Tuesday, February 07, 2012

Accordion Fold Album

Hello and welcome here. I don't have the space I need to scrapbook like I want to, so when I saw that Tannis was holding a class for this Accordion Album at the Scrapbook Cottage, I jumped at the chance to go.

This was Tannis' design and all we had to do was fold, cut, paste, and figure out what photos we wanted to use. The album measures 12" x 12" and the front covers and back are covered chipboard pieces. We used My Mind's Eye Lost & Found 2 Breeze Collection, including the brads, and buttons too.

The sample Tannis made didn't have photos on the front, but I had a few photos left over that I just couldn't leave out, so I plopped them on the front.

Here is a view of the Accordion fold binding.

You end up attaching your pages/photos between 2 of the accordion folds.

Here is the album opened.

We used paper from MME Lost & Found 2 Breeze Collection to make 6" x 12" pages. This paper was perfect for this type of album because it has glitter, and spots for journaling giving you a great look without much effort.

These are the first pages you see when you open the album.

Once you opened the 6" x 12" pages, the next set of pages had room for more pictures because we made smaller mats for the pictures.

Here are some close-up of a couple pages. For the page on the right, I should have moved the bottom picture/mat up to hide the space between the 2 pictures. I used Sookwang tape to adhere my photos & mats to the binding, and once it's in, there's no opening it without ripping the binding....it's awesome double sided sticky tape.

Once the second set of pages is opened there was room to stick photos in the binding...we had the option of using some leftover pieces for matting if we wanted to. We even used the cardboard that the buttons came on...see it on the right there, behind my little guy wearing his 'crown'?

See that space again...wished I had thought of closing that gap before I attached them.

Opening the final pages reveals the back cover which is chipboard covered with the PP. Even though this was Spencer's album, I had to put the picture of him and his sisters in, it's one of my favourite photo's of them.

The very back of the album.

Thanks Tannis for a great class!! The kids so enjoyed looking at it that my girls ended up wanting their own album's too. Lucky for me Tannis was doing another type of album with girly papers. So keep your eyes peeled, I'll be sharing that one soon!!


1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Hi Deneen, Wow this accordion book is awesome so much detail and work involved, LOVE all the photo's too! so precious, hugs me xx


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