Monday, July 1, 2019

Accordion Mini Album July 1st 2019

Hi friends.  Jody here with a new mini album Monday.  Today I have an accordion mini album.  It is so simple to make and you can make it any size you need.  On our cruise, we stopped at St. Thomas and went to a pirate museum.  It was very interactive and the boys loved it! I happen to have plenty of the Echo Park's Pirate Tales collection on hand!

First, I decided to make a 6x6 album.  I started by cutting 5 6x12in sections.  I also cut 2 6x6in papers for a cover and back.  I ended up not using a back piece.  I needed room for pictures!

For my cover page, I used a fun anchor stencil from Echo Park with shiny modeling paste to cover a few sides of the pattern paper.  I kept the bag that we bought gifts with and cut out the museum logo.  I know I have ticket stubs somewhere! I plan to tuck those in on a few pages.

I then started to assemble the book.  I did refer to my mockup album several times just to make sure I had it all correct.  I added tape runner adhesive to each page as I assembled.  Apparently, I need to change my cutter blade or slow down!  My poor papers are not the straightest!!!

While the cover dried more, I cut down my pictures and began to fill up my book.  All the pictures were printed 4x6 so I knew an inch here or there would make all the pictures fit just fine.  I also backed each picture,  I just like a small mat around the picture.  I think it is a carryover element from my Creative Moments days!

After I placed all my pictures I was ready to embellish!  I had so many chipboard stickers and flat stickers that every page got a sprinkle of fun.  I love that the chipboard pieces are not too thick.  The album closes nicely.

After the modeling paste dried, I adhered the museum logo down and layered a pirate ship chipboard sticker on top.  I think this accordion mini album turned out great!  I used up some stash and documented one part of our trip!

I hope you find some crafty inspiration and try making your own mini album.  Thank you so much for stopping by.

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