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For today's project, I have an Accordion 'Flag Book' Mini Album. These type of mini albums have been around for quite some time. If you search on either Pinterest or YouTube for 'Flag Book Tutorial'--you'll have several video tutorials come up. At the end of this post, I provide a link to a flag book tutorial that I thought was pretty good.
I've used the 'Calendar Collection' for this project. I designed it so that it includes room to add photos for each month in the year.
The album measures approximately 14 1/2" inches high by 4 1/2" inches wide.
There are four horizontal rows with six cut-aparts from the collection in each row. Each cut-apart represents one month in the year.
The first row is January through June. The second row is a 3" x 4" inch card that corresponds to the month above it.
The third row is a repeat of the first row but for the months July through December & the final fourth row is again a 3" x 4" inch cut-apart that corresponds to each month from row three.
Because of the sizes of the cut-aparts I used--the album turned out to be taller than the basic 12" scrapbooking height. So I had to get a big creative & piece together two pieces of card stock or designer paper in order to fully wrap both the front & back covers.
The album is held closed with ribbon that slides--allowing the flag book to fully open if necessary.
NOTE: I did make a mistake while making this album. You'll notice that the first & last pages have cut-aparts that seem adhered to the covers. This should not happen. Each cut-apart or photo mat should freely flip on each hinge & not be up against the covers. This is what happens when you rush a project. I'd like to try this flag book again--but with more patience this time in order to get it right!
Here are the links for a YouTube video tutorial that I found to be pretty thorough & used the same techniques as I did including the ribbon closure. There are two parts to the tutorial:
Part 1 - https://youtu.be/4nVDgCtMlC4
Part 2 - https://youtu.be/nA5f_IB7jZs
Below is a video walk through of the mini album. Enjoy!
Paper - Authentique Calendar Collection, Other - Fabric Flowers, Ribbon