Design team Wednesday with Stacy Cohen!

Design team Wednesday with Stacy Cohen!

Happy Summer, everyone!  Stacy Cohen here with you today.  Are you a 1-page scrapper or a 2-page scrapper?  Maybe you’re like me and you do both.  I usually prefer to create single page layouts, but sometimes I have a lot of photos or a longer story to tell, and a 2-page spread is warranted.  For me, 2-pagers can be a little more challenging design-wise.  Sometimes when I’m feeling creatively stumped, I’ll pull design inspiration from 1-page layouts.  Often the single page designs can be stretched and/or turned to fit beautifully on a double spread! Below is an example.

Here is a summer layout I created with the brand new gorgeous and jam-packed SCT Delivered Summer “Picnic in the Park” Layout Kit (available to order now!) 

SCT Summer Sun Shine
To modify this design for a double page layout,  I simply rotated the design counterclockwise 90 degrees, stretched out the paper strip rows, and added more photos.   

Higher Daddy

I had fun creating the column of colorful paper strips with coordinating embellishments on the first layout, so I created a somewhat different version of this design idea on my second layout.   On both layouts I used 3D adhesive on every other paper strip to create dimension.  

SCT Summer Sun Shine close

Higher Daddy close-up

So next time you’re feeling a little stuck when creating a double pager, try modifying a single page layout or sketch! 

~ Stacy Cohen

2016-06-15T08:21:24+00:00June 15th, 2016|Projects & Tutorials|


  1. barb macaskill June 15, 2016 at 9:07 am

    Both the inspiration layout and final layout are gorgeous!!TFS!

  2. Glenda June 15, 2016 at 11:15 am

    Loving both layouts.

  3. theCook June 15, 2016 at 11:21 am

    Beautiful pages! Love the idea to stretch the single page layout for a two pages one!

  4. Christine Kiehl June 15, 2016 at 12:08 pm

    Love it! Great idea! Great way to include lots of color~!

  5. Nina June 15, 2016 at 12:43 pm

    Awesome layouts. I’m a two page layout myself and find this layout very inspiring 🙂

  6. Kelly A. Crowl June 15, 2016 at 1:05 pm

    beautiful work!!!!

  7. crafty violet June 15, 2016 at 10:15 pm

    I normally do 2 page layouts because I take a ton of photos and I like many on each page. I really like the torn strips at the bottom of the second page you made. I’m going to remember that tip.

  8. Shannon June 17, 2016 at 9:03 am

    Love both of the LO’s!!! They are making me want the Picnic in the Park kit 🙂 Hey, my birthday is coming up real soon so that would work nicely as my pressie to me?!@#!

  9. Mendi Yoshikawa June 17, 2016 at 3:04 pm

    Such a beautiful page! I’ve always been a huge fan of your style! Thanks for the inspiration. 🙂

  10. Colleen Halpern June 18, 2016 at 2:17 am

    Doesn’t matter whether it is vertical or horizontal, it’s a wonderful lay out!

  11. Lisa June 19, 2016 at 10:44 am

    I struggle with 2 page layouts as well so I appreciate the tip!

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