Photo Reel Memory Books

Want a cute keep sake to send to a friend?  Why not try this photo book?  I used Photoshop and my Cameo but you can also do things by hand.   You will need a 12x12 sheet of card stock, a bone knife and straight edge, your photos and either a 1 1/2 inch square punch or photos cut down to 1 1/2 inches square.  

First you will need to cut a strip 2 inches wide by 12 inches long.   Then, using your bone knife, create folding marks on the front side of the paper at 2, 6, and 10 inches.  Then flip it over and create folding marks at 4 and 8 inches.  Adhere your photos ( I recommend using spray glue) in the center of each 2 x 2 square.  Then fold them by starting with top photo, bringing it in.  You will end up with an accordion type fold with all pictures hidden.  This allows you to create a cute little title page for the top and bottom.  Wrap it with ribbon or string and pass it on.  But don't forget to keep one for yourself!

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