Saturday, August 22, 2015

Forever & Always Accordion Album using DCWV "Happy Day" Stack

Hi there,

Today, I am sharing an accordion mini album created with the New “Happy Day” Stack and the 16 x 20 Cardstock Neutrals Premium Stack. Both products are a part of the new DCWV release. The Happy Day stack was just one of the beautiful new stacks that were recently released. The 16 x 20 Premium stacks come in several color collections and offers many options from small to large scale projects. I chose to scale my project down, but I also wanted to take advantage of the 20 inch length. The length is perfect for accordion type albums. I decided to combine the 16 x 20 papers with the “Happy Day” stack to create a Wedding themed accordion album. Take a peek at my tutorial below.


Chip Board (2): 5 x 6




Sentiment (Happy Die Cut)

Bone Folder


Xyron Adhesive: The New Creative Station, Mega Runner

Hot Glue


Step 1: Fold in half and score 1 sheet of 16 x 20 cardstock from the Neutrals premium stack forming an 8 X 20 piece of cardstock. Note: The length of the premium stack cardstock makes this accordion effect so effortless.

Step 2: Score cardstock at 5” intervals on the 20” side. Note: Scoring at 5” intervals provides 4 panels on each side of the album.

Step 3: Fold cardstock along scored lines creating mountains and valleys. Define the folds with a bone folder. Note: This step creates the accordion base for the album.

Step 4: Keep album folded (5 x 8) and trim the accordion album down to 5 x 6. Note: Trim the scored side- creating 2 accordion albums. Set 1 accordion aside for future use.

Step 5: Trim 4 pieces of coordinated patterned paper down from the "Happy Day" stack to 5 x 6 for the front and back covers. Run through the New Creative Station to apply adhesive. Note: I'm using the 9" adhesive cartridge in my New Creative Station in the first phase of this project and will transition to the 5" as my layers decrease in size.

Step 6: Adhere patterned paper to the front and back chipboard covers, including inside covers.

Step 7: Trim ½ an inch off of the 1st and last page of the accordion album. Note: After trimming the accordion album it should be 4 ½ x 6.

Step 8: Using the Mega Runner, apply adhesive to the1st page of the accordion base. Adhere the 1st page of the accordion base to the back of the front cover. Repeat step for the last page of the album and the back cover. Note: The album is created and the next steps will focus on design.


Step 9: Change the 9" cartridge in the New Creative Station to the 5" cartridge and run front cover paper layers through the New Creative Station and adhere layered strip to left side of front cover.

Step 10: Cut out focal image from the “Happy Day” stack and adhere to cover. Note: There are many fun focal image options in the stack to choose from.

Step 11: Continue building the front cover with bow, die cut, pins and ring embellishment.

Step 12: Run patterned papers through the New Creative Station and adhere to the pages throughout the accordion album. Note: You can add photos to either or both sides of the album.

Step 13: Continue embellishing as desired.

Forever & Always Album by Karen Jiles Supplies Patterned Paper, Premium Cardstock: DCWV; Pins: Maya Road; Adhesive: Xyron; Die: Heidi Swapp; Tool: Craft-Dee-BowZ; Other: Ribbon, Ring

Thanks so much for visiting today...:)



Bajalizzy said...

I like the ring embellishment for this wedding card/album - you're always making something pretty!

Penny Hanuszak said...

What a beautiful little album. Your paper coordination's outstanding. Thanks for sharing your how to's.