I used Very Vanilla to construct the pages and Love Letter DSP for the background papers. These DSP papers have a vintage quality to them, so I inked the edges to age the Very Vanilla card stock. Journaled with my stampin' write basic black marker and added a miscellaneous black ribbon and Martha Stewart birthstone gem stickers to give the cover a simple old world look.
When you untie the ribbon and fold back the cover, the first page of your squash book is revealed.
Open the squash book further and you will find an amazing amount of space for photos, journaling, and embellishment!
What's more you have even more room on the flip side of this paper album!
The finished album is 4.25" square. I decided to print my photos in black and white to go along with the aged look. If you decide to cut your photos on the diagonal to fit the triangle shaped folds--lay your photos out first! I ended up repositioning a few of my square photos so the photos all flowed the same direction.
As promised here is Dawn's video! I hope you try this project out! :) Happy Crafting!