Add More Photos With Interactive Layouts

In April, our daughter had photos taken by Charlotte Sophia and sent the album link to me. There were over SEVENTY stunning photos, and I could not decide how to scrapbook the photos. Do I create a mini-album or make multiple pages? Do I just pick my top ten then frame a few?

Now I know that you have all faced a dilemma just like this. As I was trying to decide what to make, I was inspired by a layout in the Magic How-To book and I was determined to create a layout with interactive pages.

Can you believe that I was able to place twenty-two photos on this layout? This was achieved through the use of flip-flaps. Now if you have never heard of flip-flaps, you are going to want to run over to my website as soon as you learn about them.

These wonderful little inventions allow you to add more photos, journaling, and memorabilia to your scrapbook layouts AND they come in multiple sizes and orientations. When designing this layout, I had planned to use some 3″ Flip-Flaps to create a mini-book, an 8×12 Flap on the left side, and retro-fit a 6×12 Flip Flap on the right. Unfortunately, like most of my ideas, it didn’t go as planned.

As you watch the video, you will see the little mistakes that I made and how I fixed them.

Please take a few moments to subscribe to my channel so that you are notified when I add more tutorials.

My goal was to create a clean, simple layout using a large number of photos. I didn’t want it to feel jumbled or be too much for the eye to handle. How do you think I did?

On the left side of the layout, I retrofit an 8.5×11 page protector to fit my page to create the interactive flap. I added two focal point photos on the front with a few floral elements and pattern papers. This is the page you see first, so I wanted to keep it clean and match the theme of the photos.

On the back, I added some more photos with a few pocket cards. I love using pocket cards on my layouts. On this page, I cut one down for a sentiment and used three others as photo mats. In the video, I share how I cut the pocket cards so that I could use the rest on the other side of the layout.

It is important to remember to create visual triangles and repeat patterns and colors throughout your interactive layouts. As I was planning these pages, I wanted to create flow and a cohesive feel.

I added floral images on every page, duplicated patterns and colors, and created visual triangles with stickers and pocket cards.

On the right side of the layout, I added a large floral sticker with kraft-colored leaves. On all of the pages, you will see these floral images repeated on both the open and closed flaps of the layout.

I added even more photos to this layout by creating a little book with three-inch flip flaps. It opens up to reveal some beautiful images of my daughter and her fiancé.

As I was planning these pages, I wanted to make sure that I had room for journaling. I decided to create little pockets behind the smaller photos with tags inside. On each of the tags are facebook posts that they wrote to each other talking about how much they care for one another.


Twenty-two photos on one scrapbook layout, and it turned out beautifully!

I want to thank Charlotte Sophia once again for such beautiful photos. I hope that this page does them justice. If you have any questions about the video tutorial or the layout, please feel free to comment below.

Follow me on BlogLovin’

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.


here is a list of some supplies I used today (View All My Supplies Here)

Flip-Flap Fun with the Creative Design Team

It’s time for another Creative Design Team video collab! I am so excited to share my bright Fun in the Sunshine layout with you which uses Flip-Flaps.  This month, our team has created a series of videos showing you a variety of creative ways to use your flip-flaps. 

So, what are Flip-Flaps, you ask?  Flip-Flaps are an adhesive photo pocket that you can use for photos, journalling, or memorabilia. They come in a wide-range of sizes from two-by-two up to six-by-twelve.

On my layout, I chose to use two 4-inch flip-flaps to create a door/gate on my page and an altered 6″ x 12″ flip-flap to add more photos and a large space for journalling on the layout.  Here is what it looks like with all of the Flip-Flap pockets opened up. 

Being able to place more photos on the page is one of the main reasons I use our Flip-Flaps.  I can place all the memories from a single event on one layout without having to create another page. 

I am sure you are eager to watch all of the Creative Design Team tutorials.  So, before I tell you more about my Fun in the Sunshine layout, here is a direct link to my video.  You can find links to all the other Creative Design Team projects in the video description. 

Don’t forget to hit the subscribe button so that you are notified when our Creative Design Team adds more videos.

One of my favorite parts about being a consultant is getting to show people how to use what they have in their crafting stash.  Many of you probably have a few flip-flaps in your collection that you may or may not know how to use OR maybe you have seen those little pockets on my website and have NO CLUE what they are used for.  Let me show you one of the ways that I used flip-flaps on this project. 

Before we start, take a a look at the layout as it will sit in my album.

