We've been having fun making some accordion books for Halloween photos. I've made a few for swaps & friends and I might even list some on Etsy later. These are really easy to make and can be decorated for any holiday or event.
You'll have 3 pieces - 4" x 12". Fold them in half. The finished book will be 4" x 6".
Arrange the papers so that the middle paper overlaps half of the 2 outside papers. Use your glue stick to stick the two pages together but (VERY IMPORTANT!) only glue the bottom and side edges. This will leave a pocket for you to add more photos, tags, or journalling.
Cut a notch out of the top of the pocket with a round punch.
Now for the fun part -- decorate! There are no rules to this part of the tutorial. Do whatever you want. I usually would have inked the edges a lot more but I made this one for someone who doesn't like that "dirty" look.
I used lots of my bat punches, scalloped circles, and Halloween tickets.
Here are a couple more unfinished covers. I thought I'd taken more photos of my other completed books. I'll post more when I find them or take more photos.
Here's our mess: