Thursday, May 6, 2021

Concertina Book, Card, or Album

 

The Grand-niece turned 3 years old last month, and I needed a card. I had the fixings for a concertina book from a kit I purchased from Dick Blick (I think). The concertina book is one of the simplest book structures to make and can be made into any size you want.

The kit makes tiny books. 2 1/4 in. x 1 1/2 in. The paper strip measures 2 in. x 15 in.-ish and is pre-scored to fold at 1 1/2 in. intervals. The kit came with pre-cut cardboard cover and 3 in. square origami paper to cover the cardboard.



Since I wanted the book to close, I glued ribbon under the cover pages.


There were 8 pages to fill.


A portion of a flower stencil was used on the verso page along with her age and a picture on the recto page of her at that age


made a sweet countdown to


the birthday wish.

22 comments:

  1. I remember these! What a sweet gift :)

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    1. The Niece in law and Nephew liked the mini-album

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  2. This is beautiful and looks strangely familiar.

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  3. What a gorgeous little birthday book! Have a great day, Valerie

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  4. I bet she loves 'reading' it! :D

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    1. Her parents were sweet and sent a video of her opening the gift. When she looked at the card, she excitedly said look it's Baby me!

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  5. The cover is pretty. I've seen artists make little journals like this. It's a clever idea.

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    1. It’s a very simple structure and works up fast

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  6. Nice little book CJ. I bet she did love reading this book. And probably making up a story as she read it. Beautiful work.

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  7. How purrfect. You are so creative.

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  8. So Cool - Also, Loved The ESC With Legs - Looking Forward To 5 Things Friday

    Cheers

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  9. Such a beautiful card! I love the concertina design with all those fabulous pages - perfect 😁. Happy and creative wishes! Hugs, Jo x

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  10. CJ, I love this! You are so creative! This is priceless! Big Hugs!

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