Welcome to this month’s CTMH Technique Blog Hop. If you have already started the hop, you should be coming from Darlys Recker.
Supplies used are all Close to My Heart: Happy Times Paper Packet, Happy Times Stamp Set, Inks (Crystal Blue, Canary), Crystal Blue Cardstock, Noted Stamp Set, Memory Protector Flip Flaps, Scallop Border Punch, White & Gold Ribbon, and Gold Sequins Assortment.
The first thing that comes to mind when I think “interactive pages” is Flip Flaps. They are such a great way to expand your pages when you have lots of pictures that you want to display. The 4×6 Flip Flaps are the easiest to use because you can simply layer them on top of a 4×6 photo. On this layout I have used some of the larger Flip Flaps to give you some ideas on how to use them. When designing a page using these larger flaps, I create my top layer first. I also noted photos that I would use inside the flaps and set aside for later. I kept these sections in mind so that I wouldn’t overlap on these areas. Once my “top” layout was complete (what you see in the picture above), I added the other sections that would be inside the flaps. I attached all the bases/papers and photos first, then finished off with embellishing.
Tip: To add Flip Flaps to your page, fold the adhesive strip towards the opening of the flip flap and use a Bone Folder to set the crease. Remove the adhesive strip and attach to the top of your page protector. Make sure that if you are doing a two-page layout that you have your pages positioned correctly in the page protectors.
First page flipped open to the side:
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