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Katherine's Accordion Mini Scrapbook idea

an accordion mini scrapbook ideaThis mini scrapbook idea was generously submitted by Katherine Skinner. You can go and see her original mini album

 Mini Album Tutorial

Scrapbooking Supplies

You will need:


mini album instructions

Step 1.

Score and Fold each of the 4 pieces of card stock accordion style @ every 3".

mini album instructions for an accordion

Step 2.

Attach one of the 5½"x12" pages to one of the 5½" x 9"accordion pages.

creative mini album instructions

You should now have one long accordion folded strip measuring 18"x5½"  long.
Repeat for the remaining two accordion strips.

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Step 3.

This is the perfect time to decorate and embellish your pages...if you decorate and embellish later, it will be significantly more difficult.

Step 4.

After you are finished with your embellishing- Stand the papers up and arrange them so that they are shaped like a diamond ( birds eye view). In the center of both pages you need to poke 2 hole. Thread a small ribbon through both holes and tie off . This hold the book together in a diamond shape once it is opened.

nearly completed mini album

Step 5.

Decorate your covers at this point...you may want to cover them with pretty paper. I usually use a full page of 12x12 paper...just because It works better for me...but for this one you could cut your paper to 8x8" and it will work. I use terrifically tacky tape or glue dots for this and for attaching the ribbon. After you've decorated your covers attach the ribbon ( 2 on each cover, parallel from each other). Glue  the front cover ( the same way you would glue the cover on any accordion album), now glue on the back cover.

mini album with covers attached.

There. You're all finished. :O)

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