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Monday, May 7, 2012

Accordion Mini Albums

I recently made my first Accordion Mini Album for a swap at  Strike that, I recently made my first seven Accordion Mini Albums! LOL  I was in an awesome swap over at 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

Hope you have fun trying this at home!