I have had many requests for the flip flop album directions. So I made another one tonight and took pictures.
I have the directions (without my pictures) in a Word document and will be happy to share them - just email me
Flip Flop Album
4 sheets 12 x 12" plain cardstock
6 sheets 12 x 12" coordinating designer paper
Paper cutter with scoring blade
Textured card stock in Pretty in Pink and Purely Pomegranate
Berry Bliss Designer Paper Pack
Boho Blossoms Punch
Flower Fusion (felt flower pack)
Cut 3 sheets of cardstock in half 6 x 12". Set one 6 x 12" piece aside to use for cover.
Score and Fold each of the 5 remaining 6 x 12" sheets 3" from each outside edge as shown in diagram below
Adhere these five pieces together by putting adhesive on the 3" areas as in diagram below
Sections 1, 3, and 5 will have "doors" that close like the diagram below
Cut five pieces of designer prints 5 3/4 x 5 3/4". Lay out these 5 sheets on the 6" cardstock squares; this will help you design the rest of the album. Adhere.
Cut 6 pieces of designer paper 5 3/4 x 2 3/4" for the "doors" and adhere these keeping the pattern matching.
Cut 6 additioanl designer pieces 5 3/4" x 2 3/4" for the insides of the doors. Adhere in place.
Next cut 4 pieces of designer prints 5 3/4 x 5 3/4" for the remaining 6" squares (when you fold up the album). Adhere.
Score remaining piece of cardstock 3" from each end and again at the 2 1/2" mark. This will allow for the thickness of the book. See diagram below
Open the cover and using a craft knife, make a slit in the middle of the 3" scored line wider than your ribbon as shown below:
Adhere ribbon to inside of the cover and thread through the slits to the front
To finish, adhere the book into the cover, putting adhesive only on the square of the center back.
Cut 4 pieces of designer print 5 3/4" x 2 1/4" to embellish the front cover and the insides of the cover
Front Cover: Cut cardstock 4 x 3". Cut designer paper 3 3/4 x 2 3/4". Layer, Close cover. Center on cover, applying adhesive to the left side only. Embellish.
This is what the front of your album will look like when done.
Decorate inside doors same as the front
You will end up with 9 windows to place your pictures. When it's laid out flat, there will be three sections with "doors" and two sections with pictures showing. You start folding from the right and then fold in the left. Then right and left again!
Disclaimer: I'm VERY tired tonight, so if things aren't clear please email mail and I'll make corrections!! Thanks for your patience!!
Original directions by Ellen Smallwood
Redesigned by Jan Farring 1/2008