I recently made my first Accordion Mini Album for a swap at Scrapbook.com. Strike that, I recently made my first seven Accordion Mini Albums! LOL I was in an awesome swap over at Scrapbook.com and we all got to tell a little about ourselves, likes and dislikes (and such); then, we each created a beautiful mini for each other.
Here are some of my creations:
For this scrapper I combined greens and browns and inked the edges for her. I like to use multiple patterns on each album. Although, now I try not to mix more than 2 patterns because the first album I attempted turned out hideous...I think it was just too busy with patterns! For the closure, I used 2 complimentary ribbons instead of a single wider ribbon, as seen below.
For this scrapper I created a Faith-based theme. The colors are burgundy and brown with gold accents. I included a couple tags and a hidden journal spot.
This scrappers favorite colors are pink and silver! This album was a lot of fun. I created 2 mini tags on the inside and adhered a little vellum envelope to the cover. I also used more bling on this one, who doesn't love bling?
Overall I had a lot of fun creating an album for each individual scrapper. There was a small margin of learning but I enjoyed that too! I always like learning new techniques and gift ideas. This can be a great card to accompany a gift or fill it with photos and have it be the gift!
I combined 2 methods from links I was given in order to create my version of the Accordion album. The video I used was on :
It was created by Elsa from her blog at Just a Few Designs. She's got a wonderful blog and her videos are easy to follow!
Then, I found the idea of using a cover and back made from chipboard on About.com:
Hope you have fun trying this at home!