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Monday, April 30, 2007

Daily Special - Anything But Cards - Envelope Accordian Album



Sorry I didn't post the tutorial sooner. I could not get the template to print to scale. Annoying! When printing the template, the face of the envelope pattern (meaning, not including the top and side flaps) should be approximately 3 7/8" x 5 1/2". You may want to reduce the top and bottom margin of your printer to zero. Because of the size of the pattern, it may print on two pages. . .you will need to cut and attach the end piece to the first page. The pattern in whole should fit on to an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.


Today's Daily Special is "Anything But Cards". I call this project "Envelope Accordion Album". I didn't really use an envelope but I used an envelope template to create the base that looks like an envelope but has a cardstock quality. I suppose you could use an envelope but I wanted the base to be a little bit more sturdy. This album fits into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" square envelope.

I'll add a tutorial of this project tomorrow. I need to work on it. It's a very simple project. It don't even have to be a scrapbook album. You can create it as an accordion card rather than an album. If I have time this evening, 'll make a few more of them and post it maybe tomorrow. Scroll down to see the whole project. . .

Don't forget to participate in the blog candy - scroll down for the post. Drawing will be on Wednesday, May 2nd. Good luck!!

If you want, once the album is opened up, you can take the ribbon at the top and tie on to a hook and display the album opened.

Until later. . .


Cindy Lou Who said...

*rubbing hands togetha* Oh Goodie! I can't wait for the instructions on how to make this! It totally rocks Maria! Sooooo purdy!

HeyHeyPaula said...

Awesome project. I can't wait for the tutorial. TFS

TerriMi said... usual another awesome project!!! I love your envelope ideas - unique and beautiful. Thanks for sharing your talent.

doverdi said...

As always, another awesome project. This is just stunning! I can't wait to see the tutorial on this project. Thanks so much for inspiring us & for sharing your talent.

monika/buzsy said...

Super coolTFS!

Ila said...

This is wonderful!! I'll be watching for the tutorial..TFS

Colleen said...

this is awesome! I want a pattern....*grin*

cookiebaker said...

Awesome! I'm usually a "lurker" but this one has brought me out in the open! Looking forward to a template and tutorial. You are soooo creative!!

Janasvox said...

It is amazing to me that one person can come up with the variety and quality of CREATIVE projects you do. Keep up the good work :o)

gremhog said...

hey...that was a great tutorial. I actually just about finished the one I wanted to do. My son-in-law is getting his MBA on Mother's Day and I figured this could be made up into a nice card for him...manly yet cute. It's not as perfect as yours but you are the teacher, and I must perfect through practice.

But thanx so much.


Sonia said...

Hi Maria
You are so creative.. love your projects.

Greetings, Sonia