Friday, March 21, 2014

ABC Blog Hop - Letter "F"

Welcome to the Everything ABC's Blog Hop!

For this hop we will be featuring the letter F. This may be the name of a paper, a stamp set or an embellishment. Whatever the crafter has chosen as their F element will be featured in their post.

If you have just hopped onto my blog, please start at the beginning at Linda's blog ~ Scrappy Therapy
If you came from Judy Faye Garner at Judy Faye's Place, then you're on the right track!

For the letter F, I chose to use Close To My Heart's 6" x 12" Flip Flaps.  I came across a version of this on Pinterest, and thought it would be a great way to add more photos plus an interactive element to my layouts!  The original post is from Janene Wawro over at Create with Janene.

These pictures were taken by a photographer friend a few years ago.  We only had a mini session shoot, but we stayed for about an hour afterwards checking out the location.  I had such a great time capturing my family in exploration mode!  The more formal portraits are on the front two pages of the layout. 
But if you lift up the two flaps over the right page......
You will discover the "Behind the Scenes" pictures - an entire 12" x 24" layout tucked away back here!
To create these folds, I used 2 of the 6" x 12" Memory Protectors Flip Flaps.  I trimmed the end of the overhang a little bit (maybe 1/8") just to minimize the extra plastic.  The flap on the left (top image) was just attached over the edge of the 12" x 12" page protector. For the right flap (bottom image), I folded it back on itself and attached it to the edge of the 12" x 12" protector.  You will see a very slight opaqueness to the edge of your layout, but as you can see in the image on the far right, it does not impact the pictures at all. 
The Sarita Paper Pack was a perfect color palette for our pictures!  Here are all the layouts out of the page protectors so you can see them glare-free!
I topped the page off with embellishments from the Sarita Assortment (the wooden shapes as well as the antique gold medallions on the title page)!  The little swirls and the brads are all from the retired Mini-Medly Accents Collection in Antiqued Gold.  The gold background shapes and the colonial white title box for the "Behind the Scenes" title were cut from CTMH's Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge. 
This little embellishment was made using CTMH's Artbooking Cricut cartridge.  The backpiece is cut from Crème Brulee cardstock and the overlay is cut from Goldrush cardstock.
Thanks for checking out my newest layout!  Here is a list of the Close To My Heart Supplies Used:
Z1325 - Memory Protectors Flip Flaps, 12" Assortment
4110 - Memory Protectors Top Load
Z1751 - Baker's Twine, Harvest Assortment
X7171B - Sarita Paper Pack
Z1873 - Sarita Assortment
A117 - A Typeface Stamp Set
Z2140 - Outdoor Denim Exclusive Ink Pad
Z1906 - Cricut Artbooking Collection
Z1686 - Cricut Art Philosophy Collection
1514 - Tombow Mono Adhesive
Z1151 - 3-D Foam Tape
CTMH Cardstock in Colonial White, Goldrush, Outdoor Denim, Crème Brulee
Retired - Mini-Medly Accents Collection; Antiqued Gold

All items can be purchased by visiting my CTMH website!

If you started at the beginning, you have now reached the end of the blog hop!  In case you get lost along the way…go to Scrappy Therapy for a complete list of participants!


  1. Love your layouts and use of flip flaps!

  2. Great layouts! I adore flip flaps and don't use them enough!

  3. Beautiful layout. I love flip flaps and what they add to a project.

  4. Wow, I love what you did with the Flip Flaps! Beautifully executed layout!

  5. I love the flip flaps. Beautiful page!

  6. What a beautiful family you have! Your layouts turned out just gorgeous, great use of the flip flaps!!