First we are going to make the accordion album.
1. First Step is to cut
your Noteworthy decorative edge paper into 3 strips that are 4"x12"
long, as shown
2. Next you are going
to fold your pages, with two folding the same direction, and one the
opposite. Then place them together as show here.
3.This step is
optional, but I like to create pockets in my accordion album, so when
I put the glue onto my paper, to glue it together.. I only put it on
the outside edge.. and NOT along the top. This will allow for a pocket
in the top of my album. . You can see what i mean by "pockets"
in the picture below...
4. Once you have the
album glued together, start on the cover. This is the cover shown at
right. I cut a strip of yellow paper and glued it to the front cover,
but it also extended into the second page (as shown below).
5.Next I cut a piece of
pink paper and placed it over the yellow as shown.. you can see how I
extended it to the second page below..
6. by extending it to
the second page, this allows me to already have my second page mostly
7.Next on the cover was
to use the flower sticker from American crafts, and i placed it on the
righthandside of the page.
8. Then I cut a piece
of the decorative paper ribbon and glued it to the left hand side of
the page as shown.
9. I like to layer
several embellishments together, so I layered the H.S gel flower with
the American Crafts felt flower on top.
To finish off my page
(as shown below) I added stickers, the flower and also the chipboard
word "family" to my page. As you can see, I used ink to cover the word
family.. instead of paint.. LOVE ink on chipboard :)
Another step, to
finalize the front was to take a sticker and place it onto the clip
included in your little baggie. I took this neat idea actually from
one of my subscribers, Laura Buckingham, who did it on one of the
projects she made, that we featured in our newsletter in June.. Way to
go Laura! Love ya!
This is the finished front cover and you can see
all of it put together..
You can also see the "pockets" we made in the
accordion album.. by only gluing the sides together.. to give the
pockets more interest.. I used a circle punch and punched a "half"
circle out of the top, to "notch" it. You can use any style of punch,
or just cut it out using a half circle and scissors as well. Or just
leave a straight edge for your pocket as well!
This is an
up-close picture of the "circle' notch .. this is only punched on the
two INSIDE pages.. where the pockets actually are.. not on the front
cover.. or the back cover page.