I started with this YouTube video. I modified it slightly so that it would fit my accordion album that is finished 4x6 in size. I started with a piece of 8.5x11 paper and cut it down to be 10 3/8"x 7". I then scored at 2 1/2", 2 5/8", 6 3/4" and 6 7/8". I then rounded my corners and folded.
Once I had my base, I started adding patterned paper where I wanted. For the hinged sides I cut a piece of paper that was 4"x4" and scored every 1/2" to create the hinge. I glued on either side and then carefully glued it all closed.
From there I created my accordion album. I wanted the finished size to be 4x6. Once I cut and scored enough pages to be the finished size I wanted, I started adding paper and embellishing.
There is room for 7 larger photos and several tags. I hope you enjoyed and will decide to make one of your own. They make super easy, quick and fun gifts.
Have a beautiful day! Smiles, Jessica