Hi everyone! Stephanie back with you to share this month's mini album. I love the new Record It! collections. The journaling kits are perfect for just about any project! Today, I wanted to share a fun way to use those journaling cards to create an accordion mini album.
MME Record It! Just Splendid Journaling Kit
MME Record It! Just Splendid Decorative Tape
1. Start by gathering your supplies.
As I mentioned, I'm using the Record It! Just Splendid journaling kit as the main base of my album. I will be using the wood veneer cards as the front and back of my book. They are super thick and sturdy and will stand as a great base to the accordion book. I also pulled some of my favorite journaling cards from this pack! The colors are just so fun and happy...you really can't go wrong!
2. Trim two pieces of cardstock to 4x12 inches.
3. Score your card stock a little larger than 4 inches. \
Repeat the scoring for the remainder of your trimmed paper. You will have one section on each piece that is a little smaller than 4 inches. You will use these two smaller pieces to connect the strips of paper together.
**Note: Feel free to add in additional strips of paper for a longer accordion album. There are no rules here! :)**
4.Using a corner rounder, round your corners to match the corners of the journaling cards. The journaling cards will be covering this section, so don't worry if they don't match up exactly!
Use the two sections that are smaller than 4 inches and try to make the combined section roughly the same as the other sections. Your two pieces of paper will not line up perfectly. That's ok. You will cover this section with either a card or photo, so it will not be seen.
6. Create a cover for your accordion mini book.
I trimmed the journaling card that had a pie chart on it and added it to the back of the wood veneer card. I love the starburst effect that the circle has peeking out of the open heart! You can add a different journaling card, a photo or journaling in this section.
7. Adhere your cover to the front section of your accordion album.
I also used the additional wood veneer card included in this pack as a back cover (not pictured). Adhere the back wood veneer as you did for the front.
8. Choose your favorite journaling cards and add them into a few sections of your album. Save a few places for photos.
9.Trim out several sections of the journaling cards.
Thanks so much for joining me today! This little accordion album is so fun to put together and would make the perfect card or gift! I hope I have inspired you to create one for yourself or a loved one!! As always, let me know if you have any questions.