Sunday, August 9, 2015

Joyful Stars Blog Hop–Wanderful-Washi layout!

Joyful Stars Blog Hop Badge3_zpsa824a544Welcome to our monthly  
 Joyful Stars Blog Hop!!!!
We're excited to share our creativity with you using PRODUCTS from Close To My Heart!!  

Come on in and see what BEAUTIFUL projects my fellow consultants have creating using the AMAZING products from Close To My Heart!!

This blog hop is easy to do…just click on the link at the end of the post to go to the next creation!!  If you get lost along the way, CLICK HERE to see the list of this month’s hoppers! 

If you have arrived from Lori Meadow’s blog you are right on track.   J

As I thought about what I wanted to share with you today…..I realized I had created a 2 page layout a few months ago & never share it here on my blog!!

So – let’s take a look at this layout….
Wanderful_2 page layout_retreat15_flip flaps_with washi
Sorry for the glare of the protectors, but there is a reason behind this.
Flip flaps…..and we’ll talk about them in a moment. 

Wanderful This was the 2 page make n take that I had at this past year’s Winter Retreat for those that chose to create it.  I offered it at my cost, and then taught the many different aspects of how we made this layout.

We used the retiring paper pack called Wanderful….a GREAT paper pack to use for many different occasions!

Let’s take a look at the Right page….because I’d like to share about Flip flaps! 
Wanderful_2 page layout_retreat15_flip flaps_right page
My teammate, Stephanie Huber, gave me this FUN idea – and so I tried it out on my own!!  See the 4x6 photo at the top of this page with my precious family….this WAS a 6x6 flip flap – CUT DOWN to create a 4x6 flip flap!!

So, you might say – CTMH already has 4x6 flip flaps….what are you doing? LOL!!!

That’s true, they do (& they are FABULOUS)…..HOWEVER – right now we only have 4x6 flip flaps that have adhesive on the side of the pocket…not a top hinge.

>>>>>>>>SO….by cutting off the bottom of our 6x6 flip flap, and adhering PRETTY gold dotted washi tape to seal it….we THEN have an adhesive strip on the TOP of our flip flap vs. the side adhesive…make sense???  We can now flip UP our flip flap – instead of flip out.J

Take a look at the cluster of goodies on the right page….
Wanderful_2 page layout_retreat15_flip flaps_sweet cluster

There were 2 stamp sets used here…the Paper Wishes stamp set
HR_Paper birds
and the Documenting Moments stamp set.
Documenting Moments
This stamp set is becoming a FAST FAVORITE!!!   Feel free to go back and check out the picture of the layout…..I used MANY of these stamped images in a LOT of different ways!!  FUN!!! J

I also LOVE to use our Base & Bling charms on my projects!!  These little guys, in this case an owl, add just a fun touch to the page.

Next – DID YOU NOTICE….all the washi tape I used all OVER this layout???
Wanderful_2 page layout_retreat15_flip flaps_smile journaling
EVERYWHERE you see the striped pink lines AND the gold polka dots – they aren’t paper>>>>>>>they are Washi tape!!!!

I will miss this washi as it is leaving us by the end of this month…but even if it’s not in our NEW, upcoming  2015 Annual Inspirations, I know I will keep using this FABULOUS accent tape!!

IN case you’d like to re-create this on your own – here are the supplies I used.
Items used to create…
X7191B Wanderful paper R
D1623 Brushed Scrapbooking workshop R
C1613 Paper Bird—hostess rewards R
Z1906 Artbooking Cricut cartridge
Z1686 Art Philosophy Cricut cartridge
Z1686 Artiste Cricut cartridge
Charms—your choice R
Z1726 6x6 Flip Flaps
Z4114 4x6 Flip Flaps
Z3036 Flaxen Extra Thick Twine
Z1923 Smoothie Washi Tape R
Z1920 Gold Dotted Washi Tape R
Z1768 Metallic Markers
Z1809 Black Shimmer Trim
Inks used: Flaxen, Gypsy, Smoothie, Crystal Blue, Black

**R = while supplies last OR retiring August 31, 2015

All CTMH product items can be found on my website by typing product name in search bar HERE….

Now it’s time to Hop on over to my friend & fellow consultant Joyce Houck’s blog to check out what beautiful, crafty item she has to share with us! J 

Happy Hopping and we’ll see you on the 9th next month, when the Joyful Stars team members will be sharing more artwork using Close To My Heart products!    

Blessings to you for BEAUTIFUL day!!!

Krista Hershberger J


  1. I really love all of the creative touches that you incorporated into this fantastic layout!

  2. We can all hope for washi tape in our Jan Seasonal Expressns.

  3. I love all the embellishments on your pages. Clever idea using the flip flaps like that too!

  4. Great use of the flip flaps and unique ways of using them. Thanks for sharing.

  5. Thanks for your tutorial on adapting "flip flaps"--I have yet to use these! I love the washi tape accents. Great layout!
    :) Marie

  6. Great layout - thanks for telling us about the way you use the flip flaps.

  7. Love this, of course there are times we shouldn't flip out! LOL! I love the option to flip up instead!


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