UPDATED 10/9/07 – View step-by-step directions below…
The inside is a piece of cardstock folded up 1/4 of the height to form a pocket and then fold it into 4 equal parts and glue it to inside two coasters (fig. 1) and then cover the back panel with a square to cover it (fig. 2) and then place a decorated panel on the back and add bookmark(s) (fig. 3).
You say you missed our Team Stamp Festival this past weekend?! Well, I am hoping to make you feel bad about it–so you won’t want to miss our Sell-A-Bration one! The festival featured the Autumn Harvest set from the Holiday Mini Catalog which was included in the fee and was used in three of the four projects.
This easy accordion album covers were made from blank coasters… yes, drink coasters like you get in a bar. I found that if you buy a few drinks you can grab a few coasters free (and oh boy, I needed like 80 coasters so you know what I will do for my customers to save them money, LOL!).
The coasters were basically 4×4 and the shock and wonder of it all was that this years corner rounder we sell–which is yet ANOTHER different size from all other previous years–matched those coaster’s rounded edges EXACTLY. (I figured my luck on that was so amazing that I am not going to bother buying another lottery ticket as my luck probably has been used up for a few years at least.) So the cover was covered with 4×4 Old Olive paper layered over it and corners rounded. The pumpkins and mulberry paper layer were added on top of that.
The accordion album part is 12 x 12 Old Olive cardstock, cut to 4 3/4 x 12 (and scored at 1 1/4 horizontally to fold up as the pocket) and scored vertically at 3 1/2 intervals. This leaves the last flap at only about 1 1/2 inches but I secured that to the back cover and covered it with a 3 1/2 x 3 1/2 square of Olive and layered a ‘fold over’ layer in vanilla, to make a ‘book’ style back panel.
Let me know if you need any coasters… I know where I can get them free (heh, heh…). Actually, my wonderful friend Amanda Coughlin gave me like 250 free because she loves me (and boy you should see her drink!). Just kidding, she got them at www.americancoaster.com.