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Photo Organizational Challenge: January Project

Thursday, January 25, 2018

Happy Thursday, My Lovelies!  Today I want to share with you my first project in the 2018 photo organizational challenge.

January has been hectic for me, so I intentionally started out with a small project.  I enjoy displaying photos, but because I don't like a lot of clutter, I like the option of putting them away and displaying something else in its place.  Today's craft allows you to choose five favorite photos and put them in a little flip book that can be displayed on a stand and then stored in a box.

I bought this flip book kit at Michaels.  I chose craft paper in blues and reds for the Chicago Cubbies because the photos inside are from a trip to Chicago. 

Cut the craft paper to fit the shapes, or you can paint the camera.  I also glued craft paper on the pages.

This is Shelley at the Art Institute shortly after the reinstallation of of Marc Chagall's "White Crucifixion."

My mother ship

Shelley, Mr. Sketchy Reader, and Shanley outside of Wrigley Field.

The Bean

Shanley Belle in front of Marc Chagall's "America Windows."
The photos are 6" X 4".

The rings that come in the flip book kit are too small for the stand, so I used larger ones I had on hand.

Folks can flip through the book and enjoy our photos.

When I want to store the book, I can place it in one of these book storage boxes meant to protect craft books from damage.  This one is made by 7 Gypsies.

I could easily store two of these little books in this box.  

In February, I'l show you a neat way to store photos you don't want to display, but you don't want to dispose of, either.

Until next time...

Ricki Jill


  1. This is so cute!! At first I thought you made the actual book, and was so excited to learn you bought it, so the hard part was already done! What a great idea for displaying photos without a lot of clutter. Your art paper stash must be large and full of goodies!

  2. Great idea! I do need some (a lot) of photo organization. I had seen (and plan to do) where someone had the idea of connecting Christmas cards, especially the ones with family photos with those rings.
    I am suitably impressed.
    :) gwingal

  3. Those are so cute! Thanks for posting such a cute idea. I'd love to make some of the photo books with my 3 grandchildren. Most pictures they see are on someone's phone so i think they would love this!

  4. Your flip book is really cute! I've done that before and I like them. Fun to save too, when done. You did a great job with your fun colors and the photos and I loved seeing you and your family.

    I think I never replied to your survey post. I'd better go back and look!

  5. That is such a cute flip book! I've made a few of those over the years, and I'm planning to make one for 2017 Christmas photos. I'm one of those "all-in" scrapbookers and have lots of albums located in our family room where they can and do get looked through fairly often. I just think it's so important to record family history in some way. Thanks for sharing your flip book!

    Warm hugs,

  6. Clever and cute! =) I liked your photos too. We took a family trip to Chicago two years ago and loved it. I want to go back an spend more time at the art museum.

  7. This is a great idea! Thank you for sharing. :-) I like the photo at The Bean. ;-)


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