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    Accordion Brag Book

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    Build this petite album to display your
    favorite photos so you can show them off
    everywhere you go.

    What You'll Need:

    • 8 - 3 ½ x 5 photos
    • 1 piece of 8 ½ x 11 heavy-duty card stock
    • Photo-safe glue
    • Hole Punch
    • Ribbon

    45 min
    time to complete
    Skill Level 2
    skill level

    How to Make it:

    step1
    Choose your photos
    Look for 8 images with similar orientation, either horizontal or vertical.

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    step2
    Build the book
    Cut the card stock in half, making two 8 ½ inches
    wide and 5 ½ inches long pieces. Measure in ½ inch
    from one of the 5 ½-inch-long edges, and draw a
    faint pencil line there. Place a thin layer of glue
    between the edge and the pencil line, then glue the
    two pieces together, creating one long sheet that’s
    16 ½ inches wide and 5 ½ inches long.

    step3
    Create your accordion
    Fold the sheet of paper in half, creating two halves
    that are each 8 ¼ inches wide. At each edge, fold
    the paper back toward the center to create an
    accordion fold.

    step10(10)
    Get some closure
    Make a small hole in the front panel, and thread a
    long strand of ribbon through it. (You’ll use the
    ribbon later to tie the book shut.)

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    step1(1)
    Add your photos
    Attach the photos with photo-safe glue, making sure
    they all face in the same direction. You can decorate
    each panel with scrapbooking embellishments, like
    patterned papers and stickers that match the theme
    of the photo and the book.

    step14(14)
    Finish it with a bow
    Wrap the ribbon around the book, and tie it in a
    pretty bow.