Here's the basic how-to for working with the circles in the CK October Kit of the Month. There are still kits available if you would like to play along. You can see what other people have done with the kit by clicking "see kit details" and "idea gallery" – from there click on each person's name and you will be taken to their blog post.
Here's another look at my completed project (front + back of accordion album):
And here are some detail shots from when I was putting it together at home:
One of the cool things about this kit is that the circle frames are already die-cut for you. The photo shown above is 4×6. To cut the photo to fit I simply held the circle frame on top of the photo and used scissors to cut around the outside – see photo below:
After cutting it out I adhered the photo first and then the circle frame directly onto the accordion album (see below).
For the opening + closing page featuring the transparency inside the frames, I did the following:
1. Laid the circle frame on top of the accordion album and adhered to hold it in place.
2. Using a craft knife I carefully cut out the white portion of the accordion using the circle frame as my guide. Here's the result:
I did this on the first and last page of the accordion album.
3. Place one of the transparent circles (they come in the circle format) behind the frame/album and adhere. Don't worry about the adhesive because it will be covered by another frame on the other side (see below).
4. Turn the accordion album over and lay a second circle frame on top and adhere.
For the pages that feature the large circle photos I used a circle cutter from Creative Memories to create the shape – it is just a bit smaller than the circle papers (which act as a nice frame). I printed my photos here at home at the size 5.5 inches x 5.5 inches (after using the circle cutter the size becomes closer to 4.75 inches x 4.75 inches). You could also use the circle papers as a guide and cut your photos that way as well.
Here's the second large circle photo:
The large transparency circles fit right on top of the photos. I
stapled the transparency onto the photo + circle patterned paper before
adhering it onto the accordion album.
Hope that gives you a bit of direction as you work through this project and celebrate someone you love.