas! You can see it here. Love the idea as always and can’t wait to see what August’s edition will bring:)

  25. Maja Says:

    I just love your LO! And here is my LO about Rock Carvings in Sweden.

  26. Jennifer Says:

    I had so much fun with this sketch. Thanks for helping me scrap these older pics of my DS.

  27. AndreaHB Says:

    Thanks so much for this sketch! Here is my layout.