Sunday, October 24, 2010

Challenge #12: Flip Flaps & Page Protectors

Challenge #12
Guess where I am??? On my bi-annual SCRAPBOOKING RETREAT!!! I look forward to my fall and spring retreats all year...and this year should be amazingly-super-de-duper fun because my sister-in-law, cousin and Aunt are all coming! (Although my best-friend and partner-in-craft could not make this one because she has a new baby!). I am sure we are having a blast and getting LOTS scrapped!

Anyway... on to the challenge!
I had never even heard of a "flip flap" until I became a member of the Lasting Memories Design Team. I happened to get a promotional package from Close To My Heart in the Spring and there were these strange little picture sized page protectors that I didn't know what to do with. When Karen suggested a "flip flap" challenge I thought she was crazy...then I remembered those little things.
These added so much to my page, not to mention I was able to add 4 MORE pictures to my layout without it looking stuffed and overcrowded!
Want to know how they work? Read on!

During the Christmas holidays we held a surprise book-signing and book-reading to celebrate my Mother's latest novel "And the Beat Goes On." I chose to use these pictures because I had a few extra shots that I wanted to fit onto the page, but didn't seem to have room. A flip-flap was the perfect solution!
For this layout, I began by picking my pictures and colours and came up with a basic layout.
Then I chose the pictures to be used in the "flip-flaps" and layered them several times. You will need to leave one side "un-stuck" so that you can insert the flip-flap like so:
Attach your flip-flaps. You will end up with 3 pictures that take up the space of ONE on your layout!
I didn't only put pictures in the flip-flaps... I used some memorabilia and a beautiful sticker poem I found called "She Who Believes in Herself."
I used my "Paper Doll Dress Up" Cricut cartridge to make a city-scape and a pterodactyl. "Dream Big" and "Extra Extra!" are Creative Memories stickers.
The toughest part about useing the flip-flaps is making sure that they will be accessible even once your page protectors are in place. Because I use Creative Memories pages, this was not very hard. They are side-loading, and therefore if you position the flip-flaps right against the edge of the page, there is no need to create a hole for them to go through.
Carefully slide your pages into the protectors, leaving the flip-flap open until the page protector is in place.
And there you have it... a great page with some extra pizzaz!
Flip-Flaps CLOSED
Flip-Flaps OPEN:
Have you ever used flip-flaps?? I'd love to see what you have come up with! Link your "Flip-Flap" layouts over at Lasting Memories...and be sure to have until Saturday for this challenge!!
Happy Scrappin!

1 comment:

  1. Hey Pris! LOVE this layout!! Aren't these fun? I just ordered more of them. I love them and use them all the time now. Glad you liked this challenge!