Monday, September 24, 2012

Mini album within a Mini Album!

As promised, here is how I put together the mini Flip Flap album in the "My Girl" mini album:

I used the 2"x2" Flip Flap protectors from Close To My Heart's Small Assortment (Z1747), which contains 4 each of 2"x2", 3"x3", 3"x4", and 4"x4".  So I began with a 2.25"x2.25" piece of cardstock to act as my base for the mini flip flap album (it's pictured a little larger here before I figured out to cut it down!).  Then I just started by sticking down one of the flip flaps, flush to the edges;  overlapped with the next flip flap, again staying flush to the edges, and so on till all four are stuck down.

Like so:

Bottom view:                                                                                                                                           

Then I cut five 2"x2" squares of cardstock, inked the edges, and inserted them into the flip flaps, and glueing down the fifth one to the center.

Before securing to the chipboard mini album, I anchored a piece of bakers twine behind the mini flip flap album:

So that it could be folded in one flap at a time and then tied shut like so!

As my kids would say - "Easy, peasy, lemon squeezy!"

The Memory Protector Flip Flaps are one of my all time favourite products by Close To My Heart, as they allow me to so simply add more photos to my layouts without cluttering them up!!  To buy yours today just go to and shop online 24/7 with delivery right to your door!

Thanks for stopping by my scrap happy place today!

Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

My Girl Mini Album - Operation Smile Silent Auction

Hello Scrappers!

Last weekend I attended a Close To My Heart Regional Celebration here in Edmonton - with my very good friend, Amanda! - and what a great experience!  I love the amazing projects we get to put together and the wealth of information we leave with - like sugar plums dancing in my head, I always leave totally psyched to boost my CTMH business!  Just one of the many reasons I so love being a CTMH consultant :-)  and so very thankful (if not totally sleep deprived!) that Amanda is too!  We live only a few hours apart now, but had alot of catching up to do :-)

Before this wonderful weekend got underway, though, I was asked to make an item for the Operation Smile silent auction.  I was extremely flattered and more than happy to participate for such a great cause.  I made a chipboard mini album using the new Clementine paper, as well as some of the new mini Flip Flap page protectors ( I LOVE these suckers!).  Of course I had to snap some photos of the finished product before auctioning it off though!

Here is the album, and I'll post later how to do the mini flip flap fold out album!

Thanks for stopping by my scrap happy place today! 
Happy Scrappin'!
Andie :-)