Wednesday, July 4, 2012

Heartfelt Creations: Mini Accordion Album


Hello! Today I have a mini accordion album to share with you. I used a bunch of different stamps from Heartfelt Creations Garden Romance collection for this project.  I have a lot of favorite quotes and poems that include butterflies and birds, so I thought it would be perfect to include those in my album along with the fab images from these sets.  You will find my instructions and product list below.

HCPC 3478-Twining Roses PreCut Set
HCPC 3477-Bird Haven PreCut Set
HCPC 3480- Brookside Manor PreCut Set
HCPC 3479-Wings Of Hope PreCut Set
HCPC 3468-Tattered Blossoms PreCut Set
HCD 723-Garden Romance Dies
HCD 722-Tattered Blossom Dies
Brown Gala Glitz (for flower center)
other products:  white cardstock, My Little Shoebox designer paper-Heartfelt collection, watercolor paper, Ranger distress inks in Antique Linen and Walnut stain, Stickles, Tombow Multi adhesive glue, brown satin ribbon by Offray, computer and printer to create quotes, poem from an old book, scoring tool, K&Company alphabet stickers (for HOPE)
First cut two strips of white cardstock measuring 3.5" x 10.5".  Score each piece at 3.5" and 7".  Ink all of the paper edges with distress inks, front and back.  Adhere the ends of both to create your accordion album so that it folds and you have five pages on each side.  Next, cut your designer papers into 3" squares. Distress the edges and ink with distress inks.  For my cover, I stamped and added my birdhouse and bird dies first.  I then punched a hole in the blue designer paper where I wanted my ribbon to poke through.  Make sure you use a generous amount of ribbon.  You can always cut it shorter, if need be.  This allows for how thick or chunky your album may get, and will ensure that you can tie the bow now matter how much you put in your album.
Thread your ribbon through the whole and then adhere the blue designer paper onto the front of the album.  You will have a long tail of ribbon to use to tie it together after you are done filling the pages.  I glued several different patterns of paper to all of the nine remaining sides.  I embellished with both stamps, dies and computer generated quotes.  My quotes match the nature, birds and butterflies throughout my album.  The possibilities are endless using all of the images from this collection!

Make sure you stop by the Heartfelt Creations blog and check out even more inspiration from the rest of the design team!

Emily

7 comments:

Marisa Job said...

I just love this mini album!! Every page is gorgeous!!

Candy said...

I love this mini album! What a wonderful gift this would be!

Angi said...

Super gorgeous! Love the bird house. Have a Happy 4th!

Virginia L. said...

Beautiful work of art, Emily! Love everything about this mini accordion album! The cover is stunning! Happy 4ht of July!

Caroline D. said...

This mini album you made is gorgeous! Every page is special!

Sherrie K. said...

This is super pretty Emily!!! The soft colors are fabulous and I just love the pretty birdhouse and birds:)
Hope you have a happy 4th!
Sherrie K

Tonya said...

Emily, this is really gorgeous!! I love the colors and the details on each page. Really stunning looking.