Summer Accordion Flip Album

By Gladys Hedaya
Alphabet Kids Scrapbooking Expert
 
 
This project is a simple keepsake to encapsulate the highlights of any event, but it works especially well showing off your summer fun.
 
 
 
 
Supplies: 
 
  1. 12 - 3x5 horizontal photos
  2. 3 coordinating 12x12 pieces of scrapbook paper
  3. Ruler
  4. Scissors 
  5. Double stick tape
  6. Pencil
  7. Fun items to embellish: letter stickers, stamps, sand, glitter etc.
 
 
 
 
Steps:
 
  1. For the spine: measure and cut one piece of scrapbook paper to 9 x 10
  2. For the front and back covers: measure and cut two pieces of scrapbook paper to 5.25 x 9 
  3. Keeping the long side down, measure and mark every 1 inch along the top and bottom of the spine. There should be 9 marks once you are finished marking
  4. Accordion-fold the spine using the marks as your guide. Start at one end folding up first, then down, then up, down, etc. 
  5. Depending on which side of the accordion you are placing your photo, put double stick tape on the right or left side of each photo and stick to the alternating flat sides of all of the accordions, except for the first and last sides.
  6. Put double sided tape on the first flap and stick to one side of the covers. 
  7. Repeat for the back cover
  8. Create a title for your accordion book using stamps or letter stickers, you can also decorate the front cover of your album using related items (smear glue to paste sand and glitter for a summer album, wrapping paper for a birthday album, etc.).