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Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Mini Book Experiment, Take 2

  Pull Out Accordion Album

OK.  I wanted to redo the mini book I just did, but make it bigger.  So, I did.  This one measures 6" x 5 3/4".  It has a spine, once again so that I can use my embellishments as I desire.  I used my Cricut  for this book, using Happy Hauntings and October 31st.  I cut out the tree and the gate, which I heat embossed.  The sign was also cut out and Stickles added to the word "Beware".  The moon and bats were punched.  The papers are a variety, Pink Paisley and Basic Grey. 
Back view.  I cut out the witch and the house on the hill with the Cricut.  I sprayed the house with Smootch Spritz to make it shine a bit.  The closure was a technique I saw on You Tube somewhere, and can't find it now.  If you know where it is, please let me know so I can give credit.  A hole is punched and an eyelet set, in the back cover.  Put the ball and chain through, and through the hole in a bulldog clip and use the clip to attach the front cover, keeping it closed!
First view, open front cover.  Pocket with tags.  The big brown tag comes out and on the other side reveals another pocket with a tag book.  The front right is a small pocket with skeleton keys cut with my Cricut.  The sticker skull is from Reflections, and I added rhinestone eyes.
The front of the accordion opened.
The back of the accordion.  The center with the orange decorative strip is attached at the top and bottom so that it can hold more tags, three in all.

It is hard to see, but the 2nd and 4th pages of the accordion also have tags coming out of the top.  Hummmmm, maybe Take 3 should be a tutorial.....stay tuned.....

4 comments:

tinkerbug said...

Cool book. I like it and looking forward to a tutorial.

Karen said...

LOVE this. I just want to hide in my studio and make something like it, I'm so inspired.
Great colour choices and - just the whole thing is so well executed. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. You've made my day.
TFS!
Cheers, Karen
alteredscrapbooking dot com

Tanya - phenis2031 at yahoo dot com said...

Cool mini :)

Jessica said...

I love your album! I stumbled across it while looking for Halloween mini album inspiration. I've included you in my Scrappin' Saturday post on Fantabulous Cricut:

http://fantabulouscricut.blogspot.com/2011/10/scrappin-saturday-halloween-mini-albums.html

Thanks for sharing,
Jessica