Stamp of the Month Monday and How fb and Flip Flaps helped me make this 4th of July Layout

July 5, 2015

Stamp of the Month Monday and How fb and Flip Flaps helped me make this 4th of July Layout

We had so much FUNN celebrating Independence Day 
with family this year.
Cooked out burgers & dogs, great yummy salads, blueberry buckle, and home made ice cream.
There were fireworks in the back yard and professional fireworks, too.
There was a great band with a greater drummer on a float!
(married to the drummer)
So these memories HAVE to be scrapbooked!
When I posted the photos on fb, it hit me like a ton of firecrackers,
IF the PHOTOS are good enough to post of fb,
they are important enough to save in a scrapbook!

And so the analysis began…
I asked myself:
1. How many “categories” of memories & photos are there?
supper (2), home fireworks (3), professional fireworks (0), and the parade (5)
3 categories / 10 photos
2. Which photo will be my focal point?
the family on the deck at supper
Is it landscape or portrait?
Should it be enlarged?
Not this time.
3. Is there anything besides photos I want to save?
YES! Beth’s Blueberry Buckle

Armed with this in mind, I sketched a design to best display the photos.
The task of whittling 20 photos to 4 or 5 was already done before the fb post.
Getting 10 photos and a recipe – pretty tall order!
But I couldn’t cut the family!
 I couldn’t cut the recipe!
I couldn’t cut the parade!
especially Elvis the little cow!

The little girl walking Elvis later put a pink visor on him!
Choosing colors was easy!
Gave myself plenty of room for photos, do you think I can get 10 on here?
I can!

Used the July Stamp of the Month from Close To My Heart.

Welcome to you joining us from the 
Life is WONDERFUL in the U.S.A.
Check out their blog for FUNN. 

And LOTS of Cricut cut stars!

To get ALL 10 photos included (even Elvis) and the recipe, I called on
One of the very very best products for scrapbookers!
They simply give you more room for your firework BOOM!
Here I will add several of these 6″ x 6″ FLIP FLAPS 
to the FRONT of the page protector with the self-adhesive strip. 
No muss, no fuss.
AND I will have a GREAT layout FULL of FUNN, cute, and tasty memories!
So check out your fb page, what photos have you posted?
Can you use some of the ideas here to scrapbook them?
Let me know if you need help.
Have a FUNN day MUNNday!

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Nikka Geers

Love the scribbles on the usa. That is so cool. I will have to remember that. Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart.

Melissa Robinson

Very festive and fun layout! Thanks for joining us at H2H!

H2H Design Team Member

Angela White

I love the stars and how interactive your pages are with the use of flip flaps. Great layout! Thanks for sharing with us at Heart 2 Heart!

Heather Jane

This layout is so fun! I also LOVE flip flaps! My favorite element to your design is the layered stars on strings. Great ideas!

Laurie Levorson

Your layout is just awesome! I love the layered embellishments you used, especially the stars. Thanks for playing along at Heart 2 Heart!


Fabulous 4th of July layout- those colours you have chosen fit perfectly! That cow photo is brilliant too. Thanks for sharing with us at H2H Challenges.


I love that you put it out there if it is good enough to be on Facebook it is important enough to save! I love this layout, there are some many wonderful details and they are all just fabulous! Thanks for playing along with Heart 2 Heart Challenges (H2H)!

Brandi R
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