Tuesday, July 14, 2009

CTMH Fourth of July Interactive Layouts featuring Flip Flaps, 9x9 Page Protectors, CTMH Blue Ribbon, July Word Puzzle

Here is a two page layout I made last night using some tips shared by a fellow CTMH sister to get more photos on to your layouts. On the first layout I used our new product "Flip Flaps" that hold 4x6" photos or journaling to get a couple of additional photos on the layout. What I really like about these pockets is they are made out of a really heavy duty material so they will stand up to being handled in your scrapbooks. They come with a strong self-adhesive strip that you pull and then attach either directly to your item OR you can attach them on top of the page protector as shown here so there is no cutting a slit in your protector to access the interactive element. You can even stack these little holders to make a stand alone mini book!

The right hand page (the second layout) features a 9x9" page protector laid on its side with the section with holes that you normally put through your posts simply folded over and then attached to the back of the main 12x12 layout. Here I've created layouts using our 9x9 Reflections Program (they don't show it in the current Idea Book but I hope they put it and our 6x6 layouts brochure in a new book because I LOVE these programs!). You could easily use Simply Snapshots if they match your paper OR use the dimensions from a Simply Snapshot to create the 9x9 layouts to put on top of your main layout. I only had a handful of photos from the 4th taken by my sweet neighbor Becca - thank you SO MUCH Becca for these photos! Sometimes I'm so busy doing the event I forget to break out my camera to take photos!

The fun and funky Celebrate block on the second layout was made by layering Cranberry and Outdoor Denim on a piece of Colonial White Cardstock using a plastic baggie. I embossed using Silver, Gold and White Daisy and then rubbed Cranberry and Outdoor Denim on the cardstock with my finger inside a baggie for a tie-dye effect. My son Spencer loves his tie-dye shirts. Its about time for me to place an order for more dye and make him a new batch!

Paper: Blue Ribbon
Stamps: With Love (fireworks), July Word Puzzle, Cupcake Sprinkles (for Celebrate), Giggle Lowercase (for numbers), Rustic Alphabet
Inks: Cranberry, Indian Corn Blue, Outdoor Denim
Other: Flip Flaps, 9x9 page protectors, Embossing Powder - Silver, Gold, White Daisy and Clear Detail, Outdoor Denim Designer Ribbon Round (mine is retired but this one is new), Gold My Accents Tube (retired), Prisma Glitter (mixed with Clear Detail powder on the stars inside the 9x9 page protector)

Question: What do you use to take a picture of my son?
Answer: A "ham"-era!
(Spencer came up with the joke. This kid totally cracks me up!)


Jane ... said...

Great layouts and use of the Flip Flaps! I'm a new follower--love your CTMH art! And your humorous son's joke, too--so cute!

sandyh50 said...

Way to go Paige! Where do I find the CTMH 6x6 layout brochure that you talked about on your post?


Paige Dolecki said...

Jane - Thanks! I always feel honored when someone likes my stuff enough to follow! I'm having a blast sharing with a wider audience!


Paige Dolecki said...

Sandy - I've changed my article to link to our much overlooked 9x9 with bonus 6x6 Reflections layout program. I absolutely LOVE these programs and they are worth their weight in gold for doing things like 9x9 or 6x6 chipboard albums or adding pages as seen here. They are just $14.95 for both programs. The 6x6 brochure shows you how to get 10 6x6 layouts from 4 sheets of paper - I make a 6x6 chipboard album and bind the two extra pieces together for a matching card. Let me know if you have any questions!


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