Monday, February 20, 2017

Happy Birthday Flip Book

Have you ever made a Flip Book? 
If not, I encourage you to give it a try as they are a lot of fun to make and give. You can visit You Tube or Pinterest and search flip books to see all of the various ways to create one. However I was lucky enough last summer to receive one from a dear friend and I used her book as inspiration for mine today. They're super easy to put together and if you have washi tape in your stash but never use it....well now you have a use for it. :)

On the cover I used Heidi Swapp ephemera from the Sugar Chic collection and ephemera from Webster's Pages Make a Wish collection. I added cardstock stickers, glitter ric rac trim and Thicker's alpha's in two fonts. 

When my friend opened her book this is the page spread she saw. I used a marker to spell her name on the balloons. On the left page I added a pocket  and gave her some decorative gift bags and doilies. A glitter bow, Heidi Swapp bow and star stickers are the decoration for this page. On the opposite page, which functions as a top loading page, I added more ephemera, Heidi Swapp stickers spell out 'for you' which indicates she has something tucked in the large pocket. ;) A 2" circle punch was used to make a notch at the top.

When you flip it this is the next set of pages, there are some stickers I gifted her in the pocket on the left page and the right page is purely decorative. That's a MAMBI chalkboard sticker on the left pocket and on the right I added - glitter butterfly and die cut hearts - some recent crafty happies gifted to me by my pocket letter pals. The Happy Birthday ephemera is from the WP collection which is really a terrific collection. I like it so much I went back to Hobby Lobby and purchased more, why not when you can always use their fabulous coupons. :)

When you flip the right page above you see the middle page and right page. The middle page has a pocket that holds some birthday tags which she can gift to another friend/pal. On the right page I have a place for a gift card and yes it's for coffee. My friend loves coffee so she'll enjoy her happy! The stamps - coffee cup and coffee love - were a gift from another pal of mine and I love them. {Thank You Katrin!} Heidi Swapp stickers - party and enjoy - carry on the birthday theme of my flip book.

When you flip the middle page down this is what you see. I used more ephemera on the bottom flap from Webster's Pages and there's a strip of fun washi tape on it. You can see that I used a circle punch again to create a notch at the top of my page, bottom when folded down. Edge borders are also a nice way to create some interest on your pages. If you click on the photo you can see that on the bottom flap I punched a candle border on the cupcake ephemera. I love adding little touches like this!

This page has a birthday note for my pal behind the Heidi Swapp ephemera. There's washi tape on every page and I loved using some of my stash. 

When the inside is fully opened up it looks like this. Love the great papers and ephemera in the Webster's Pages Make a Wish collection I picked up at Hobby Lobby recently. The cardstock dimensional stickers - candles and EAT CAKE - are by Crate Paper and they were a Tuesday Morning find. :) Celebrate is another Heidi Swapp sticker and I stamped some images on the balloon page as well. Seeing that my friend loves flowers I had to incorporate some of the pretty floral papers from the collection as well. After all, a girl deserves flowers on her birthday!

On the back I stamped a handmade stamp and signed it. 
I'm tickled pink that she loved it and the goodies I tucked inside. 

Playing Along With:

The basic construction for a flip book is easy and very soon I'll be sharing a tutorial for creating flip books on Snapguide. I'll be sure to let you know when I do.

Thanks for checking out my first flip book! 
I'll be back tomorrow with a design team project for The Cutting Cafe.

See you then,
Lisa xx


Desire Fourie said...

Lisa this is a wonderful creation, love all the details.
This will also be perfect for one entry as an anything goes creation for our challenge below.
{ATG with a CREATE WITH TLC Element}
{Doing Life – my personal blog}

Creativehobbit81 said...

This flipbook came out soooo beautiful. Love all the deatails and all the cute embellishments! It's a masterpiece- as all of your crafty pieces =) ♡♡♡

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