Monday, July 06, 2009

Mini Concertina & Waterslide Album

This is a Waterslide Album, with a spine to allow for added thickness. You can add photographs inside, better than a plain card. Great for sending to friends and family with updates of the childrens growth,New Baby, pets etc.

Measurements - all in inches
Cover 3 1/4 x 11 1/2
Mechanism 3 1/4 x 12
Band 8 1/2 x 1 1/2
Plain waterslide pieces cut at 3x3, 3x3/12, 3x4. 3x4 1/2, 3x5 and 3x5 1/2
Cut patterned mounts slightly smaller for each piece if required.
Cover at 5 3/4 & 6 1/4 to make the spine
Mechanism at 5 1/2, 5, 4 1/2, 4, 3 1/2, & 3inches
Band glue to back of the card and bring flaps round and secure allowing for the mechanism to have free movement. To help work out where it should be positioned lay the mechanism inside the card and place where the edge meets the edge of the band.(photo's should help show what I mean here)
Cut a piece any size, mine is about 2 1/2" x 1 1/2" fold in half and round the corners at the fold end and glue front and back to the mechanism.

Proceed to assemble the card as usual making sure waterslide pieces do not go over the folds and sit nicely within the sides of the card for neatness, start with the smallest first the largest is the one nearest the spineof the card. If you want you can add another piece of patterned paper to the mechanism. If you want to see a ideo of how to make waterfall or slide cards look on You Tube there are lots there and all are much the same in principle. This Demo is by Dawn who does things in an easy to follow way.

I used Pink cardstock, "Around the block" double sided paper, Pink gems and Vellum 3d embellishments


Double concertina Folder

This would also be good to send to a family member with small photo's in. I used the Cuttlebug to decorate the cover and sanded and chalked it lightly. Card is Bassil Coredinations, Papers are from My Minds Eye, Bloom and Grow

Cover 3 1/2" x 9 1/2"
Card 2 strips 3" x 12" - score at, 3", 6", 9"

Glue concertina pieces in to the folder one near right edge and next one beside with a small gap to allow it to fold over. The front flap is marked at 1/2" from each edge and that strip removed to make the folding flap front (again allow for some bulk when doing the flap). Add a velcro dot or other fastening and matt pages with coordinating papers.

I tried this one with a Funky Foam cover but I didn't like it as it shows marks to easily and didn't look very nice :-( You might like it though for a child, maybe it would make an unusual party invitation using just one sheet of concertina paper instead of two? You can stamp this foam with Stazon but it didn't work when I tried to emboss it on the Cuttlebug as it flattened the foam and made it go out of shape.

Original idea seen here
I adapted it for card and paper for the reasons I mentioned above


  1. What brilliant ideas you have - I'd never have thought about a waterfall album- it looks great.
    Louise x

  2. Fab idea Sandra ,you are a talented lady, well done they are both great
    Sandra xx


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