I flipped it and I flapped it….

Have you ever tried to cram what realistically would be more photos than you can fit on one page?

Have you had a dozen or more photos, all of similar moments, all part of an important story and you just cannot bare to leave any out yet they will not all fit on a double page spread without making it all look awful?

Well that was me this week. I had 17 photos, all taken of me from the beginning through to the end of the night of my 50th dancing. It was an awesome night for me and my live musician was playing some great songs. I just had to put my dancing shoes to use. The snaps are fabulous – from me standing with hands on hips waiting for it all to begin to me dancing the night away ( and gradually looking more disheveled as the night wore on!)

So I had a problem.  How do you fit 17 photos on one page?

Remember little Peter Rabbit who had that annoying little problem of a ‘fly upon his nose’? He flipped it and he flapped and the fly flew away. (I hope you are singing this now! I was when I went to bed after doing this page)

Ok. So 17 photos is a problem.  Flip flaps are the answer! What do you think of this?

a stack of photos all connected thanks to Flip Flaps

a stack of photos all connected thanks to Flip Flaps

There are 17 photos on this double page spread!  You cannot ‘see’ them but there are two stacks of photos using flip flaps on the right hand page. The photos are ordered  so they illustrate my changing mood from cheeky, to show off, to totally absorbed in a song and singing it, swinging it, and looking rather disorderly by the end of it all.

You can flip through and see all my moves!

You can flip through and see all my moves!

The pages completed are now slid into the protectors. A careully performed surgical slit allows the flip flaps to sit on the outside.

The pages completed are now slid into the protectors.

A carefully performed surgical slit allows the flip flaps to sit on the outside. I am so pleased with how this turned out and I love that Close To My Heart not only have flip flaps, but they also have even more ideas for including extra photos and journaling on a page in the book Magic by Jeanette Lynton. I followed the page layout ‘Out of the hat’ (appropriate title given the red hat theme) from this book on page 83. The instructions for cutting slits into page protectors are in the book and while I did hold my breath doing this the outcome is awesome.

Flip Flaps come in many sizes, and allow us to make much more of a page and just a 12 x 12 space.

I decided to work on another example. There was a whole lot of singing and dancing going on. In the second example flaps go 3 ways on two pages which extends the whole story of the reveling of the crowd and the awesome performance of my brother as primary dance partner for everyone.

These two pages are the dabce pages. What you see here is the beginning. They need more decoration. I am waiting on a new stamp with music nots on it do the striking white will all get stamped and will not stand out so much.

These two pages are the dance pages. What you see here is the beginning. They need more decoration. I am waiting on a new stamp with music notes on it do the striking white will all get stamped and will not stand out so much.

Ta Da!!! Check out all these photos and journaling once you open it up.

Ta Da!!! Check out all these photos and journaling once you open it up.

Not only was it a fun night, it has also been fun to scrap those photos flipping and a flapping to get them all looking great over a few pages of my album.

Products used in this layout

For Always Workshop on the Go (WOTG) Kit and extras For Always paper.

*Host Only stamp set – The party is on. (Page 4 of our Product Launch Guide)

Happy Birthday stamps are from the Art Philosophy Cricut collection.

Titling is done with Your Are My Happy alphabet – this month’s exclusive National Stamping Month’s reward set.

Embellishments Black and Grey assortment ; Sparkles flourishes, black shimmer trim and still waiting on a few more from the For Always Assortment.

Cardstock – Black White, Cranberry

Exclusive Inks – Cranberry, Desert Sand, Black

The title ‘Oh What a night’ was cut using the Art Philosphy alphabet on my Cricut machine

Flips flaps assortment (for the 3 x 4 photos);  Flip Flaps 6 x 4 for the main stack; Flip Flaps Large assortment for the other dance pages enabling additions to the left right top and bottom as fold outs.

The spare white space is yet to be stamped with Universal Background Music stamp. (This stamp is not in the print version of the catalogue but you can see it online.)

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Thanks for stopping by!

Jen

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