Simple Stories – Say Cheese Main Street -Pt. 1 | Jackie Ashton

Hello Magpies, Happy New Year to you all,  Jackie here with my first blogpost for 2021, lets hope 2021 is much brighter than 2020.

Recently in the shop I’ve noticed the new flipbooks by Simple Stories, thee are a lot thinner than that normal min book albums, but provides the same format as a standard mini book.  As I love minibooks I decided to give one a go and see how they compare to the standard mini albums that Simple Stories manufacter.

And when I saw the new Simple Stories – Say Cheese  Main Street collection also had a Disney flipbook I know which collection I would be using for this project.

My first visit to Disneyland Paris was for the day in 2018 with my best friends, and what a brilliant day it was.   I have previously done a minibook about this visit, using some of these photographs, but wanted to try out the Flipbook format.

I know it might seem strange that I’ve re-visited and using some of the same photographs, but personally I’m ok with that and to me both albums feel and look different – and each have some photographs that are not in the other album.

To start with I printed a selection of the photographs from that day, and laid them out to see what I wanted to include –  I visited with my best friends – who appear in a few of the photographs, but I’ve mainly printed selfies of me and what I personally wanted to remember.  My journaling will be about how I felt at a particular point of the day, and also it will include some hidden journaling that are not on full view when you first flip thought the album.

I did purchase some extra page protectors  for the flipbook, and added some extra one from my stash.  The flipbook page protectors and specifically made so that they have slightly wider to allow the pages to  flip.  The extra pages I added from my stash fitted ok, but they don’t flip as easily as the flipbook ones.

Here are a few of my pages at the beginning of the album.

Opening page added stickers from the sticker book and puffy stickers.

I added this extra flip-up made with a sheet of patterned paper from the 6×8 pad, folded in half.

I decorated the front with a photographs and a 3×4 from the cut-a-part (I did trim this down so that it was within the 6×4 format.

and added an additional photograph to the inside as well as a few embellishments

This next page is a 3×8 page protector from my stash, and it fixed fine, but it doesn’t flip as easily as the flipbook pages.

So that means when I flip this page it doesn’t stay flat.

I loved this collection and I recommended giving the flip book a try as something different to the normal minibook format.  The whole album came together really quickly and ideal to either keep for yourself or give as a gift.

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Till next time

Happy scrapping





Simple Stories – Say Cheese Main Street Collection.

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