For this Accordion book you need:
4 Sheets of Contrasting Cardstock (I used 4 different colours but it works well with 2 of each colour too)
2 Sheets of Patterned Paper
Small Amount of Chipboard
1 Large Brad or Button
Elastic Cord (you could use a hair bobbin) or Ribbon
DS Tape and/or glue
First thing to do is cut your cardstock.
From two sheets of Cardstock cut:
Four 5 ½ x 8in pieces
Two 1 x 12in pieces
Four 5 12 x 4in pieces
From the other two Contrasting Sheets cut:
Two 8 x 12in pieces
One 4 x 12in piece
One 5 ½ x 4in piece
Now take your five pieces of 5 ½ x 4 in pieces and cut them in half lengthways so you now have ten pieces.
Score each piece down the middle and ½ an in either side of the centre.
Then fold them like an accordion.
Keep doing this for all four pieces of card, using two accordions each time
And finally finish off with two accordions at the back (the back cover will be attached to these later).
The top and bottom covers are made in exactly the same way.
Using the 8 x 12in piece of card, score a line 5 ½ ins down from the short side and again at 6 ½ ins, in the gap you have just made stick one of your pieces of card covered chipboard. This is now the base of your file attach this to your accordion folded paper piece.
Attach your cover to your file folder.
Make another piece exactly the same; this will be the front of your folder. Trim aout ½ in of the bottom of the front part so that it won’t cover all of the front.
Decorate with Patterned paper, I also inked the edges of mine.
Make a small hole and attach an eyelet to the back of this piece and thread through your elastic.
Then attach your cover to the back of the folder using DS tape for strength.
Hope you like the class and I can’t wait to see your version of this.