Wednesday, April 10, 2013

Go To Designs: The Band

When I decided on the band for my next Go To DesignI didn't realize how many times I turn to this design. I have seven layouts to share, and many more in my albums that didn't make the cut! So exactly what is a band? Unlike the shelf, a band spans the entire page, either horizontally or vertically. There are so many different ways to do this! Here are some of my favorites.
Band #1: Let the photos themselves form the band; perfect for three 4x6 vertical photos.


Band #2: Combine the photos with patterned paper for a blocked/band design


Band #3: Same idea as above, using squares and a vertical orientation


Band #4: Bands are a great way to show off a series of action shots

Band #5: Create the band with patterned paper and layer everything else on top


Band #6: Brand New Page! Same idea as above, horizontal orientation 

Band #7: Brand New Page! I put my Silhouette to work to create this open, airy band.

These are just a few ideas for the band design. Like all my other Go Do Designs, I created a Pinterest board with lots more examples. Is the band a design in your scrapping tool box?




21 comments:

  1. love looking at all your layouts- awesome

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  2. I do the same thing! I love all your layouts, and how each looks so different!

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  3. Love your LOs! I don't think i use the band a whole lot. I need to go look. LOL

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  4. Love all the layouts! I use this design too when I have 3 vertical pics.

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  5. Thanks for the ideas and especially the reminder to go up town and take photos. We have a cute town square and it would make for awesome pages. Thanks for the idea.

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  6. I love band layouts! Love to take elements all the way to the edge of the page. Such a great variety of examples you've provided, Sue. My favorite is the Chapel Hill page with the Silhouette die cut. Love the idea of an 'airy' band.

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  7. Thank you for sharing all of these layouts. Quite a bit of inspiration!

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  8. Love your layout examples! And I do love the Band as a design element. :)

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  9. I love the band design as well! Great mix of layouts! tfs!

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  10. Oh, lots of good examples. You make me want to jump on the band bandwagon!

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  11. These are fabulous, I love that you show so many examples, and none of them look the same!

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  12. Great layouts! I never really thought about it before, but I use this all the time too. For me it helps ground the entire layout. Love your examples and that last layout with the airy band is my fave! :)

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  13. Great examples of the band design, Sue! I always love your great eye for colors on your layouts!

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  14. I know you say it's one of your go to designs, but you make every one look different :)

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  15. Fabulous pages, Sue. They all use the same design concept, yet each has its own unique and wonderful personality.

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  16. Great examples of a wonderful design concept!

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  17. I'm a big fan of the "Go To Designs" series. :) I think it's very cool to see all your examples together - it really illustrates that using the same idea over and over will NOT make your pages all look the same.

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  18. Such a great design used so many different ways! Love the examples!!

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  19. Great design! Love all of your variations!

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  20. The first one I use a lot - due to Shimelle and 4 X 6 Photolove LOL!
    Love your LOs

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