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Thursday, September 2, 2010


Hello, all!  And I'm back with my second project as a Sassy Lady design team member!!!  And I hope I'll please you all!

While browsing the web I came across this really cute flip album but, unfortunately, I could only find one set of directions and I just couldn't understand them, so I came up with my own based on the pictures I've seen.  Now this isn't going to be exact to the ones out there but I like mine just the same, and I'm going to show you how to do it!  First, here are pictures of my album -- a closed view and an open view:

As you can see, I've already started to fill mine with mini-photos.  Fun, huh?

To shorten this tutorial as much as possible, I will not be picturing the paper measurements and cutting because I believe we all know how to measure and cut.  With that said, let me begin.  First I'm going to begin with the cover and the pages to this album.  You will need:

1 Cover:  8.25" x 5.50" sheet of cardstock scored along the top 8.25" side at 2" and 6.25"
3 Pages:  8" x 5.50" sheet of cardstock scored along the 8" top side at 2" and 6"

You'll have these four pieces:

Put the top cover piece aside for later.  Next fold each page gate-fold style along the score line on each side and align the pages side-by-side to look like this:

Now glue each of the side panels (flaps) together to look like this:

Okay, now fold in the panels on the first page gate-fold style:

Next fold the gate-fold page onto the center of the album:

Now repeat and do the same to the right side.  Now grab the cover.  Align and adhere the center back of the folded pages to the center of the cover as shown below:

Now when all the panels and pages are open, and the album is standing, it will look like this:

I'm going to give you the dimensions now for the panels and  (base) cover for your pages.  You'll need:

8 - 1 7/8" x 5 1/4" flap panels
10 - 4" x 5 1/2" cover (base) panels

Below, are pictures to give you an idea of where these panels will be placed:

When doing your cover panels on the back, before covering the middle section with the cover panel, glue your ribbon in place and then glue on the cover panel:

Now all that's left for you to do is decorate it as you desire!!!  And, I'd really appreciate once you complete your album you please let me know so I can link it to my blog!  I'd really love to see what you do with it!!!

If you have any questions, of course, feel free to leave me a comment and I'll get back to you!

Thanks for coming by, I really appreciate it, and I hope you enjoy this project!

I'll be seeing you!


Jamie Lane said...

This is such a fun idea! Love how it turned out!

Sparksgal said...

Looks great! Congrats on your DT spot! Have a great Thursday!

- - Sheryl - - said...

adorable and fabulous. Yes I too saw this somewhere - your directions seem easy to follow.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is a beautiful photo card, and it looks like it holds plenty of photos. It's as if it keeps opening to another beautiful page. What a wonderful gift this would make to a loved one holding photos of a special occasion or event! Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial and being a part of the Shes A Sassy Lady Design Team. Your ideas are unique and always beautiful.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Audrey this is a beautiful photo card, and it looks like it holds plenty of photos. It's as if it keeps opening to another beautiful page. What a wonderful gift this would make to a loved one holding photos of a special occasion or event! Love it! Thanks for the great tutorial. Thanks for being a part of Shes A Sassy Lady Design Team.

Beebeebabs said...

Wow Audrey this is absolutely gorgeous. I am sure the one out there is not as pretty as this one (lol). You always come up with such great work and Sheila picked the perfect person to be on her team of great designers. Thanks for sharing your great talent with us and can't wait to see the next project.

Love That Bug said...

Hey Audrey,
I have been missing in action, but I am back for a little while.
I love this album, but as always I love all of your work.
Glad to hear you are doing well and congrats on being a designer for sassy lady

MsJay said...

This is so nice. I have to try this one for sure.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

I saw this over on Shelia's blog... but had to pop over to say again how GORGEOUS it is. AND your direction seems so easy, it looks like I could even do it. Praying you have a wonderful day. hugs

Dawn said...

I love flip albums! I find them so useful to add so many more things almost like little surprises to find. Great job on the tutorial today sweetie!

Kristina said...

Beautiful Audrey. Leave it to you to come up with your own way of doing something when you're determined to get a project made :) Fabulous job and thanks for sharing your directions.

Terry Oulboub said...

Audrey, I LOVE this flip album. Thank you for taking the time to write down your directions and show photos - this is awesome! :-)

Debbie said...

Audrey this turned out great ! I definitely want to give this one a try!

Lori Apgar said...

Audrey this card is so cute!! I love the mini photos inside! I love how you tweak ideas and make gorgeous creations with them!

Michelle said...

Great job!!!

flowerdisco said...

love it!

Kingston's Kreations said...

LOVE IT! Audrey this is a wonderful project. I am so glad that you posted a tutorial because these would make great gifts. :) Thanks for sharing!!

Leah said...

What? This is SO cool! I can see where it can be confusing but its really, really neat!
Thank you so much for taking the time to put together this tutorial! We all love them! Don't we!?! LOL!


Flamenco92627 said...

Thanks for all of your nice comments on my blog!! I love this flip card and am so glad you put up the tutorial. Your card came out beautifully!

"Um Buggin" said...

Hi Audrey, girlfriend this is a gorgeous album! Love all the space for sentiments and photos, I made one a couple of years ago, that I designed, called Secret Treasures. That is when I first met our mutual friend Donna M. You did an amazing job on this one Audrey. Have a blessed and safe holiday weekend my friend.

Hugz, xx


Cokie Pop Paper Boutique said...

So elegant and beautiful. Love the rich green color on this.

Sandy from Ukiah said...

Well I guess I am not the only one blessed to have you as a friend... I so enjoy your comments on my blog... I love to see you have posted. I am sorry I worried you. (it's kind of nice to have someone who cares..love Sandy

paperscissors said...

i love your ingenuity when it comes to creating, if you see it, you find a way to do it!!! this might just be the gift for an aquaintance at work how will be having a baby in november. she could add the photos and display it at home or at work. tfs great instructions.

Love That Bug said...

Hey there girlfriend. I already commented on this card, but I wanted to tell you that I have a blog award for you on my blog.
Swing by and pick it up.
Have a safe holiday

The Cropping Canuck said...

This is a great album/card! I would like to try and make one! TFS.

Wife2TJ said...

Absolutely beautiful!!! Thanks for asking about me :-) I was on vacation for 2 weeks and hadn't been creating much before then. Now I'm making myself go in my room once a day to try to make something :-) Hope you've been doing well!!! -Samantha

xosparklesxo said...

That looks really cool :)