Sunday, May 15, 2016

CTMH Technique Blog Hop - Let's Interact

Welcome to this month's technique blog hop where our theme is, "Let's Interact!"  Participants can incorporate any kind of interactive element into their art project.  I am excited to see what everyone came up with and hope you are too!

If you are coming from Jenifer's Blog, you are on the right track.  You can find a complete list of participants at the bottom of this post if you were to get lost along the way.  So...let's get started!

This "Life is a Fiesta" layout was designed based around the use of new products in the Calypso product line AND the fun new M-size stamp images (pinata and more) that are perfect for this theme!  (My friend Katy helped me with the final touches.)  You might ask...where is my interactive element?
Well, the "play" sentiment serves as a tab, made from one of the Calypo Complements, and I sandwiched it around the 4" x 6" Flip Flap.  Lift it and you will find...
...More photos!  You can include embarrassing photos in this area - that you do not want everyone to see but are too fun to toss in the trash (LOL) - or you can use it for a journaling spot.  I did not include a journaling spot on this layout because there are plenty more photos to scrapbook!  
In quick summary these photos are of a retreat I hosted in Corsicana, TX in February 2015.  We had a blast and I am so thankful to have such fun memories of these ladies!  We did eat out one night and on our way there, we passed by an old jail.  My friend, Debi, and I took this photo like we were escaping.  LOL  Too fun!

So Flip Flaps are not too impressive when seen in the Annual Inspirations Idea Book (page 17) or online because they look like this!  LOL  They are clear so there is not much to show but boy are they tons of fun! I used with a horizontal photo so they do offer that flexibility.

They do have an adhesive strip so to insert it into my layout as you see above... I used a piece of White Daisy cardstock for my matte.  Then I inserted the photos into the Flip Flap, removed the adhesive strip - putting it on the BACKSIDE of the photos - and then adhered it to the white cardstock.  Then I glued the additional photo on the matte, covering the adhesive.  You might wonder how it is interactive once placed in the page protector?  Well...

You can either choose to cut a slit through your page protector, allowing you to pull the Flip Flap on the OUTSIDE of your layout OR you can actually attach the Flip Flap ON TOP of the layout.  It is totally up to you.  With this one, I will cut a slit to make it interactive.

Flip Flaps come in a variety of sizes to include:  2" x 2", 3" x 3", 3" x 4", 4" x 4", 4" x 6", 6" x 6", 4" x 12, 6" x 12", 8" x 12".  Now THAT is a variety, don't you agree?!  You truly cannot appreciate the fun you can have with these - you can even make a waterfall where you attach multiple photos on top of one another, in a staggered manner - until you get them in your hand.  You will find details about them by clicking here.

Thank you for stopping by and please head to Darly's Blog to see what she is interacting with today!  Happy hoppin'!

Here is the list of participants:

  1. Melissa Robinson *YOU ARE HERE
  2. Darlys Recker
  3. Wendy Kessler
  4. Cathy Bufano
  5. Kirsten Jade
  6. Michelle Loncar
  7. Helen Gullett
  8. Danielle Wagner
  9. Catherine Nowak
  10. Aggie Peters
  11. Jenifer Benner


  1. I love your flip pocket, a creative way to have more pictures on a layout.

  2. Love your flip flaps on the layout. It's a great way to show off more photos!

  3. Such a fun layout and love flip flaps!!

  4. Flip Flaps are my favorite way to get all the photos on my pages. Great tip on cutting a slit to make this interactive. :)

  5. CUTE!!! Love the interactive part to the layout too!


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