Layout with flaps closed (=Christmas theme).  The green papers are in the side flip flaps:

Layout with flap on each side open (=Birthday layout):

Supplies used: My Mind’s Eye Just Dreamy short stack with glitter papers, unknown star gems, birthday rub-ons by Royal & Langnickel Brush, Sticko Tile’s Play mosaic stickers, Close to My Heart Color Ready Alphabet – Hodge Podge, Provo Craft Stand-outs quilled stickers, and Close to My Heart flip flaps.

Scrap Our Stash Monthly Challenge: Do a Birthday Project

Layout Challenge: #124 & 125 of 210 (due to the amount of time and effort involved in this layout and the extended flaps, I am giving myself credit for 2 layouts!)

2009 was quite the winter with more than normal days home from school due to the weather.  The weather also made it difficult for our family to get together for the holidays and birthdays.  So when the time came it was one big party!

For this layout I knew what I wanted to do but it involved a lot of thinking and planning to actually get it done.  These new Flip Flaps from Close to My Heart come in a variety pack of different sizes (these are the two larger ones) and allowed me to expand my layout and add many more photos.  First, I chose papers that I could use as both a Christmas and Birthday themed page.  Next I laid out the pages and protectors I planned to use.  This allowed me to arrange the photos on my spread.  This was the hardest part.  I didn’t do much for paper layering because of the planning involved so the rest of the assembly was just pictures and embellishments.  On the birthday section, I cut out one of the stars from the pattern paper so it would overlap my photo and become an embellishment for my page, then added star gems to the centers.


Jenn Joncas · 12/13/2010 at 8:01 am

What a neat idea Wendy!! It worked out really well, both layouts are fabulous (: I did the Abracadabra layout in the Magic book and if you count up all of the pages it is actually 6!!! I think it’s fair to count this as 2 (:

JustYolie · 12/13/2010 at 1:18 pm

I love that you used so many pictures and it looks FABULLOUS!!!

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