Registered: May 19, 2004 Location: Gainesville, Florida Posts: 2262
Mon, Jun 12, 2006 @ 5:47 AM
These accordian scrapbooks look VERY interesting! Did you put them together or did you cover ready-made files? Did you use large envelopes? Inquiring minds HAVE to know! They are beautiful!
"When I stand before God at the end of my life, I would hope that I would not have a single bit of talent left, and could say, "I used everything you gave me".
Registered: February 18, 2005 Location: Buford, GA Posts: 107
Tue, Jun 13, 2006 @ 1:00 PM
Here is a link of one that shows a great inside view
Take a 12 x 12 piece of card stock (these used simply scrappin' kits). Score at 5 1/2" and 6" then cut in half parallel to your score lines. Note if you're using a paper that has words or letters, don't score first because you need to make sure your letters are not upside down on one side. Also, when you mat, measure each area to mat because each square is a little different.
Now, you have two long pieces of paper with score lines giving you two squares/rectangles. Place a smaller square on top of the a longer square. This will be you middle piece that the envelopes will be adhered to. You want the longer piece on the backside butted up to the score line of the shorter square. Adhere. Then you put mats of cardstock on the inside panels and outside (if you want). Take your envelopes, fold the flaps backwards. Put mono on the bottom and sides on the back and wet/lick the adhesive on the flap, layer on top of another envelope which has its flap back also. Hopefully, the pics will help. Decorate with the self-adhesive die-cuts (once you put your die-cuts on the mats that go in the envelopes, put a little flour or baby powder on the part the sticks up to neutralize the adhesive).
Once you do one of these, they are very quick and easy to make. I think you could get two maybe three out of one SS kit.