Monday, March 8, 2010

Accordion Fold Pocket Book with Tags

Last weekend I put the finishing touches on this cute mini book for my friend Steph at A Pocketful of Buttons. She's been one of my best blogging friends for awhile now and I was once blessed enough to win a beautiful monogrammed dress from her. I've also purchased an adorable outfit from her store Sew Fierce, and have been given a sun hat for ER. All of her work is top notch and very high quality. I've been wanting to send her some handmade goodies from me for awhile and I hope she really likes this. I have a tutorial on how to assemble one of these, that I'll post tomorrow. The dimensions are 6X6 and it opens up to six 6X6 pages she can add pictures too. Four of the pages also have pockets, the tags I created for them are at the bottom of the post. I've embellished some of the pages with cardstock, that she can mount her photos on top of. 4X6 and 5X7 photos can easily be cropped to fit. In the top picture, of the cover, there is a chipboard frame attached with foam squares. Steph can slip in a picture below it.
There are also some journaling spots and tags she can write on throughout the book. I didn't add too many dimensional embellishments so it would still close, but there are fun touches with ribbon, paper flowers, felt flower, and buttons. I did add some foam squares to lift up some elements, the brown paper is raised with them so the metal tag won't press against adjacent photos.
Here's a little close up; you can see how the top of the tag is tucked underneath.
The tags are also pretty simple because anything too thick won't slide in and out easily.
I am also sending her a set of my clothespin photo holders and a stationary set with my cherry themed postcards and stickers. I made new clothespins to tie with the cherry theme, so it all coordinates really well.

Update: My tutorial has been posted, click here, if you'd like to see it.

Signature

Update: Thank you Cheri for making me one of this weeks favorites!
Shared at: Making the World Cuter Monday, It's So Very Creative, Make it for Monday at Cottage Instincts, Just Something I Whipped Up at The Girl Creative, Market Yourself Monday at Sumo's Sweet Stuff, Motivate Me Monday at Keeping It Simple, and

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13 Friends Said:

Andrea (ace1028) said...

That is adorable! I love it and I am sure she will, too!

Katherine said...

Very Cute!

Kelli said...

So cute. I'm sure your friend will really appreciate it.

Kaysi said...

That is super cute!!

Rebecca said...

Adorable!!

Scrappy Gifts said...

wonderful work! I especially love the little bunny.

I'd love if you linked up to my Scrappy Saturdays! http://myscrappygifts.blogspot.com/2010/03/3rd-scrappy-saturdays.html

angie said...

So incredibly cute. Seriously.

Mommyof2girlz said...

OMG.. You are just the sweetest thing ever! I am so surprised and overwhelmed. You are so talented and I am so excited by your generosity. It is perfect! Thank you so, so much I can not wait to get it :)

Mommy Moment said...

I just found your blog and I am so in awe! LOVELY!

Michelle, Muffin Tin Mom said...

wow, just wow. that is so fabulous!

Heather said...

Oh, those are adorable! I just got the stack that you used on clearance too. I'm inspired, thanks for sharing!

Mama King said...

What a lucky duck! It is really beautiful!

Its So Very Cheri said...

That is so cute.

Thanks for posting to the party.

My favs will be up this evening.

Cheri www.itssoverycheri.com

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