July 2009 Newsletter: Papertrey Color Play Flip Book

By June 26, 2009General

The flip book I created for this month’s newsletter is really easy to create with just a few simple steps!


1. Cut a 3.5″ x 6″ piece from each color cardstock you would like to include in your book. 

2.  Use a Bind-It-All or other binding machine to punch the holes for binding at one side of each piece. 

Flip pages

3.  Cut each colored page into three 2″ pieces.  Be sure that your cuts fall between the holes you punched.  As you cut each page, *reassemble* it in the correct order and put it onto the U-wire spine.

Color combos
4. Cut several plain white cardstock pieces the same size to be used for the journal portion of the book.  Punch them as you did the colored pages and add them to the spine.

Papertrey color play flip book
5. Cut two translucent stencil plastic pieces to be slightly bigger than the interior pages and punch the same spine holes with the Bind-It-All.  These will serve as the front & back covers.  After compressing the spine, print and adhere the graphic to the front cover.  I printed mine onto matte photo paper for a crisper, more professional look!

Here’s the FREE download of the graphic for you!  Enjoy!
Download Papertrey color play

Nichole Heady

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Join the discussion 22 Comments

  • 1
    Lisa Kind says:

    Fantastic idea, Nichole!

  • 2
    Kris says:

    This is fabulous! It is the ultimate tool I need to get my paper organized. I can’t wait to make my own. Thank you…love, love, love it!

  • 3
    Bonnie says:

    This is an awesome idea Nichole !! You are so right, I have little bits of color inspiration here and there and everywhere, this will help me bring it all together in one place, Thanks so much !!

  • 4
    Vicki says:

    Love it! What a great tool!

  • 5
    Shona Watson says:

    this is really awesome!

  • 6
    Kathleen says:

    This is a great idea, Nichole (& Jennifer)! I’m color challenged, so this will really help me!! (And I just got a bind it all for my birthday and haven’t used it yet!) 🙂

  • 7
    Shirlann says:

    What a great idea! I have my paper colors on a ring and found that to be difficult to flip. This is such a visual tool where I can put my favorite colour combos together. Now I don’t have to find that post-it note I wrote it down on!! Thanks for including the download too.

  • 8
    Teresa says:

    This is fabulous, Nichole! I especially like the flip aspect!! Can’t wait to try it out!!!

  • 9
    Kim H says:

    This will be very fun. A perfect project for my vacation!

  • 10
    Tami McBeain says:

    What a great idea, I can’t wait to make one! Thanks for sharing your super cool graphic as well!

  • 11
    Stampin Pam says:

    Oh My gosh this is FABULOUS! I love it – and I have a day off soon…. *tee hee*

  • 12
    Jennifer says:

    That is pure genius. I am always and forever writting my color combinations (done and on the have to try list) in a spiral book. I never though to do such a intelligent thing. HOLY COW! Thank you for being who you are and sharing yourself and your creativity with us.

  • 13

    Thanks for a great idea. Your book looks great.

  • 14
    Leanne says:

    Awesome… thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • 15
    Carrie T says:

    This is wonderful! It will help give me a jump start on those days where I just don’t know where to begin!

  • 16
    Bianca says:

    What a great idea!!!! Thanks for sharing!

    Greetings from Germany, Bianca

  • 17
    melissac says:

    Fabulous idea — I had just started a written list and this is so much more visual which I need!!
    Thanks for all you do to help me be more creative!! Blessings and Hugs!!

  • 18
    Ronna E. says:

    I love the way you have designed your swatch book and find that it is an valuable tool to use when designing. Being fairly new to all your product unfortunately I don’t have all of your papers yet. Have you ever thought about producing this book and selling for a nominal fee so it could be used easily. It would be such a great reference tool to have and I would be more than willing to purhase rather than spend my limited craft time to produce.
    Thanks again for the great ideas.

  • 19
    Joan B says:

    another beautiful and useful idea!

  • 20
    Rita says:

    Nicole, I luv this idea & would be willing to pay to get one since I don’t own a bind it all…any chance of putting this into production to sell???

  • 21
    Gabriela says:

    Great idea!!! I also like the idea of being able to buy it. I hope to make lots of cards today with the great color!

  • 22
    Beck Jones says:

    Thanks so much for sharing – such a simple idea, but absolute genius! As most great ideas are! Thanks!
    Rebecca @ VaaVoom.com

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