Monday, May 4, 2009

Happy Mother's Day..








This is what I created over the weekend, an accordion mini album for Mother's Day. We will make this for a class this week with my friend/ fellow demo, Huey. It will be fun! The empty pages are for photos or notes. And there is a pocket with a tag tucked inside to write a note/ insert a gift card.
I started with 3 pieces of Baja Breeze card base which are adhered together to make an accordion as above. This makes it slightly thicker so that it can be displayed on a desk, for example. And then embellish accordingly. 
The pocket was made from a coin envelope (available from office supply store) that was cut into 2.5" height. And cover with patterned paper and embellish. I find that this makes a great short cut rather than making the pocket yourself.
Another time-saver is using the Top Note die as a "frame" for your stamped images for this project. Then glue the ribbon last so that it can be closed.

Thank you for stopping by! I hope you like it.

Recipes: (all by SU! unless mentioned)
Cardstock and paper: Baja Breeze, Whisper White, Riding Hood Red, Sweet Slumber Specialty DSP.
Ink: Baja Breeze, Riding Hood Red, So Saffron, Kiwi Kiss, Chocolate Chip, Basic Black.
Stamp sets: All Holidays, Petal Pizzazz
The sweet stuff (aka. accesories): Riding Hood Red striped grosgrain ribbon, scallop circle, eyelet border, 1" circle, 1/2" circle, ticket corner, tag punches, hole punch, Stampin' Dimensionals, Big Shot machine, Top Note die, string, buttons are a gift from Marlene.

2 comments:

marlene said...

I love this Liza! This is really lovely! and Wow! I really really like this!

LeAnne said...

This is just wonderful---what a nice gift idea, and the papers & images go so well together! Hey, I left you a little award on my blog...check it out!