Envelope Accordion Book

©Anne Rita Taylor 2016

I wanted to give some suggestions to my friend who was traveling this summer. My envelope accordion book was fun and most appreciated!

Handmade paper - 2 pieces 4 x 5 inches
Ribbon, 18 inches 
PVA or Mod Podge glue, and Scotch tape
Bonefolder, scissors, ruler
Magazines or calendars

Begin by folding the inside of the four accordion pages in half, so now you have eight sides plus the two covers which are not folded.

Making the envelopes: I used flower pictures from Martha Stewart’s Living magazine. I made my template to fit the 3 1/2 inches accordion page. Before gluing up the bottom and sides, it is 4 1/4 inches tall by 5 inches wide.

After you have four envelopes, place glue on half of the front of the envelope and glue each envelope to the half accordion page.

Instead of writing my own travel advice, I used four of the cards from the pack of Travel Tips, available on Amazon HERE.

You can take out your favorites, I decided on cards about safety, communicating, sleep, and being wary. Copy them and place them in the envelopes, making sure they fit and could be taken out easily.

Glue your handmade paper pieces to the covers. Before you glue the covers onto the book be sure to tape the middle of your ribbon to the back.

Add your covers and you have a pretty Bon Voyage gift!


  1. LOVE how you made pockets from magazine pictures, awesome little travel book!

  2. What a fun project! Love the envelopes and travel tips!

  3. this is awesome.. i love the zig zag books period..always amazing to see what we can use them for!

  4. Love your handmade book, awesome indeed!!

  5. Beautiful project Anne.......we need to get together and play!
    Just a thought....maybe some of these ladies would like to join us over in the ArtistBooks swap?
    Love and light,


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