Accordion Fold Mini Album - July 2023 Scrapbooking Kit + Mood Board
Hey, y’all! I hope everyone staying as cool as possible in this July heat! This week I have a mood board inspired, accordion fold mini-album for you created using the July 2023 Scrapbooking Kit from Tres Jolie Kit Club. After I had everything worked out the way I wanted, the longest process of it all was gluing everything in place! Be sure to check out the video to see how I made my mini-album!
Be sure to get your mood board project finished by the end of the month and add it to the July Challenge folder in the Tres Jolie Café!
Truth be told, this isn’t a difficult project – there is just a lot of arranging all of the ephemera and gluing! And I found it much easier to sort out – at least mostly – which ephemera I wanted to add to which page before coming back through and gluing everything in place. Once I had the ephemera sorted out, then I could just zone out and relax through the gluing process!
My first step in this project was to start working out how I wanted to build the pages of the album. I started with two of the white cardstock sheets from this month’s Cards, Tags, & More Kit before working my way out with the Simple Stories patterned paper from the Scrapbooking Kit. I cut the cardstock into 4”x11-1/2” strips, then scored at 1-1/2”, 5-1/2”, and 9-1/2”.
After I lined up my cardstock strips to make sure they were all going the way I needed them to, I grabbed up a pencil and marked the side of the flaps I needed to add the adhesive to. Once the cardstock was glued together, I was left with three pockets.
With the white cardstock together, it was time to get my patterned paper ready to cover the pockets and extend the album. I cut the papers I picked into three 4”x12” strips, scoring them at 4” and 8”. Then it was just a matter of arranging the patterned paper and using a few paperclips to hold it temporarily while I checked the overall thickness of the album. You can add as many – or as few – pages as you want in your album!
When I was satisfied with the layout of the patterned papers, I used double-sided tape to attach them to the white cardstock - and each other – then proceeded to sort out and arrange all of the ephemera for decorating the pages.
I added embossing powder to the Tres Jolie Chipboard Filmstrips, some of the Botanical Stains (from this month’s Mixed Media Kit) to the Tres Jolie Chipboard Clockfaces, and some Glossy Accents to all of the small hearts, stars, and photo corners from the ephemera pack.
I hadn’t originally planned on cutting the clockface apart, but I just happened to lay the viewfinder die cut on top of the chipboard and instantly loved how it looked with the Roman numerals showing through! The viewfinder with the clockface showing through became the base for the cover decoration that I built upon.
The pocket pages don’t have a lot of space in them, so I cut a single rectangle of patterned paper – 7-1/2”x4-1/2”, and scored at 3-3/4” on the long side - to fold in half and use as little pamphlet inserts. Since the inside of the inserts was a dark side of the patterned paper, I added some bits of lighter patterned paper and ephemera pieces so it could be more easily written on if desired.
And that was all there was to make this album! After working out all of the “technical details” it was really only a matter of gluing everything into place!
Thank you for joining me here today on the blog! I hope you enjoyed this mini accordion fold album and it gave you some ideas of what you can make using this month’s Scrapbooking Kit.
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