I came up with the dimensions on my own to both minimize the trimming of 8 1/2" x 11" paper and the 12 x 2 card stock. The cover measures 9 1/2" x 7 1/4" with a 3 1/2" spine. The pages are 8 1/2" tall and 6 1/4" wide, so that I could cut in half a 12 x 12 piece for matting and only trim one side of the 8 1/2" x 11" base paper.
Most of the flaps, tabs, and interior layering pages, etc, are made of the scraps of trimming the pages as well. I assembled the pages with Score Tape to make sure they are extra strong and durable, and the trims, flowers and metal corners are held down with Glossy Accents to help them stay put. There are 6 base pages with lots of pockets, tags, and flaps for tons of room. I usually don't do vintage style things, but this paper just begged for inked edges and that type of vibe. I made this album a while ago, and already had mach of the papers left over to use for this.
The products I used:
My Mind's Eye stack called Lost and Found Union Square Collection
DCWV Immortal Love stack.
Eclipse Black card stock in 80 lb
Tim Holtz Thrift Shop ephemera pack, Vintage Photo and Old Paper Distress Inks, metal corners
Jolee's vintage embossed butterflies
Joann's feathers and lace trims
Recollections Kraft envelopes and cards from Michael's
Flowers, buttons, brads, rhinestones, magnets, grommets, ribbon from my stash
Misc background stamps, rose edge punch, decorative corner punch
I left the front cover partially open for room for a title, photo or monogram.
The inside of the front cover is a large pocket with 3 tags, and the small tag is removable and tucked under the flowers. The 2 large tags are covered in card stock, and the smaller ones are plain white that I stamped and inked. The page to the right has a flap the contains 2 more tags and opens with a magnet closure.
The left page has 2 flaps that open with a magnet closure. The page on the right has a ribbon closure with tons of space for photos with waterfall style flip pages. I left them blank because it was already pretty bulky and wanted to pictures to be the focus.
The journaling tag is not adhered down and slips out.
The left page is a double pocket with 4 large photo mats covered in card stock, a smaller stamped tag and two stamped journaling tags. The right page has another stamped journaling tag that slips out, and the entire page unfolds to the right and has a magnet closure.
The left page has a magnetic flap (with the flower) to hold it closed. The base page has a pocket with tags. The page on the right has a pocket opening to the right with a tag.
The Kraft envelope opens with a booklet inside
The left page has a pocket page on the front with two tags, and then it opens to the left with another identical pocket and tags.
The right page has an envelope style closure, and when opened the page flips open to the top.
The left page opens to the left, with a small magnetic booklet inside.
The left side also has 2 Kraft envelopes with booklets inside.
The right side has a magnetic closure that opens to the top and bottom, and then the whole thing flips up to the top.
The last page on the left is a double flap that is held closed with magnets.
The inside of the back cover is similar tot he front inside cover. A large pocket with tags, and a journaling tag tucked into the flowers that can come out.
Here is a view of all the pages with the tags inserted (gold ribbon)
One of the pull out tags, there are six. One side has patterned paper, the other side has cardstock with some stamping.
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