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Friday, October 29, 2010

Triple Fold, Never Ending, Envelope Book

I saw this technique on several places on Youtube.  I have no idea where it originated.  I saw it used as inserts for mini albums, creating pages that are interactive, but never as an album in-and-of-itself.  So, I decided to try it.  I saw it the first time here from WhatYouMakeIt1, so check it out if you are interested in the construction.  It is super easy!  I used much bigger envelopes for mine, so it is a stand-alone album.  I used Recollections papers, transparencies, and stickers.  There are also a couple of Martha Stewart border stickers thrown into the mix.  I used my Cricut a lot as well.

Above is the first front page...

Opened to the left...
Then the "Beware" page opened to the right.  This gives you a triple panel of workspace!  The chandelier is only attached at the top so that a picture can slide under, the Cricut spider web is a pocket for the tombstone tag.
The triple panel closed, and the second section is opened from the other side, this panel is opened to the right...
And to the left.  Another triple panel!  The fence is another Cricut cut, only adhered at the bottom for the tombstone tag.
Closed up, flipped over, this is the second cover!  The back side of the book, if you will.  See why I called it a never ending album?  It can be opened from any direction you want!
This particular section opens once.

I kept the pages a bit simple so I can add pictures from the Halloween Party I am going to next weekend.
A lot of the things on the pages are adhered so that pictures can slide underneath.

This album has 12 "pages" and 6 "pockets", not including the ones I made on the pages themselves.  I made these tags with papers from Basic Grey, Recollections, and cardstock.  It is bound with one simple fold and some glue.  COOL, HUH?

The envelopes are brochure envelopes, measuring 6 1/2" x 9 1/2".  I painted them black before assembling the album.  The finished size is 6 1/2" x 4 3/4".  I just may have to do a tutorial for this one...Thanksgiving and Christmas are coming!

Have a spooky and scary Halloween!

1 comment:

peanut8730 said...

I have tried to figure this out and mine is not coming out right. The video you linked to is not much help. Any help you provide would be greatly appreciated. This album is adorable and I love mini's.