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Each of the envelopes is functional and closes with Tombow's new Fastener Tabs. This way, I can add special journaling or more photographs later on.
Directions for the Envelopes Using Your Scor-Pal:
Cut a piece of paper to 7 x 10 ½"
Score on the ½" and 3 ¾"
Turn it to the side and score on the ½" and 8 ½"
The shaded areas are those that need to be cut off. You will notice that I notched the corners of the ½" sides so that when they are folded and glued they will lay flat. To make the envelope look better, I measured a ½" on each side of the top and cut that away as well.
To make the paper inside the envelopes easier to grab, I used a large circle punch and punched out a fingerhold.
Here are all of the measurements in case you wanted to know the dimensions.
And a quick how to fold this all together. Glue the tabs, then fold over the front.
If you choose to use the fasteners, the easiest way to line them up is to attach them to one side, take off the cover of the attached fastener and close the envelope.
I then used my Bind-it-All on the ends of each envelope to create the mini.
I hope this helps you create your own fantastic mini for all of your favorite memories!
Authentique Paper- Natural Collection: Native, Beaming, Daydream, Enhancements, 6x6 Bundle, Elements stickers
Other Products Used- Scor-Pal, Signo Gel Pen, May Arts ribbons, Maya Road Antique Filagree Butterfly, enamel dots, Bind-it-All, punch, Pebbles Alpha, Staedtler pen
A few Sundays ago we woke up one morning and decided that we wanted to take a Road Trip. After a cup of coffee to wake up and some head scratching we narrowed our destination to heading over the mountains to Vantage and look for petrified rocks... Okay, it sounds strange, but some friends had told us that there was a store next to the Gingo Petrified Forest State Park that sold furniture and such made from petrified wood so we thought we'd go take a look. I have to admit that Vantage is one of my favorite spots in the country- think of the Grand Canyon but on a much smaller scale. And since we were enjoying all the scenery I decided that the "Natural" line of paper would be the perfect match for this keepsake book!
For those of you who haven't heard of a "flag book" before, you may have heard it referred as "flip flop" book. Essentially the base of the book is accordion folded with the pages mounted on opposite sides of the folds. So when you open the book, the pages flip different ways. In my book, the top pages all flip to the right while the bottom pages flop to the left. You can make as many rows of pages that you'd like but for this book I settled on two sets.
And the most essential tool for creating the spine of this book- the Scor-Pal! The reason why this is the perfect tool for creating the spine of this book is because you have to make your score lines exact and this is by far the best tool that I've found to do this accurately. I've found that a minimum of four pages works best for this style of book. To create the spine for this book, start with a 12 x 12 sheet of "Daydream" paper and then score the paper 2 inches in from each side of the paper (at the "2" and "10" marks on your Scor-Pal). Then score the paper at every inch mark between these those score lines. This will give the correct amount of folds to make the accordion. For more pages you can just decrease the amount of space between folds or use more paper and glue them together. My preferred method is to use more paper because I've personally found that if the folds are under an inch the pages are too close together.
Here is the finished piece of "Daydream" scored and folded mountain/valley style. Notice that I've marked the top pages on the left side with a "L" and the bottoms on the right side with a "R". This way the spine is marked correctly so I know exactly where to put my pages when they're ready to be placed on the spine. And don't worry, the pages will cover up the writing!
I'll be the first to admit that in the past, I'd only used Scor-It tape for making Washi Tape and that was it- and WOW, have I been missing out! I think that I've fallen in love- this tape is PERFECT for book binding and I couldn't believe that once it's down, it's down! Yes, I found this out the hard way a couple of times making this book. To create the book, I placed a strip of Scor-It tape on both ends of the accordion on the backside, and then attached them to the inside covers of my book.
Once the accordion folded spine was attached to the book covers, I prepped two pieces of "Beaming" paper that were trimmed to the size of the book covers and covered the insides of the book.
Here's the completed inside of the book.
Now it's time to start attaching the top pages of my book. I chose a panoramic view of the Vantage over the Columbia river for my top pages, which are on pages of "Native", "Beaming" and "Daydream" papers.
The bottom pages are on the same papers from the "Natural" collection with a different snapshot from our road trip. I added one of the tag embellishments from the "Elements" sticker sheet.
This is a close up of more of the "Elements" stickers that were added to the front cover of the book.
I enjoy making flag books for friends and family simply because there's an element of surprise! When the front cover is opened, it looks like any other book as above- that is, until you open the book all the way and the pages jump into order!
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