Ann's Love Accordion Album
Love Accordion Album, By Ann Chapman
The first thing that inspired me to do something like this was a little box I found at the dollar store! I immediately thought of a love theme album for my husband and I knew I already had the perfect papers to coordinate! There was no special occasion for the album, other than my husband and myself having a great talk that weekend and it sparked the creative drive to do the album.
How to make the accordion album
I decided to do a mini accordion album to fit inside the box. I measured the box, which was just over 4"x4". I cut 3 strips of 4"x12" black cardstock, folded each strip into an accordion and overlapped the ends and attached with double sided tape.
I left the top of the overlapped squares open to make a pocket so I could fit small tags inside for extra journaling.
Scrapbooking products I used
From there I laid out all of my paper and embellishments that went with my
theme & color. I used Creative Imaginations & Basic Grey Scarlet's Letter
patterned paper, Creative Imaginations' journaling book for journaling and
accents and used two 7 Gypsies tags to put in the hidden pockets & one on the
box lid and I used Basic Grey rub-ons throughout. The chipboard letters used on
the cover of the album are Scenic Route; the black & white polka dot ribbon is
from the dollar store; the crimson flower on cover is Making Memories.
I actually made the album first, then went and searched through my photos to see what I had. I ended up pulling out a few of our wedding pictures from 8 years ago as I thought they went well with the theme (and I found we don't actually have a lot of pictures of the two of us together!). I then re-sized and printed off other photos to put into the album. I then decided to embellish a bit more with rub-ons.
I used the same ribbon on the box lid & added a 7 Gypsies tag on the front & added a "Sealed with a Kiss" stamp from Studio G.
I absolutely loved making this album and love to flip through it often! My husband was very touched at receiving this album!
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