13 July, 2012

Baby Girl Accordion Book

Gayle has done wonders with an accordion book kit.

Front of Book

Back of Book

Gayle explains:  'I absolutely loved making this little book. There is not a lot of embellishment, mainly because the paper is so detailed and doesn't need much but also because I didn't want the book getting too bulky.
This little project is all about the NEW FORGET ME NOT COLLECTION of papers and the beautiful range of PAPER LACE DOILIES and PAPER LACE STRIPS that Meg supplies.
Meg sent me one of her little accordion  books, and guess what..............? the gorgeous mini square paper lace doilies are the exact size for the pages in this accordion book. What could make a more perfect background for photos of little girls; and you don't have to spend time cutting out doilies on your Cricket or Cuttlebug. As well as these doilies being the perfect size and so pretty, they also make into the sweetest little lacy envelopes; so simple to make and perfect for holding extra photos or pieces of journalling that you might want to include in your book.
The cover of the book has a double lace "ruffle" across the top made from one of Meg's long paper lace strips. I just pleated it, not accurately, just roughly as I was after a "shabby" look, taped it across the back to hold the pleats in place and then softly coloured it with Distress Ink and a paint brush dipped in water. This paper takes colour well but it is fragile and you have to be careful not to get it too wet. Once dried off with a heat gun though it fuffs up into beautiful lace ruffles.
The word Adore and the transparency tag are from the new Forget Me Not range. Also on the front are some gorgeous VIOLA VELVET FLOWERS AND LEAVES.
Inside the front cover the metal heart charm and pink velvet ribbon are from Meg's Garden and the beautiful letters are from the Forget Me Not Range of alphabets.
In fact this book has been made entirely from papers, ribbons, flowers, doilies, letters, words and charms all exclusively from Meg's Garden.'

Forget me Not Collection 2:                                                         
Forget Me Nots & Violets
Chasing Butterflies
Nesting in the Forget me Nots
Forget Me Not Alphabet
Forget Me Not Word And Tag Transparency

Forget Me Not Collection 1:
Shades of Blue
Birds In Forget Me Nots
Nesting in Blue Forget Me Nots
Elements 2
Accordion Book Flowers:                                          

Viola Velvet Flowers and Leaves in
RIBBON - Blue, Gold Edged Organza, Pink Velvet
Metal heart charm
Paper lace doilies - mini squares, paper strip

This is such a fantastically gorgeous book - so many beautiful pages, envelopes to put snippets of hair or new baby pics. What a beautiful gift to a new mother; grandmothers would be thrilled to show off the new addition to the family.

You have done such an awesome project Gayle - well done. 
Lots of ideas for our viewers.

Bye for now


  1. Gayle, your accordion book is just so delightful, really love how you created the pockets from the doily. Whoever gets this, is sure going to treasure it.

  2. This is stunning and creative, love all the layers on the front with the paper doilies...great little memento booK :)

  3. this is sooo beautiful
    love the lace doilies

  4. what a fantastic project - so dainty

  5. Sandie and Vicky have said it beautifully; this is really really so delightful and utterly dainty! A gorgeous little mini book to be treasured by whomever gets it! xoxo

  6. WOW such a gorgeous book Gayle.. adore all the doily elements!! :))