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Accordion Mini Album by Bea Valint

Hi, American Crafts fans! Its Bea Valint here to share a new mini album featuring the beautiful Marigold collection and accordion technique!

The size of the album is 3 x 4.5″ and contains 6 tiny pockets to hold photos and tags. I started to create the base by trimming down white cardstock paper to 16.5 x 6″. Next, I folded up 1.5″ at the bottom. To create the accordion base, I folded the paper stripe into six equal parts.

I curved the top of the pockets with scissors, and attached them to the background with machine stitching.

When I was done with the base, I started creating tags to fill up the pockets. I trimmed six tags using patterned papers from the collection. I layered the tags with journaling tags and labels from the cut-a-part sheet. I also added stickers, ephemera pieces, and charms to embellish the pages. I absolutely love those gorgeous gold charms, they give a special, elegant look to any project! The pages were ready, so I printed out my photos and adhered them to the tags.

The next step was to create the cover! I trimmed down two pieces of patterned paper into 7 x 4.75″ . Between the two papers, I adhered a 1.25 x 4.75″ cardstock paper piece to the center to strengthen the spine, and two pieces of ribbon. Then I attached the papers with liquid glue. I found the ‘happy little moments’ cardstock sticker to be a perfect title for my album. I layered ephemera pieces behind the sticker and added sequins around the title. I attached the base of the album to the inner side of the front cover using double-sided tape.

I hope I could inspire you to create accordion mini album for your favorite photos and memories! Thanks for stopping by!

Supplies used: Marigold collection by Maggie Holmes | Dream Big (373235), Sweet Sunshine (373231), Freshly Picked (373230), Very Dear (373240), Full of grace (373242), Stay True (373244), Remember When (373248), Chipboard stickers (373258), Ephemera Pack (373260), Charms (373265)