Tutorial for Accordian Scrapbook

Accordian Scrapbook

Supplies: 2 sheets of decorative paper
Foamcore
Ribbon
3 pieces of cardstock
Glue stick
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Utility Knife
Straight Edge Ruler

Directions: Cut the decorative paper into a 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” square. I use a guillotine style paper cutter.

Using the same paper cutter cut the cardstock to be 8 1/2”x8 1/2” squares. Using a utility knife and straight edge (I use a quilter’s ruler) cut your foamcare down to 4 ¾” x 4 3/4’”.

You should have all the supplies cut to size now looking like this…


Now you will begin folding your cardstock. You will double fold everything- meaning that you will fold once and then fold the same fold in the opposite direction making the paper very flexible. Fold the paper in half. Now fold the paper in half the other direction. Lastly fold the paper diagonally. You will do this to all three sheets of cardstock. Note: You only fold one diagonal not two.
Apply glue stick to the top and bottom square. This will be the middle piece of cardstock.


After glue is applied lay the other pieces of cardstock (the top piece and bottom piece) on top of the piece you just applied the glue to. It should look like this.

Fold it accordian style.

Put the cardstock aside and grab a sheet of the decorative paper and one of the foamcore.Lay the decorative paper down and put the foamcore on top. Apply glue to the left and right of the foam core and glue the paper on. It should look like this.

Now fold the corners. You don’t want to fold them down completely but have enough room to fold it over. There should be enough of a space to put the scissors in.

Fold those over and glue them.

Do the other foamcore the same way.

Now we are ready to assemble the book. Cut a piece of ribbon to match about a yard long. Find the middle of the piece of ribbon and glue it in the middle of the paper-covered foamcore. Make sure if you are using paper that has a directional print that you have the foamcore facing the correct way. Glue ribbon in place.

Now take the cardstock inside and glue in place. I apply glue to the cardstock and not the foamcore. Make sure when you lay the cardstock down in place that your book is again the correct way (if you used a directional print paper). Also make sure you put the cardstock in where the opening is facing the lower right hand corner like this…

Glue the top of the cardstock. “Eyeballing it” lay the top foamcore on the cardstock. Tie ribbon and you are done.

Here it is all decorated. I took regular 4” x 6” photos and cut off an inch of each side to make them 4” x 4” squares. I cut the picture on a diagonal to make them work for the sides without bending the pictures. Enjoy!





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Tutorial for Accordian Scrapbook

Accordian Scrapbook

Supplies: 2 sheets of decorative paper
Foamcore
Ribbon
3 pieces of cardstock
Glue stick
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Utility Knife
Straight Edge Ruler

Directions: Cut the decorative paper into a 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” square. I use a guillotine style paper cutter.

Using the same paper cutter cut the cardstock to be 8 1/2”x8 1/2” squares. Using a utility knife and straight edge (I use a quilter’s ruler) cut your foamcare down to 4 ¾” x 4 3/4’”.

You should have all the supplies cut to size now looking like this…


Now you will begin folding your cardstock. You will double fold everything- meaning that you will fold once and then fold the same fold in the opposite direction making the paper very flexible. Fold the paper in half. Now fold the paper in half the other direction. Lastly fold the paper diagonally. You will do this to all three sheets of cardstock. Note: You only fold one diagonal not two.
Apply glue stick to the top and bottom square. This will be the middle piece of cardstock.


After glue is applied lay the other pieces of cardstock (the top piece and bottom piece) on top of the piece you just applied the glue to. It should look like this.

Fold it accordian style.

Put the cardstock aside and grab a sheet of the decorative paper and one of the foamcore.Lay the decorative paper down and put the foamcore on top. Apply glue to the left and right of the foam core and glue the paper on. It should look like this.

Now fold the corners. You don’t want to fold them down completely but have enough room to fold it over. There should be enough of a space to put the scissors in.

Fold those over and glue them.

Do the other foamcore the same way.

Now we are ready to assemble the book. Cut a piece of ribbon to match about a yard long. Find the middle of the piece of ribbon and glue it in the middle of the paper-covered foamcore. Make sure if you are using paper that has a directional print that you have the foamcore facing the correct way. Glue ribbon in place.

Now take the cardstock inside and glue in place. I apply glue to the cardstock and not the foamcore. Make sure when you lay the cardstock down in place that your book is again the correct way (if you used a directional print paper). Also make sure you put the cardstock in where the opening is facing the lower right hand corner like this…

Glue the top of the cardstock. “Eyeballing it” lay the top foamcore on the cardstock. Tie ribbon and you are done.

Here it is all decorated. I took regular 4” x 6” photos and cut off an inch of each side to make them 4” x 4” squares. I cut the picture on a diagonal to make them work for the sides without bending the pictures. Enjoy!





Comments

  1. Shannon has inspired me to have a girls getaway with my family. (Sorry to mention “Shannon” again.:-) thanks for the instructions. Even though I’ve done both of these with you it’s great to have a reminder. They would be fun projects to do with “my girls” in April!

  2. Nicely done on the tutorials!
    Shannon. Shannon. Shannon.
    Nothing wrong with mentioning her ;-)

  3. Becky Glover says:

    Beckie;
    I loved the tutorial! I’ve been wanting to make some of those. It gives blogging a real ‘purpose’! You’re awesome.
    Becky with a ‘Y’

  4. I cant help but focus on that massive vein in your hand! Ha ha. Must be the nurse in me. Very well done by the way. ;)

  5. Ok. I need to make one of these with more pages so I wonder if I could simply double the number of pages (use 6 sheets instead of 3). What do you think?

