How to Create Interactive Multi-Photo Memory-Keeping Layouts (With Video Tutorial!)

by Nathalie

Hi there!

Nathalie is with you today to share an idea on how to create interactive multi-photo memory-keeping layouts using Altenew Tessellation Puzzles Die Set.

This new die set is one you want to check as it creates interesting repetitive patterns that can add interest to your paper crafting projects. I love the linear design of the dies as it provides endless combinations of colors and texture, which are key in an impactful layout. Let me show you today's memory-keeping project.

Memory-Keeping Layout with Multiple Photos

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There is no better way to create a clean and focused memory-keeping layout than to combine negative space with interesting focal points. Let's break down this spread to get a better idea of how you can also create interactive multi-photo memory-keeping layouts of your own.

Start With Photos

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My first step is determining the number of photos I want to showcase in my spread. This gives me a better sense of the size of photos I need, plus helps with finding a main focal image. For this spread, I am using five photos; one larger one and four smaller ones which I added to tags (created with the Terrific Tags Die Set).

Go for a Clean Design

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Now that you have your photos, it's time to decide what style you want to use to showcase them.

Regardless of your choice, consider a clean design for your spread. The key to creating interactive multi-photo memory-keeping layouts is to use a design that is simple to recognize and easy to use.

In this spread, I am choosing to confine all the smaller photos in pockets (as they are supporting images) and allow for the main image to shine.

Create Your Interactive Element

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Now it is time to start working on the interactive element for this spread.

My choice is to add pockets to the spread to house all the picture tags. For this, I am taking advantage of the fun design of the Tessellation Puzzles Die Set to help me add interest to the pockets and the overall look of the spread.

I combined color and texture (Red Sunset Gradient Cardstock, Red Cosmos Gradient Cardstock, and Brushed Rose Metallic Cardstock) in the die-cut strips at the top of each pocket.

These strips not only marked the pockets but also added color and interest to the page. 

You can watch how this page came together in the following video. Watch it here or in HD on the Altenew YouTube channel:

TIP! The key to creating an interactive multi-photo memory keeping layout is to make sure your interactive element – in this case, the pockets – is easy to use and access.

Simple Embellishing

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Of course, we want beautiful keepsakes for our memories. For this spread, I am making sure to keep my embellishments simple.

Since the pockets feature a very linear design, I am opting for the Floral Henna Stamp and Die Bundle to help me soften the edges of the lines.  The black and white florals added movement and a needed flow to the pocket and the main image of the spread.

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The stamped title (Beauty Within Stamp Set), as well as the small stamped sentiments on each pocket edge (Cherry Blossoms Bunch Stamp Set), added the perfect touch to the layout.

This is another small design element in creating interactive multi-photo memory keeping layouts that are cohesive and impactful.

Repetition Is A Good Thing

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The best way to bring a page together is repetition.

In this case, I am adding a similar die-cut strip to the right of the spread, repeating the floral embellishment, and also adding enamel dots as I did in the pockets.

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I hope this provides some inspiration on how to create interactive multi-photo memory-keeping layouts of your own.  I cannot wait to see what you create!

XO!

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1 comment

Tara C Prince September 6, 2023 - 9:30 am

so lovely

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