How to Make Graphic 45 Double Page Layout

Make a double page layout with me displaying 5 photos! I've used G45's Nature Sketchbook collection for this fun 2 page spread.

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How to Make Graphic 45 Double Page Layout
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Left page layout:  Cut a piece 6.75 x 8.5" from Wildflower Bouquet and a piece 6 x 10.5" from Every Blooming Thing.  Put the excess paper aside to use on the right side.

Left page layout: Cut a piece 6.75 x 8.5" from Wildflower Bouquet and a piece 6 x 10.5" from Every Blooming Thing. Put the excess paper aside to use on the right side.

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Cut a piece at least 2" wide and 4" long from Flora Fascination.  Use a scrap if you have it!  Cut a piece 2.25 x 12" from Diary of a Botanist & border punch both sides. (con't)

Cut a piece at least 2" wide and 4" long from Flora Fascination. Use a scrap if you have it! Cut a piece 2.25 x 12" from Diary of a Botanist & border punch both sides. (con't)

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I used is EK Success Pointed Flower punch; use whatever you have or leave it unpunched.

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Select a 3 x 4" journaling card from the Ephemera pack.

Select a 3 x 4" journaling card from the Ephemera pack.

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Glue the 6 x 10.5" Every Blooming Thing rectangle to a full sheet of Plant Kingdom 2.25" from the right side and .75" from the top.

Glue the 6 x 10.5" Every Blooming Thing rectangle to a full sheet of Plant Kingdom 2.25" from the right side and .75" from the top.

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Cut a 5" piece from Diary of a Botanist strip & save the leftover.  Cut a 5" black strip from Seasonal Splendor & center & glue as shown.  Glue strip to the top & bottom as shown 4" from the right.

Cut a 5" piece from Diary of a Botanist strip & save the leftover. Cut a 5" black strip from Seasonal Splendor & center & glue as shown. Glue strip to the top & bottom as shown 4" from the right.

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Mat photos with cardstock or paper from the Patterns & Solids pad. Cut cardboard to fit underneath your photos and journal card to give your layout some depth.  You can also use dimensional foam tape.

Mat photos with cardstock or paper from the Patterns & Solids pad. Cut cardboard to fit underneath your photos and journal card to give your layout some depth. You can also use dimensional foam tape.

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Cut 4 circles about 3.25" in diameter from Nature Sketchbook B side.  Cut one circle in half.

Cut 4 circles about 3.25" in diameter from Nature Sketchbook B side. Cut one circle in half.

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Arrange the photos & journal card as shown.  We'll glue the photos & journal in the next step.  Glue the green scrap on the left as shown 1" from the left side & about 4" from the top.

Arrange the photos & journal card as shown. We'll glue the photos & journal in the next step. Glue the green scrap on the left as shown 1" from the left side & about 4" from the top.

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Glue one of the half circles on the right side as shown and then glue the photo on top.  Glue a whole circle underneath the  journal card and then glue the journal card and the 2nd photo.

Glue one of the half circles on the right side as shown and then glue the photo on top. Glue a whole circle underneath the journal card and then glue the journal card and the 2nd photo.

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Glue the ladybug chipboard pieces on the left as shown and embellish as you like with flowers.  Add a fussy cut butterfly from Monarch Majesty.

Glue the ladybug chipboard pieces on the left as shown and embellish as you like with flowers. Add a fussy cut butterfly from Monarch Majesty.

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Right side page:  Cut two strips 12 x 2.25" from the remaining Wildflower Bouquet paper.

Right side page: Cut two strips 12 x 2.25" from the remaining Wildflower Bouquet paper.

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Cut a 12 x 8" piece from Plant Kingdom and 2 strips .5 x 12" from Every Blooming Thing.

Cut a 12 x 8" piece from Plant Kingdom and 2 strips .5 x 12" from Every Blooming Thing.

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Glue the red Every Blooming Thing strips to the top and bottom of the black Plant Kingdom paper allowing about 1/4" to show.

Glue the red Every Blooming Thing strips to the top and bottom of the black Plant Kingdom paper allowing about 1/4" to show.

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Glue the  12 x 2.25" Wildflower Bouquet strips to the top & bottom of a plain sheet of 12 x 12 paper (can be any color).

Glue the 12 x 2.25" Wildflower Bouquet strips to the top & bottom of a plain sheet of 12 x 12 paper (can be any color).

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Glue the black Plant Kingdom so that it is centered top to bottom and overlapping both Wildflower Bouquet pieces as shown.

Glue the black Plant Kingdom so that it is centered top to bottom and overlapping both Wildflower Bouquet pieces as shown.

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Cut the remaining border punched strip of Diary of a Botanist in half horizontally.  Cut the "Life is the Flower..." strip from Seasonal Splendor & glue the punched border (con't next page)

Cut the remaining border punched strip of Diary of a Botanist in half horizontally. Cut the "Life is the Flower..." strip from Seasonal Splendor & glue the punched border (con't next page)

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strips to the top & bottom. Cut a piece 3.5" so that the quote "Life is the Flower..." shows & glue to the right side, 4.25" from the top, as shown. Cut another 3.5" piece& glue to the left side.

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Mat photos, using the same paper as used on the left page and then back with cardboard or dimensional foam tape.

Mat photos, using the same paper as used on the left page and then back with cardboard or dimensional foam tape.

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Arrange the photos and circles similar as shown. Mark the placement of the photos & circles.

Arrange the photos and circles similar as shown. Mark the placement of the photos & circles.

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Now glue the circles in place.  The 4th circle is not shown but it is glued near the left side towards the bottom.  See the next page.

Now glue the circles in place. The 4th circle is not shown but it is glued near the left side towards the bottom. See the next page.

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Glue the photos in place over the circles as shown.  Add a piece of decorative chipboard to the right of the bottom photo.  Embellish with flowers and fussy cut butterflies.

Glue the photos in place over the circles as shown. Add a piece of decorative chipboard to the right of the bottom photo. Embellish with flowers and fussy cut butterflies.

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Finished 2 page layout.

Finished 2 page layout.

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Completed left page.

Completed left page.

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Completed right page.

Completed right page.

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I design for Graphic 45, Creative Embellishments, Petaloo, & Cheery Lynn Designs. Tutorials on my blog:bit.ly/1Sem2J0. Pinterest:bit.ly/1HhWvOx Thanks so much!  If you enjoyed this guide, please like.

I design for Graphic 45, Creative Embellishments, Petaloo, & Cheery Lynn Designs. Tutorials on my blog:bit.ly/1Sem2J0. Pinterest:bit.ly/1HhWvOx Thanks so much! If you enjoyed this guide, please like.

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