  6. We make these but on a larger scale. Cut your chipboard 6-1/2″, your decorative paper 8″ and use regular 12″ cardstock which gives you 6″ squares when finished. Same proceedure.

  7. I followed your directions and made these for our family reunion this past August. All of the older generation received them and absolutely loved them. Thanks so much for your tutorial – I had seen these before but you were the first that showed me "how".

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Tutorial for Accordian Scrapbook

Accordian Scrapbook

Supplies: 2 sheets of decorative paper
Foamcore
Ribbon
3 pieces of cardstock
Glue stick
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Utility Knife
Straight Edge Ruler

Directions: Cut the decorative paper into a 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” square. I use a guillotine style paper cutter.

Using the same paper cutter cut the cardstock to be 8 1/2”x8 1/2” squares. Using a utility knife and straight edge (I use a quilter’s ruler) cut your foamcare down to 4 ¾” x 4 3/4’”.

You should have all the supplies cut to size now looking like this…


Now you will begin folding your cardstock. You will double fold everything- meaning that you will fold once and then fold the same fold in the opposite direction making the paper very flexible. Fold the paper in half. Now fold the paper in half the other direction. Lastly fold the paper diagonally. You will do this to all three sheets of cardstock. Note: You only fold one diagonal not two.
Apply glue stick to the top and bottom square. This will be the middle piece of cardstock.


After glue is applied lay the other pieces of cardstock (the top piece and bottom piece) on top of the piece you just applied the glue to. It should look like this.

Fold it accordian style.

Put the cardstock aside and grab a sheet of the decorative paper and one of the foamcore.Lay the decorative paper down and put the foamcore on top. Apply glue to the left and right of the foam core and glue the paper on. It should look like this.

Now fold the corners. You don’t want to fold them down completely but have enough room to fold it over. There should be enough of a space to put the scissors in.

Fold those over and glue them.

Do the other foamcore the same way.

Now we are ready to assemble the book. Cut a piece of ribbon to match about a yard long. Find the middle of the piece of ribbon and glue it in the middle of the paper-covered foamcore. Make sure if you are using paper that has a directional print that you have the foamcore facing the correct way. Glue ribbon in place.

Now take the cardstock inside and glue in place. I apply glue to the cardstock and not the foamcore. Make sure when you lay the cardstock down in place that your book is again the correct way (if you used a directional print paper). Also make sure you put the cardstock in where the opening is facing the lower right hand corner like this…

Glue the top of the cardstock. “Eyeballing it” lay the top foamcore on the cardstock. Tie ribbon and you are done.

Here it is all decorated. I took regular 4” x 6” photos and cut off an inch of each side to make them 4” x 4” squares. I cut the picture on a diagonal to make them work for the sides without bending the pictures. Enjoy!





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Tutorial for Accordian Scrapbook

Accordian Scrapbook

Supplies: 2 sheets of decorative paper
Foamcore
Ribbon
3 pieces of cardstock
Glue stick
Paper Cutter
Scissors
Utility Knife
Straight Edge Ruler

Directions: Cut the decorative paper into a 6 ¾” x 6 ¾” square. I use a guillotine style paper cutter.

Using the same paper cutter cut the cardstock to be 8 1/2”x8 1/2” squares. Using a utility knife and straight edge (I use a quilter’s ruler) cut your foamcare down to 4 ¾” x 4 3/4’”.

You should have all the supplies cut to size now looking like this…


Now you will begin folding your cardstock. You will double fold everything- meaning that you will fold once and then fold the same fold in the opposite direction making the paper very flexible. Fold the paper in half. Now fold the paper in half the other direction. Lastly fold the paper diagonally. You will do this to all three sheets of cardstock. Note: You only fold one diagonal not two.
Apply glue stick to the top and bottom square. This will be the middle piece of cardstock.


After glue is applied lay the other pieces of cardstock (the top piece and bottom piece) on top of the piece you just applied the glue to. It should look like this.

Fold it accordian style.

Put the cardstock aside and grab a sheet of the decorative paper and one of the foamcore.Lay the decorative paper down and put the foamcore on top. Apply glue to the left and right of the foam core and glue the paper on. It should look like this.

Now fold the corners. You don’t want to fold them down completely but have enough room to fold it over. There should be enough of a space to put the scissors in.

Fold those over and glue them.

Do the other foamcore the same way.

Now we are ready to assemble the book. Cut a piece of ribbon to match about a yard long. Find the middle of the piece of ribbon and glue it in the middle of the paper-covered foamcore. Make sure if you are using paper that has a directional print that you have the foamcore facing the correct way. Glue ribbon in place.

Now take the cardstock inside and glue in place. I apply glue to the cardstock and not the foamcore. Make sure when you lay the cardstock down in place that your book is again the correct way (if you used a directional print paper). Also make sure you put the cardstock in where the opening is facing the lower right hand corner like this…

Glue the top of the cardstock. “Eyeballing it” lay the top foamcore on the cardstock. Tie ribbon and you are done.

Here it is all decorated. I took regular 4” x 6” photos and cut off an inch of each side to make them 4” x 4” squares. I cut the picture on a diagonal to make them work for the sides without bending the pictures. Enjoy!





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