How to Make an Envelope for your New Accordion Photo Album

created at: 2009-07-16

So yesterday I showed you how to make an accordion album. Today is the finishing touch: an envelope in which to keep it or give it. I’ve done all the hard work (made a PDF), so it really couldn’t be easier.

What you’ll need:

  • some heavy weight card stock or poster board (leftovers from yesterday)
  • small hole punch (the same one you used yesterday)
  • two brads (like the one you used yesterday)
  • a bit of sturdy string (waxed jute might work better, now that I think about it)
  • a bit of acid-free tape or glue
  • this PDF

What you’ll do:

Print out the PDF; cut out the shape and transfer to your card stock or poster board. Continue Reading

Curbly Video Podcast: How to make an accordion photo album.



This is a really fun and effective way to make a little photo album–all without using glue or adhesive in its construction. It’s a great way to showcase your photography. It also makes a great ‘brag book’ for images of your favorite children–furry or otherwise.created at: 2009-07-14

Here’s some of the things you’ll need to make one:

  • Medium weight poster board
  • Card stock, two different colors
  • 1/4” wide elastic or ribbon
  • Small hole punch
  • Decorative brad
  • Scissors
  • Craft knife
  • Cutting mat
  • Ruler
  • Flat-bed cutter, optional but very handy

Additional hints just for Curbly readers:

Of course you can make your album any size, but I find smaller ones, like this one, are more sturdy. Continue Reading

How To Create An Album Art Wall on the Cheap.

In my wife’s (then, girl-I-was-gonna-marry-but-hadn’t-yet) first post-college apartment, we filled the entire area over the sofa with album covers. We used sticky-tack, but the jackets were heavy, they fell often, and it ruined the surface of many of them.


This technique is much more brilliant. It’s as simply as l-shaped screws. Of course. No harm to the jackets, and it allows the artwork to be interchanged as the modd strikes you. Excellent. This is going in my next room re-do for sure. Continue Reading