Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Accordion Album with the Scor-it

This is what using the Bind-it-All is all about! Take your favorite paper – like this uber cool Youth line from Prima – and make an easy, unique accordion file folder style “album.” This one consists of tags for journaling, notes and photos – fit for the attitude of a typical teenager! Or, make one for holding mementos or memorabilia from a trip (Travel Project Challenge, anyone?) or special event. For this project we will use scoring techniques using the Scor-it Board, and bind the project with the Zutter Bind-it-All - what else? LOL!

For this project I used scrap pieces of cardboard for the covers; I also backed the alpha stickers with cardboard to give them dimension. AND, I used the Scor-it to make the flowers for the cover. Pretty fun, huh? The accordion pages house tags for journaling or photos. You could also use the pockets for memorabilia from a trip or other mementos. Imagine the possibilities! To keep all the goodies inside, I fashioned a strap from paper and glued magnets on the cover and on the strap to create a homemade closure (with a paper flower on it!). This measures about 6X8, but you could make something like this from just about any size scrap cardboard.

The accordion pockets are made by scoring the papers (think of the fans you made in 1st grade) and then attaching inner pages to the pleats. Then use the BIA to punch and bind the left spine.

To get the full instructions for this project (including the materials list for this version), click here to download the pdf.

What are YOU making for the Travel Challenge?


Brenda said...

WOW I LOVE this project!!!
Sooo beautifly done!

ScrapAddict said...

Way cool Nan!!!!

mylittlepaperaddiction said...

Wow, this is great! I think this project may have sold me on the Scor-It!

Anonymous said...

Wow that is an amazing Idea.