Gingham Baby Accordion Album

5/1/20 Best Technique Winner at Classic Design Challenge Blog!

Hi everyone! Happy Hump Day! It’s April 1st… do you have any April Fools jokes to play on anyone?! It’s time for another fun challenge over at Love To Craft Challenge Blog and I’m happy to share my DT inspiration project for LTCCB #45 – April Anything Goes! I created a sweet accordion album using pink, green, purple and yellow gingham and wood papers on a kraft base. The box looks like an album with a ribbon closure but doesn’t open (there’s your April Fools, lol!) – the accordion album slides down into the box from the top!


The adorable image on the front is Bugaboo’s Baby Moon digital image colored with Studio 71 alcohol markers and attached to the front on a wobble action spring.


Here are shots of the complete album. Note for future reference: Take all photos BEFORE attaching all the tabs to construct the accordion! It was very hard to photograph, lol! Each ‘page’ is embellished with a tiny die cut – I used a duck, an elephant, a giraffe, a heart and a star, colored them and applied some Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker.


Despite the trouble I had taking pics, I’m really pleased with how this turned out. The  colors are perfect for a baby album and the accordion construction is awesome!

I’d love to enter this baby album into the following challenges:
A Bit More Time To Craft: #113 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Extra: April Anything Goes
A Perfect Time To Craft Open Challenge: #4-2020 – Anything Goes
Classic Design Challenge: 4th Birthday Challenge
Crafts Galore Encore Challenges: #74 – Anything Goes
Your Scrapbook Place: April Anything Goes

Products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Cardstock Warehouse brown box kraft cardstock, Marco’s White Antique Linen cardstock, GKD Pure Luxury White cardstock, Simple Stories Wood & Gingham Basics paper pad, glossy photo paper
Stamps: Bugaboo Baby Moon digital image
Ink: Studio 71- R2, R3, Y9, Y12, V5, V13, BG3, N2, E15, E16; Memento Tuxedo Black marker, Spectrum Noir Crystal Clear Sparkle overlay marker
Dies/Punches: Sizzix Accordion Album die, Sizzix Frame & Label Bracket die, Frantic Stamper Onesie die set
Accessories:  Really Reasonable Ribbon Checkerboard Satin ribbon, wobble action spring, October Afternoon Daily Flash arrow stickers

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and will link up with us this month! We’d love to see what you’re working on! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you again soon! ;)

Scrappy hugs,

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