Pink Paislee Envelope Mini Album

Hi Everyone

I am Guest Designing for Pink Paislee this month and will be sharing my projects this week.
Please note that the Giveaway previously detailed here has now CLOSED. Winners can be seen here.

Envelope Mini Album
I created this album from scratch and it’s a really fun project to put together.


First create your mini office-tie envelopes. I used my Cuttlebug and this Pocket Envelope Die from Tim Holtz but if you have a Cameo you could use this album from Lori Whitlock as a template OR download this free template from minieco.co.uk and cut around the envelopes by hand. I have done all three in the past and they probably all take the same amount of time!


Create some office-tie buttons with a circle punch and mini brads, and use some super sticky tape to fasten the envelopes together. Create an album cover from a double layer of paper glued together, making sure it is long enough to wrap around the front. I used the corner of a Spellbinders die to create the decorative edge. A spool button from the London Market Collection covers an eyelet I inserted to thread some twine through for a fastening.


Bind your book using rings or a craft binder and start decorating! I used the label stickers on every envelope and created some simple tags with photos of my kids to go inside each envelope - the photo tabs make the perfect accent for the tags.


I love how the papers in this collection have such varied design elements that the finished album looks really decorative – even though it is a very simple concept and construction. 


I have three more projects to come this week including a spooky banner for Halloween tomorrow!

Post a comment with any questions
Lowri :-)
I am linking up this post to these websites here.

165 comments:

  1. I am your follower...thank you for the chance to win such a super candy!!!

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  2. I'm following you on Facebook!

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  3. I'm your follower for a long time (blog, facebook, pinterest... everything!) and I love your products and designs. Thank you for a great chance to win!

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  4. Lovely, lovely mini!!!! This collection is amazing!!!! You know I follow you everywhere!!!! ^_^ blog, face, pinterest...!!!! thanks for the chance!!!! kisses from Barcelona

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  5. Your album is simply amazing! I must confess... i have a bad case of the 'envy' right now - hehehe Thank you so much for the chance to win such a wonderful prize!!! I've been following your blog for quite a while now, i follow you on Facebook and Pinterest, and i commented on the Pink Paislee blog!

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  6. Cute mini album. I am your follower on blog and fb.

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  7. OMG!! Gorgeous!! I am a blog follower!

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  8. I followed your blog ! Wish I lived in NZ, love the City Sidewalks line ! Thanks for the chance to win :D

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  9. I love your album its beautiful you have added such Amazing details to it !!...And thank you so much for a chance to win this wonderful giveaway...i have done all of the above..have been your follower for quite some time :)and also like you on FB and of course follow you on pinterest !! visited the Pink Paislee blog too :)

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  10. I had already done some of these in the past and now I did them all! Great to see you over on Pink Paislee. Love the little album!

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  11. I'm a follower and would love to win this prize. Thanks for the chance. Also, I have to say I love that little envelope album.

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  12. I follow you.. I would love a project for winter..

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  13. I follow all of the above . I feel like a talker...lol . Thank you so much for a chance to win .

    julieshearer@sbcglobal.net

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    1. Stalker ....( dumb. smart phone. .....)

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  14. What a wonderful mini! Just gorgeous! I'm a follower of the blog! Anski / cuteandcoolcreations@gmail.com

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  15. Already follow all of these, went over to PP blog and told them you sent me!

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  16. I do all of these!! Thank you so much for the chance to win and this album is to die for!!! Love the closure = the twine is so cute :)

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  17. Great giveaway!! I'm a follower of PaperVine blog and on Pinterest too ;-p

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  18. I already do a number of these (if not all??) I love this mini book! Sooooo adoreable!

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  19. wow what an amazing mini book...such a fun design... thanks for the inspiration..

    I am a follower on all.. :)

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  20. Already do the top four, and I also left you a little love on the PP blog. :)

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  21. Cute little mini! I've been a follower here for awhile now!

