Hi! Thanks for stopping by! Here is where I will be sharing some of my creative work. I love to scrapbook, smash book, make mini albums and alter projects. I also have a YouTube channel, where I share lots of "start to finish" videos on my projects at corenescreations.
Hope you enjoy!
Tuesday, October 13, 2015
Hi! Thanks for stopping by today.
I have been asked how I make my accordion frames to go inside of my mini albums, so I thought I'd share that with you today for Cut At Home.
Here are a few examples of accordion frames I have made in the past:
I love to make an accordion booklet in my albums for two reasons. They look great, but they will also hold lots more photos. When making mini albums, I try my best to make it in such a way that lots of photos can be added. By adding an accordion, that usually gives me room for 10-12 more photos on one page alone.
From the largest die, I cut 5 pieces from black cardstock by running it through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine. I then adhered them together. This makes it very sturdy when opening and closing the booklet.
I then nestled the largest & second largest dies, to cut out a black cardstock frame, and adhered that to the top of my large stack of frame's, using wet glue.
For my accordion book...it's very easy. Just determine what size will fit nicely behind your book. In my case a 4 1/4" x 3 1/4" will fit perfectly. Therefore I cut 5 pieces of the same black cardstock to 8 1/2" x 3 1/4", then on the 8 1/2" size, I scored it down the middle at 4 1/4".
This gave me a little booklet at 4 1/4" x 3 1/4". I then adhered them together, by offsetting them.
Once I finished my booklet, I then glued that to the back side of my frame. I wrapped seam-binding ribbon around it, to hold the book closed while in the album. Adding tape to the back, I used Angel Craft Tape, which is a strong adhesive, covering the back side completely.
I want to make sure this is very secure once it is in my album.
I then added this to the center of my page, in my mini album:
Here is a view with the book open:
This is a great way to add lots more photos into your album.
I have a video showing this process, if you'd like to watch the step by step, please stop by Cut At Home's blog. You will also find a list of supplies used.
Thanks so much for stopping by today. I hope you've enjoyed this tutorial!
You can also find me at: YouTube: https://www.youtube.com/user/corenescreations