Wednesday, 13 August 2014

Flashback 8” Flip n Fold Album with TUTORIAL

Starburst Sayings, Flashback, 8inch Flip Album, By Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 (37)

And finally here is the 4th and last project we did at my All Day Session the other Saturday…. they were all certainly kept busy with their Handled Cantilever Box & 3 mini books! And...yes… for those of you in the know… even – and particularly - Ginette!!!!

This is another all-time favourite project of both my class regulars -  and my fellow Jems Team members when I have shared at a Quarterly Team Training Inspiration Station…. And new papers & new classmates meant I could make up another…..

Starburst Sayings, Flashback, 8inch Flip Album, By Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 (42)

This is a project that I designed years ago… though if I remember rightly it was an amalgam of a similar 6” version of the book plus my trusty belly band closure…. but the 8” Square size gives it more presence  if you know what I mean (and larger photos!!!) ….. And it is another project that has been used as a Mini Book as well as being sent as a Special Card too…..

And seeing as it is really such a simple project … I thought it was about time I shared the instructions with you…..

Starburst Sayings, Flashback, 8inch Flip Album, By Amanda Bates, The Craft Spa, 2014-07 (45)


  1. Cut  2 pieces of Real Red 12x12 card to 12” x 8”
  2. Score both LANDSCAPE at 4”
  3. Trim 2mm (or skinny 1/8”) off 8” Square section on one panel
  4. Bone Fold (Valleys)
  5. Adhere “trimmed Square section” on top of the untrimmed 8” Square section to form the back of the book
  6. Add a 7 3/4” Pool Party Square card panel on top

Back Panel Pages

  1. Cut 2 double sided patterned papers  to two each of 3 5/8” x 7 1/4” ( ie you need 4 in total!)
  2. Score LANDSCAPE at 3 5/8”

Front Cover & Inside Side Pages

  1. Cut Pool Party Card Mats 3 ¾”x 7 ¾” (x4)
  2. Cut 2 double sided patterned papers  to 7” wide x7 ½ H”
  3. Trim those 2 papers in half to 3 1/2”W x 7 1/2” H

Belly Band

  1. Cut Real Red card to 2 ½”x12” and 2 ½”x 8 1/16” (or metric 20.5cm)
  2. Cut Paper 2 ¼” x 12”and 2 ¼” x 8 1/16”
  3. Stick papers to card panels
  4. Place the 12” panel over the front of the closed decorated book
  5. Fold 12” panel over the sides of the decorated book
  6. Cover back of book/belly band with 8 1/16” wide panel

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And there you have it….. Then it is ready to decorate as you desire….

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