Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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memory squash album

This squash album is as fun to make as it is to give. Score and fold the paper, add photos and "squash" down into a small album that doubles as a card!
Step 1

First, click here to download (and print) the diagram to use for guidance.

Step 2

Trim three pieces of cardstock down to 6" x 6" [15.24 cm x 15.24 cm].

Step 3

Score each piece vertically across the middle, horizontally across the middle and diagonally through the middle.

Step 4

Fold the piece vertically and horizontally, then fold the piece in the opposite direction horizontally. Now, hold the paper at either end of the diagonal fold and bring the two ends together so the piece will fold into itself. Set aside.

Step 5

Lay one square on your work surface facing you. Adhere the top left corner of a second square over the bottom right corner of the first square (see diagram). Now, adhere the top left corner of the third square over the bottom right corner of the second square.
TIP: At this point, try folding it up (or "squashing") it so you can see how the pieces fold into one another to end up with a 3" x 3" [7.62 cm x 7.62 cm] booklet.

Step 6

Now, open it back up flat. Add scrapbook paper and photos to the album.
TIP: The photos will work best if you put them down the middle so that you won't fold them.

Step 7

If desired, write a message to the recipient or remind them of a memory that the photo represents.

Step 8

Fold your album back up and decorate the front panel with scrapbook paper. Wrap twine around it to keep it closed and tuck in a feather.

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