Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Happy Mail - Outgoing

This happy mail is for my dad. I started it using the birds and then found out he was having trouble with pigeons... so I added pigeons :)

The envelope in the first flip has a couple of photos and the envelope at the second flip has a letter. The first flip pocket also includes ATC sized cards with pigeon pictures, just in case the pigeons leave and he gets lonely ;)

I started out with two 12 by 12 sheets of scrapbook paper glued together (they weren't double sided) and began by cutting it like some of the file folder flip books I've seen, but then things went sideways... Anyway the flip book is 3 in by 6 in with a central pocket. My dad doesn't really like taking small things out of little pockets and putting them back in, so most things are solidly glued down and the pictures and letter don't need to go back in their envelopes. I glued a belly band to cover the ribbon that goes around the back of the folder and ties in front. I put washi tape around the edges of the folder largely because two sheets of paper glued together often fray and pull apart. With the tape around the edges, it will hold up better.

Have a wonderful day!


Dies - Sizzix; Crafter's Companion, Downton Abby; Spellbinders, Leaves 2, Feathers, Heart Circles; Cardmaking and Papercraft, Thank you Die Cut; Immediate Media Company Bristol Ltd., Paisley Die Cut; ART-C, Feathers, Lace
Washi - Michaels and Daiso
Paper - Graphic 45, Mother Goose, Humpty Dumpty; Colorbok, French Prep; scraps
Punches - Fiskars; Recollections; EK Success; China
Printables - Kathy Holden, Vintage Button Collection; Paper Crafts Inspirations Magazine, printableseclecticanthology, jpg printable;
Diecuts - Recollections, Gold Butterfly, Color Splash Feathers; Pebbles, Summer; Doilies, Dom
Sticky Notes - Daiso, Sticky Notebook, Travel
Stamps - TPC Studio, Girlfriends; Martha Stewart; Studio G
Card with quotetechnologyrocksseriously, pigeon quote
Cards (not shown) - Pintrest Pigeon board; note - I didn't end up using the black and white pigeon paper, I drew my own pigeons (instructions here) and cut them out

First flip

First flip, Pocket inserts
First flip open

Second flip
Second flip open

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