Archive for April 15th, 2009

Here is an accordian explosion album how to for you. It is great for a gift. I made mine in more masculine colours, but you can do anything!  


First gather your supplies:

-3 12×12″ sheets of cardstock

-3 or 4 matching sheets of paper

-1 yard of ribbon

-matching embellishments (stickers, rubons, gems etc.)


I used Basic Grey Granola paper, stickers and rubons and Savvy n Sassy flannel grey grosgrain and navy blue grosgrain ribbon.

First take one 12×12″ sheet of cardstock, fold in half and score, open it up, fold in half the other way and score, open it up, then fold it on one diagonal and score. Repeat the same thing for your other 2 sheets of cardstock.


Arrange your 3 sheets of cardstock with the diagonal fold running bottom left to top right for all of them.

Place adhesive on only 2 squares. The bottom right square of one sheet and the top right square of another sheet.


Adhere the 3rd sheet of cardstock onto the 2 sheets with adhesive.


To fold it all up, your top square diagonal fold should bend downwards, your middle square diagonal fold upwards and your bottom square diagonal fold should bend downwards. Taking your top square fold the 2 diagonals inwards and the square will fold on top of them. Do the same for your bottom square. Fold the middle squares diagonals down and it will all fold together in a square.

Now open it back up and you are ready to decorate. You will need two 5 3/4″ squares for the covers, four 5 3/4″ squares for the inside and 12 trianges that are half of 5 3/4″ squares for the inside. Don’t make your embellishments too thick on the inside for folding it up.


Once you are done embellishing your inside papers you can adhere them. Fold your album up and adhere the front cover.

Before adhering your back cover, run a strip of adhesive across the middle of  the back of the album. Centre your ribbon on the adhesive, so you can tie it on the front of the album.  


Adhere your back cover on top of the ribbon.


Flip it over and tie your ribbon in the front. Snip off the ends of your ribbon and you’re done!



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Click on the photo above to be directed to the Savvy n Sassy store.

Here are Holly’s Projects using the beautiful Marrakech ribbon kit!

I Got Glasses

Cosmo Cricket
assorted button and brads
Heidi Swapp alphas
Zoobaloo Cartridge
Zig writer
April ZZ Kit-Marrakech

You Are The Best Card

Fancy Pants
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge
White Cardstock
Assorted Punches

Happy Birthday Card

MME ppr
The Paper Studio ppr
Little Yellow Bicycle ppr
American Crafts rub-ons
Assorted Buttons
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

Just Because Card

Crate Paper ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
Fancy Pants die cuts
Swiss Dots Embossing Folder
American Crafts rub-ons
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

10 Looks Great On You

Fancy Pants ppr
WRMK ppr
Heidi Swapp Butterfly
MM Stick Pin
Assorted Primas
Assorted Buttons
Unknown Brads
K and Co Sticker
Tim Holtz-paper clip
American Crafts rub ons
Admit ticket-Office Depot
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech

Welcome Door Hanger

Creative Imaginations Bare Elements Door Hanger
Francy Pants
Prima Flowers
Assorted Buttons
Ranger Walnut Distress Ink
Crate Paper-Alpha stickers
ZZ April Kit ~ Marrakech

Happy Birthday Card

Prima Flowers
Assorted Buttons
MM safety Pin
WRMK ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
American Crafts Rub on
Cricut Wild Card Cartridge
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

Things I’ve Found

Crate Paper
Crate Paper die cuts
Assorted Prima flowers
Assorted buttons
tag Unknown
April ZZ Kit-Marrakech
Zig writer

Good Times Card

Prima ppr
Fancy Pants ppr
DCWV Cardstock
Colorbok chipboard
American Crafts rub on
Threading Water Punch
Deco Scissors-Dollar Tree
ZZ April Kit-Marrakech

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