Wednesday, June 29, 2011

4th of July Accordion Envelope Mini Album

I started this mini album by constructing a base out of legal size envelopes. I got the idea from Laura over at Following the Paper Trail. That girl has crazy good ideas for mini albums. Love it!

I covered my pages with an assortment of red, white, and blue cardstock and patterned paper. I found some awesome 4th of July Cricut cuts on A Child's Year and Wild Card. I just love those carts - there's always something I can use on them.

This is the front cover of the mini album. Nothing says 4th of July better then stars and stripes...and a rosette and rickrack. Ha!

When you open up the accordion envelope mini it's about 28 inches long. The accordion folds help the mini to stand on its own. Folded up it's about 4 inches by 6 inches and not very thick.

Doesn't it look so cute on a mantel! 

I just love these kiddos all lined up for the parade. The phrase "4th of July" was welded together using my Gyspy and the Cuttin' Up font.

The red firecracker is attached to a tag. There are tag pullouts throughout this mini for photos or journaling.

Front and back covers again.

I hope you enjoyed this 4th of July accordion envelope mini album I made. I had a blast making it. And a special shout out to my sister (who made her own mini with me) and my mom (who let us use her new Cricut Expression)! Love you.

I will be entering this mini in the Celebrate the Occasion and the Fantabulous Cricut challenge blogs.


  1. PS. thanks for playing @ CTO!

  2. This turned out great! Love the DSP you used. Thanks for creating with us at FCCB this week!

    Sarah :)

  3. What an amazing mini! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us this week at CTO and FCCB! :o)


  4. This turned out just awesome! Thanks for joining us at FCCB this week.
    Lisa C

  5. Wow, what patriotism?? You ROCKED this challenge, thanks so much for joining CTO!

  6. Oh wow! FABULOUS! You did such an awesome job creating a very Patriotic mini album, super cool. I am now a follower. ~Shen

  7. Amazing job! Thanks for playing with us this week at CTO

  8. I love this fun card so playful.

  9. Fabulous job, very patriotic and I just love all the elements and DP's, total eye candy! Thanks for joining us this week @ CTO :)

  10. Wow, great job. I love your accordion fold mini-album. And it makes a terrific decoration on it's own when opened. Very nice!--Pat N.

  11. Great mini! Thanks for the ideas for the one I am making right now.

  12. SO beautiful and and fabulous album. I love this color. Thanks for sharing this mini album.
    seo europe


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