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Vacay Mini Album & Journal

 It's officially Summer and everyone's social media is loaded with
beach pictures and vacation fun. For the occasion, I've designed a sweet
mini album to capture those "VACAY" memories!

To begin, I started with a sheet of 12X12 cardstock that I scored at: 0.5", 5", 6" and 11.5".
Then I turned the paper and scored at: 3.5" and 8.5".  After folding along all of the scored marks, I mitered  the edges of the 0.5" and 11.5" and made them into the end flaps.
 Using a full sheet of cardstock and doubling it, makes it nice and sturdy.  You could even add a lightweight chipboard between the scored areas of the front and back covers. 
Before adding the flip up pages, I cut a swatch of patterned paper that measured 4.75" square and then attached them to the inside of the cover page.  After that, I cut a 4.5" square (Bubblegum cardstock) and adhered to the center of the patterned paper square. (repeat for the opposite side).



 I wanted to keep the album congruent, so all of the papers on both sides matched going across. 
A mix of French Kiss and Hello Collections were used!




To create the flip pages I cut various colored cardstock as follows (sizes from top to bottom) and all with a 4.5" width: 4.25", 4.5" and 4.75".  Each piece was scored at 0.5" from the top.  I applied a strong adhesive to the 0.5" flap and began attaching the pages, starting with the bottom flap.




Again, I used a mixture of the French Kiss and Hello Collections' stickers and die-cuts to help bring the pages to life together!  And if you'd like an area for tucking in journal tags, just add a folded envelope as I did above!
In finishing, I applied a 7/8" satin ribbon completely around the spine with adhesive tape.  A loopy bow that I made from the same ribbon  was then attached to the front of the spine.

Thank you for joining me today at Doodlebug Design!
Shellye

Doodlebug Design Products:
3373: bubblegum textured cardstock 
3387: limeade textured cardstock 
3392: swimming pool textured cardstock 
5909: hello odds & ends
5910: hello chit chat 
5912: hello mini icons sticker
5931: hello icons sticker
5932: hello this & that sticker
5979: navy stripe double-sided cardstock 
6007: hello 6x6 paper pad 
6247: french kiss odds & ends
6253: french kiss mini icons sticker
6262: french kiss icons sticker
6266: french kiss this & that sticker
6274: french kiss assortment - cards & envelopes 
6287: city of love double-sided cardstock 
6289: love you dots double-sided cardstock 
2471: Bubblegum Boutique Buttons 
2475: Limeade Boutique Buttons
4004: cupcake sprinkles 
4008: bumblebee sprinkles 
4010: swimming pool sprinkles 
3427: bubblegum teensy type CS stickers 
3433: blue jean teensy type CS stickers 
5864: summer sun doodle-pops
3640: bubblegum love letters CS stickers 

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