Monday, 19 December 2011

Wedding Accordian Album

In October we attended the wedding of my niece. I was a lovely day and I took lots and lots of photos. I decided that as an extra Christmas present I would make her a little accordion album using a few of the photos I had taken as well as a few taken by other guests. I gave her the album when the family got together this weekend for an early Christmas and to exchange presents so now I can post photos of the album here.

I made the album from 5 no. 5" x 7" white card blanks and also created a storage box from pearlescent card stock. I didn't have a template for the box and just made it using 2 no. 12" x 12" sheets of card stock.

Throughout the album I used K & Company Elegance papers and embelishments as well as some ribbon and scatter crystals saved from the actual wedding day, various self adhesive rhinestones (bling) and on the cover of the album I used some very glittery letters from American Crafts Thickers.

I used 6 no. 4" x 6" portrait format photos of the happy couple.

The layered flower accents had clear sparkly centres but I replaced them with some of the scatter crystals to match the teal colour scheme of the wedding.

I also used some heart pins in the album which I added some beads to. The pearl bead was originally part of one of the flower arrangements on the tables at the wedding reception.

The lovely Jill at Cardinal Colours kindly helped me to get the right colour Bazzill card stock (Blue Oasis) to mat the photos on. (Thanks Jill - what a star!)

On the reverse side of the album I used 5 no. 4" x 6" landscape format photos from the wedding day.

The Words used throughout the album were K & Company Elegance Wedding Embossed Stickers.

Instead of using complete Prima bling swirls and Heidi Swapp bling frames, I cut them up into smaller pieces to make them go further.

This was the reverse.

My niece was very pleased with the album which was nice as it's the first album/mini book I've ever made and I so wanted her to like it.


Linda said...

Karen, what a fantastic and original gift.
It's beautiful!

Anita said...

I am not surprised she was pleased with it Karen, its stunning. What a wonderful, thoughtful gift.xx

Lynn said...

What a bueatiful gift Karen, I'm sure it will be treasured.