Thursday, September 9, 2010

Top Ten #4, #6, and #9: 12" Flip Flaps, Opaques, and Magic

This layout is my absolute new current favorite (even if it didn't even place in a recent Close To My Heart consultant contest)! It chronicles our visit to the Atlanta Botanical Gardens this summer. I was able to fit sixteen photos onto a two-page 12"x12" spread. The main focal image in the left is 5"x7", and all the others were photo 4"x6" though of course some were cropped down a bit. It uses my current favorite new paper pack, Olivia, and the beautiful stamp set The Present. I based my layout on the Magic sketch, "Backstage," but made it interactive with the addition of the new 12" flip flaps.

Flip flaps are like page protectors, but they also have an adhesive strip so that you can attach them directly to your layout or directly to your page protector. Very cool!
I also added some additional colors to the Olive kit (Sunset, Barn Red, and Pear are the main colors that I used): Creme Brulee and Cocoa. I love the richness these two added to an already gorgeous color scheme.

Here you can see close-ups of the Creme Brulee ribbon flower, Sunset Mini-Medley accents, Foundry Metal Flourishes accents, Opaques Mocha (self-adhesive pearls), and the stamped images.

The left page has a 6"x12" flap that opens up to reveal more photos underneath on the 12"x12" base and on the flap itself. I took advantage of the clear flip flap and didn't fill in every bit of it with card stock so that you could see through it.

Here is the right page. The top portion is another flip flap, although this one measures 8"x12."

The "ruffles" under the photo strip are actually Creme Brulee Just Blooms that I cut in half. I love the way they turned out!

Here is the flap open with more photos underneath. How do you like the ticket stub border?

The far right photo actually makes an accordian pull out to showcase four more photos: two on the front or inside of the accordian...

...and two more on the back of the accordian.

Please let me know if you have any questions about anything on this layout. You will be able to see it- and more- in person at my Customer Appreciation Open House this Saturday. Drop in anytime from 1:00 to 5:00!
I'd love to know what you think about the new 12" flip flaps. I think they're pretty amazing!


  1. WOW...very nicely done. I'm impressed:)

  2. does the Magic book explain the accordion pull out?? It is "on order" i am SUPER excited to have it in my hands so i can play... i LOVE this layout and cant wait to try my own!!

  3. The layout is so pretty! And the gardens are stunning. I love the fountain and bench pictures!!
    I also like how you incorparated the tickets! Thanks for sharing!

  4. This layout is beautiful! I love everything you did with it. I am a big fan of flip flaps in anyway ;) Can I ask how you made your creme ribbon flowers? I have a pretty good idea but thought I would just ask.



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