Monday, May 3, 2010

accordion albums



materials:

  • 12" x 12" cardstock (one sheet makes an album for 7 photos)
  • patterned paper for cover
  • glue dots or other adhesive
  • cardstock to back pictures in
  • ribbon
  • alphabet stickers, rub-ons or paper to print out sayings
  • punches to decorate cover

how to:
[one] cut 4" x 12" paper strips out of cardstock
(three 4"x12" strips makes an album for 7 photos, but you can always do more)
[two] score and fold strips every 4"


[three] glue together the last fold on the first paper to the first fold on the second paper and repeat with the third piece onto the second piece. so you have one continuous piece (see photo below).


[four] cut 3 3/4" squares for all of your pages. adhere.


[five] decorate your cover with stickers, rub-ons, stamps or print-outs.
[six] cut a piece of patterned paper 3 3/4" wide. 


[seven] trim your photos to 3 1/2" squares and adhere to album.


[eight] cut a piece of ribbon about 21 1/2" long. adhere to the front, wrap it around the back and tie closed.


jennifer typed up a few sayings and printed them out onto patterned paper.
Download Accordionsayings



she layered a flower punch and circle punch to decorate her cover.



so cute!!



perfect for any mother or grandmother!
(or teacher, of course)

39 comments:

  1. Perfect for a graduate too. :)

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  2. these are just great! your blog is just fabulous! hope you don't mind, but I featured some of your teacher gift ideas...too cute!

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  3. They are adorable!! I love how they turned out!

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  4. This could work for so many things... love it. Thanks for sharing your take on it.

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  5. Every grandma and mom loves a brag book and this one is so adorable. I'll be featuring! Can I just tell you how much I love your blog?! Fabulous photos, tutorials, and free downloads, too?! LOVE IT!

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  6. Just a quick note to let you know that a link to this post will be placed on CraftCrave today [03 May 03:00pm GMT]. Thanks, Maria

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  7. Thanks for the great tutorial! I think I'll try this! So cute!

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  8. These are great! Thanks for sharing!!

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  9. OMGosh I love these, the colors are fantastic and I can never remember to make the center of my flower a pattern I love it. Makes me want to make a few! Hey, maybe I will. Happy Monday

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  10. As always,
    So
    Dang
    Cute!
    Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Just ran accross your blog last week....and I am in HEAVEN! I LOVE all your stuff, and your style. So right up my alley! Thanks for sharing all your wonderful talents.....I always get excited when i see something new has popped up on my dashboard from your blog! :)

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  12. As usual your project is so cute and the directions are so easy-to-follow! I also appreciate the downloads, I am such a fan!

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  13. Love, love, love it!! I'm having a luncheon on Mother's Day for all the women in my family. Guess what each mom will be receiving? I didn't stress yet about what favors to make because I knew you would come through for me. You never disappoint!!

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  14. ADORABLE - Thanks for sharing your talent.

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  15. super cute! I love making these albums. i love the pp you used. have a wonderful day!

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  16. I'm dropping by from UCreate. You have so many adorable ideas! Love them all.

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  17. Found your site on UCreate and stopped by tonight for the first time. What a beautiful site. Great job, ladies!

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  18. This is an adorable idea! I love! :]

    For the punch outs. . . it seems like there's a dark outline around the flower and circle. Did you do something to get this effect?

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  19. Love your blog. I'll definitely be a regular.

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  20. These are so cute!! I love the idea of a mini brag book. Great tutorial!

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  21. Wow SUPER SUPER CUTE! Thanks! What fonts do you use? I'd like to make other notes to match!

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  22. Can you tell me what fonts you used, in particular, the "special" and "grandma's" in this segment. Also, what fonts you used in the teacher appreciation segment as well. Thanks.

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  23. Where have I been in this world? This is the first time I've come across your blog. And I've got to say....in a hopefully, not stalker-ish way....I'M IN LOVE. The photos, the style, the simplicity, the graphics....on and on and on. Really, at the top of my favorites list. Thanks for sparking about 1,000 new ideas for me.

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  24. Thank you so much for this cute idea! Love it! My daughter and her best friend are making these together this weekend at their sleepover. We are military families and moving apart from each other this summer. So they will use these as little remember me books for each other. I can't wait. I will send you a pic when they are done!

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  25. What a clever Idea. I also liked the teacher gifts.They are all so neat. So many clever ideas I just have to follow you now!

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  27. So very cute! We are making them for Father's Day!!
    Thanks for the fun Idea!


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  28. These are very cute..I made some for my mother and my MIL for mothers day..Here they are...

    http://kristiwest.blogspot.com/2010/05/few-projects-that-ive-been-working-on.html

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  29. I just wanted you to know I've featured your tutorial and used it as inspiration for my Halloween Mini-Album. The blog post can be found here: http://beanbugcrafts.blogspot.com/2011/11/tuesday-tutorial-halloween-mini.html?m=0

    Thanks so much for sharing!

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  30. I look forward to making one of these for my mum!

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  31. These are fabulous! I am inspired!

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  32. so trying this for my play cast and very pleased with it.

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  33. So glad you brought this project back ~ it's the perfect little album I need for my "sister time at Disneyland" photos! Thank you!

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