Monday, 24 March 2014

Flip Books!

Hello all, Jenny here!

Today I have something to show which really took me out of my comfort zone. Sarah recently received the new Teresa Collins Flip Books in stock at S J Crafts and asked the DT if any of us would like to have a go with one. I had already been looking at these and thought they would be fun to play with so I said "Yes!"


 Only then did I realise just how far out of my comfort zone I had taken my self. Now I’m not ashamed to admit that scrapbooking frightens the life out of me - all that space on a 12x12 sheet? No thank you I’d rather stick to my 6x6 cards! 

But these flip books are great - they are all ready for you to decorate, made from thick black card which is a nice and neutral for any colour scheme. They are available in two different sizes and have a clever built in mechanism so that when the tab is pulled the pages "flip over" one by one.

I decided I was going to use mine to record Aimee’s first experience of horse riding. I chose to use the Glitz Wild & Free papers as some of the papers had horses on and the rest had lovely bold patterns which went with my photos. I didn't mount any of my papers as the black pages looked perfect as a background for the papers, plus it helped not to make the book too thick so the flipping action still worked. Embellishment wise I used some washi tape, some Studio Calico wood grain enamel dots, punched flowers and some chipboard shapes which I coloured with my promarkers and ink pads. 

I'll warn you that the rest of this post is quite picture heavy ... I wanted to show you each page ... if you have any questions please ask by leaving a comment! 

Front Cover:

Inside Front Cover:

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Pull Out Page:


 For those of you that have seen my blog will know I generally make cards but I hope this demonstrates that anyone can try scrapbooking using these flip books .... they really are a great way to record those precious memories! 

Don’t forget Annie from the Design Team also posted her flip book including a fab video, you can find her post here.


Jenny makes beautiful projects and shares them on her blog Dragonllew's Spot, check it out and be inspired!

5 comments :

Jimjams said...

Well it might have been uncomfortably out of your comfort zone but you aced this min-book Jenny! Gorgeous memento for your daughter.

scrappyjacky said...

What a wonderful way to record one set of memories....I'm sure she must love it.

Louise said...

you'd never know that you felt out of your comfort zone. You've created a wonderful keepsake x

Annie Claxton said...

Love what you've done with the flip book, what a wonderful fun way to save your daughter's memories for her - love the way you've carried the narrative through the book. Fabulous job! :o)

Lisa-Jane said...

I think its wonderful - an ideal bridge between cards and 12x12 scrapbook layout!