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  22. I liked the PaperVine Facebook Page! Thanks!
    shophappymn at gmail
    dot com

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  23. So Cute I'm a follower here and thanks for the chance :) hugs Nikki C

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  24. I follow your blog with google reader and also like you on facebook.
    melinda king wilson

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  25. I already follow you :) Love your project and all the goodies~

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  26. I'm already following you everywhere! Love the project, thank you for the opportunity to win this amazing prize!

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  27. I'm following you too. on facebook and pinterest.

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  28. I follow you on FB. I think I follow on your blog but I'm not sure. (senior moment).
    Great project. You have fantastic ideas.

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  29. Follow you everywhere - blog, FB and Pinterest. (I don't tweet. But if I ever do... you're at the top of the list!) I love everything PP, ad Artisan is so great, would jump up and down if I won. Sadly I don't live in NZ but my in-laws do!! Does that count?? They have a beautiful home in Nelson and my brother-in-law used to live in Tahunanui. I was just starting scrapping and they took me to the Scrap Box (pretty sure that was the name!) I know there is a thriving community of scrappers there!

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  30. I follow you on Facebook and read your blog faithfully.

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  31. I love your album. I have been following your blog and facebook for quite awhile. I will have to look you up on pinterest. Your album turned out fantastic. I love the look of the pink paislee. Your local reader will be so happy. I just got the City Sidewalks line from a card I entered on the PP blog on World Cardmaking day. It is the coolest Christmas line.

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  32. What a great mini album! I am a Facebook fan (follower) and love seeing what you design! Thanks for the chance to win this great prize pack!

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  33. A great idea to make a mini album. I'm following on facebook and I commented on Pink Paislee facebook wall.

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  34. Already liked you on FB but now I'm following you on GFC and Pinterest. Love your stuff!

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  35. the mini is so cute! thanks for the giveaway! I've already liked you on FB and been following you on pintrest.

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  36. That is such a cute mini! I've been wanting to try an envelope mini for awhile but haven't done it yet ... maybe now I have the inspiration I need!!
    I am a follower here and on FB and Pinterest. Thanks for the chance to win these goodies!

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  37. The PP Blog was not showing your pictures. I am glad I clicked on your blog to see your adorable project. I love everything about it. I have subscribed to your blog!!!!

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  38. Gidday! I did all of the above, woo hoo!!! Thanks so much and beautiful mini I love it and all of the layers!

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  39. I do all of the above...LOL....But we will stay with one and I follow you on Pintrest under user name AmyJ5565 and when you pull it up it will say Amy Jones. Thanks so much for a chance at these great goodies. I love this mini. It is so pretty and I love all the lil pockets.

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  40. Hi Lowri, I've now liked Papervine on their FB page. I'm also a Kiwi living in North Canterbury...and looking forward to meeting you at Scrapfest next year.

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  41. Whoops, fogot to add to the above comment, that I mainly shop at Scrappin Patch (because that's my 'local'!) and also Art of Craft...but with online shopping it's not really limited lol.

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  42. I am a blog follower and i just liked the facebook page. I noticed the Oct 30 midnight deadline passed for the awesome stamps giveaway! Too bad for me, it isnt midnight yet in the US, lol.

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  43. Inspiring as always Lowri - I am loving creating little OTP items. My local SB supplier is Paperzone in Hamilton - those ladies rock!!!

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  44. Follower on all of the above. You are sooo talented. Have a wonderful day!

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  45. I've pretty much done them all...LOVE your mini book...you attention to details on your projects is amazing... thank you for the chance to win!!

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  46. I like the papervine fb page, and follow on Pinterest! Beautiful album, I love the envelope idea!

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  47. wow over 50 replies already! I'm following, added on Pinterest and fFB liked...seems we're a bit slow here in NZ being 7.20 am :P Thanks for sharing all your wonderful work with us Lowri. Can't wait to see what comes next and thanks for the chance to WIN some goodies.

