This is a really cute album (okay, I’m bragging, sorry!) that’s easy to do. I made it from fun foam. First I cut the shape of the flip flop 3 times. Added the strap and flower to one shape. Glued a second flip flop to that first shape so that the ends of the strap were inside the “sandwich” or the middle. I added the foot. The toenails are packing tape over colored paper so they are really shiny! And last of all, I put on the flower and the lettering. (The third flip flop shape is the back cover, as you’ll see.)
The left “page” is the back of the foam flip flop covered with patterned paper on the left side. On the right is an interior page. The interior is mainly 3″ x 7 1/2″ which gives you room for a 3″ x 5″ photo easily.
You can see here that the page on the left has a flap that folds down. It’s actually a six inch circle glued to the 3″ x 7″ rectangular page. That gives me plenty of room for more photos. On the right is a page made from a cereal box. Just sand lightly the shiny side and use a great glue like Crafter’s Pick by API. It’s fabulous stuff and dries clear.
I love changing up the interior pages. The one on the right has a gatefold. So that part with the flower is a flap that opens to 12″ wide. Note the scalloped edge along the top and right side. I slipped pieces of green ribbon under the flower embellishment to look like leaves.
On the right is a wooden embellishment I bought with two others for $1 at A.C. Moore. It adds a nice texture, I think. I colored it with marking pens.
On the left is another flap. Under the piece that says Summer Vacation is a journaling box.
This left hand page is a pocket. It’s super for ticket stubs, etc.
The right hand page is corrugated cardboard. I painted it with acrylic paint. Heavy, but cool, and it adds another texture. The leaf under the flower was cut from leftover fun foam.
The right page is the back of the corrugated cardstock covered with patterned paper. The right is the 3rd foam flip flop.What do you think?