Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Using Flip Flaps to Layer Pages

Good morning, scrappers! This week's Heart 2 Heart Challenge is to use your favorite sketch. CTMH has a variety of sketch books for both cards and scrapbooking. When I first became a consultant, these books were my go-to whenever I went to create a layout. Not to mention, the Workshops on the Go, which can really elevate your artwork to the next level. Even though, I have begun using other means for inspiration (like Pinterest), I still find myself coming back to these books regularly.

For our family trip to Florida last year, I had so many pictures!!! I was really struggling narrowing them down. This is often a problem for me. So, I decided to create a full layout using flip-flaps. I used a pattern from the Cherish (Silver Screen, pgs. 20-21) to create the base layout, and then I replicated that layout with the Wanderful WOTG kit an additional two times to fill the flip flaps.

Let's start with the left page. So, the Silver Screen pattern is designed so that the top portion is 8in, and the bottom portion is 4in. The large set of flip flaps contains both of these sizes in it. The top layer of the left side features three pictures, but when you open it up, there is so much more!

You can see that I basically did the same pattern for the 12x12 middle piece, but I switch up the order for the top 8x12 piece. The blank space on the main piece will be for journaling, instead of the original design, which had it where I placed the 3.5x5in photos.

The right page featured five pictures. I did resize these, because I wanted larger vertical pictures. Again, this side was divided into two parts, which I recreated with the flip flaps.

I didn't change anything else about this layout, deciding instead to keep the same layered look all the way down. However, I did do each layer in its very own paper design. Basically, if I really wanted to, I could take these flip flaps apart and put the pages together with their other half.

My biggest tip for those of you who would like to try this is to choose a pattern that has clear boundaries, be it 6x6 or 8x4. You really need an easy place to divide the flip flaps. The Cherish guidebook has several examples of layouts created like this. They can be boxy, but when you add the flaps it isn't noticeable. 

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Happy Scrapping, My Artsy Friends!


  1. That is awesome. I need to use my flip flaps. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

    1. Thanks for looking! This was my first time using the large flip flaps. I am sort of obsessed with the smaller ones.

  2. What a genius use of the flip flaps! Thanks for sharing with us at H2H challenges.

    1. Thanks for looking, and commenting!

  3. Great job and I love how you used the flip flaps to add so much more room. I have used smaller ones in that way but not the bigger ones, thanks for the inspiration! Thank you for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenge!

    Brandi R
    H2H DT member

    1. Thanks for looking and commenting!