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  48. stumbled upon ur page on facebook! Liked it then n loving it since! :)

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  49. Hey Lowri
    Still following you on fb, pinterest, twitter, and blog lol!!
    Im in Tuakau (just out of Pukekohe) and I do my scrapbook shopping where there are sales!! Sometimes spotlight, sometimes TM, and quite a few online places!
    Thanks for another awesome giveaway!!
    Christine

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  50. Am definitely a follower via the blog, FB and Pinterest. :) Am in Christchurch, NZ and would do most of my scrappy shopping at Scrappin Patch as well as online here there and everywhere. LOL. Looking forward to meeting you at Scrapfest. :)

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  51. I love your mini album! Will definitely be giving that a go :D I've been a blog follower for a while, and have liked your fb page. Thanks for a fantastic giveaway, I've got everything crossed!

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  52. Hi Lowri. I love your mini album! Have been following your blog and now "liking" facebook and pinterest too. I do my scrappy shopping online because there aren't any close to me :( Artfull Crafts in Timaru would be my favourite, followed by Spotlight and Trade Me

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  53. I just followed you on pinterest ... actually I think that was like an hour ago ... kinda got distracted with all the neat things you've pinned! And yay for local giveaway's ... I'm in Wellington and shop at Craft House.

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  54. Hi! I follow your blog via GFC.
    Emma

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  55. I've been a follower of your blog via my Google Reader. So much inspiration here!

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  56. I liked you on Facebook already too!

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  57. I love Pinterest so of course I follow you already!

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  58. What an awesome giveaway! I <3 the girly/muted feel of this Pink Paislee line. Thanks for the opportunity!! Btw, I'm a follower of your blog.

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  59. I love love that mini album. I am a follower of both your blog and FB since the beginning. Love you guys.

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  60. Wonderful Album. I just started following you on Pinterest, thanks for all the wonderful inspiration!

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  61. I am following Papervine on Pinterest :) I live in Timaru, New Zealand and do my scrappy shopping at Artfull Crafts! :)

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  62. Mini albums have been my favorite papercrafts to play with this year. I follow your blog, pinterest and facebook.

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  63. Wow, I love your mini album! I am already a blog follower and love seeing all your projects!

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  64. I follow PaperVine and like you on Facebook already :) (Azizah Asgarali) azizah.asgarali (at) gmail (dot) com

    Thank you for such a lovely, generous giveaway!

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  65. Thanks for this great giveaway! I am already a blog follower and I also follow on Facebook! Your mini album is the cutest ...especially love the button closure!

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  66. i'm a blog follower and also on pinterest! the mini album is precious! laura j

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  67. I'm already a follower on Pinterest and of the blog! Thanks for a chance to win!

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  68. I am a stalker too! I think I follow and have liked everything already. I also live in wonderful Wellington here in New Zealand. I was so excited to find you and realise you are a local! I do my shopping all over, wherever I can find what I have fallen in love with. I adore the City Sidewalks line and would love to know if anyone local is supplying it. Thanks for sharing the gorgeous mini xx Michelle

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    1. Michelle - Artfull Crafts just loaded it last night onto their website!
      http://www.artfullcrafts.co.nz/category/1362/CitySidewalks.html

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  69. I am a blog follower and will be following you on Pinterest shorly!! thanks for the chance to win an awesome prize!!! I love the envelope album and hope that I can find an envelope to use on a cricut cartridge!!!!

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  70. I'm following the Facebook page, this is a great giveaway!!!

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  71. I was already a Blog follower but now I am happy to announce I follow your Papervine Facebook page too. Thanks for this amazing giveaway!

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  72. Now Bonus NZ only entry time! (you are the best!) I live in Hamilton but I shop online quite a bit as one local store just closed and the other is for sale :( Artfullcrafts is my go to site. the girls are lovely (as you know) and I spend up big every SENZ too.

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  73. Forgot to ask - what size do the envelopes end up being (made up) with the Tim Holtz die? It's on my want list but I don't know how big/useable they would be.

