Sahlin Studio | Digital Scrapbooking Designs

Using Big Photos in Project Life Spreads


Hi Everyone! Jessica here to share my love for adding big photos for big impact in your pocket pages. If I capture a photo that I really love, I like to blow it up big and either crop it apart to fill my pockets or do an insert with the full size photo. I am going to share a spread with you today that uses the later.


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You are Here Elements

You are Here Journal Cards

All About You Digital Stamps

The left side of my page is a standard pocket page from Becky Higgins. I did print my lower left photo as a 4×6 and then decided that I wanted it to be two 3×4’s, so I just trimmed it in half to fit the pockets.


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For the right side, I went BIG. I got this photo of my 2 favorite guys and just knew I needed it big. I added some word art from the “All About you” collection and then I printed it at 9 inches x 12 inches. After it was printed out, I added some bits and pieces from the “You are Here” collection. I like to print and cut out the elements. Sometimes using my Silhouette, sometimes my trimmer and punches. I just really love to actually move the paper elements around to get the look that I am going for.  I love the look of the big photo. It lets the reader know that this photo is important. It is a big part of the story. It matters.



I hope that you will try out a big photo in your next pocket page spread. Be sure to share with me if you do! Thanks for stopping by today.