Thursday, March 24, 2016

The Twists and Turns of a Snail Mail Folder Flip Book!

A Vintage Folder Flip Book...

I received this interesting package in the mail some time ago.  It was a nice puffy package that got me wondering....hmmm...what could this be?

It was from my vintage letter soul mate, Virginia!  But I was in no way prepared to know what an adventure laid before me!  Let's explore the contents of this most interesting "Folder Flip Book".

I untied the string...then started opening each folder...which was attached to another folder...which was attached to another folder--and so on.  The amount of work in this folder book takes my breath away. Each page requires careful study -- so many paper crafting techniques here!  I'm not even sure how she did this!  I couldn't believe how many sides were filled with unbelievable  cuteness and vintage delights.  But I think I shall just let the pictures speak for themselves!

Cute vintage die cuts,bows, paper flowers, and sticky notes...

very nice , inspirational quotes throughout...

 Pockets, pockets, holding surprises! And a favorite Greek proverb!

This was personalized with a "P" for my name!

Virginia knows that I am a tea fanatic...  the doily is tea stained, I it that nice vintage feel.

A close up of this page...

Sweet quotes... aren't the paper flowers adorable?

Yes is good, isn't it?  I am so spoiled by all of this goodness!

These pockets hold all sorts of paper wonders!  

I hope you have gotten the feel for this amazing piece of mail.  I don't even know what they are called, but I do know that several file folders were joined together, then decorated to the hilt!  Virginia, maybe you would like to leave a comment below and give us more information on the process of your making this gorgeous Folder  Flip Book, which I shall treasure always!

Go forth and make beautiful mail!


The missing letter!

One Final look:  The Anatomy of a Folder Flip Book!

Post Script:  When I received this Folder Flip Book I was just stunned with the workmanship, but thought it was odd that there was no letter enclosed.  When typing up this post, I retrieved the book to make sure I had not missed anything, and sure enough, I didn't photograph the last page...AND, I happened  to see that a pocket was made between two folders...holding a letter!  So, if you receive one  of these, examine carefully! ;-)


  1. This is lovely and I can see why you was excited to receive it. Thank you for sharing with us.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx

    1. Thank you for your comment! I LOVE comments...makes me realize I am not posting these posts to thin air! So happy you enjoyed it!

  2. Virginia is a truly special friend for taking the time and thought to put together this fabulous folder gift for you. It is such a Work of HeArt. Thank you for sharing your Creative Bliss...

  3. That folder flip book looks like it was a ton of fun to make! And we already know from you that it was a ton of fun to open. I kept up with the flips and folds only through the 3rd photo. LoL. Wonderfully inspiring.

  4. This looks so interesting and fun!!! What a treasure!

  5. Wow! THat is truly amazing! Made with love!