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Monday, December 10, 2007

Anniversary 5x7 Flip Book Done! Yippie! :)

I finished my In-Law's Flip Book! As London would say "Yay, me!". (Do any of you have kids that watch The Suite Life of Zack and Cody???)
I wanted to have this ready for my IL's 50th Anniversary party in Sept. Ah, well, better late than never, I suppose! :)

I asked my MIL and FIL for their favorite colors, some of their favorite photos, and to provide 3 words that best described their spouse. I designed this 5x7 book for them using all of their information.
There are 10 small flaps in the book. 2 Flaps have my IL's names, 5 of the flaps have the words they chose for each other (one word was common........therefore 5 instead of 6), the remaining 3 flaps have the names of their 3 sons. Good thing they had 3 kids! LOL!!!!

Front: College photos of my IL's -- aren't they great?! :)
Note: If you cannot find a metal "A" in your stash, take your extra "V" and turn it upside down!

Top view:

Front view, open:

Ah, the kids! I'm sure my BIL's and my hubby will LOVE that I'm sharing these pics with you! LOL!!! Especially the bottom right....nice wig, Doug!

My "family shot" pull out page. Top pic is in Japan around 1968 or so, middle pic is on my wedding day in 1988, and the bottom pic is at the 50th Anniversary party this last Sept, 2007.
On the very back page I placed a photo taken of all of the grandkids at the Anniversary party. You can't see it, but on the inside front page I have my IL's wedding photo dated 1957. The back page has the date w/ the grandkids 2007.



  1. Love your flipbooks Susan, I'm sure that you in-laws will love their gift. You have inspired me, so am in the middle of making one for myself.

  2. Beautiful! They will treasure this, it is so special. Also love the blank Christmas flipbooks you did as gifts. What a great idea.

  3. It's looks great!!!! How long did it take to make it??? I might give it a try. It looks so cool.

  4. Wonderful art as usual! and what a teriffic thoughtful gift. They should treasure that forever as I am sure they treasure you.

  5. Susan - this is awesome!!! You did a wonderful job! Marva

  6. Better late than never is what they say, and this was worth the wait, or at least I am 100% that your ILs think so.
    It is truly awesome, and the pictures of the family are fantastic. This is something that shows a wonderful, happy couple and their wonderful family. Susan you should be so proud of yourself.
    When I have time I will see about making one of these myself, way to go........

  7. Wow, what a great book! Lots of flips and flaps - very inventive! And great photos - they really show the structure of the book. Thanks so much for showing the photos, and I am planning on going to Lisa's blog to get the tutorials. &rew

  8. This is STUNNING! Thanks for sharing... what great inspiration!

    BTW... Yay, You!!!
    (who has an eight year old who adores the suite life... and often says, "yay, me!!!")


  9. Susan - this is such a beautiful gift - I'm sure it will be treasured for many years to come and passed down as a family heirloom - and thanks for the link on how to make a flip book - just fyi - the way I got started and connected to the collage/art world a little over a year ago was by making a memory book for my aunt's 90th b'day! ( Reva

  10. Oh Susan you've done a phenominal job on this book!!! What a treasure it is for sure!!!! I love all the activity of the book!!!!! You eye just keeps moving and moving through the pages and goodies!!!!!!