Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Accordion Fold by Gabrielle Madsen

Accordion Fold by Gabrielle Madsen

1 sheet of 12 x 12 double sided, printed paper.

1 piece of 81/2 x 11” cardstock for ATC backing cards cut into ATC sized cards~2-1/2 x 3-1/2 inches. You will have 9 pieces. Supplies for inking, distressing, sewing is optional, ribbon and pewter rosette brad for creating the ribbon band.

Fold in half and then in half again.

This is how it looks after folding.

Fold at each side in towards center fold.

The folded and unfolded sections

This fold creates the ‘pocket’ for the ATC’s

This is how your Accordion fold album should look at this stage.

Ruler shows placement 3” from top edge

This shows the cut section. Please fold over and glue the sections underneath the exacto knife (the underside) to hold together.

I stitched the outer pocket edges to hold the cards. I vary between stitching or gluing. When gluing you will need narrow (under ¼” double sided adhesive)

Ribbon band is created with ribbon secured with a pewter brad.

I used the adorable Jade # 559 Collage sheet for my images. If you cut out the four corner images they are the perfect size for mounting onto an ATC background. I sanded, distressed and inked overtop of the images. There are, of course, endless options for these little cards. Mounted inches, twochies……this is the second time I have created this Accordion album with PID images and there are many options for beginning with one collage sheet and creating a theme of your choosing. I am going to try this with St. Paddy’s Day #479 next!

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5 friends said:

Anonymous said...

GABRIELLE!!!! LOVE this BEAUTIFUL and DRAMATIC with such little supplies!! Thanks for explaining so well...looks easy enough I believe that I can do it :)

Anonymous said...

Fabulous! Even though I am "following directions challenged" I will attempt this. Thanks!

Linda M. Cain said...

Terrific work! I LOVE it!

Moniqui said...

I am sure going to try this fun project! Thanks!

Arlene Mobley said...


What a great use for the doublsided scrapbook paper. I can't wait to try this!