In order for the pages to go in the Vacation album in the order I have them planned I needed to figure out how to turn this page into a 1 pager instead of 2. CTMH Flip Flaps to the rescue!
Sorry about the reflections from the page protectors....
The new 12" flip flaps (Z1325) are perfect for adding extra extensions on your pages without having to do another page. You just remove the adhesive strip and stick them to the edge of the page protector. The price is great at $3.95 for 8 in 3 assorted sizes (6x12, 4x12, and 8x12 inches). I used one of the 8 x 12's for this layout.
A view of the page with the extra "flap" opened. I used papers from the CTMH Wings Collection (X7135B), love these papers!!! I cut a couple butterflies from the paper and attached with foam for some inexpensive accents.
A close up of the title.... I cut the title from a Quickutz 12" border die, perfect super skinny letters when you have limited space to put them in. Since I didn't have any twilight cardstock on hand, I stamped them with twilight ink with one of the pinwheel stamps from the Miracle WOTG kit (G1023). The best think about ink and paper, you can turn a plain white piece of paper any color you need. I still felt like they needed more..... so I covered them with liquid glass (Z679). Once the letters dried, they look like clear epoxy. CUTE! The chipboard circle is from CTMH On Target Dimensional elements (Z1226), inked with tulip ink, and some faux stitching with a white gel pen. If you have never used the dimensional elements, they are wonderful! Since they are white, you can easily ink and stamp them. No need to mess with paper covering / sanding.
The main picture of Rainbow Falls is bordered by some tree limbs and CTMH color ready borders (Z1377). The limbs are cut with Cricut and Serenade Cartridge. I was not feeling up to gluing the leaves on, so I stamped them green using the leaf stamp from the CTMH Sophia WOTG stamp set (G1019). I used a post it note to mask off the branch so the ink was on the leaves. The little birds are from the Sophia set covered in liquid glass as well as the words "Wonderful & Amazing".