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Wednesday, June 6, 2018

Heartfelt Creations Woodsy Backyard accordion Book

Good morning!

Today's project is a little different than the usual but I really love it!
Years ago Angelica Turner did a special class at our local
store and this type book was one of the projects....I saved it and made a pattern for today's project, so Angelica, thank you very much my friend!

I used a magnet for the closure (under the paper so that it doesn't show).

Inside there are accordion pages that are decorated front and back.


Other Products:
Tan shimmer card stock, green and tan fibers, Liquid Pearls, Copic Markers: Y11, Y15, Y38, V01,V12,V15,YR24,E33,E53,E50,E35,E21,E51,YG03,YG23,YG17,BOO,B01,B02,R21,R24,R29,R59,C01,C03,R81,R83 R17, Fun Foam

For the magnets this video has some helpful hints:   Album & inserts, watch the tutorial at  

Card size: 6” X 6” X 1”  Start by making the cover for the Accordion “Book” Cut 1 piece of tan card stock 7 ½ X 6” and 1 piece 9 X 6” tan.  Score 7 ½” piece at 6” and 7” leaving ½” as a glue tab.  Score the 9” piece at 6”and 7” leaving a 2” end.  Glue the ½” tab to the inside of the 6” part of the second piece.  Glue one half of magnet set to the 2” piece on the outside and Tape to let glue set.   Place the other magnet half on top of taped magnet and put some glue on the top of it, then close cover, open it again and use the spot of glue left behind as the place to glue the second magnet half after lifting off first half.  Tape glued magnet half and allow both to dry.  Cut Decorative paper for each cover panel leaving a 1/8” border of tan.  Make accordion pages with 2 pieces of tan card stock 11” X 5 5/8” cut one piece of tan card stock 1” X 5 5/8” then score and fold  in half to glue page sections together.  Score both 11 X 5 5/8” pieces at 5 1/2” and glue the two together using the 1” folded tab.  Cut Decorative paper to cover each side of each page.  Die cut “scene” square, using the Cut Mat Create 2A, from the front cover panel then cut a piece of Fun Foam the same size square to fit.  Glue the squares together.  Glue all decorative paper pieces onto cover and pages including the front, replacing the now popped up square in the center square opening.  Tabs will be covered and so will the magnets.
Stamp, die cut and color 1 set of deer, 2 sets of bunnies, 1 set of squirrels,  2 sets of cardinals, misc. small blossoms from Wildwood, Rain boots and Blossoms, coneflowers, The large Coneflower corner, tall Coneflower, birds on umbrella (Songs of Spring), and the Just for You banner.   Cut from tan card stock, 3 Blossom Corners, 3 small Fleur pockets and 2 large Fleur pockets, 1 Ornate Border, 1 border from the Cut Mat Create . 
Start with the inside pages, decorate with pockets and blossoms plus wildlife here and there on all pages, both sides.  Using the Luggage and Tag die, cut tags for all the pages, stamping with sentiments or leaving blank for writing.   Add fiber or ribbon to the top of each tag and insert into pockets.  Add fibers to the book binding and then add a small tag on one of the pieces of fiber hanging down the side.  This could have your book title if desired.  The final part of this project is to decorate the front.  The paper including raised center should already be glued down, now glue 2 borders top and bottom of raised center (from Cut Mat Create and Ornate Pockets and Borders).  Add all pieces of Coneflower corner and tall Coneflower to go around raised center like a big letter “U”. This border is popped up in places.   Add the Banner snuggled in one corner and then add the 2 birds from Songs of Spring, 1 on each side at the top. Add glitter to flower petals (I thinned some glue with water and brushed it onto petals then sprinkled with glitter).

Thanks for visiting today!

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The power and the glory,
The victory and the majesty;
For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours;
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SussiPoppins said...

Hi, beautiful work Robin. This sure looks like a fun book to's going on the to do list. So glad you said and shared this...a thank you to Angelica too. Inky hugs OXO

Glenda said...

This is so creative and totally gorgeous!

craftieodmae said...

absolutely gorgeous!

Jan's Paper Flowers said...

Wow Robin...what a gorgeous work of art!!! So many beautiful and fun much to look at! I am definitely going to try to make one of these books (emphasis on try lol). Love it my Friend!

Anonymous said...

Simply Gorgeous and inspiring : ) Thank you for sharing your designs

Little Rosebud Crafts said...

Fabulous inspiration

Susie Williams said...

Mate I read your instructions 3 times, but I am a visual learner, so what are the chances you could pop down under and give me a masterclass??? Stunning project my sweet friend, everything you do blows me away. Xxx

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