Accordion Album Tutorial

These little albums are so much fun to make – and they are so easy and quick! You can make them vertical to hang on a wall, or horizontal so they sit on a shelf or desk.

 

Supplies needed:

– razor cutter/ with scoring blade

– adhesive

– 1 sheet 12 x 12 cardstock

– 1-2 sheets patterned paper, 1 additional cardstock sheet coordinating color

– ribbons and embellishments

– corner rounder

1. Cut your 12 x 12 piece of cardstock exactly in half, so you will have 2 pieces each measuring 6 x 12″

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2. Score each piece twice – once at 4″ , once at 8″, fold along the score lines accordion style (one piece forward, one piece back, etc)

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3. Glue the pieces together so you have one long piece (glue the bottom rectangle from one piece overlapping the top rectangle on the next piece)

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4. Cut 2 pieces of the coordinating color of cardstock and 2 pieces of the patterned paper to 5.75 x 3.75, ink the edges. Round 2 opposite corners of each piece.

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5. Glue down your pages. If you’d like any of them to be pockets, simply put a thin line of adhesive around 3 outer edges only, leaving plenty of room in the middle so you can fit a tag inside.

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6. Have fun adding photos and embellishments to your album!

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