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4x6 Photo Love :: December 2011

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It’s the thirtieth of the month, so that means it’s time for a brand new edition of 4×6 Photo Love! This is the final lesson in the year long class. Since it’s the twelfth month of the year, we’re scrapbooking a full dozen 4×6 prints on one scrapbook page – and it’s even a single page layout, if you can believe it!

This month’s idea is super simple: create a stack of photos and attach them to the top of the layout with string, twine or ribbon. With double-sided patterned papers, you can make the stack of photos extra pretty and colourful. I used the Little Black Dress collection from BasicGrey for one layout and a mix of collections from Studio Calico for the second page.

By the way, just for today Two Peas has marked all patterned papers from Studio Calico to 60% off, like the dozen papers I used in my Year in Review layout. Check the sale out here and stock up on 12×12 papers for thirty-four cents and 6×6 paper pads under three dollars. (Your order might qualify for free US shipping too – try code NKFFRL for free shipping on orders of $35 of physical, non-phase out products up till the stroke of the new year.)

scrapbook pages

Depending on how you prefer things in your album, the loose mini pages can stay inside the page protector or you can attach them so they are on the outside of the page protector with just a little tweaking. Punch the hole through the page protector as well as the layout, staple or sew through the page protector, or just cut part of the page protector away. You can also cut extra page protectors to size to fit all the photo layers. Stitch them or close the edges with pretty washi tape.

Stop by Two Peas to download a PDF with notes on this project and visit the Education message board for all the Two Peas classes.

scrapbook page by leah farquharson
This month I’m joined by special guest Leah Farquharson with her take on this design principle. Leah added border punches to the mix for a beautifully detailed

scrapbook page by leah farquharson
You can find Leah’s project here at Two Peas to add to your bookmarks.

scrapbook page detail
Now it’s your turn…
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 January.

Congratulations to Gaby for winning the draw for last month’s eleven photo class! (Gaby, I need your email address. Can you contact me at shimelle at gmail dot com please?) Will you be next? Just choose twelve 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! This is our final update to this project but it will continue to be available for free to help any scrapper with ideas for 4×6 pictures.

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38 Comments for 4x6 Photo Love :: December 2011

  1. Iliana Says:

    Very original! Will the brads damage or mar up the photo beneath it? How would you put it in a page protector? P.S. Will you please give a tour of the new studio when you get it unpacked?

  2. Heather Says:

    great idea, I’m definitely going to give this a go for my JYC year in review page as it would go in my regular album anyway! Already excited to pick out photos for this! :)

  3. Becky Says:

    I’ve loved this course of classes and am sorry it is at an end, but here is my 12 photo layout for December.×6-photo-love-last-one.html

  4. Kathy Rogers Says:

    I have really enjoyed this year long project and I will definatly use these ideas again. My December page is here

  5. Hannah Says:

    I like the idea a lot. Especially that the layout has so much texure.(=

  6. tessa.pinay Says:

    here are my unfinished
    4×6-photo-love two-peas-in-a-bucket but not all photos are 4×6

  7. TracyBzz Says:

    Cool idea! If you choose to keep the stack outside of the page protector you could just make a page protector for the top photo to protect it from scratches etc.

  8. debs14 Says:

    Shimelle, I have really loved this project and am proud to say that I have finished my last layout today, it’s here on my blog
    Thanks so much for organising it!

  9. Maja Says:

    Hi Shimelle! I really loved 4×6 Photo Love! Here is my last page!

  10. Ashli Says:

    LOVED this class! Here is my page for December.

  11. Daphne Says:

    Thank you so much Shimelle for this class! THIS is my December page.

  12. Kelly O Says:

    Loved this class and am really glad that we get to see Shimelle inspiration once a week in 2012. !

    Here’s the link to mine:!

  13. Ruth Says:

    Here’s the link to mine:×6-photo-love-twelve.html

  14. Lisa Says:

    OH! You are a genius! I love you! I haven’t even watched the video yet. I love the idea of custom-sized page protectors, but I never do it because I can’t sew. But washi tape? I love washi tape! I can do that. So so so HAPPY!

  15. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    This was so much fun!!! Thanks Shimelle for such a great class! Loving Glitter girl but I will miss the 4×6 photo love! “

  16. Lisa M. Zepponi Says:

    I thought I linked my blog with the pictures of my final Photo Love page. Here is the blog address:×6-photo-love-2011-review-dec.html”

  17. Karen P Says:

    Thanks for a fabulous year of challenges – so pleased that I have managed to do all of them. Here is my December entry –×6-photo.html

  18. Cyndee K. Says:

    I’ve LOVED this 4×6 class & have had so much fun following along for all of them! Thank you for helping me put a dent in my pile of photos! Here’s my take on this months class.

  19. Sabine Says:

    I enjoyed the process of making a year in review whith this layout very much. I loved all the 4×5 Photo Love challenges! I will miss the 4×6 Photo Love series, but Glitter Girl is cool, too! Here is my entry for December:×6-photo-love-december.html

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