I gathered some patterned papers along with any crepe paper that matched with my photos for this layout. I decided to make this a two page layout, since this was for my daughters first birthday and I had done a two page layout for my sons first birthday. I'm not the biggest fan of two-pagers, I just find them more difficult to get a cohesive look in general, but I was willing to give it a try again!
(Please excuse the messy glass mat, I use it for painting as well!) I started by laying down a strip of tape and then proceeded to accordion fold the crepe paper along the tape line.
Here is a close-up of the accordion folding. Nothing fancy going on here, it doesn't need to be perfect!
And here it is with all five colours.
I used the finished half to line up where to put the tape so that both sides would match up as well as possible. This really wasn't a very long process, I just sat down and put on a show while I accordion folded to my hearts content. (P.S don't get crepe paper wet! Also, don't feed it after midnight ;p )
Here is the final product! Click on the image to see it larger.
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