Wednesday, April 13, 2016

Accordion Mini Album using Graphic 45's A Ladies Diary!

Today for Cut At Home, I'm sharing an accordion mini album using the beautiful Graphic 45 - A Ladies Diary!

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I have a video tutorial showing this process if you're interested....check out Cut At Home's Blog.
I first started with my inside pages. For my finished book, I used black cardstock, but for the example below, I've shown it on white, in hopes it's easier to see.
Cut your pages to: 4" x 8", score in half at 4".

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Now we want to glue our pages together, accordion style. I made 5 pages.
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For the cover, cut a piece of cardstock to: 4 1/4" x 11":
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For your cover, you can choose to use a border punch on the right edge. I've used a Spellbinders Curved Borders One Die, and ran it through my Sizzix Big Shot Machine.

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Now, set aside your cover, and work on your inside accordion pages.
Cut your patterned paper to 3 7/8" x 3 7/8". I edged mine using a Mini Ink Blending Tool, and Tim Holtz Distress Ink-Black Soot. I then adhered down all my pages using Angel Craft Tape.

For my cover, I've cut a front & back piece to: 4" x 4". I've cut 2) pieces for the right flap to: 2" x 4 1/8". I also ran the two pieces using the same border die, therefore it would match. Adhere all your papers down. Before adhering your front panel, and your flap mat piece, add magnets if you desire. Then for the inside cover, I cut my patterned paper to: 3 7/8" x 4 1/8".
Lastly, glue down your accordion book to the back panel, using wet glue. For two of the inside pages, I made a pocket, using a journaling card. I then added two tags from Graphic 45's Gilded Lily Collection. I also used a couple of scrap papers, and backed them on black cardstock, for mats:

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Now you're ready to embellish the cover! To mine, I've added a few Wild Orchid Craft Flowers, leaves, and pearls. I've also added a Journaling piece from Graphic 45's Children's Hour.

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Here are a few more photos:
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I hope you've enjoyed today's project! Please see the video tutorial. Thanks so much for stopping by! For a video tutorial, and a re-cap of the meausremnts, along with all the products used, please stop by Cut At Home's Blog.

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