Monday, June 16, 2014

Karen's Challenge for June

Hi all and welcome - this month Karen Burniston told us we could use any of  her dies for our projects.  Her only request was that we use a photo.  I used the Accordion Fancy Label Die #771 from Elizabeth Craft Designs.   I took her request to the max this time.  Since this challenge falls at the same time as our anniversary of 50 years I decided an album was in order.  Ok, I promise this is my last anniversary post but hope you will enjoy this little stole down Memory Lane. 


I used the Ty-pog-ra-phy Paper Pad from Graphic 45.  Among the papers I found this fabulous quote by Robert Browning that is so appropriate.  This is a nice little book full of photos of our family as they grew up and we grew older (not old).  When you open it, the best is yet to be.



I had a Lazy Susan that fit the book perfectly when opened.  I think it looks like a star book and makes a nice display.  You can move the pages around to see the photos  easily and it is contained. 


When the ribbon is untied and the book is not contained by the Lazy Susan - it looks like this.

I've had this idea for quite some time but until now it has not made its way to paper.  It's kinda like having a song stuck in your head.


Here are a few photos of it along the way- I started with 20 panels from the die and a solid panel for each end.  Then two chipboard panels for the covers.


After connecting all the panels together and while flat, I decorated each one like a scrapbook page.  After decorating them, I connected all the inner panels together as per the instructions for making any other card (a very long card).

I'm off the see what the other DT members made this month - hope you have enjoyed.

Have a great week,
S@ndy

16 comments:

  1. Wow S@ndy, this is a mini work of art! I love accordion cards and have never seen it used like this before - it is fabulous and such a clever way to make a little album. I know I have said it before, 50 years is a fantastic achievement these days and this is a wonderful way to commemorate it! Love it. Hugs, Anne xx

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    1. Thanks Anne, it doesn't seem like that long but I guess the calendar doesn't lie. Thank you for your sweet comments.

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  2. My goodness Sandy, what a mammoth project! Beautifully done with so much detail, what a lovely way to add to your anniversary celebrations and memories - fabulous!!! Chris xxx

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    1. So sweet of you Chris - I enjoyed this project because I had to look through all the old photos to find the ones I wanted. I appreciate your kind words.

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  3. Love this album, I have made a couple of these cards for special friends but this one of yours is a doozy!!! Such a lot of work but so worth it!!!! Thanks for sharing this beauty with us!!!

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    1. Thank you, you are always so nice to comment. I really appreciate that. Have a wonderful day.

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  4. what a wonderful album! it gives me itchy fingers to try it!!

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    1. Thanks for the nice comment. Satisfy that itch and give it a go. It was fun.

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  5. What a beautiful idea you had and made. I love it.

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  6. Love this idea. I have that sizzix die so am already inventing in my head, jijiji

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  7. Oh wow - what a lovely album!
    Cheers
    Karen A

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  8. This is a wonderful way to celebrate 50 years. What a great trip down memory lane. This is a fantastic idea for such a memorable occasion. Happy 50th btw.

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  9. Very cool card, Sandy. What a keepsake for a 50th wedding anniversary!! <3 Candy

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  10. Jeepers - what a magnificent project to celebrate a wonderful milestone. Congratulations on your 50 year anniversary as well as on this amazing creation!
    Alison xx

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  11. Oh my gosh Sandy, this is one amazing project, a real stunner of a memories book and something to really treasure and celebrate your very special occasion. Congratulations on your 50th Anniversary. big hugs xx

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