Friday, 6 May 2011

Accordion Inspire Box

My accordion box is finished... and I'm beginning to fill it with tags. I wanted something a little bit different, so I decided that this should be like an "inspire" book - so all the tags have a quote or saying on them, and I can just flip open the box and choose a tag at random and see what it says.
I used the gcd studios paris nights papers (item #486), and also Tim Holtz "Symphony" tissue tape (#TH92829) to cover the chipboard pieces. The 15 envelopes I used to make the accordion inside are just small money envelopes - perfect for 12x6cm luggage tags, or K&Co tags also, but the envelopes aren't big enough for journalling tags. I bought this pack of 50 money envelopes at Tesco (value range) for less than £1.
It's simply held closed with a cardboard shape that I've strengthened slightly by covering it with "Rock Candy" distressed crackle paint (TDC26686). I used "Rust" alcohol ink (TIM22169) just splotched onto the shape with my finger (still stained!) to give it an aged look.  Just a couple of added paper flowers from my stash drawer with fabric brad centres from trimcraft (Snowman collection, SNOWES01), finished off the outside of the box - I didn't want too much decoration.
 This is a very easy box to make, as it has no sides and only the way the envelopes are glued together and to the box allows it to keep it's shape when closed.
I can remember making these at school - well, something similar anyway, only these days it seems much more fun to do :)


misteejay said...

It looks great - what a super idea.

Toni :o)

Scattychick said...

Looks lovely Sheleen may have to pinch the idea :)

Cauliflower Cupcake said...

Lovely project there! An inspirational quotes album is a lovely idea!
Rebecca (66)

Sian said...

This is fantastic. You've got me thinking - it would work as a storage system for my cards I'm doing at the moment too :)

Karen said...

Beautiful project Sheleen. I love your tags too.