Sunday, 6 May 2012

NSD Project

So National Scrapbooking Day has been and gone, yet I have still to complete the project I started. Inspired by a project I saw in the May edition of Scrap 365, it is an accordian scrapbook with 'flag' pages running along the top and bottom of the book. I decided to scrapbook photos of me and my sister as a mini Sister Scrapbook. The above picture is my progress so far and if you're interested in making something similar I have put a few photos and some instructions below to get you started. Or buy the new edition of the Scrap 365 magazine for further instructions from the pros.

Scrapbook Instructions

1. Firstly, you want to cut a piece of card to 8.5" high by 9" wide. Score along the width of the card at 1.5" and then every 3/4" until you have 1.5" left at the other end. In total you should have 9 score lines. Fold along each score to create an accordian look.

2. Cut two pieces of slightly thicker card (I used the back of a paper pad) to 8.5" high and 4.5" wide. Stick each one to the 1.5" part of the accordian book. Before you stick it down place some ribbon underneath the accordian in the middle. When you stick the card to the accordian, DO NOT STICK THE RIBBON DOWN, it needs to be able to move still so the accordian can be pulled together.

3. Once the covers are attached to the accordian book, you can now start to decorate. Just choose some papers for the front and back covers and also remember to cover the insides of the book as well. When sticking the inside covers down, remember to NOT STICK THE RIBBON DOWN.

4. To make the flags for the inside of the book you need to cut some slightly thick card to 4" x  4.25". You need to cut out 8 in total, 4 for the top and 4 for the bottom. Cover one side of each 'flag' with a photo and the other side with some decorative paper. When placing the flags in the book, make sure that the photo side and the decorative side alternate. E.g. When you have a photo along the top, make sure the flag below is decorative etc.

5. The picture above shows you how the flags alternate along the top and bottom and also gives an indication of how you should stick them in. Make sure the top flags stick to the first side of each bump in the accordian book. The bottom flags will stick to the back side of each hump in the accordian book. I hope this makes sense, but when you begin to stick them down you will see what I mean.

6. Continue decorating the front covers and adding embellishments to the flags.

Hope this provided an inpiration to your scrapbooking projects and with all this bad Bank Holiday weather there isn't much more we can do except craft!

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