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Sunday, December 30, 2007

Accordion Album with Box - Chicago Trip

Good Morning Folks! Whew. . .I finished this project yesterday. It was a bit painful but it came out okay. I had a few problems altering the tin box.

JoAnns had a 70% sale on Christmas items and their Christmas tins were less than a dollar so I bought a WHOLE BUNCH of them. Craft tin boxes are expensive and I have a problem altering a plain silver tin box that cost several dollars. . . some running over $5.00 especially the larger ones.

Anyway. . .I altered the tin box with modge-poge and designer paper. After I was done, I accidentally tore the designer paper because it wasn't completely dry so I had to redo it. It was so frustrating.

This is the accordion album inside the tin box.

Album materials used:

Paper: Autumn Leaves designer paper, SU Cardstock Cranberry Crisp, Marigold Morning and Black
Accessories: Marvy Daisy punch, Black Buttons, Embroidery thread, Memory Boutique stickers, JoAnn metal tags, SU Hodge Podge hardware, Making Memories Acrylic Paint, Sizzix scallop tag die

I've been looking at different designs of scrapbook albums on 2 Peas and most of the projects are so busy looking so I decided to create a busy album.

As a cardmaker, I need to get over the uniformed look of cards and step into a scrapbookers mindset. I noticed that scrapbookers use lots of colors, textures, embellishishments. Many projects are very hodge-podge looking. . .you know. . .rarely uniformed or even symetric. I have a lot to learn.

Anyway, this is the front of the accordion album

This is the album opened up. The pictures are of my kids taking funny pictures of themselves while we were riding the trolley in Chicago.

Our trip to Chicago was one of my favorite trips. Chicago is such a fun city. I loved it. I hope one day, I'll be able to visit Chicago again.


Michelle said...

Your acordian album and tin are fabulouus, Maria! Great paper and colour choices!

My Paper World said...

Your album is STUNNING!

Rita said...

This is just beautiful Maria! Luv the colors & that DP is FAB!!! I would love to make something like this after all my traditional albums are done.

Bouncy, Flouncy, Fun,Fun, Fun said...

Oh Wow, Maria! Your accordian album is fabulous! I love it!
Your SBS2 Siesta,

2 Worlds said...

I see you are getting there with scrapbooking projects. Beautiful one !
Happy New Year !

pescbrico said...

Wow, this is really impressive! I don't think you need to learn anything! It's beautiful as it is! :)

Tracy.H said...

Great job, Maria!! It's not even January yet and you are already getting a start on those Resolutions!! ;0)

Debra said...

Fabulous job on the accordian album! It's just beautiful!

Teri said...

What can I say Maria? Just another great project! You are making some fabulous sb pages! Love this one! Teri

Juliann said...

This is just beautiful! What a great idea!

Beth Norman said...

Ohhh, I love it, I love it, I love it. Maria, this project rocks!

Flossie's Follies said...

this is fantastic. The colors, papers, embellishments and of course photos, evertying about it is fantastic. Wishing you and your family a Happy and Healthy 2008

All Pink girl said...

Wow gorgeous ,this album is out standing work ,brilliant ,Dawnx

kathleenh said...

Maria this album in a tin is gorgeous! What a great idea!

Melissa M. M. M. said...

YOU just rock. Every one of your projects is simply stunning! You're making me wanna scrapbook, :0) Mel