Flip Flap Winter Wonderland:
As most of you know, when I create classes for the crops, you can purchase them in levels. This time, it isn’t so because the My Reflections City Sidewalks Paper Pack sold out completely by the end of December! Well, I had already created these snow layouts so it was what it is.
Kids and animals love the first snow (unless you are my 14.5 year old dog who has not time for this anymore). I knew at some point, we’d have a first snow thus I created this layout for that. It was the first snow ever for our pups, Huck and Finn (8 month old Mini Aussies). SG and Ryder just love snow for snow. I love watching them all play.
The directions are adjusted for cutting bigger picture spaces to accommodate having mats under the flip flaps. You can put them down without this, I just feel it has a more finished look with mats. This layouts has them double matted and both mats showing. Both vertical 4×6 pictures can have flip flaps. Even the top 3×4 picture can have them as well. I just did not have enough pictures for that.
I hope you were able to get Cozy Christmas as it’s retired now. I love having thin cuts for my stamping. =) The snowman is super cute.
While this pictures shows you the flip flaps, I want to draw your attention to the stamping. 1st and 2nd generation stamping of the trees, then stamping Winter Wonderland on the top. Add the tree in Willow using the thin cuts to add more layers and dimensions. I cut off the bottom on the tree and the top to have it be more like a tree outside than a Christmas tree. The glitter snowflakes are from the City Sidewalks Compliments if you have them.
Here’s the right page. I know my top, big picture is blurry – forgot to switch over to action. What I love is SG’s face – the joy of the snow and playing outside. Blurry or not, it’s captured the moment of joy. I used the thin cuts to create the trees as accents and the glitter embellishments come from the Compliments again. I have some of these products left in my inventory should you want them. =)
This is the same flip flap book shown two different ways. I’ve put 6 additional pictures in the space where only 1 was planned. Means 7 pictures in one 4×6″ space! That just saved me making one more layout (time and money). Flip Flaps are inexpensive, between $3-$8/pack.
In a one picture slot, I put 4 pictures using the 4×6″ flip flaps. I put a journaling block under the pictures. It’s one of the PML cards from the City Sidewalk paper pack. You could also put another 4×6″ picture if you trimmed it down a 1/4″ on each side. =)
The bottom pictures are set up for 3×3 pictures and you can use 3×3″ flip flaps with this on all of them. Again double matted. I have added 2 more pictures to one of the 3×3 pictures.
I have opted to put my flip flaps on the page it’s self with the plan to cut the page protector and pull them through. You do not have to do this. The flip flaps can be used on top of the page protector. I do recommend you limit the size of the “book” (using multiple flip flaps together) to 2 or 3 max as the weight will pull on the page protector.
With all the flip flaps, I’ve added a total of 12 extra pictures to the layout. This would have been two more layouts or not using all the pictures. Flip flaps just save you time and money. They are amazing. They change your whole perspective on how you scrapbook. I have a $6.00 class where you get $6.00 of product to use in your albums. Or you can have a layout class like above to learn to use the layout.
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