I'm teaming up with Canon USA again with a tutorial on how to create an accordion photo album! I've always been a fan of this style of photo album. They are compact, personal, and overall have a great design. Take a look below to read how to create one for yourself!
Photo paper (I chose 13x19 in.)
Begin by creating a collage strip of photos on your computer. I created mine in Photoshop, but there are lots of free, alternative programs you can use. Next, print the collage onto a large piece of photo paper. I used a 13x19 in. sheet. What's great about the PIXMA iP8720 printer is that because you're entering the paper through the top of the printer, there really is no limit to the length size of paper you choose. This gives you the ability to make the collage with as many or as few photos as you'd like!
Next, cut out the strips of photos. I left a border along my photos, but this step is completely up to your own preference.
Bend the photos back and forth along the edges, accordion style.
Next, cut the leather into two pieces for the cover of the album. With a crop-a-dile, punch holes in the leather and thread the cord through. To find the correct length of the cord, stretch out the photo strips to see how wide it would need to be to see all of the photos.
Attach the back of the first and last images to the leather with the rubber cement. Let the rubber cement dry before moving the album.
Easy as that! I think what I love most about these photo accordions is the story you can tell in such a small amount of photos. You better believe there are a lot more accordion albums in my future.