Complex Dynamic Pages For the Memory Book

These three pages are complex dynamic pages modeled after cards that you have seen before if you follow my blog.  They are the Twist and Flip Card, and the second type the Napkin Fold Card and finally the third one, the Waterfall Card.

I will tell you how to make each page.  These are the most complex dynamic pages and the hardest pages to make. But also the most impressive.  Spread these pages out through your memory book for the most impact.

What you Need:
  • Cardstock from your color scheme
  • Glue
  • Multiple smaller pictures
  • Download Files
Keeping the Colors Straight with Different Color Schemes

When we started this memory book, I suggested you choose your color palette. 

The download files use four basic colors, white, pink, blue and purple.  I suggest you keep them consistent throughout the whole project so I developed my method to keep them straight.  When working on the purple or brown color scheme pages, I took a little piece of all four colors (white is white) and wrote on them which color they represented. This way if I am doing a page on a different day, I can remember what I was doing.

Choosing the Paper

 I selected three different color palettes and everyday I will show the pages in all three.  The paper doesn’t have to be heavy, 65 lb weight will do.

Cutting these Complex Dynamic Pages

These pages are fairly easy to cut.  Some of the pieces are small and intricate so be careful taking them off the mat.

I used a black pen for all the drawing.  If you choose another color just make sure it shows up on your color palette.

Assembling the Twist and Flip Page

After cutting the page re-crease the folds.  First, fold the small rectangle piece like the first picture and even out the ends with scissors if necessary.  Then, the long rectangle is folded like the second picture and then fitted into the other piece with half above one of the tails and one below like the third picture.  Draw with a pencil a light box on the “orange” piece around where the two pieces intersect.  Next, unfold the piece you drew on and divide the box in half.  Place liquid glue on the little box closest to the outside edge.  Refold the “orange” piece and slide it back in place and press down to set the glue.  I put a glass on top of it until the glue dried.

Finishing the Card

Glue the large grey inner panels  to the inside of the card.  Place the point of the  triangle of the two center pieces in the center of the base card (like picture 4).  Lastly, with liquid glue, stick both sides of the triangle to the base card.  Liquid glue, like Art Glitter Glue (the one I suggest) is a must for this step because it holds better and is more permanent.  Make sure to turn the card over and glue the top and bottom triangle to the card.  Set it aside until all the glue is dry.  The last step is to attach the front [anel and the small panels on the inside.  Decorate the small panels with pictures.

Assembling the Napkin Fold Page

The first thing you will want to do is re-crease the base card. The fold the card according to the picture with the red lines as mountain folds and the blue as valley folds.

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Then glue the embellishments into the spots they  belong.  Fold the napkin up   On the base page glue the flowers down as far left as possible. Fit the card band around the napkin and glue them both down to the base page fitting the point into the empty space.

Glue the card band in the front and attach the flower.

To put it into the Memory Book glue it to the inside cover or to a white base page.  Make sure you glue it as far in as you can to cover the writing (Xs and Os) if you are gluing it to a base page

Assembling the Waterfall Page

First re crease all the folds.  The waterfall is assembled by first gluing the small rectangle to the base page at the ends only.  Be sure to leave enough space in the middle for the long tab to fit through.  Next fold the long piece in an accordion at the score lines.  Glue one of the rectangles to the lowest section.  Glue the next rectangle to the next section of the long piece.  Only put glue on the small section of the long tab.  See the pictures below:

When all the pieces are attached, fold the long tab over and slide it through the gap between the card and the small rectangle.  Glue the back of the lowest rectangle to the little rectangle on the card. 

When you pull the tab the pieces should flip over one at a time.  Attach photos or mementos to each of the rectangles so you can fan through them by pulling the tab.

To put it into the Memory Book glue it to the inside cover or to a white base page.  Make sure you glue it as far in as you can to cover the writing (Xs and Os) if you are gluing it to a base page.

You can see all the Memory Book tutorials here

Tomorow we will have some simple pages to finish up like this one:

Final Pages for the memory book heart drawing in brown
Complex Dynamic Pages For the Memory Book

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