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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Grad Layout with Flip Flaps

This layout is of my daughter Chloe's graduation ceremony from Fanshawe College.
It tells the story of her day, from getting the diploma to the reception afterward. We were lucky enough to spot the art Fanshawe Student Union had purchased from Chloe hanging in the Student Union Presidents office. I had a chance to take her picture standing with her art in the office . She was absolutely glowing with happiness. This was the first piece of art she had sold.
The flip flaps are additional 4x12 and 8x12 sections that adhere to the page protector, enabling me to enlarge the layout by an additional page.
They open and shut like door panels at the side of the layout. When designing with flip flaps, I treat them as natural divisions within the 12x12 page. In this case I split a 2012 grad print page into 2 pieces for the front, and on the inside I used extensions of the paper theme patterns in black and white to keep the flow consistent.
I also laid the photos straight across the pages in a horizontal path to keep the design clean and simple. I embellished with chipboard letters and a bit of bling.

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