Wednesday, August 15, 2018

Purposeful Plastic - CTMH Technique Blog Hop

Purposeful Plastic - CTMH Technique Blog Hop
Welcome to our CTMH Technique Blog Hop where we're using Close To My Heart products in our featured artwork. I'm so glad you're here! If you're here from Valerie Kapsha's blog, you're on the right path. This hop is a great big circle so you can start here and work your way around by clicking on the links in each post. If you'd like to see the full participant list, you can find that on Melissa's blog, My Heartfelt Sentiments.
Our focus this month is in sharing ways to incorporate Flip Flaps in your artwork in a creative and fun way to show their valuable uses. My project is a mini album. I used 3" x 4" Flip Flaps, Documented Paper Pack, a sheet of Peacock cardstock for the base, and two sheets of Blossom cardstock for the mats. Embellishments include Black Shimmer Trim, the Eggplant and Gold ribbon from the Enchantment Ribbon Pack, Gold Sequins, and Documented Dots. Here is a view of the back of the fully open album.
The next photos show the inside of the album laid flat. In the first photo, the flip flaps are closed. You see a door and the PML card, "Every day greatness."
In this photo, flip flaps are 
closed. Space for two photos
is visible. Also, the flap to the
pocket is open on the left side
of the photo.
In this next photo, the flip flaps are open revealing space for four 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" photos.
In this photo, flip flaps are
open revealing space for
four 2-1/2" x 3-1/2" photos.
The first step to make this mini album is to score a sheet of 12x12 paper for your base. I used Peacock. The photo will show the score lines:
This photo shows the score lines and where
to trim off between the score lines.
This photo shows the one additional score
line I added from Sis Patterson's mini album I
used as inspiration at
Here is a close up of the directions to
cut the flap that is above the pocket.
Next, cut and glue your mats for each section of the album. See photo for measurements.
Finally, add your choice of 3x4 patterned paper on top of each mat. Tuck the flip flaps under the Blossom mats on the left side before gluing down the left side of the mat. This helps give a finished look to your album.

I'd love for you to leave a comment before you head to Vandra Stenton's blog, the next stop along this hop.
Stay creative and continue to share kindness along the way,

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