This weekend, our Duplicate Bridge club is being introduced to the new baby of one of our members. We're going to welcome Baby Luca with a gift from the club, including this fun pocket-sized Accordion Fold Album to use to show off baby pictures.
You've seen me show off this album style on a couple of occasions. In fact, I was just looking over my introduction to the tutorial for the album and found that my husband had said last Valentine's Day that this was a great gift for just about any occasion. And it's just perfect as a little baby gift!
The nice thing about this album is that you can make what I'm showing off here with just one sheet of 8-1/2" x 11" card stock! Of course, I added some Designer Series Paper and used a bit more card stock for the "photo corners," but it's still a very economical album to make – AND QUICK!
For today's album, I used Marina Mist Card Stock, and paper from the Designer Series Paper set, Nursery Nest. This paper set features some primarily blue (Marina Mist), pink (Blushing Bride) and green (Pear Pizzazz) prints, with a sprinkling of Perfect Plum for its colors. About those photo corners: As you know (if you use Stampin' Up! products exclusively, as I do) Stampin' Up! retired its Photo Corners punch this past year. But they just added a 1" Square Punch, which is what I used as the basis for my photo corners. I punched some Pear Pizzazz, Whisper White, and Marina Mist 1" squares, cut them on the diagonal, snipped out a triangle on the diagonal, and voila! I had photo corners!
To decorate the front of the album, I tied on some Marina Mist Scallop Dots Ribbon, added some Marina Mist lettering which I cut using my Sizzix Big Shot and the Decorative Strip Die, Naturally Serif. I added a strip of the ribbon on the back, too, to tie the whole look together. I punched the little flower in the upper right corner of the front with the Boho Blossoms Punch and added a Pear Pizzazz Glimmer Brad as a fun accent.
I have a one-page tutorial for this Simple Accordion Fold album right here on my blog! I hope you'll enjoy using it the next time you need a quick and easy "occasion" gift! Next week I'll show off the Money Card Holder that we're going to use to present the gift to Luca's mom and dad at next Sunday's bridge game. I'll have a tutorial for that, too! Be sure to keep an eye out for it!