The cutting guide for this layout is on page 31 of the new Make it from Your Heart pattern book. I really liked the layout. I think the little floating circles intrigued me. The circle accents are made with two circles. You fold down four sides, toward the middle of one circle, then adhere it to the bottom circle. It was a little tedious at times, but I love the effect. The rose accents were made with the Love Blooms (C1511) stamp set. I have already gotten a lot of use out of that stamp set. The roses were colored with the Autumn Terracotta marker set and the leaves with the Olive marker set. I stamped the roses and the leaves with our black ink on Colonial White cardstock and let them dry well and then just colored and shaded with the markers. I love the way they work.
Can you see the flip flaps? These all come with a self adhesive strip. You simply slide the strip under the adjoining paper, photo or embellishment. I would definitely dry fit these to make sure everything lines up right. They are serious about their adhesion, once they are there they are permanent!
I hid my journaling behind this one. These are just fun. My daughter looked at these and said, "That's great, but how are you going to see them when they are in the album?" Well, we cut our page protectors. Another great thing about CTMH page protectors, these things are sturdy. After you put your flip flaps on your page you slide the page into the page protector.
I use a punch and punch a hole on each of my marks. Then I take the exacto knife and a ruler and cut a slit from one hole to the other.
So now your flip flap photo is on the outside of the page protector, but still well protected. Now its an interactive layout! I can't wait to do more of these. These come in sizes from 2"x 2" all the way up to 8" x12". You can find them on page 122 of the new idea book. Me being new to CTMH, this was way cool to me. I had never used these. For those who have been familiar with CTMH longer, you probably know all about these little jewels. But when I find something I love, I just have to share :)
Thanks for stopping by. I'll be putting up pictures of my very first mini album, hopefully, tomorrow. So, stop back by and see what's new.