You have no idea how extremely excited I am to finally be able to use the new Accordion Album die and the coordinating Frame & Label die. These dies, by Karen Burniston, were released at the CHA-Summer show by Sizzix but weren’t shipping until this month. I can now officially use them! yay! I created this tutorial creating a Trick or Treat Accordion Album.
Making The Album
Cut six Accordion Album pieces out of black cardstock. Line them all up with the tabs facing to the right, add adhesive to the long tabs. Adhere the pages together according to package directions. Do not add adhesive to the final long tab, instead cut it off. Since there is nothing to attach it to, you don’t need it.
Stamp spider webs randomly onto your Accordion pieces with white ink and emboss with clear embossing powder.
Use the Frame & Label die to cut six small labels and two frames. Use the Halloween Shadows Sizzlits set to cut “Trick or Treat.”
Add the frames to each end of your album. Glue a label piece onto each page of your album and add a photo onto five of the album pages (skipping the first one since that’s for your title). Photos measure 2-1/2” x 2-1/2”.
Add adhesive to all of the small tabs, cut the last two small tabs off. Since there is not another page that these small tabs will attach to, you don’t need them.
Fold the main part of your album flat using the valley/mountain/valley fold technique.
Adhere your inside pages together following package directions. Folding the small tabs as you go and adding them to the backside of your pages. Your inside pages will fold the opposite direction of your album frame.
Cut two more frames, they are to help make your album a bit sturdier. Fold your album flat once again and glue the label frames to the front and back of your album. Your title should be facing up once your album is completely folded.
To finish off your album, open it back up and decorate with title, dates, and names.
Feel free to click on any of the images to get a better view.
I am so happy with how this project turned out. It looks complicated but the Sizzix dies made it super easy and did all the work for me. :-)