Friday, October 18, 2013

First Accordion Album

I have to give credit to Scrappin' Madge and her YouTube tutorial ( as to how I made this accordion album! I must say I had to pause this video several times to stop & make my album, but it came out ok! I know mine isn't just like hers, but it's pretty close. The above pic is what the album looks like sitting on my desk. I used American Crafts Pink and Yellow 12 x 12 Cardstock cut to 4 x 4 strips to make the album and used the last of my Scrapbook Adhesives Mounting Squares to keep the album together.

 This is the cover and the paper shown here as well as numbers 1-8 are Take 2 MontePaperMill Picture Start from the September kit Hello Gorgeous of Housecalls by: Scrappin' Madge ( as are the glitter clothespin, the flair button, the arrows, and blue frame sticker (the arrows and frame sticker are MontePaperMill Accent Sickers). If you watched the video, you see where I changed up mine a little. I somehow placed my album together backwards so my album opens differently than Madge's. I decided to just use the blue frame and I put the arrows at the bottom and used the arrows flair to finish the arrows and point the way to keep going in the album. I decided to attach the clothespin at the top and not use twine at the top of my album. I'll show a pic later of a ribbon that I tied in a bow to keep the album closed.
As you can tell, I haven't finished the album and will add pictures later. I just wanted to show how much I have done! I added a butterfly punch from my stash and the sticker banner is also MontePaperMill Accent Stickers. I decided to leave 3 of the hearts. The paper is Take 2 MontePaperMill Picture Frames also from Hello Gorgeous kit. I added the number stickers from MontePaperMill Accent Stickers like Madge did to every page from 1-8.
I put my flap backwards on my page and the inside paper is also Take 2 Picture Frames cut at 4 x 6 inches. The paper on the flap is Martha Stewart punchouts that I cut at 4 x 2 inches. I added a punch heart from my stash. The dog, stars/heart, tag- Tabbed because it's unique- is MontePaperMill Accent Stickers.
             I can't seem to get the pic of pages 3&4 to show, but they look the same as Madge's. Blogger isn't agreeing with me today!
I put the arrows facing the 5 page like I did on the front of the album and will add a picture and journaling later. This paper is also Glitz Wild & Free Arrows Fabulous Front with Coordinating Back. I added another heart punch from my stash. The heart stickers, banner on the picture side, and tab- Tabbed because it's pretty- is MontePaperMill Accent Stickers.
 The grey paper is Take 2 MontePaperMill Follow Your Heart Double-Sided Paper cut at 4 x 6 inches. I added another butterfly punch from my stash. The star/hearts and tab- arrow- is also MontePaperMill Accent Stickers.
I added the number 8 to my album since I had 2 extra squares. I've had these labels saved on my computer and never used them. I found them on Pinterest on Everything Etsy ( under free printables. It's from 75 Free Printables by World Label. You can edit the label sheet however you like in the little boxes before downloading it to your computer. I put my name and if I will write in the year when I finish the album.

I tied it altogether with this pink ribbon that I believe I bought from Michaels and it may be the last piece of it. I can't seem to find the spool anywhere. I will post the completed album when I add pics and journaling. TFL and have a great weekend! :) 


Donna K said...

What a fun album, Amanda! Love the paper combos you used on this! Too cute!

Kelli said...

Great job on your accordion album! Looks like you had a lot of fun and I love those numbers you used.