Monday, 29 July 2019

* Vera Lane Studio Accordion Booklet


After a beautiful, albeit a humid week of weather we've just had the most dismal, dull and rainy weekend. It's just as well as I've been in my craft room most of the weekend making my project for today's DT post at Vera Lane Studio.

I decided that I needed to use some of the beautiful pre-coloured collage sheet images that Janet has here in the Etsy shop. 

I settled on making an accordion booklet.


I spent most of Friday evening fussy cutting the images. Then on Saturday I made the backgrounds and place the images and sentiments in position. That left Sunday to construct the booklet and make the 'How to' video from the still photos I took as I worked each stage.

The booklet, made out of kraft card, measures 9 cm x 9 cm x 2 cm.
The background papers are made from shaving foam and Distress Oxide re-inkers (Picked Raspberry, Spiced Marmalade and Twisted Citron) through stencils. This gives a lovely marbled pattern. Each background measures 8.5 x 8.5 cm.  In all there are 16 pages and a cover with a simple twine closure. 
The video below explains the step by step process.

Here are the pages:

And the whole book spread out:

I hope you'll come along and play on Vera Lane.
It's such a friendly, fun place to be!


Thanks for stopping by today.

I'd like to play along in these challenges:

Brown Sugar #291 AG 30/07
Get Creative #82 AG 01/08
Lil Patch of Crafty Friends #110 AG 03/08
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge Bright & Cheerful 05/08
Double Trouble #34 AG Sunshine & Happy 06/0(also linked with Brown Sugar) TOP 3
Creative Inspirations July AG 06/08
Crafty Creations #395 AG 13/08
Love 2 Create #8 AG 21/08



  1. Wow Carole this is an amazing project I love it. Take care. Hugs Jackie

  2. it's gorgeous Carole you did a great job

    gr karin

  3. Oh my, this is so your backgrounds and all the sunshine it will bring to the it all. Great tutorial on the creation of the backgrounds and assembly...beautifully done. So glad you joined us at Double Trouble and linking to one of our previous partners Brown Sugar. Please come back and join future fun challenges at Double Trouble.

  4. Oh WOW what a fabulous book. Love all the details and colourful pages. Thank you for joining in the fun at Creative Inspirations, good luck.
    Gina xx

  5. Oh I love this!! So cute and colorful and all of the images are adorable, super fun creation!
    Tammy x

  6. Darling project! I love the cheerful colors. Thanks for joining us!
    Hugs, Joy
    LPOCF Owner, Coordinator

  7. Carole this is simply exquisite! You always make the best inspirational art! xoxox

  8. Wow, Carole! It's an absolutely fantastic project! You must have had the best time putting it all together! The end result is marvelous to look at! LOVE everything about it! :o)

  9. What a fun little album. Thanks for playing with us and sharing your art frenzy at Double Trouble.

  10. This is a wonderful project. The images are so colorful. Thanks for joining the challenge at Get Creative Challenge Blog.

    Wow your little album is amazing, fabulous pages, lovely colors thank you for sharing with the DT from We Love To Create, Hugs TErry xxx (DT)

  12. What a great idea to make a booklet like this. It could work for so many applications. I enjoyed watching your video too.
    Hugs Monica

  13. WOW fabulous little album brilliant backgrounds and love all the quirky bright coloured images-love it
    Carol x


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