A Mini Accordion Album using one sheet of 12"x12" CS

I'd also seen this album made a few months ago and thought I'd give it a go. I will add instructions, and this first one I have done I will re-do, and slightly differently too. The instructions will reflect the much-needed changes!

Front, closed view. DP Colossal Love Stack. Closed with Real red Organza ribbon.
Real Red CS one sheet of 12"x12" for the inside pages.
I wasn't going to add this picture, but thought it looked pretty :)


  • 12" x 12" CS or DP
  • 3 1/2" x 3 1/2" Chipboard x2
  • 4" x 4" DP x2
  • 12" Ribbon (approx.)

  1. Score the 12" x 12" CS horizontally, and vertically, at 3", 6" and 9".
  2. Fold the CS vertically in half (at 6"). Fold the CS vertically at 3" and 9", but the opposite way to the fold at 6". Use a bone folder when folding!
  3. Repeat step 2 for the horizontal score line, making sure the 6" fold is one way, and the 3" and 9" fold are the opposite way to the 6" fold.
  4. Cut the card along the black lines in the diagram below. Creating an M (or W) shape!
  5. Fold the card up, beginning at the "start" (on the diagram), alternating the folds as you go i.e. valley, mountain, valley, mountain etc. With each folding up behind the first. End at the "finish" (on the diagram).
  6. Cover the chipboard covers with the DP.
  7. Adhere the ribbon to the top and bottom of the inside "pages", then adhere the covers, centralising before adhering!
  8. Embellish and decorate throughout - the front/back covers too!


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