Monday, 30 July 2012

Accordion Album

About time I started to update with the workshops so far this year. Starting with an old favourite, this album has proved popular, either the smaller size using 6" sq papers or as we did in February 12 x 12". I managed to purchase a huge pad of this size papers by K & C, 360 sheets, which includes 3 of each design for under £20.  Plenty for everyone to choose from. For this album we used 6 sheets.
Accordion Album Front cover

Open Album
Once the sections are made, they can be used to produce a photo cube, which everyone did,  plus paperfolding to produce a box for it to fit into. 

Photo cube

You may like to have a go with this album, so here goes with my first tutorial on here. 
Starting with a 12 x 12 square of paper, make sure it is perfectly square, this makes all the difference to the finished section.  Lay the paper flat, pattern side down. Fold in half and open.

Fold both sides to centre  (cupboard fold).  Open and repeat on opposite side.

Turn paper over, pattern side up and fold all corners to centre as below.

Turn paper over with pattern face down, fold corners to first fold and glue (glue stick) in place as below

Lift the sides and the folds will fall into place, leaving a square in the centre.

Push the sides towards the centre to form a frame, see below

Cut card to insert 5.7/8" square.

Cut card for the spine, and score the centre 4.1/4"

Add glue or double sided tape to both sides of score, ready to insert into the side of each section as below.

Add next section

Six of these sections make up the album, (5 spine squares) though you can use more of less than this. Add a cover to the front, a ribbon behind the back cover and decorate however you like.  If making the photo cube, you will need a total of 12 spine squares. 

Just two of these sections with photos would make a nice gift and will stand on a shelf or mantlepiece nicely.

Will be back soon to share the March project. Until next time..

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