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Accordion Tag Book Instructions

family accordion tag bookAs the name suggests , these accordion tab book instructions create a mini album which is a cross between a tag book and an accordion album. They make a wonderful mini album to sit on your desk at home or work. They also make cute little gifts. Because it only has four pages it would be ideal to scrap each of your family members (if you have a family of four that is) or maybe a sweet valentine card. I scrapbooked this mini album to scrap a couple of photos of my family on a picnic last night and it only took me approx 2-3hrs, check it out.


Basic Accordion Album Instructions

The final product will have 8 pages(incl covers) and will measure 6"x6" without covers and 6.5"x6.5" with covers

Take a Sheet of 12" x 12" cardstock or patterned paper and fold it in half. Make sure the edges and corners meet to keep your folds as precise as possible.

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Open the sheet up

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Fold the left outer edge in to the centre fold and then fold the right outer edge in to the centre fold

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Open the sheet out again

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Fold the sheet in half again, this time from bottom to top. You will now have the main part of the book which will have 4 segments.

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Trim at least an inch an inch off the top of each of the four top segments. You can be as creative as you want. Decorate the front of the four segments as you wish - use quotes, co-ordinating patterned paper and embellishments (not too lumpy bumpy). run some double sided tape (down boCut 4 tags to slip into each of the four segments. They should be no bigger than 5½" x 2½" in size. Decorate your tags with photos, quotes or journalling.

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When you have finished decorating the front panels and tags. Fold down the top panels and run some double sides tape down the two sides keeping as close to the edge as possible. Use the most narrow tape you have - trim it if you have to.
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Thread some ribbon or fibres through each of the four tags. Fold your accordion a little then slip your tags into their pockets.

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Now pop it on your bookshelf or mantle for display. If  you are going to present it as a gift you can tie a piece of ribbon around it.

Check out my family tag book example

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