Hello, crafty friends! Today, I am sharing a mini accordion album using boxed cards. The one I used is Crate Paper Flourish Boxed Card purchased at Tuesday Morning for $5.99. Such a great find!
But of course, you are free to use any cards you have on hand.
For this album, I used 10 cards in total - one of each design. I chose the card with the "love ya" sentiment as my cover, arranged the rest of the cards in order and chose the lemonade print for the back. I knew I wanted a closure for the album, so I added a slit in the middle of the lemonade card to run my lace ribbon through. I then used a 4.25 x 5.5 inches white cardstock and machine stitched it to the back of the lemonade card to hide the lace.
Next, I arranged the cards in accordion style. I knew I wanted to have pockets to hold tags for more photos and/or journaling. Instead of gluing the papers together, I stitched around the cards, leaving the top part open for a tag. I used a circle punch to make a pocket for each page.
I then chose 9 more cards and made tags out of them. I stitched the outline with the same gold thread. Next, I punched a hole in the middle and glued on hole reinforcers using the We R Memory Keepers punch.
I have yet to complete this album, but at least all the sewing is done. For now, I just wanted to share the skeleton of the album. I will share again once it's finished. There are actually enough cards to make 2 albums with this boxed cards.
I hope I have inspired you to create an accordion album of your own!