Flipbook Prep and Cover Alter

Hello!  The weathered wood look and colors of the Wedding Day Flipbook are perfect for our trip to Cape Cod.  So this time I altered a Wedding Day Flipbook to hold our photos from a beach trip.  Here are the details of the flipbook prep and the cover alter.

Wedding Day to Cape Cod Flipbook

The colors of the Wedding Day Flipbook remind me of the beach at Cape Cod, so it was natural for me to select this Flipbook to house our Cape Cod photos.  Paper House Productions - Flipbook - Craftable Interaction Album - Wedding Day

Because the colors match my theme perfectly, this album didn’t require as much alteration as my Disney Flipbook.

Flipbook Bindings

Flipbooks are available with two different binding styles.  The more common mini album style binding shown above can be purchased here, while the version sold at Michael’s stores has a post binding.

Flipbook Cover

I decided to feature the post binding in this project, but will link to the mini album binding in the supplies list.  The only difference is the post binding requires a bit of prep, while the mini album binding does not.  All of my alterations to the Flipbook are the same for both binding styles.

Flipbook Prep

Flipbook Prep

The Wedding Day Flipbook sold at Michael’s comes with 2 pages of stickers, which need to be removed from the binding.

Opening the Binding

Opening the binding is really easy.  First open the flap covering the posts.

Flipbook Prep

Then unscrew the screws from the posts using a small screwdriver.

Flipbook Prep

Now remove the two sticker sheets.  I’ll save these stickers for another project, because this Flipbook will have a beach theme.

Flipbook Prep

You can now put the screws back or you can remove posts.  I chose to remove the posts because that allows me to work on each page separately.

Flipbook Prep

I reattached the screws to the posts, so I wouldn’t loose them.  These posts will be replace with longer ones, because I am adding additional flaps to my flipbook.

Cover Alter

I love the colors and worn wood look of this cover.  And the colors remind me of Cape Cod, but the title “Sweet Love” doesn’t really fit.

Flipbook Cover

I decided to alter the cover by adding an embellishment which covers the title.

Flipbook Cover Alter

I selected this chalk board sticker, because it is large enough to cover the Flipbook title and it fits my beach theme.  Then I applied some white letters from my stash to create the title of my album.  Easy peasy!

This blog post is the first in a series of posts showing how I customized the Wedding Day Flipbook into a mini album for a beach trip.

More examples of finished Flipbook mini albums are here.

Happy Scrapping!

Supplies Used

I used the products listed below to create this Cape Cod mini album.  To make them easy for you to find, I have linked each of the items.  I used the post binding sold at Michael’s stores. The flipbook link below is to the mini album style binding, which can also be used.  I personally selected each item used.  All products, except the Paper House Productions products, were purchased by me.  As always, I am not receiving a payment for doing this project or writing this blog post.

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Wedding Day Flipbook
Paper House Productions - Flipbook - Craftable Interaction Album - Wedding Day

Wedding Day Collection
Paper House Productions - Wedding Day Collection - 12 x 12 Paper Crafting Kit

Snap Shots

Beach Cardstock Stickers

Clear Cuts
Paper House Productions - Clear Stickers - Beach

Chalk Board Stickers

Fishing Stickers
Paper House Productions - Fishing Collection - Cardstock Stickers - Gone Fishin'

Paper Trimmer
Fiskars - 12 Inch Premium Cut-Line Portable Trimmer - Blade Style I

Tonic Studios - Tim Holtz - Non-Stick Micro Serrated Scissors

Fiskars - Our Finest Scissors Collection - Number 5 Stitcher Scissors

Paper Piercing Tool

Double Sided Tape
Kaisercraft - Lucky Dip - Double Sided Tape

Scotch Adhesive Tacky Acid Free 4oz Bottle

Score Board
Scor-Pal - Scor-Pal Eighths Measuring and Scoring Board - 12 x 12

McGill - Paper Blossoms Collection - Tool Kit

Bone Folder
Fiskars - Bone Folder

Tim Holtz - Tools - Design Ruler

Brown Pen

Mechanical Pencil
Zebra Eco Jimnie Clip Mechanical Pencil

Prismacolor Magic Rub Eraser

My Favorite Travel Camera

My Favorite Travel Lens

Favorite Printer

My Favorite Waterproof Camera


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