Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Star Accordion Mini Scrapbook

Hi!  It's time for a new challenge over at Tuesday Throwdown and this week we have a recipe challenge!  The recipe is 1 Image, 2 Papers and 3 Flowers.  We are sponsored by "A Day For Daisies" and I got to use this sweet image "A Gift From the Stars" and I made a mini album with the fun "Star Accordion" technique.  One of my friends bought one of these albums at a yard sale and gave it to me to "figure out how that was done and make one!"  :)  So I figured it out, made one, then looked through mini-album pictures until I found it so I knew what it was called!  The actual pattern uses 3  12x12 papers, but I only used 2 and made an album for a baby shower gift for my niece:

This is the view when you first open it up. You can only get 2 4x6 pictures on one side as the rest of the squares have a fold in them.  You could put smaller pictures on those if you wanted.

These two tags have been in my stash since I first started scrapping!

These two cute animals cuts are from Crictut's "New Arrival" cartridge

This is the view when you turn it over.  I wanted her to be able to add  a couple more 4x6 pictures. 

This digi stamp is from Digi Darla.

The labels are preloaded cuts on the Cricut Imagine.  Papers are from "Nana's Kids,Baby Boy" paper pad.  The stamps are rubber stamps (on labels) are from Stampendous and Stampabilities.

Sorry this is such a picture heavy post, but there's a lot to look at! We are having a "Scrapbook Baby Shower" in a couple of weeks.  Emily isn't a big paper crafter, so we will be making layout pages for her so all she has to do is add pictures!  Now...shhhhh....no one tell her about this album yet!  :)

But DO head on over the Tuesday Throwdown and check out all the great inspiration there, then join in the fun!

I've entered this project here:

Catch The Bug - Anything Goes
Crafts for Eternity - something digital
Fantabulous Cricut - mix & match
Love To Create - flowers and stitching
Clear It Out - fancy folds, stash item-punches or dies  
Craft Room Challenge - something old (tags die cuts), something new (paper 
                                   pad, album technique)


  1. WOW! This is absolutely adorable!!! What a cute mini book!! Love those darling little animals too!! Great way to take the recipe over the top my friend! HUGS

  2. wow what a cutie and beauty this is Sarah love all the fun animals you shared!
    Dr Sonia
    Cards Crafts Kids Projects

  3. love this fold...awesome job on the challenge here @ CIO challenge blog...hope you come & play again <((><

  4. Oh this is just so cute just love it hugs cheryl xxx

  5. So so cute! Thanks for joining us at Catch the Bug this week, we hope to see you again!
    -Mari K.
    Bugaboo DT

  6. cutest little card, book! thanks for sharing with us at Craft Room challenge, Debi x

  7. Fabulous mini book :) Thanks for joining us at Crafts 4 Eternity this week hugs x

  8. Gosh have not seen that fold for ages! wonder if I can still do it! super little book. Thank you for sharing with us at Craft-Room Challenge XOXO Zoe

  9. Thanks so much for taking up our September “Anything Goes” Challenge at Bugaboo Stamps! Good luck in the draw – and if you’re not one of the winners, please do come back and join us again tomorrow, when we start a new challenge!
    Luv’n huggz
    Jen Leeflang

  10. I love it. great origami card!!!
    Thank you for joining FCC “Patterned paper” challenge this week. Have a blessed day
    DIANA L. DT member for FCC

  11. What a great album- I have never tried this before. I love the P and the fun animals you added too. Darling!!! Love the beautiful coloring you did on the image too.

  12. Like the album with wonderful papers & detail. I have that same Nursery paper & enjoy using it. Thank you for entering Fantabulous Cricut Mix & Match 3 Different Pattern Papers.
    "Sunshine HoneyBee"
    Fantabulous Cricut Guest Designer

  13. WOW gorgeous creation with your design and beautiful soft colors! Thank you so much for joining us at Love to Create.

    Jackie - LTC owner

  14. WOW WOW WOW!!! This is so pretty!! I love the colours - what a great gift in itself! THANKS for joining us at Love to Create Challenge blog this week! Good luck!
    Chris - DT

  15. Love the mini-scrap book you created! Love the design and papers! Thank you for joining our "Flowers & Stitching" Challenge this week at Love to Create.
    Ruza ~ LTC Admin/Designer
    Ruza's Craft Corner

  16. Such a delicate project! It reminds me of those baby blankets that fold up and had a ribbon that ties it together. Super cute! Thanks for joining us this week at Love to Create!

    LTC DT
    Creative Fingers DT 
    Friday Sketch DT

  17. What a fantastic project. I love the papers. Love the design. Thank you for joining us at Clear It Out for our Fancy Folds challenge.

    Emily T.
    DT Member

  18. Beautiful card, wonderful colour combo. Thanks for joining us at Clear It Out!!! I hope you get to join us again for our next challenge. Agnieszka

  19. Lovely Sarah. Your album is adorable with the sweetest images! Congratulations on your win at the Clear It Out challenge. I look forward to hearing from you. xx Kathryne


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