I wanted the layout to look complete with the flip flaps opened and closed. So I was very careful to line up all my embellishing on both sides of the papers. I even embellished on the outside of the page protector so there would be a sturdy, as well as decorative, piece to open and close the flaps.
I used papers from Surf's Up, Typeset, Clementine, and La Belle Vie. It was the first time I had really ventured way out there on using papers from so many different packs, but I loved the colors together. I used Juniper, Sorbet, Chocolate, and Colonial White cardstocks. There's a lot going on with the embellishments on this page so I'll only touch on a few of them.
The LOVE in the title was cut from the Art Philosophy cartridge. I cut the letters out of Colonial White cardstock five times and then glued them all together to give the feel of chipboard letters. I liked that they were a little bit chunkier and sturdier than just the single cut letter.
My favorite embellishment on the page is the little scrapling heart. I used very thinly cut scraps from all the papers I used and adhered them to the front of one of our chipboard hearts. I cut them close to the edge of the heart and then sanded and inked the edges. I have gotten into the habit of using up scraps to make coordinating embellishments like this. It's fun, easy, and I love the end result. Plus, you can be sure it matches your page!
This is definitely my favorite page, probably because of subject matter, but I was pleased with the way it came together. I tried new things and I loved it. I foresee many more large flip flaps in my future :)
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