Flip, Fold, Shake

Hi everyone!  Welcome to TN Tuesday.  Today my teamies and I are sharing with you some fun techniques that you can try in your layouts if you want to experiment or if you have a bit of extra time.

First up are shakers!!!  I love this really gorgeous Simple Dori cover created by Kristine.  Here is what she said about her project: “I love the sequins that came in the Autumn Whimsy Kit, and my very first thought on how to use them was to make a shaker window for the front of my Simple Dori. I used a piece of foam core I had lying around and a piece of the plastic from one of the puffy sticker packages, and it came together in a jiffy! Some die cuts and decorative borders finished it off nicely. I’ve done shaker pouches before, but never a shaker window until now, and I’m pretty pleased at how this first attempt came out!”

Here are close ups of her cover.  I love the effect it has.  It makes me think of magic fairy dust!

Odessa created a gorgeous shaker pocket with the sequins too!  She writes:  “I love sequins so I was pretty excited to make a shaker pocket for my Traveler’s Notebook!  I used one of the die cuts from the Memory Keeping Classified Kit to frame my shaker pocket and filled and sealed a little pocket full of the cute sequins from the Planner Kit.”

Here is a closer look.  That’s not all, stay tuned and see how her shaker looks from the other side!

She adds: “On the other side, I glued down a page from the Simple Dori to envelope the shaker pocket and added some embellishments to act as my journaling. On the other side, I used the gorgeous foiled vellum from the Planner Kit. I kept it simple with a group of photos I printed to look like a photo strip and a simple embellishment in the middle which peeks though the shaker pocket.”

I absolutely love their ideas.  I can’t wait to create a shaker pocket of my own too.

Second up are fold outs.   I love fold outs.  In this layout made with Book Club, I adhered these three photos with washi so that they could be folded out to reveal 2 extra photos underneath.  *Surprise*  .  This is an awesome technique if you don’t want to do multiple layouts and yet want multiple photos.

Here is a close up.  You can use pocket cards or patterned papers with this technique too.

Third up are flip ups.  One of my favourite things to do are flip ups.  In this layout made with Book Club, the pocket card flips up to reveal journaling and lovely ephemera that matches the colors of the right panel.

Here is a close up.  I really love the element of surprise.  You can really just put anything underneath.  One of the main reasons why I do flip ups is because I don’t like seeing my handwriting.  However, I don’t want that to stop me from telling the story of my photos. So, flip ups are an effective way to ‘hide’ them, hehehe.

Flip ups are also my favourite way to add more pictures.  Book Club had a lot of coffee themed ephemera and bits that inspired me to create lots of coffee pages!   I had way too many favourite photos from my Starbucks Shanghai experience.  The Pocket card flips up to reveal journaling and another photo.  

The right panel is a series of photos made with the waterfall technique.  I had a lot of trial and error moments creating with this technique so this is a project that I reserved for the weekend, when I had more time.  I learned this technique by looking up ‘waterfall tutorial’ on Youtube.  The results are so worth it!

We hope you give these techniques a try.   They are super fun and are awesome for getting a little more out of your memory keeping.

Ria, Odessa and Kristine



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