Saturday, December 15, 2007

Photo Shoot Accordian Tag card/album

These Crafty Creations tags/card comes in this ACCORDIAN form. What is great about this is how easy it is to make a mini album, to create a card that opens and it is wonderful to display on a shelf or they can be cut apart to have individual tags. For mine, I wanted to use several little pictures of this Christmas photo shoot that I did with my grandkids. It opens to reveal lots of great accents and will look adorable sitting around during the holidays.

The added fun feature here is the Stickles that was added to the Queen & Co Self-adhesive felt. I used the Cinnamon that came in the December it. One big tip to this is it takes longer to dry on the felt so you do need to set it aside for awhile, even overnight.

Accordion tag – WORLDWIN Papers/Tag Accordion card/Crafty Creations
Patterned Paper – Best Creations Inc.
Word Stickers – Making MemoriesCinnamon Stickles
Glitter Glue – Ranger
Fluid Chalk stamp pads – Clearsnap
Queen & Co felt ribbon
Red alphabet stickers – KI Memories
Red Plaid Ribbon
Snowflake punch – PaperShapers/EK Success
1. From the one piece of the patterned paper, cut along the flourish design and the stripes to have a 12” band to place across all of the panels of the accordion tag. Ink all of the cut edges of this piece with the Fluid Chalk stamp pads and glue it to the panels. Let it completely dry before folding on the fold lines of the tags. Also ink the outside edges of the tags.
2. I printed out my pictures 1 ½” square and when I cut them, I left a small border around each picture. This makes them look more like pictures that were processed at a lab. Run a Fluid Chalk stamp pad along all of the cut edges of the photos. The Fluid Chalk stamp pad dries quickly and it doesn’t smear. Set them aside to dry for a little bit though. This just gives the pictures a little definition without needing to mat them.
3. Add the pictures and then all of the various stickers to the panels. Ink the edges of the stickers before adding them – this just gives them a little more of an antique look and helps them stand out a little better.
4. Add the sticker letters for the title, punch a small snowflake and add that to one of the “o’s” and attach it with a mini brad.
5. Add the self adhesive felt to the first, title tag and then covered the felt flourishes with the Cinnamon Stickles. This will take some time to dry because it gets absorbed into the felt.
6. Tie a ribbon in each of the holes of the tags and tie these in a knot or bow.


I AM A Scrapaholic said...

This is a fabulous idea! I have one started for my grandparents and will certainly use the stickles and felt to finish it.


Holly said...

I have never thought of shocasing a photo shoot on an accordian album before - GENIUS! I just love thsi project!

arlsmom aka Lynda said...

Great idea! Love all the extra details..