Last week I was in Shakespeare
country and was inspired to
finish my Origami Accordion Book
The 10 tags which slot into the pockets.
I have used Shakespeare's Heroine stamps from The Stampsmith
Note I have not photographed the mess I made whilst creating the book.
Pop over to Julia's to see more work desks.
Instructions for Accordion Book
5 - 8 x 8inch scrapbook papers.
10 tags 5 1/4 x 2 3/4 inches
2 pieces of mount board for covers
Paper to cover mountboard
Lay a sheet of scrapbook paper on work surface in a diamond shape.
Fold in half vertically from corner to corner.
Find the centre on the folded line and mark with a pencil.
Fold left and right corners to the centre mark.
All folds should be parallel
Fold right hand and left hand corners to the pencil mark. Open.
Fold top and bottom corners to the pencil mark. Leave folded.
Your page should look like the illustration below.
Fold the remaining 4 papers in the same manner.
To assemble the book lay the papers on your work surface.
Starting with the last page no 5 glue the left hand triangle only to the right hand triangle of page no 4.
Repeat this process of gluing only the triangles with all the remaining pages.
On page no 1 and page no 5 fold back the triangles and glue in place.
Cut your mountboard to the size of the rectangle shapes and pages 1 and 5.
Cover the mountboard with your chosen paper.
Glue the mountboard pieces to your assembled pages.
Finally decorate your tags and slip into the pockets of the pages.
Check out my completed book photos.