Thursday, June 9, 2011

How to make a Photo Flip-Flap album

Happy Thursday, everyone! Today this project is featured over at SHE'S A SASSY LADY ! It's always a pleasure to share over there! If you haven't visited Sheila's blog, you must! So much great stuff going on there all the time! :-)

I get weekly emails from a site called PHOTOJOJO that are filled with photography ideas, photography equipment deals and sometimes even photo display ideas.  The other day in this email, they had a tutorial for a photo flip-flap album and I absolutely loved it and had to try it for myself!  I tweaked it a little bit and streamlined the instructions a bit to, hopefully, make it a little easier to understand.  Here we go!!

STEP 1:  Cut a plain piece of cardstock to a 9"x10" size.  Lay the cardstock on your score board so that it is 10" across.  Score at 1" and every inch all the way across so that there are 9 score lines, 1" apart. Once you accordion fold your score lines, it should look like the picture above.

STEP 2:  Take 12 pictures - You can either use 3x5 pics and not mat them, or do like I did and use 2x3 pics and mat them on 3x5 cards as pictured above.



STEP 3:  Using a strong adhesive on only one end of each matted picture, attach them to the accordion spine as pictured above, being sure to alternate the rows and doing one vertical row at a time. 


Here are 2 views showing what your album will look like when all the rows of pictures are attached.

This is how your album looks when it is all folded up and before the covers are attached.


STEP 4: Now it is time to add the covers.  Cut 2 pieces of printed cardstock to a size of 5.25"x9" each. Attach them to the outside portion of the accordion spine as shown in the pics above. 

This is how your album will look with the covers attached and standing up.

Another view of the open album with the covers on.

STEP 5: Embellishments - To decorate my covers I used Nifty Fifties for the title and cut the font and shadow at 1.5"H.  I used Nate's ABC's for the ball and the cap and both are cut at 2.29"H.

I added some journaling and stitching to my matted pictures and called it done! :-)

Almost forgot to add my new signature stamp!

Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful day!