Monday, August 6, 2012

Accordion Mini + Summer Breeze Winner!

Greetings Quick Quotes friends!  Jen here today to host the blog.

It seems that I have been on a mini album creation kick this month! Here is one that is a little different.  It’s an accordion album that has inserts instead of pages that have been bound together. 

I started off by creating the “accordion” first.  I used two 12”x8” papers that I folded back and forth in 1” increments.  At every other fold, I added a 6”x8” white piece of cardstock to create the dividers for my book.  Here you can see the inside of the book with the pages or inserts in each of the dividers.

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I then decorated the outside of my book.  

  • I covered two pieces of chipboard with Quick Quotes Just Because Paperline.  
  • On the front cover, I added a green ribbon before attaching a Vellum Quote with brads.
  • I inked the edges of each of the flowers with Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink and stacked them on top of one another before adding a brown button to the centers.  
  • I also inked the edges of all of my papers and vellum.  
  • I then glued each of the finished chipboard pieces to the front and back of the accordion folded piece.
  • I used a Cinch binding machine to punch holes at the edge of the album and inserted the wire rings to hold the end of the album together.  
  • I finished off the outside of the album by tying different colored ribbons to the wire rings.

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Next, I began decorating the inserts for the album.  I used a heavy piece of cardstock for each of the inserts and added photo mats, brads, vellum quotes, stamping, buttons, and flowers to each side of the cardstock inserts. 

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I used a 2 ½” circle punch to reinforce where the ribbon pulls were added to each end of the inserts.  I folded the circles in half and wrapped them around each page, punched a hole and added ribbon.

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Items Used:
Just Because Paperline – Quick Quotes
Summer Samba Paperline – Quick Quotes
Vellum Quote – Quick Quotes
Mocha Mama PowderPuff Chalking Ink – Quick Quotes
Ribbon – Quick Quotes
White Cardstock – Paper Studios
Gemstones – Bead Design Co.
Brads – Bazzill
Flowers – Prima
Buttons – Paper Studios
Card Stock for Inserts – Club Scrap
2 ½” Circle Punch – Stampin Up!
Silver Brads – Paper Studios

Thanks for spending a moment here with me today!
~ Jen


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Oh I LOVE the colors here, and the layering is fantastic!
August 1, 2012 10:36 AM

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Sunshine HoneyBee said...

Congrats to the winner. Wonderful mini albums.
"Sunshine HoneyBee"

Kathy said...

I love the mini book. I like the use of emelisent in this book

Unknown said...

Oh I LOVE this mini book!!! And YAY! I never win anything :p :)

Crafty Aunt Dee said...

Love the Mini and a great tutorial. THe colors are fantastic and so are the embellishments. Congratulations to the winner!

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Adora Concepcion said...

You are going to love the Summer Breeze collection! CONGRATS!

What an awesome mini, Jen!!!


Barb Craft said...

I love this! You make it look so easy to create a stunning album! Thanks for telling us how you made it!

barb :)