The Mousetraps Get Domestic!

The Mousetraps Get Domestic!

This Sunday is Mother’s Day, and the Mousetraps know that all of their crafting skills came from their moms. To show their appreciation, the girls asked their moms to take over the month of May. This week’s project is brought to you by Mouse’s mom, Sandi. Sandi was always a do-it-yourselfer. In high school she made all of her own clothes, including her prom dress. When Mouse was growing up, Sandi was always working on something. Now she focuses on quilting and paper crafts, and she always helps Mouse improve her sewing skills. Mouse owes all of her crafty inspiration to her mom!!

*To pair with this project, Mouse’s mom recommends listening to the song “Seed 2.0” by The Roots featuring Cody Chestnut. Yes, she listens to the Roots. This song can be found on the “Phrenology” album and is a must-have for any lover of soul and hip-hop!

Photo Albums!!

Time: about 1 hour

Supplies: 2 — 6 _ x 6 _ foam board
2 — 8 _ x 8 _ card stock paper
3 — 12 x 12 card stock paper
1 — 24” long ribbon
double sided tape


Tape two edges (top & bottom) on the backside of the 8 _ x 8 _ cardstock paper, then put one foam board on top and fold tape edges on board to fit tight. Then do the same thing for the other two sides. Then do it again with the other 8 _ x 8 _ cardstock paper and foam board.


Take one (12 x 12) cardstock paper and fold in half then turn the paper and fold in half the other way. Then turn paper over (this is important) fold one corner to the opposite corner and turn over. Then fold it together. Repeat with the other two pieces of 12 x 12 cardstock paper.


On the back covered foam board put double sided tape in the middle and place ribbon evenly on it.


Putting the book together. Put tape on bottom folded (12 x 12) paper all around the sides then place on back foam board and make sure to place open corner of folded paper to the lower right corner of book back page. Now middle folded paper put tape all around the edge and place on top of bottom folded paper with opening corner at the top left corner.
Last put tape around the top folded paper and place with open folded paper edge at bottom right corner. Then tape top folded paper and put top foam board cover on top.
Bring ribbon around and tie and you now have an accordion photo album.