Sunday, November 7, 2010


This fun little album is my work in progress.  There's a lot of  area to cover (literally), and I can't possibly decide on all of the embellishments right now.  I've got my photo sections, some of them with mats, but I've left everything else until after Christmas when I plan to place photos and complete this family album.  When the album is opened, there's a gate-fold section at the top (held closed with a designer paper "latch"), and a small flap at the bottom (the clock layer) which flips up to reveal two accordion-folded pull-out panels with swinging photo mats.  At the base of the album is a generously-sized area for a large family photo.  (In the photo at the bottom of this post, the clock layer is covering the base section.)  I'm so excited about completeing this album, but I plan to take my time and get it right.  ;-)  You'll notice that I used Stampin' Up!'s "Sense of Time" stamp set, which I love!  Speaking of time, have you changed all of your clocks yet?


Melissa said...

awesome!! where did you get the pattern for this? It would be so much fun to make!!

Regina Andari said...

Thank you, Melissa! I didn't actually have a pattern for this album. I saw a picture of a "swing/flip" album for which someone else was selling instructions and, since I knew how to make a swing card, I backed my way into creating this album. Along the way, I added some additional elements (gate-fold and flip-panel entry) to my album. I still haven't gone back and tried to actually write instructions--I kept my double swing/flip prototype to use as a guide in the future. If you check SCS, you'll find instructions for the swing card and, hopefully, can take it from there.