How to Create a Pocket Mini With Accordion Binding

by Arlene Butterflykisses

In this tutorial, I show you how to create a Pocket Mini, perfect for photos and keepsakes of those special memories!


  • 5 8x11" Kraft card stock
  • Tim Holtz Craft Ruler
  • Pencil
  • 1/2" ScorTape
  • Corner Rounder
  • Scoreboard
  • Bonefolder
  • Graphic 45 Design Paper & Embellishments
  • Instructions

    Step 1

    Creating the cover...

    Step 2

    Cut card stock to 4 1/4" x 11". Find center ("0") of 11" side using craft ruler.

    Step 3

    Use a pencil to mark 3/8" on either side of the "0" center.

    Step 4

    Use your score board and bonefolder to score at the pencil marks. This is what you have so far...

    Step 5

    Cut a piece of card stock to 3 1/2" x 4 1/4". On the 3 1/2" side, score at 2 1/4" and at 3" (as shown).

    Step 6

    Round the corners using a corner rounder as shown.

    Step 7

    Add ScorTape. We'll be adhering the flap to the cover...

    Step 8

    Your Pocket Album cover is complete. Now let's create the accordion binding....

    Step 9

    Cut a piece of card stock to 4" x 7". Score every 1/2" on 7" side as show above. Keep scoring until it looks like....

    Step 10

    ... this! (Tip: Use a bone folder to get really clean/crisp folds.)

    Step 11

    Add ScorTape as shown...

    Step 12

    Adhere accordion binding to the cover as shown.

    Step 13

    The binding will look like this once you have it adhered onto the cover.

    Step 14

    Create the pages of your mini by cutting 6 pieces of card stock to 4 3/4" x 4". Round the corners of one side. Add ScorTape to opposite side. We'll be adhering the page to the binding...

    Step 15

    Adhere a page to the binding just like so. Do this until all 6 pages are adhered to your binding.

    Step 16

    Your pocket mini is ready to be embellished!

    Step 17

    Here are some photos of my embellished pocket mini... ready to fill with lots of pictures and memories...

    Step 18

    Love Graphic 45's Mother Goose collection... perfect for projects for your little ones!

    Step 19

    Step 20

    Add a bunch of fun embellishments to make it your own...

    Step 21

    Step 22

    Design paper matting size: 3 7/8" x 4 5/8".

    Step 23

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