The basic idea behind flag books is that they have an accordion spine
and the pages lie on either side of that spine, falling in opposite
directions. It makes quite a splash when you open the book up. It is quite visual and very fun!
I have found quite a few variations on these types of mini scrapbooks that I will share here as I get the time.
Here are our instructions on how to make your own for a few different styles:
These can be used just like any mini scrapbook with photos, embellishments and journaling. Choose a specific theme such as Babies, Birthday, Family, Christmas, Vacation, Summer, Easter, Halloween, Valentine's Day, Mother's Day, Father's Day, 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Sports, Circus, Zoo, Grandparents, Grandchildren, Disney, Family, Wedding, Winter, Fall, Spring, Graduation, Pets, Faithbooking, collage book, et cetera and decorate them with embellishments and photos from your special event. You will create a one of a kind, very special mini album, either for yourself or to give away as a gift. You could also make one to use as a junk journal or smash book! So many ideas; so little time.
Something very interesting and different that I have also
seen is homeschoolers use these mini books for teaching purposes! The
kids will put information that they are learning about into the books,
sometimes with pictures on one side and text on the other. This
hands-on type of learning helps the children retain what they've
learned and it gives them a permanent record of their learning. The children will go back to their books time and time again. These are great for reviewing and reinforcing their learning! Teachers in public and private schools would find these a great learning tool as well.
There are also several book artists who have created some beautiful and very interesting books with this technique. Check out these
Book Arts Examples. They are truly inspiring and will get your creative juices pumping!
We would love to feature your mini album on our website. Please use the form below to share what you are making with us so we can share with our readers! I know there are so many talented people out there making mini albums!
We would love to feature your mini scrapbook creations on our website. Please use the form below to submit your albums for publication. We will even give you a link back to your blog or website.