See, if I hadn't seen so many examples of albums that tied like that, I'd think the same thing, puglove. But it's so accurate to the examples I've seen, that I just loved it. Honestly, Emily's scrapbook is the bit I liked best about her accessories set, but it seemed kind of small - but it's about the right size for a photograph album. I have such odd biases.
One of the nice things about the camera case is that there is a small, weak magnet that keeps the flap closed. I say weak because it's really not strong at all, but I could tell that it was there when I closed it.
I didn't know that the pictures had sticky backs! I'll have to look at them later... And I really need to find my camera and upload the photos of it. I love this set much more than Molly's Rte 66 accessories - the camera is more fun, to me.