Good morning everyone! This week has been such a welcomed relief with the cooler temperatures! Almost like an early fall day, even though we are still in the midst of summer!
I’ve had fun playing with the Gingerbread and Peppermint Suite from the new holiday catalog that went live this week. Today’s project is an accordion photo book that I shared on my FB Live with my dear friend and Up Line Pam Cosby last night. This is a private group page but by clicking on the link below you can request to join us!
The Gingerbread and Peppermint DSP has so many pattern choices it was difficult to choose which pages to use. I only used one stamp for the label on the front cover. Everything else was die cuts or fussy cuts to embellish, but feel free to make it your own.
Accordion Book Directions
Cut the following:
Real Red 4.25 x 11, score at 5.25 and 5.75 (cut 1 for the book cover)
Real Red 4 x 11, score at .5 and 5.25 (cut 3 of these)
Basic White 3 x 3.75 (cut 14)
DSP choices 1 and ⅞ x 3.75 (cut 14)
Old Olive 3 and ⅞ x 4.75 (cut 1 for book front)
DSP choice 1 and ⅞ x 3.75 (cut 1)
Die cut a label or cut a rectangle 3.5 x 2.25 from Basic White Embellish with ribbon and die cuts
Fold all score lines. Use Tear and Tape on the .5 section of each of the three strips, and connect. Attach to the back inside of the cover to the right of the score line.
Accordion fold the inside strips, making sure the top section opens from left to right .
Adher the 14 white pieces inside of the book starting with the inside cover. Repeat with the DSP strips.
Adher the Old Olive piece and DSP to the book front. BEFORE attaching the label with dimensionals, cut a 16-18 inch piece of ribbon and tie around the book, with the bow to the right. Place 2-3 dimensionals on top of the ribbon where the label will cover to keep your ribbon from slipping out from behind the label. Decorate the pages!
I hope you enjoy this accordion book project! I plan to share it with my daughter so we can add pictures of her daughters making Christmas cookies. But the possibilities are endless! Baby Books, wedding dress shopping keepsake, first days of school, etc. A sweet keepsake in the making! Until next time, keep stamping and creating! God Bless!!