December 12, 2010

December Challenge by Wendy

Design Team Member Wendy submitted this layout for the December Birthday Challenge. 

Layout with flaps closed (=Christmas theme).
The green papers are in the side flip flaps:

Layout with flap on each side open (=Birthday layout):

For this layout I knew what I wanted to do but it involved a lot of thinking and planning to actually get it done. Since our party was a combination of Christmas and birthday, I used that idea to create this layout. With these new Flip Flaps from Close to My Heart I was able to expand my layout and add many more photos than a normal 2-page spread. First, I chose papers that I could use as both a Christmas and Birthday themed page. Next I laid out the pages and protectors I planned to use. This allowed me to arrange the photos on my spread. This was the hardest part. I didn't do much for paper layering because of the planning involved so the rest of the assembly was just pictures and embellishments. On the birthday section, I cut out one of the stars from the pattern paper so it would overlap my photo and become an embellishment for my page, then added star gems to the centers.

You can visit My Scrapbooking Blog for more details.

Now it's your turn to submit your Birthday project for the December Birthday Challenge.  See all the details in the December Challenge (link).


  1. This is such a cool concept - and would be great for my 100 picture events! You did a great job of thinking it all through. I'll have to check flip flaps out.
    Thanks for sharing!

  2. cool! A great way to use a ton of pictures! And you organized it all so beautifully. It looks awesome!

  3. I'll definately have to look into those flip flaps. What a great way to design and extend a page. I love how you used so many photos on your page!

  4. What a neat idea! I like how you combine an otherwise separate layout, to one layout! Great idea!

  5. Very cute! I love the Flip Flaps that extend your layout and let you get so many photos on your page! Great job!

  6. Fantastic!! I love multi photo layouts!

  7. What a great idea- you have used so many photos something I am really bad at! Love all the bright colours you used

  8. These look great! I love the papers 2 birds with one stone. I have to check the flip flaps out. I love how many pictures you able to scrap.