New from CTMH are Memory Protector Flip Flaps. If you have more pictures than you can ever fit on your scrapbook page you are going to love these. I typically have about 3 photos per page or sometimes a one-page layout with one photo so this isn’t usually a problem for me. However, we recently came back from vacation and I always take a ton of photos. Flip flaps are not only an easy way to add more photos and/or journaling to your layouts but they also add a fun interactive element. To use a flip flap simply insert photos, fold flap, and attach to your page protector with the adhesive strip. You can have it flip up or to the side. I used them in both directions on my layout.
This layout was inspired by Helen’s Scrapbook Challenge at Hooked on Stamping. I enjoy her website and love great challenges. Here is the result:
Products used are all CTMH: Cherish, Moon Doggie papers, Extreme Happiness stamp set, Cranberry and Sunflower ink, Journey Journaling Spots, and Memory Protectors Flip Flaps.
These layouts are from pictures taken in the flower garden at Como Park in St. Paul, MN. They also have a zoo and a great amusement park (Como Town) for kids. I highly recommend checking this out if you are visiting the area and would also suggest signing up for their newsletter prior to your visit to watch for specials. My kids (ages 7 & 9 at the time) had a blast!
Supplies used: CTMH Whoops-A-Daisy paper, CTMH Watermelon, White Daisy, and Hydrangea cardstock, Pressed Petals Chip Chatter letters (sanded), fasteners, and gemstone brads from the Target Dollar Spot. Layouts were inspired by sketches from the CTMH Cherish book.
Sanding chipboard is a fun, easy, and fool-proof technique. These chipboard letters by Pressed Petals came pre-colored and included a sanding stick. All I had to do was rub the stick back and forth around the edges of the letters to remove some of the pink color and reveal the white. It’s a nice distressed look.
Supplies used: CTMH Whoops-A-Daisy paper, CTMH White Daisy, and cardstock, Pressed Petals Chip Chatter letters (sanded), garage sale flowers, EK Success fasteners, and gemstone brads from the Target Dollar Spot. Layouts inspired by sketches from Cherish by CTMH.