One of the moms from the novice team is celebrating her birthday this week. Our novice team is very small so we have all gotten to know each other pretty well since summer and I thought it would be fun to make her an accordion book of pictures of her son playing as a birthday gift.
Paper Smooches Surf and Turf is a fun set to use for the water sports/beach enthusiast and I thought it would be the perfect cover for the book.
The pages are just matted pictures, otherwise the accordion will not lay flat. A simple coordinated birthday greeting is on the back of the last panel. When the book is opened up in its entirety all you see is pictures, the decorated front and back face towards the back.
I somewhat followed this tutorial found on the Scor-Pal blog, but altered my measurements to so that the finished book is 4.5" x 5.5" and has 8 picture panels inside. The pictures were trimmed down to 4" x 5" and adhered to a slightly larger white mat before adhering to each page of the book.
Into a simple decorated bag and it will be ready for delivery on Thursday.
Stamps: Paper Smooches Surf and Turf, Sentiment Sampler
Ink: Versafine Onyx Black, Memento Teal Zeal
Paper: Bazzill Black, Neenah Solar White and Natural White, GKD Green Apple (ret), SU! Soft Sky (ret)
Patterned Paper: October Afternoon Wanderer and 9 to 5 Collections
Other: Nestabilities Labels 10, SU! Oval punch and Spiral Punch, Tim Holtz clip, Gingham check ribbon, Dimensional foam