Momenta Design Team Tutorial - Great Outdoors Tri-Fold Accordion Mini Album

Hi, everyone! I'm back with another Momenta Design Team Tutorial. Today, I'm going to show you how to create a tri-fold accordion mini album. This small 4.5"x4.5" album can hold between ten and sixteen photos which makes it the perfect size for a brag book. This album also makes a great gift for someone special. 

First, you'll need three pieces of 8"x8" cardstock.

Score the cardstock down the center at four inches, turn it once and score it down the center again at four inches.

Turn it length wise and score down the center from one corner to the other. 

Fold and crease all of your score marks. You should end up with this cute little shape.

Score and fold all three pieces of cardstock. Apply a generous amount of adhesive to one of the square portions of your cardstock...

...and adhere it to the second piece of cardstock.

Adhere the third piece of cardstock to complete the base of your album.

Using the Elegant Edges Cricut cartridge, I cut ten scalloped squares at 3.75" and matted each square with designer paper. I chose a camping/outdoors theme for this album and used several pieces of designer paper from the Momenta Special Occassions and Celebrations Value Paper Pad.

Apply these photo mats to the cardstock to complete the inside of the album.  

The entire album will fold up into the same cute little shape.

Now, it's time to create the cover. You'll need two 4.5"x4.5" pieces of medium-weight chipboard, four pieces of cardstock and two pieces of designer paper. 

Adhere several pieces of twine to the chipboard cover in order to create a closure for your mini album.

...adhere cardstock to both sides of the cover and decorate with designer paper.

Adhere the chipboard covers to each of the outside squares of the album.

Fold the album down and secure it with the twine. I embellished this album with two stickers from the Great Outdoors Layered Puffy Stickers Set.

Products used:
Cricut cartridges: Elegant Edges
Great Outdoors Layered Puffy Stickers
Paper: Momenta Special Occasions and Celebrations Paper Pad



Krunoslav said...

Help if you can!


September 1, 2011 at 6:38 PM
Pookie said...



September 2, 2011 at 2:58 PM
Anonymous said...

That is really, really cute! I never thought of making an album like that; I always thought it would be too difficult. Thanks so much for sharing! This project will be next on my list.


September 3, 2011 at 8:02 PM
Jani said...

Very nice project. Those are great papers too. Thanks for sharing with us:)


September 4, 2011 at 8:29 PM
Respect My Kraft - Kris and Kristen said...

I am definitely going to try a project like this, thanks for the inspiration!


September 8, 2011 at 8:01 PM
foxy61 said...

I was wondering where you got the "idea for the way this card folds"? I have been making custom cards using this folding technique for years. I was thinking about selling them on etsy. If the design has an origin I would like to give credit where it is due but I have no idea where I got the design. It was at least 6 years ago, since the first mini album I made was for my son's preschool teacher. Any ideas?
Heidi Fox

December 7, 2015 at 7:20 AM

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Hi, my name is Faith Abigail and I enjoy all forms of paper crafting. This blog features the cards, scrapbook layouts, mini-albums and 3D projects that I have created.