I just love cherry blossom season and to me, there is nothing more symbolic of Japan than the cherry blossom. This spring the blossoms were so stunning that I took photo after photo! I did not want to hide these gorgeous photos in an album, so I came up with an idea that allows me to keep my photos on display. No, not a mini album, really as this Sakura (cherry blossomm) album is a full 12x12. Urban Lily Secret Keeper comes with a 12" x 12" base layout with 2 folding flaps that perform as a cover and 4 separate insert layers with tabs that you can arrange any way you like. Each peice is made of white heavy-weight cardstock so that your finished album can stand upright with ease.
I started by painting the outside of my cover pink and the inside a sky blue. Next, I decorated each flap using washi paper, Bazzill and various pink patterned papers. Before adding the photos and embellies, I checked how I wanted each flap to be arranged in the album. This determined what I would place on each flap - in other words, what is going to show when the album is displayed? My journaling is on the inside flap, so it is not visible at all when the album is on display.