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