Wednesday, April 1, 2009

The Accordion Scrapbook

One of my favorite projects to complete. This cute little fit-in-your-purse scrapbook is a great way to keep the kids quiet during church, an extra special gift or just a fun keepsake for yourself. The first one I ever made I filled with pictures of my Grandma & me and sent it to her for her birthday. Needless to say, she loved it! Good thing it is simple and easy.

Let's get started!
You need:
  • Square Paper (you can use 8 1/2 x 11 but you will need to cut each piece into a perfect square) Make sure you have an odd number of pieces. I used 5 pieces of 8 x 8 paper.
  • Glue or double sided tape
  • Scissors or a paper cutter
  • Small pieces of cardboard. Cardboard will need to be cut 1in larger than your finished square. Ie, with my 8x8 paper my finished square was 4x4 so I cut my cardboard pieces into 5x5 squares.
  • Ruler
  • Embellishments (optional- pictures, stickers, etc)

Attach these pieces with your glue or double sided tape

You can also cover the cardboard top and bottom with fabric. If you use this method, before wrapping, cut the corners out of your fabric and attach with fabric glue to the cardboard.

Wha-la! You now have a beautiful keepsake to keep or give away!

Any questions on this project?
Send them my way!


  1. This looks so beautiful! Wow. What does FJ stand for though?

  2. Great blog! Yeah, I saw the FJ does that mean little one's name is what I think it is?

  3. We honestly haven't picked a name yet...but, of course have some in mind. I was just seeing how those two letters looked together :)

  4. Anna Rose, I would love one of these filled with pictures of E that I could carry in my purse and show off....Hint Hint!!!!


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