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Friday, August 18, 2017

Broken Hearts Accordion Book - Joggles DT Tutorial

Howzit Stamping Friends!
It's my turn again to share an in-depth tutorial over on the Joggles blog and this time I'm telling a dark tale about Broken Hearts while featuring Joggles' Accordion Books.

 Joggles has a wonderful selection of Accordion Books in various shapes and sizes that come already folded as well as 3 sizes of Itty Bitty ones that come in a roll so you can customize the folds yourself.

I was thrilled to receive the delightfully macabre Ghoulish Portraits collage sheet in my Joggles design team stash and knew immediately I'd be using them to make this dark "photo album" and wrote my story around each creepy image.  I then went in search of a poem that would fit my theme and found one by Leo Christopher that seemed tailor made for my project!
I needed a tall narrow accordion book for my project so I cut a 6 x 6 inch accordion book nearly in half and got 2 projects out of the one book.  The book I used for my tutorial today measures 3.25 x 6 inches and you'll be seeing the book I made with the other half later this month!  
Here's a look at my finished project and I hope you'll pop over to Joggles to check out my tutorial!
Let the tale begin.... 

"Broken Hearts"
…You found an old photo album bound in black ribbon in the attic…you are drawn by the feeling of sadness that seeps from between the pages…you untie the ribbon and read the words on the cover and are drawn deeper into the tale as you turn each page and become lost in their sorrow… 
The covers:  I split the poem in half, the front tells the story from the woman's point of view and the back tells the man's.
She’ll cry tonight
one more time
hoping it’s the last
I’ll lay beside her
a thousand miles apart
shedding the same tears
knowing it’s not.
by Leo Christopher

She sits alone
nothing to soothe her pain
not even sweet bird song
Her thoughts betray her
and dwell on the day
her Love broke her Heart
Her Love
tearing out her Heart
haunts her
she wept as
he crept away
never to return
He believed he was happy
Free to pursue his Dreams
But alas not
Doomed to wander alone
as Her face
haunts him &
her Tears of
Love Destroyed
rain upon his
Broken Heart
Here’s a tissue and a nice cup of tea…you’ll feel better once you see how much fun I had making this book over at Joggles ;0)

Get the supplies I used from Joggles, they offer an awesome 15% discount off retail prices every day! Thank you for shopping via my affiliate links, I appreciate your support­čśÇ
Joggles 6x6 inch accordion book
Ghoulish Portaits collage sheet
Joggles Stencil Punchinella Trio 1
Distress Inks re-inkers:  Pumice Stone & Weathered Wood
Ranger Mini Mister
Black Soot Distress Ink pad
Inkssentials foam blending tool
Dylusions Ink Spray Cherry Pie
Scotch Quick Dry adhesive
Craft tool
Craft non-stick sheet
Paper towel
Black Photo corners
Computer printed text
White card stock
Black card stock
Black ribbon
Metal flower embellishment
Paint brush

Thanks for stopping by to see my project today!
Happy Stamping!

I design for Joggles, Delicious Doodles and The East Wind


  1. Serves him right, the Cad! Joggles is a great place to shop, especially their stencils.

  2. This is wonderful I love the colours and imagery. Gem x


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