Today I am sharing a Zig Zag Accordion Album made using Ciao Bella Paper Sparrow Hill Collection. The base shape was created following a tutorial from the talented album maker extraordinaire Cal Summers.
Link to YouTube Walkthrough video below.
I have split my blog post over 2 posts because there are lots of photos to share with you. In this post I am sharing from the front cover to page 8.
Photo above shows how the album looks from the side when opened out like an accordion. This is a little glimpse of all the pages to come.
Page 1 & 2
On Page 4, I have created a belly band and added some extra photo mounts. These will also fit in the opposite pocket but also in the pocket made for the front cover.
Page 3 & 4
Page 4 has a pocket element. Again made using left over strips of kraft card from making the Zig Zag Accordion Album. Photo mounts have been added which will hold 3.5" x 5" photos.
Page 5 & 6
Now the 12" Patterned Pad has the most beautiful house shaped toppers. I created a mini photo book using the topper as my template. You can a full close up in the walkthrough video.
Page 7 & 8
The flap that holds everything in place is decorated with 2 toppers from A4 Creative pad and held in place with a magnet.
I have created a walkthrough video showing the album off. It shows how it opens and also how you can work in the album on a flat surface. You can also see lots of the additional accessory elements I have added too: photo mounts, mini books, tags etc.
Cal Summers - Paper.Scissors.Story
Cal Summers is a superb album maker and shares her skills via workshops and free Facebook Live events. I have used one of her tutorials to create my Zig Zag Accordion Album but added my own twists to the pages.
Cal is also a Brand Ambassador for G45 too! If you love memory books, album making or want to create different page designs & element, please do pop over to Cal's website for an inspiration over load. You can also follow Cal on all major social media platforms: Instagram, YouTube, Facebook & Pinterest. Links to the latter can be found on her website.
Ciao Bella Paper Sparrow Hill Collection
To create my album I used two 12"x12" backing papers from Sparrow Hill Pattern Pad. Just using these 2 papers, I covered all the backgrounds.
Next using toppers and tags from the A4 Creative pad, I made photo mounts, mini books, decoration for belly bands or closures.
All my additional decoration has been made using the 6" x 6" Fussy Cut Papers.
At the moment as this is a new collection, there are limited places to buy the collection HOWEVER I do know that there is a shop on Amazon called Susie B Supplies who supply a huge range of Ciao Bella Paper Collections.
I hope you enjoyed the walkthrough of the album on YouTube and watch out for Part 2 showing all the other pages in detail ie: the other side of the Zig Zag Accordion Album.
Thank you ever so much for visiting today and your continued support,