The accordion pocket book is a very simple book to make. This is a great book for beginners and seasoned scrapbooking enthusiasts alike. When completed this book has four pockets and you can put 4 large tags into the pockets.
Take a piece of double sided scrapbook cardstock and fold it in half lengthwise.
Now fold that in half as well. You should have a 6 inch by 6 inch book at this point.
Open it back up and fold each side into the center fold line so that you have an accordion fold going as shown above. Use a bone folder and use it on your folds.
You will want your center fold to be at the bottom of your mini album. Now fold each corner in from the edge to the first fold line.
Add some scrapbook brads or eyelets to hold in place.
Using a circle punch, set it halfway on the paper to make a half circle at the top of the center two pockets. This will give you the little notch look.
Now on to the covers. Cut two pieces of book board measuring 6 inches by 3 inches. You can use recycled or upcycled cardboard for this. Cut your cover scrapbook paper to about an inch or an inch and a half bigger than your book board.
Lay your book board in the middle of the back of the scrapbook cover paper. Adhere down with some double sided tape. I like to trim my corners at an angle before folding over. Now fold each side over, adhering it down with double sided tape. You don't have to worry about the part of the book board that is not covered because that will be covered with the inside of your mini scrapbook pages.
Now back to the body of your book. Adhere a piece of decorative ribbon to the back page. I just tape it down with double sided tape. I love my double sided tape for everything!
Adhere your covered book board on top of the back of the decorative ribbon page. Adhere the other covered book board to the front of the mini scrapbook album.
The ribbon will now wrap around and you can tie it closed.
Decorate and embellish as desired. I went with a birthday theme.
Cut tags to 2-1/2 inches by 5 inches. I stapled on some nice ribbon to the tops.