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Accordion Card or Mini-album

Hi Carolyn, here to share with you a Accordion Card or Mini-album that can be decorated in Halloween or Thanksgiving colors.  

I used The Creative Pointe cutting file: Pumpkin Patch and created a accordion style mini-album card, cutting the shape of the background barn for front and back covers.  And inside as square pages.  Here is photos of the accordion style mini-album/card...

  Pumpkin Patch cutting file
Front Cover
Using the Pumpkin Patch cutting file I used the back shadow as the cover base for both front and back cover cut out of poster board for stability.  I had a Thanksgiving napkin I purchased at Wal-mart that I had separated (2-ply) and ironed the top piece onto freezer paper, creating my own design paper.  Placed on a cutting mat, and using my Silhouette Cameo and the just the pumpkins  with the bard, I cut out very, very carefully (even though it's on freezer paper, the napkin tended to be   distressed on edges).  I adhered the napkin piece to the first layer that I had covered the poster board with.  Than, in my files I had a red-barn scrapbook page that I printed out using my Silhouette Studio DE software and cut out the title, Pumpkin Patch and layered on covered poster board again.

Inside pages

Using two cut files from misskatecuttables I printed and cut out as a sticker, placed them on poster board that was cut out using the shape of the png photo.  Both page 1 and the last page (4) the pumpkins from the Pumpkin Patch cutting file was cut out on poster board and than one I used some chalk from Daler Rowney Soft Pastels and colored in; the fourth page I used a marker set from one of my marker sets (don't remember which set it came from).  Once I have a little time, I will add a photo of my great-granddaughter, dress as BatGirl on one of the pages.

Here is the back cover....


Back cover

I covered the back poster board cover with paper I purchased from Hobby Lobby and this completes this project.  I hope you enjoy this little mini-book, and check out the details at Granny Ma's Creative Blog

Hope you have a blessed day and thanks for stopping by,

Carolyn -


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