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Friday, July 16, 2010

Flip Flip Album

This is a really cute album (okay, I'm bragging, sorry!) that's easy to do. I made it from fun foam. First I cut the shape of the flip flop 3 times. Added the strap and flower to one shape. Glued a second flip flop to that first shape so that the ends of the strap were inside the "sandwich" or the middle. I added the foot. The toenails are packing tape over colored paper so they are really shiny! And last of all, I put on the flower and the lettering. (The third flip flop shape is the back cover, as you'll see.)




The left "page" is the back of the foam flip flop covered with patterned paper on the left side. On the right is an interior page. The interior is mainly 3" x 7 1/2" which gives you room for a 3" x 5" photo easily.


You can see here that the page on the left has a flap that folds down. It's actually a six inch circle glued to the 3" x 7" rectangular page. That gives me plenty of room for more photos. On the right is a page made from a cereal box. Just sand lightly the shiny side and use a great glue like Crafter's Pick by API. It's fabulous stuff and dries clear.


I love changing up the interior pages. The one on the right has a gatefold. So that part with the flower is a flap that opens to 12" wide. Note the scalloped edge along the top and right side. I slipped pieces of green ribbon under the flower embellishment to look like leaves.


On the right is a wooden embellishment I bought with two others for $1 at A.C. Moore. It adds a nice texture, I think. I colored it with marking pens.


On the left is another flap. Under the piece that says Summer Vacation is a journaling box.


This left hand page is a pocket. It's super for ticket stubs, etc.


The right hand page is corrugated cardboard. I painted it with acrylic paint. Heavy, but cool, and it adds another texture. The leaf under the flower was cut from leftover fun foam.


The right page is the back of the corrugated cardstock covered with patterned paper. The right is the 3rd foam flip flop.

What do you think?

10 comments:

Dawn-Marie said...

This is so cute! I am so going to make one or two!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Please tell a friend or two...and I'd love to see how yours come out.

Lorry said...

very cute Joanna! I love mini albums will keep this in mind for future :-)

Tammy D said...

Oh, Joanna! this is adorable! You are so creative! I definitely want to make one. It will be a great memory item for our yearly trip to White Water Bay!

Anonymous said...

What a great idea! I am going to make one for my sister who loves flip flops. Also thanks for the instructions.
JM in St. Louis

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Thanks, Lorry, Tammy and Anony. I'm going to try to post the template on YouPublish along with complete page-by-page directions. I'll let you know here if I can get it to work! Please tell your pals if you have some who might enjoy this!

Anonymous said...

I am stupified, what a super idea, do you minsd if i use your idea with my special needs students?

it is a super idea, and very pretty

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Anonymous, you are welcome to use my idea. The thought that some special kids might enjoy it makes me very, very pleased.

Naomi Johnson said...

I think my 4-yr-old great-niece, a huge fan of flips, will love this as much as I do!

Joanna Campbell Slan said...

Naomi, I'd love to see what your great-niece does with this!