Intricate, complex layouts always look great, but if you want to get something done simply and quickly (and still looks amazing!), there are other ways to perfectly and proudly highlight your photos and memories. How so, you may ask? Well, that’s where blog contributor Tina Kistinger comes into play! Check out her beautiful DIY mini accordion album with the True North Theme Pack!
When I saw the True North Theme Pack, I knew I wanted to create a small album showcasing some of the beautiful scenery of our trip to Canada. I wanted something simple that would let the photos shine.
To create this project, you’ll need:
- True North Theme Pack or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- 12-inch Trimmer Scoring Blade or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Tape Runner or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
- Mini Tape Runner Refill or (Shop Canada | Shop Australia)
Step 1: Cut two strips of the red cardstock to measure 4-1/2″ x 12″.
Step 2: Score on the long side at 3-1/2″, 7″ and 10-1/2″.
Step 3: Fold both strips accordion style. Add adhesive to the end flap and adhere the two strips together to create one long strip. Create a pocket with the remaining end flap using the Mini Tape Runner.
Step 4: Trim your photos and adhere to both sides of the mini album.
Step 5: Add a few word stickers to your photos.
Step 6: Cut out “Our favourite memories”, “Time to explore” and “Canada” and mat them with cardstock. Trim the green patterned paper to 1″ x 4-1/2″ and adhere to the pocket flap.
I’m thrilled with how this turned out and I plan on making more albums like this. They are really simple to make and they use minimal supplies. Will you be trying out this DIY mini accordion album? Let us know in the comments below!