Friday, April 5, 2013

Be Yourself - Double-High Accordion Flip 3-D Album

Happy Friday to you!  I'm featuring this double-high accordion album as one of my projects for today's Kraft Core Friday Focus over at the Frilly and Funkie blog.  This album was created using Karen Burniston's Sizzix Bigz Accordion Flip 3-D Album die.  The die is actually not this big but I followed Karen's instructions on how to create a double-high album and it was super easy!

I love dies that are multipurpose and this is definitely one of them!  You can use it as-is, create a double-high album/card as I've done, and since you can link the die-cuts together the size of your album/card is up to you!!

For my album I linked two die-cuts together.  I used the new Tim Holtz SA stamp set, Way With Words and the new Core'dinations Kraft Core Shattered Paper for the background of the album pages.  I love the look this paper has without doing anything to it!

On back side of each album page I used Tim's SA Simple Sayings stamp set to add little messages all the way around the album frame.

The little girl was stamped on manila cardstock and colored with Distress Markers using the detail water brush.  I used multiple stamped images and popped up a few pieces with foam tape to give her added dimension.  That doesn't really show in these photos.

I love the way my album turned out and especially love the message it sends!  I have it on my desk at work now.

So hop on over to Frilly and Funkie and take a look at this and the other projects that I created featuring kraft core paper.  I hope you like them and feel inspired to make something of your own with kraft core paper.  Maybe even share it with us at Sunday Share or follow our current challenge theme of April in Paris and submit it there!  We'd love to see what you make!!!
Thanks so much for stopping to take a peek.  Have a wonderful weekend!
The following items that I used on my project can be found at The Funkie Junkie Boutique! The boutique offers it's merchandise at up to a 20% discount from the typical retail price! That's a great deal and you should check it out!!  And for this week the kraft core paper collections are an additional 15% off the boutique's already low prices!


  1. Love how you've put this together Donna, especially the embossed saying on the Shattered background. Hugs, Jenny x

  2. Oh Donna, this is just fabulous! I love the images you used on this, and the vintage feel!

  3. This is awesome Donna! I love every single beautiful detail!

  4. Oh my word, Donna!!! I LOVE LOVE LOVE this!!! I am waiting on that die cut to arrive. I can't believe how cute you have used it to create such a lovely vintage card! It's amazing! I also wanted to thank you for your very nice comment you left on my blog. I am so glad that you like my little bird book. <3 Candy