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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!


  1. I love the accordion books! Great job. Your projects look fun!!! I'm bummed that I didn't see that swap! LOL

  2. Great albums, Susie!!! Lucky girls in that swap!

  3. Really pretty minis! Would have loved getting one of those in the mail!

  4. You did a really great job on these! I've never attempted one because they look so intimidating, you make it look easy!

  5. Wow, I just love them! Thanks for the inspiration~

  6. Thank you Ladies!!!

    I was very intimidated by these as well. It took watching the video and reading the tutorial a trillion times to even make my first attempt, and then I hated my first one...but it was a great learning experience. Now I know not to mix too many crazy patterns! Thank you all very much for your comments, I appreciate you taking the time to stop by!

  7. All of those are beautiful!! I LOVE the green one .. favorite color LO Just wonderful!

  8. Love these type of albums. They make such great gifts!!! Great color combos!!

  9. Love the tutorial and your blog. Glad I found you on blogger thread. I am now a follower. hope you will stop by my NEW blog at today was the first post. Will have more up soon. Have a good one.