Make a Flourish 5x7 Handmade Album for someone special.

Make a Flourish 5x7 Handmade Album for someone special.

Karen Wyngaard Karen Wyngaard

We debuted three 5x7 Handmade Book workshops at the 2023 Great Lakes Mega Meet earlier this year. Even though the class kits are no longer available, it's still easy to transform the Flourish Page kit and mat board into a beautiful 5x7 handmade album, perfect for gifting. The recipient is sure to cherish it for years to come!

Flourish Handmade Album

Gather a Flourish Page Kit and one 12x12 Mat Board. Next, purchase and download the Flourish version of the 5x7 Handmade Book Instructions. Sort your papers and trim according to the cutting diagrams included in the project instructions.

Flourish 5x7 Handmade Book

Follow the instructions and video tutorial provided to assemble the book structure. After assembly, use the remaining paper and embellishments to decorate the book as desired.

Are you ready for a tour?

Double-mat your favorite cutapart to decorate the book cover. Embellish with a bronze key charm. 

(The printed paper is so pretty, it needs only minimal embellishment.)

Inside, add cutaparts, photo mats and other goodies to decorate the finished book.

Each trifold page opens to reveal even more real estate for photos and embellishments.

Each book has plenty of space for 20 or more photos.

Add bits of ribbon to the manila tags for a special touch.

Wood frames make stunning accents for the outside of the trifold pages.

The finished book turned out even better than I imagined! Fill it with photos from a special occasion or event, or gift it to someone special.


You won't believe how easy it can be to transform any CS® Page Kit into an awesome handmade gift. Just imagine possibilities - the ability to customize each book to the personality of the recipient or to document a special event/occasion.

I'm pretty sure I'll be making a few more of these for the holidays. Click on the links below to gather everything you need to make one for yourself. 

Flourish Page Kit

Flourish Page Kit

$32.95

Kit includes all of the supplies needed to complete eight fully-embellished 12x12 scrapbook pages. Just add a trimmer, scissors and adhesive. Includes: (4) 12x12 Prints: 2 ea. Greenery Print, Wreath Print (2) 12x12 Brown Plains (2) 12x12 Dk. Green Plains… Read More

5x7 Handmade Book Instructions

5x7 Handmade Book Instructions

$5.50

THIS IS A DIGITAL PRODUCT SENT VIA EMAIL We debuted three 5x7 Handmade Book workshops at the 2023 Great Lakes Mega Meet. Download the instructions to learn how to make a mini album featuring a unique spine structure. Supplies needed:… Read More

Bookbinding Glue 2 oz.

Bookbinding Glue 2 oz.

$6.55

Acid-free, quick drying, and easy to use for all of your bookbinding projects (and more). This is the one glue you MUST have in your stash! ***Please note: This product cannot freeze. We may not be able to ship this… Read More

Needle-tipped Applicator

Needle-tipped Applicator

$2.15

Fill with our Bookbinding Glue for easy application on die cuts and other small embellishments. Super-fine tip resists clogging and delivers just the right amount of glue. Plastic bottle and lid with metal tip. Holds 10ml. Refillable.… Read More

Scor-Pal 1/8's

Scor-Pal 1/8's

$31.95

An essential paper crafting tool for making cards, invitations, envelopes, boxes and more. Features: Quick and easy to use Accurate and precise folds Light and portable 12x12 scoring surface every 1/8th inch… Read More

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