Christmas Memories Accordion Album

Howdy, peeps! I hope you have an awesome April Fools Day today! Our April challenge is live over at Mix It Up Challenge Blog and I’m stoked to share my DT inspiration project for MIUCB #48 – Anything Goes + No Stamping! All of our challenges are ‘anything goes’ and we offer a technique twist each month just to inspire you. Our twist this month is ‘no stamping’ and the twist is not required to play! I created a fun Christmas Memories accordion album which has no stamping and is decorated entirely with PhotoPlay elements and die cuts. I love creating mini albums and since Christmas is on it’s way again, I thought it would be fun to create one with a Christmas theme! Yep, I’m always in Christmas mode even if it is only April, lol!

I created a 4-1/2″ square accordion album base from vanilla cardstock with eight pages. I cut eight panels from Christmas patterned paper which I layered on slightly larger green cardstock panels and adhered one to each page. I die cut squares and circles from the vanilla cardstock and adhered them to several of the pages. I decorated the front, back, the inside panels and belly band with PhotoPlay Christmas elements.

And one more look… Totally loving how this turned out!

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: American Crafts Vanilla cardstock, GKD Fresh Asparagus cardstock, PhotoPlay Holiday Cheer Collection Pack
Dies/Punches: Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers die, My Favorite Things Die-namics Stitched Square STAX die
Accessories:  ScraPerfect Best Glue Ever, Gemini Junior

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project and will link up with us this month! We always love seeing your ‘anything goes’ projects – and we absolutely love it when you play the twist, but just remember, the twist is not required to play! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig