Tuesday, March 13, 2018

Celebration Tag Accordion

     I was asked to design something to show off the "Celebration" collection by Maja Designs. I just love the papers from this company. One thing that is really fun about this company is that they rarely discontinue paper collections - they just add onto them. As a result, there are always lots of choices of papers to coordinate for a project. I ended up using both sides of 10 different papers for this one.


     Here is pic of the accordion with the belly band. Let's take it off and see what is inside. 

     There are four two-sided panels with pockets to hold lots of tags. When it is flips around it looks like this: 


     The tag bases come from 3 sources - Stamps of Life, Spellbinders, and a Silhouette file. There are 10 tags in all.



 

     My favorite panel is the one that contains the dancers. They were too tall for the panel. I had to cut off their feet - what a waste. I ended up adding a strip with the feet across the top of the pocket. I didn't want to put a tag in the pocket, because they would be hidden behind it. I decided to make an acrylic tag with card stock border. Inspired by: Gloria Stengel.

Materials List:
     Patterned Paper: Maja Designs- Celebration
                                                   (Party, Anniversary, Congratulations, 
                                                    Welcome, Festivities, Glamour, 
                                                    You're Invited, Birthday, Ephemera, 
                                                    Ballroom Dancing)
     Card Stock: Bazzill - Graystone
                                   White 
     Ink: Distress -Hickory Smoke
            Momento - Tuxedo Black
     Embellies: Really Reasonable Ribbon - 3/8" Satin Swiss Mini Dots  
                                                       (Shell Gray, Metal Gray)
                    Ric Rac - Gray 
                    Twine - Blue, Gray, Black
                    Elizabeth Craft Designs: Starfoam Stickers
                    Eyelets - Mini and Regular White
     Punch: 1/2" corner punch
     Silhouette File: Tags designed by Higgledy Piggledy
     Dies: Spellbinders - Back to Basic Tags
             Stamps of Life - Stitched Tags
     Stamps: Gina K - Stippled Flowers
                  Theresa Momber - French Flair