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Mini Folded Album

Folded_front I'm back from the Stampin' Up convention and have so many ideas!!! This is a little folded album that I made more than two dozen of for a 3-D wow swap! I really like this idea that the great Stampin' Up training team demonstrated at the Regional events last year.

The version I'm sharing here uses the Brocade Background double-sided Designer Papers. The stamp sets used are: Baroque Motifs, Stamp of Authenticity and Perennial Favorites. My concept was to make a little journal of the year's "four seasons." When you fold it there are six little pockets that hold cards that are 2 3/4 inches wide by 4 1/4 inches tall. (and keep reading for a download on directions for the folding!)

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I made two cards in the side pockets faux library cards to hold my kids' school photos and some key facts about them this year. Then the other four pockets hold a card for each season.
Folded_spring There's a photo of the front of the spring card and the back of the winter card -- then one of the front of Winter and back of Spring -- make sense?
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The inside pockets hold cards for Summer and Autumn. I crimped a one-inch by 11-inch strip of Chocolate Chip CS for the "belly band" that holds it closed.
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The medallion on the band is made by punching two flowers with SU's new Five Petal Flower punch and then layering them so the points stick out from behind the layered Genuine Article circles. These are really not as hard as they look -- here's a PDF file to download that includes photos! Download folding_album.pdf Enjoy and give it a try!!!

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