49 and Market | Envelope Gatefold Flip Folio | Giselle Homer
I have great little project to share with you today – it’s an Envelope Gatefold Flip Folio measuring 6″ x 8″. This is an interactive mini album that you construct yourself & there’s a video link at the bottom of this post with instructions on how to do that. You can make this album in lots of different formats & I decided to go for a multi fold style with 2 sets of split pages, one horizontal & the other vertical. There are magnets for closing the book, templates & extra spines to insert more pages should you want them. All will come clear as you read on!
Once my book was constructed I covered the front & the envelope shaped fold, as seen in picture 1, using the Tidal Wave teal papers from 49 and Market’s Spectrum Sherbet & edged it with one of the designs from the Washi Tape Stitches Set. I added 2 magnets as shown in picture 2, which are included in the pack, to secure the cover.
Rub-ons & chipboard words were added afterwards on the front cover. In picture 3 you can see how I added the first of my photos on the inside cover & the first fold. You can add as many embellishments that you want, there are so many to choose from, the acetate leaves & butterflies are particularly lovely. I left some blank tags to be completed by my daughter as this is a gift for her – she took all the photos!
In picture 4 you can see the book with two open folds, plus in the middle is the horizontal split page, shown here in the closed position. I used Laser- Cut elements to embellish the photos on the far right. Picture 5 shows the next open fold with the added photographs & embellishments. I love that you can choose either the Tidal Wave teal or Strawberry Lemonade pink designs in this collection to suit your project!
Picture 6 shows the horizontal split page opened up & I added a small ribbon loop to make it easy to access. At this point you would be nearly finished covering the pages before going on to the vertical split page shown in picture 7. The variety of patterned papers in this collection really do make much of the decision making easy! I added smaller photos, rub-ons & more washi tape to help define this part of the book. This also has a ribbon loop similar to the previous one.
Picture 8 shows the vertical split pages opened up & photos added which were sized to fit the narrower format.
This book making project is simply perfect as a gift or to record a special occasion. I liked it so much that I’m considering doing another one! I hope you watch the video as it shows that the construction is easier than it seems & will help to identify the various elements I chose for my book.
Until next time, happy scrapping everyone.