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Zig Zag Accordion Album featuring Ciao Bella Paper Sparrow Hill Collection - Part 2

 Here is the 2nd part of my Zig Zag Accordion Album project and you can see my first blog post HERE

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

YouTube walkthrough video link further down the post. 
Links to all products used at the bottom of this post.

In my previous post I shared lots of photos of the front cover and pages 1 to 8. You can see those HERE

Page 9 & 10

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

Pages 9 & 10 are on the reverse of pages 7 & 8. Being a Zig Zag Accordion Album I can decorate both sides and my book will still open flat to work in.

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

Page 9 has a pocket decorated with a sentiment topper from the A4 Creative Pad and is full of tags and photo mounts. Page 10 has a fold out element held in place with a band and magnets. I have added decoration to the band using 2 toppers from the A4 Creative Pad.

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

The fold out element will house 3 photos which will be 3" x 3" photos. I decorated the outside of this photo areas with elements from the 6" Fussy Cut Papers.

Page 11 & 13

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

For these two pages I actually thought it would be great to leave them as pages just to focus on photographs. There is also space to add journaling too. As the backing papers are so beautiful, I didn't feel as if the pages needed anymore decoration.

Page 13 & 14

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

These are the last two pages for the Zig Zag Accordion Album and the reverse to pages 1 & 2! I have let the beautiful backing papers be the focus on these pages.

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

Page 13 has to staggered pockets and fits photo mounts or tags. Actually will fit most of the other elements I have made for the album.

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

Page 14 has a belly band and I thought it would be different to make the mini photo book be a feature placing it around the band, tying in place with a ribbon bow.

Photo mounts, tags & mini books

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

This is a small selection of the extra elements I created. The photo cards are plain for the photo on one side and decorated on the other. I have used a mix of toppers from the A4 Creative Pad and embellishments from the 6" Fussy Cut Papers.

Zig Zag Accordion Album with Ciao Bella Papers Sparrow Hill. Project by Lou Sims

The house shaped booklet was made using a topper from 12" paper collection. I used the shape as a template to create the booklet.

Walkthrough Video

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 both of my blog posts showing all the pages. It was a very easy collection to create with as there is just so much imagery to work with.


Thank you ever so much for visiting and I really do appreciate your support in my creative journey.

Lou

xxx



Comments

KarinsArtScrap said…
this is fantastic

gr karin

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