Other products: Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags dies, WorldWin Papers Dark Brown Cardstock, Ranger Walnut Stain Distress Ink, Graphic 45 Ivory Artist Trading Tags, Really Reasonable Ribbon twine and ribbon, Tools (Sizzix Big Shot, Martha Stewart score board and border punch, Stampin Up 1/2", 5/8", 1 1/4" circle punches), Adhesive (Scotch 3M tape, Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L 3D Foam Squares, Scor-tape, Aleenes Tacky Glue)
Instructions: Create a 6" x 12" accordion-fold mini album by cutting dark brown cardstock to 6" x 12" and scoring at 3", 6", and 9" on the long side. (For step-by-step photo directions, click the link here). Trim the left-most panel to 3" x 3" and use a 1 1/2" circle punch to punch a notch in the top of the panel. Fold the cardstock in an accordion-fold pattern, creating first a mountain-fold, then a valley-fold, and so on. Create a pocket out of the left-most panel by trimming a piece of dark brown cardstock to 3" x 3". Cut a notch in the top center of the cardstock. Place adhesive on the side and bottom of the panel, and then attach to the back of the left-most panel of the mini album, creating a 3" x 3" notched pocket.
Decorate both sides of each 6" panel by cutting six pieces of Raindrops on Roses and Cut Mat Create papers to 2 7/8" x 5 7/8" and sponging the edges with Walnut Stain Distress Ink. Attach the papers to each panel. Cut two pieces of decorative paper to 2 7/8" x 2 7/8" and notch the top center of each using a circle punch. Sponge the edges with distress ink, and attach the notched pieces to the front and back of the first panel. Create a pocket on each 6" panel to hold tags. For step-by-step photo directions for creating each pocket, click the link here.
Use the Luggage and Tags Die, the Decorative Flowerpot Die, and the Spellbinders Back to Basics Tags dies to cut out various tags from the Raindrops on Roses and Cut Mat Create papers. Tie twine and ribbon to each tag before inserting them into the pockets. Decorate three ivory artist trading tags (approximately 3 5/8" x 2 1/2" each) to place into three of the pockets. Create a "belly band" to hold the mini closed by trimming dark brown cardstock to 8" x 1 1/2". Decorate the band with printed paper and wrap the band around the mini album, securing the band in the back. Add a decorative tag to the front of the band and top the tag with a twine bow. Slide the band over the bottom of the mini album as shown.