Do you see where the flip-flaps are? It can be difficult to find them, but when you scroll up to the other photo above, you will be able to see where the altered 6″ x 12″ flip-flap sits and where the two smaller flip-flaps are placed.  

The two flip-flaps on the right page were created to form a door or gate on my page.  After I created the base page with photos, I adhered the two 4-inch flip-flaps directly onto my memory protector. 

You will need to make sure the adhesive is face-up when inserting your photos. This allows for the flap to be folded under once the adhesive strip is removed.  There are some who prefer to place flip-flaps directly onto the layout and tuck the adhesive under the photos. This requires you to cut a slit in your memory protector to fish the flip-flaps through. (I show this method in the video.)

I like to have a way for people to “open” the doors on my pages. Sometimes I use a loop of ribbon or a tab – on this layout I used two heart-shaped stickers from the Blue Skies collection

By placing one heart on the front and one on the back of the flip-flap, I created a little tab to open the “doors”.  To embellish it even more, I added a wood button threaded with white twine. How cute is that?!

Most of the items on these two pages come from the Blue Skies collection, but I also grabbed elements from our new Summer Vibes collection. Both have bright stickers, papers, and PML cards that play perfectly together. 

The title was created using a combination of phrases from Blue skies paired with Blue Skies stickers, Summer Vibes stickers, and sunglasses cut from a Summer Vibes PML card. I just adore how well each little element creates a fun summer feel. 

On the inside of the large flip-flap, I created a journal page with a cluster of Blue Skies flower stickers, leftover tags, and a camera cut from another Summer Vibes PML card. 

There are so many adorable little elements on both of these pages that show off those summer photos of my children playing in the park AND I was able to add more photos and a large space to write my memories using flip-flaps. 


I hope that today’s project inspired you to dig out those flip-flaps and try something new.  To view all of the Creative Design Team projects, you can click on the YouTube video link, go to “learn more” (down arrow on a device), and see the full list OR click the Design Team link in the menu above. 

Make sure to stop by each one of the Creative Design Team project videos to learn more Creative Ways to use those flip-flaps. 

Some of the links on this page are affiliate links. By clicking on those links and making a purchase, you are helping to support my small business. This is at no additional cost to you. Thank you for your support.

Here is a List of the Supplies Shown Today (view all my supplies)

“Pocket Power” Technique Blog Hop

Welcome to the Pocket Power Technique Blog Hop where we will be featuringMissCarriesCreations-PocketPowerBH.jpg various interactive techniques using our Close to My Heart Flip Flaps, Pocket Pages, and more! If you have come here from Danielle Wagner’s blog, you are on the right path! When you are finished reading my post, you can click on the link at the end to move to the next blog. This blog hop is simple, fun, and full of ideas.  If you get lost along the way, you’ll find the complete list of participating consultants on Melissa’s Blog.

Flip-Flaps are one the the best scrapbooking inventions!  I love how I can use them to add more photos, journaling or memorabilia to a scrapbook page. There are so many times these little gems have saved me. This week, I decided to take advantage of a few of our Flip-Flaps to add more photos to this Craft with Heart Kit. MissCarriesCreations-MakingMemoriesLayout.jpg
Let me first show you what the original page is supposed to look like.  This pre-cut, ready-to-assemble kit is one that you can get through our Craft with Heart subscription. Each month, you have two beautifully designed kits mailed to you that you can use to display your photos. MissCarriesCreations-CraftwithHeartMakingMemoriesKitAs you can see, the layout about has a place for journaling your story, but I just happened to have more photos then there were places for (this happens often). I decided that, instead of tossing out a fun photo, I would use a 4″ x 6″ Flip-Flap to place on top of the journaling spot. This allows me to use both the photo and the space designated to record my story.

This silly story about these girls involved quite a few photos that I wanted to showcase, but I hate having to create a second layout for a few more photos, so I chose to use a 3″ x 4″ Flip-Flap instead. This gave me a space to add two additional photos.

If you have never used our Flip-Flaps before, you simply remove the protective strip and apply to Flip-Flap directly to your Memory Protector. You don’t need to cut or glue anything in place and it creates an amazing interactive element for your page.

Now ‘Hop” on over to Lauren Moore’s blog to see her work! Be sure to visit all the Consultants at their blogs to get some great crafting tips and other fun ideas. Don’t forget, this current Craft with Heart Kit is only available through August 31st with a Craft with Heart subscription.  Contact your CTMH Consultant, or visit the Subscription tab of my website to order yours.

MissCarriesCreations-CraftwithHeartPricing

I can’t wait to see what you create!

BlogSignature