Today's Tutorial is from design team member Karen Nuce. She shows us how to create this cute Flip and Fold mini album/gift card holder that would be perfect for the upcoming Holidays or any other gift giving occasion.
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Patterned Paper: Pasta Fagioli/clove fresh garlic (both sides), shell macaroni, Italian Seasoning; Soup Staples/red sugar; Christmas Chestnut soup/sweet chestnuts, white sugar
This mini album is quick and easy to make! Using cardstock, envelopes and a few embellishments, you can create a custom holder for photos, notes, gift cards or anything else that can fit in an envelope. Note that you can use more envelopes if you like…just make the score lines on each folding piece a bit larder to meet your needs!
Step 1: Choose one sheet of 12x12 cardstock to be the base of your mini album. I chose a beautiful, double sided piece from the Pasta Fagoli line. If you choose one of the great Jillibean kraft papers, the plain side can easily be decorated using stamps. Cut this 12x12 paper in half vertically. Since I used a paper with text on it, I was careful to be sure that the text would run in the right direction.
Step 2: Score each of the 12x6 sheets at 6 ¼” and again at 6 3/8”. Slide the two large pieces of cardstock together so that one panel overlaps and adhere them together. Please use a strong adhesive or red super sticky tape for this purpose.
Step 3: Cut the flap off of one, only one, of the envelopes. Set this one aside. (you can also line this envelope, if you want to…I used a scrap of red hounds tooth paper for mine).
Step 4: Fold the flaps backwards on the remaining envelopes. In other words, fold the flap the opposite direction that you would fold it if you were closing it to mail. Put additional adhesive on top of the regular envelope adhesive and stick the envelopes together by the flaps. When that is done, carefully lift each one up a bit and put strong adhesive, such as red super sticky tape, along the sides and bottom edges to further connect the envelopes.
Step 5: Now add the envelope that does not have a flap to the others in the same manner. This will be the back envelope, the one that you will adhere to the centerpiece of the mini album. Using strong adhesive, completely adhere the envelopes to the album. At this point, the top should fan out a bit, accordion style, so that you can see the inside of the envelopes. The bottoms of the envelopes should be firmly adhered and should not fan out.
On the right inside cover, I made a little pocket using scraps of paper and some Jillibean stickers and a sprout. Inside this pocket, I placed a kraft tag that had been embellished with some paper scraps. I plan to stick a photo on the tag.
On the left inside cover, I placed a die cut shape and used tiny square Jillibean alpha stickers to spell out a greeting as well as the cute camera sprouts that hint of the pictures tucked into one of the envelopes.
The front envelope was also decorated with paper scraps and JBS cardstock stickers as were the insert cards for the other envelopes. One of the envelopes will contain pictures and the other two will contain gift cards for a dinner and a movie.
The front of the album was decorated with another diecut, the swirl, and further embellished with layered sprouts, sugar picks, bean seeds and a sticker phrase. This album will be given to a family member with a November birthday but the possible uses/occasions are endless.
Have a good one!