Back in December I shared a layout that wasn’t quite finished. I sometimes get so into the design process, arranging photos, pattern papers and embellishments that I forget to plan where the journaling is going to go. And I don’t leave room for it. For this particular page, I knew I had a lot to say so I just focused on creating the layout first and intended to go back and finish the journaling later.
And now it’s finally done!
I decided to to go with a 6×12 page protector and added it over the left side of the layout. I used the same papers from the original layout (Fancy Pants Collecting Moments collection and Basic Grey’s Hey Girl paper pad). After a quick Pinterest search, I came across a quote that I thought expressed what this layout is all about. I added it to this first side of the 6×12 page. I mixed different alphabets, added the floral border with a zig zag stitch and roughed up the edge just like I did in the original layout.
I typed up my journaling and printed it on the Walnut Cream cardstock. To make this page flow with the original layout, I backed the journaling with the blue floral paper and a strip of orange pattern paper that lines up with the other page.
Because this journaling is really an extension of the other page, I went ahead and stapled the page protectors together so that when you open up the 6×12 flap, there is no gutter between the pages. I normally do not care about the gap in the D-ring albums between my 2-page layouts. But there will never be anything between these two pages so I went ahead adhered them permanently.
I don’t often share all of my journaling but I did want to share this because writing about the hard stuff can be…well…hard. Writing comes easy to me. It always has. But when I journal about the hard stuff, I just focus on keeping it real and keeping it honest. That’s what you’ll find here if you actually want to read it.
I am so pleased with how this extended page turned out. If you ever have a page with a lot of journaling and forget to leave room on the layout, give this idea a try. Not only does it give you the space you need, but it also adds an interactive element for anyone looking through your album.
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