Making Flip Books for Creative Friends - Step by Step

One of the best parts of social media is making new friends online that share the same interests as you.  There's this one thing that connects you and that is art, crafts, and paper.   I recently made two pen pal/snail mail friends and they are the sweetest and kindest ladies.  Kerry May Makes focuses on mixed media, creative journals and you can click here to read her blog post about the snail mail I sent across the ocean!  Rachel from Greeting with Love runs a beautiful stationary Etsy shop and it turns out we have quite a bit in common.     

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I made a flip book for each of them and in this post I'll show the the basics of how I make a flip book step by step.  Let's get started: 

First, gather your materials - scrapbook paper, washi tape, a papercutter and scissors.  For Kerry, Rachel, and this flip book, I used paper and washi tape from The Planner Society Kit that I get on a monthly basis.  

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Cut the paper in half and then cut those two pieces in half again. You will end up with four rectangles that are the same size. 

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Decide which patterns would look the best and arrange it with three rectangles in a row and one of the rectangles on top of the middle piece.  If you want to stuff it with goodies, then leave a space in between the rectangles to give it some room to close. 

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flip-book-the-planner-society-kit

After placing the washi on one side, you will turn the flip book and place the washi on the back.  I love how the patterns work on this example. 

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To make a pocket, find a small piece of scrapbook paper and cut it down to the size of the the middle rectangle.  Then adhere it to the middle rectangle with washi and some adhesive to make it stick well. 

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flip-book-the-planner-society-kit

The end project is gorgeous and I was so happy how they turned out for my crafty friends.  You could also add pockets to the two sides other two sides.  Then you can embelish, stamp, doodle, put a pice of twine around it and it's ready.  I'd love to see your versions of a flip book, so make sure to tag me on Instagram so I can see them!