This album is similar to the desktop album I made a while back. Nice thing about this one is it can be stored (and transported) unopened (aka - flat). Then it can be displayed open in all it's glory!
I start with three different colors of cardstock or paper. I would recommend finding one patterned paper (for the smallest panels) and two coordinating solids. Here I started with Bashful Blue, Pixie Pink and Certainly Celery. Here are the measurements:
Largest section (blue in this example) 5 3/4 " by 11"
Middle section (pink in this example) 5 3/4 " by 9 1/2"
Smallest section (green in this example) 5 3/4 " by 8"
Each of these sections should then be folded in half. I used a bone folder for a nice crisp edge.
The next step is to tape all the middle sections (pink) to the largest sections (blue). I used Terrifically Tacky Tape in three strips (to save on tape).
Here is a view of the two taped together.
Repeat this process for all the pieces - tape all the pink to the blue, then the green to the pink. After all the sections are taped together. I taped each of the blue pieces together along the outer edge.
Once your book is taped together, add a section of ribbon along the outside. I use Tacky tape for this too - it gives good hold, and you can't see a ridge from the adhesive.
This ribbon allows you to hold the book closed, or tie it to keep the book open in it's 'Star' shape.
The finished product would make a great centerpiece, or a nice addition to a bookshelf or desk. The patterned paper here is the KI Memories Colorful Frosty line.