Thursday, December 15, 2022

Candy Cane Lane Accordion Flip Album

Hi friends!  You're in for a treat today!  I made this fun accordion flip album using a tutorial I found on YouTube, HERE.  I used the adorable Candy Cane Lane collection from Prima to decorate it.   This is a fairly picture heavy post, so I hope you have something yummy to drink and that you're sitting in a comfy chair.  And don't miss the best part at the end of this post!

This is the front cover of the album.  The album measures about the same size as an A2 size card, so it felt very familiar decorating each of the pages.  I used the same techniques on each section, creating pockets and fold outs, as you'll see as we move along.

This picture gives you and idea of the depth of the album and all the wonderful texture that the front cover has.  I adore this Santa image with his rosy red cheeks.  All the die cuts are from the Candy Cane Lane Ephemera packs.
Here's what the album looks like when you open the cover.  The half page on the left flips open and the page covered in bows flips open to the right.

Here is the photo of the same section, with both pages flipped open.  The page on the left and right, both have pockets where I've tucked in all kinds of retro Christmas goodies from the collection.

Moving on to the next section, you can see some of the items I have tucked into the pockets peeking out.

And here they are all pulled out for the recipient to enjoy.  I made this for a dear friend who loves vintage as much as I do. She can enjoy adding her family Christmas photo's and journaling on the many journaling cards I tucked into each pocket.

This is the last section...

Now let's open the flaps to find more sweet embellishments and journaling cards.

I seriously had so much fun making this little album, that I ended up making three more using different collections to give as gifts to each of my friends in my crafty group.

I also wanted to give you an update on my sweet little grandson.  
He came home from the hospital but still has a feeding tube that they need to use when he doesn't take his full bottles.
  He just turned three months old and now weighs 6 pounds, 9 ounces.  
Royce, their golden retriever keeps a very close eye on baby Callum.

And my son and daughter in love just gave birth on Dec. 3rd to a beautiful, healthy baby girl!
Please meet our little Presley Shawn.  At birth, she's already bigger than her cousin.  She weighed 7 pounds 8 ounces and was 21" long.

My heart is so full, it could burst with joy and love.  I'm overjoyed to join the ranks of grandparenthood after several years of heartache and loss.  Truly, my cup runneth over.

ETA:  I just discovered this wonderful, uplifting challenge blog called Path of Positivity Challenge and it is a breath of fresh air!  I'll be entering this project and post into this challenge to help spread hope and positivity.  With God all things are possible!  I do hope you'll check out their blog.  
I'll also be adding this project to the Paper a la mode challenge where the theme is "Add Snow".

Thanks for stopping by!


  1. Your album is festive and filled with fun! I like the soft colors. But your beautiful grandchildren have stolen my heart today, Birgit! So happy baby Callum is home and doing well. Congratulations on your newest addition! Merry Christmas to you and your family!

  2. Birgit, so happy for you. Two beautiful babies at once. So exciting. So happy that Callum was able to come home and pray that he will thrive, and play catch up to Presley. Thanks for sharing, my friend. Hugs.

  3. Your flip album is truly magical and a work of art Birgit! Your vintage loving friend is going to absolutely LOVE this!! You put so much heart into each page with all the wonderful pull outs for journaling and those wonderful pockets too! I don't know if I could have given this away after all the hours you must have spent on this, and especially now that you will have wonderful photos and so much to journal about with your 2 precious additions to your family this year! Yes, you have been truly blessed my friend!! Hugs. :0)

  4. Your journal is awesome, and like you said working with a familiar size is a nice idea, love all your pullouts and of course all the vintage goodness to it. The others in your group that you made more for will be thrilled :)
    Two wonderful Christmas blessings for sure, so good to hear that your grandson is back home once again, and that you also have a new granddaughter, such wonderful news, I bet you all are just grinning from ear to ear and am so thankful for these precious babies!

  5. Birgit, your two grandchildren are just adorable...and your little Callum is just so precious and I LOVE his guardian dog, how sweet is that? And congrats on your second baby girl...what a doll. I don't think it will take long for your little Callum to gain weight and pass his cousin in size! Thank you so much for sharing and God is truly good and you are truly blessed beyond measure! Have the best New Year EVER!

  6. Awww...I miss visiting your blog from being on the DRU team. I'm happy I stopped by. Your Christmas album is very pretty! It warms my vintage loving heart! But, the baby photos of your grandson and granddaughter steal the show, how precious!! What a blessing for you and family! Take care and Merry Christmas!!

  7. Oh isn't this fun! Love your choice of papers, bet it was really great to decorate! I clicked over to watch the video--must have watched part of it before as it started in the middle lol You know how happy I am for you and these sweet kiddos! You're a lucky Nana! xoxo

  8. This album is so fun with the retro pages! Love this project; so many wonderful pieces of ephemera and the paper patterns are very festive! Just adorable...and speaking of adorable, those little ones are cute as can be. What a lovely golden watching out for his little guy! Thanks for sharing with us at Path of Positivity! ~Katrina

  9. If you'd like, this project would be perfect in our Paper à la Mode Challenge where the theme is "Add Snow" and we love all projects accept cards! We are a Card Free Zone! hahaha If you would like to join in the fun; here is the link: Katrina

  10. I love it, thanks for sharing it with us at the Paper a la mode Challenge Blog.
    Big hugs Ilonka DT

  11. A beautiful Album!
    Thank you for joining in at PAM Challenge!
    DT - Val

  12. Lovely! Thank you for sharing your creation in the December challenge at Saturday Paper A La Mode Challenges.

  13. Your retro, pink, candy cane, accordion album is utterly delightful, Birgit! The images, papers, tuck spots and ephemera are beautiful and the booklet is a perfect way to showcase them.
    Happy New Year to you and blessings to your sweet grand-babies. Thank you for sharing your project at the Path of Positivity and many thanks for the shout out to our challenge.
    Carole x DT Craftilicious Creations


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