Wednesday, April 1, 2009

Say it with Love Accordion Album

I just finished the accordion album that I'll be teaching at a private workshop this weekend. This is the display album, but each guest has chosen her own paper packet, so everyone's completed album will be a little bit different.

For this I used my favorite CTMH paper packet, Emporium, and CTMH's 9x9 My Creations Memory Showcase Album. I sponge distressed the edges of all of the pages and the covers with Crystal Blue Ink, and the edges of all of the papers with Chocolate ink from Stampin' Up.

This album was pretty easy to complete. It uses minimal stamping - primarily with CTMH stamps, except for the short, fat swirl, which is Autumn Leaves. The album uses the coordinating Stickease set for most of the accents, plus a few Just Blooms and Prima paper flowers, some CTMH & SU ribbon, a CTMH Pretty Pin and a couple of CTMH Designer Brads and regular brads here and there.

Oh - I also used a scalloped circle card base from Stampin' Up, too, (page 3, above), but a regular solid circle would work great here too.
Notice anything familiar about these layouts? These are the finished product from my sketch post from last week. I'm pretty jazzed with how they turned out!


Juanita said...

Oh Cute!! I wanna come!!

Jamie Harder said...

Gorgeous album!! Fun workshop and LUCKY guests!!!

Jessica said...

Thanks girls - you're so sweet!

SamieVt said...

Love, love, love it! Wanna come give me private lessons? (VT isn't all the bad - it warms up for a day or two in July LOL) Great work!