Sunday, December 8, 2013

Flip Flaps Rock!

"What are flip flaps", you ask?  They are cool "sleeves" that make your scrapbooking pages, and other fun things, interactive!  Here is a sample of how one can be used in an album.  They are perfect for adding more photos to your pages, including photos you want to keep but do not want everyone to see, or for personal journaling.

You can also use them in other fun ways like this!

This is not a card but instead, a cute little memory book made out of Flip Flaps (I put four of them inside) with cardstock serving as the front and back covers.  Cute, right?  My friend, Teri, made one for me as a roomie gift three years ago for Convention.  Crazy how fast time passes. I miss her and our times together.  And I digress... :) Read below for further details on how I created this fun item.  

I cut two pieces of Ruby cardstock to measure 7 1/4" x 4 1/2".  I then scored both the front and back covers at 7/8".  

I stacked and adhered four, 4" x 6" Flip Flaps, on top of each other.  (There are adhesive strips on the left margin.)  I placed them on top of each other so the opening for the photo was on the back of each.  You can put a photo on the front and back of each Flip Flap, allowing for a total of eight photos and/or journaling spots to be included in this brag book.  Add more flip flaps if you would like.  

Following Teri's lead, I chose to punch five holes on the spine of the book (through the Flip Flaps) and put Silver Brads to hold the book together.  (You could also tie it together with ribbon, Baker's Twine, etc.)

Then, I stamped this CUTE penguin from one of our Hostess-exclusive stamp sets on White Daisy Cardstock, the patterned B&T, Ruby cardstock and Whisper cardstock.  I cut out the respective pieces, as shown below, out of the various images so I could Paper-Piece the penguin's outfit.  (No markers needed.)  

Believe it or not, fifteen - YES, FIFTEEN - Flip Flaps are just $3.95; that is $0.26 each!  Without taking the time to specifically calculate the cost of this fun item, I would guess it did not cost me much more than $2 to create! 

If you are interested in purchasing Flip Flaps (they also come in other sizes) or any other CTMH product, please visit my website by clicking here.  I am happy to answer any questions you have about the directions for this brag book and would love for you to leave a comment and let me know how you like it.

Enjoy the rest of your weekend and stay warm wherever you are!

8 comments:

  1. Awww - I miss you, too, Melissa!!! Those Flip Flaps ROCK! I love using them in my scrapbooks when I have too many pictures and not enough space. Perfect for hiding the 'not so perfect' pictures but that you still want to preserve anyway! <3 you!

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    1. I agree, Teri, and appreciate you sharing so! Love you too!

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  2. Great project! I've made these too...love the Christmas idea! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Aren't they fun (and easy), Julie? You're welcome. Had fun putting this holiday twist on this project.

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  3. Some times I forget we have these with CTMH and I just love them!

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    1. Yes, me too, Cathy! I have been remembering about them for quite a while now and have loved incorporating them into my layouts. Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. I need a baby shower gift idea for next month. Thanks for the reminder about these flip flap albums.

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    1. You're welcome, Sheila. This would make a FANTASTIC (and inexpensive) gift for a baby shower. Have fun creating it and be sure to share it with me!

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