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    1. HI - finished envelopes are about 3" x 4" in size!
      Hope that helps :-)

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  74. Amazing giveaway. I follow Papervine on Facebook.

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  75. I love all of your cafts!! I just started following you on Pinterest :-)

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  76. I am a follower of your blog and off to find you on Facebook. Love that mini!

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  77. Already a follower but I don't do Facebook. Great giveaway! Thanks for the chance to win it. Hugs, Robin

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  78. Fabulous candy offer. I just became a follower. Thanks for the chance to win this.

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  79. what a cute mini album!
    thanks for the chance to win. I liked you on facebook :)

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  80. Gidday! I've been a follower and this blog is always somewhere I turn to for inspirations. Lucky NZ residents!! omg. Thank you for sharing the scrappy shopping spots, as I will be there soon!!!

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  81. Am a blog follower and have just liked the facebook page too :)

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  82. I have been following you on pinterest for quite a while now...you have some wonderful ideas! Thank you

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  83. Hi Lowri,
    Awesome mini album and love the butterfly easel card over at PP's blog!
    Already a follower and liker on FB. Still resisting Pinterest but not sure how much longer I can hold off, lol!
    Live in Auckland, the City of Sails and shop online :)
    Thanks for the chance to win such fab goodies !

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  84. Love the mini! I am already a blog follower and follow on FB but I just liked 52 reasons!

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  85. Love the album! I'm not one for mini albums, but yours is so much fun (the pockets are wonderful) I might need to give it a shot!
    I would love the regular giveaway - so many great products in there and am so thankful that you are generous and ship overseas (I can't imagine what it costs.)
    Thanks for the chance! I'm praying for those in the Eastern US who are suffering from this monster of a storm.
    Oh, and I follow your blog via e=mail, I follow Papervine on facebook (as Ruth Suttie Gauss) and on Pinterest (Ruth Gauss - meredeena)!

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  86. Thanks for your post Lowri! i'm now following you on Pinterest :)
    I'll have to attempt the mini envelope album soon, it looks amazingly awesome :)
    I live in Napier, NZ and pretty much do all my scrappy shopping at Hastings Rubber Stamps and online with Scrapbooking Supplies NZ.
    have a good one!

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  87. What a wonderful givaway. I am super happy to have found your site and can't wait to do some more exploring, so thank you.

    Jenn Zeeb

    FYI-I "liked" the Papervine Facebook page

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  88. Heading over to PP now.I've already done all the rest and I posted on FB so all my Kiwi buddies would check out the special one for them.
    Love the album and thank you so much for the link to the templates.Got them downloaded and I'm ready to go!

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  89. Mini albums are so fun to make and I hope to try to make this soon. Thanks for sharing the instructions. I follow the Paper Vine blog. Thanks for the great giveaway!!

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  90. Like you on Facebook, LOVVVVEEE the giveaway.great to see your giving us kiwis a chance...I'm in Christchurch , New Zealand & do most of my shopping via various kiwi sites...like Trademe (which is like Ebay,but for kiwis & aussies)..The Warehouse or www.betterscrapbooking.co.nz or http://scrapitsimple.co.nz/

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  91. I I follow, I follow you...on this Blog!
    Thanks for all of your Inspiration and beautiful things!

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  92. Oh wow! Your mini album is simply gorgeous!! And I now like (LOVE) your PaperVine FB page..x

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  93. love your little mini album. thank you for sharing. i follow you on your blog and facebook, and i always love what i see! keep up the good work, and thank you for the opportunity to win the goodies!

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  94. I love your projects. Thanks for sharing your creativity.

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  95. I already followed you on pinterest, now I "liked" you on Facebook :) Thanks!

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  96. I already like you and the 52 reasons I love you on facebook and follow PaperVine on Pinterest..though there was one board I wasn't following for some odd reason..maybe it's new? anyway..lol..I am also following it now!
    Love Love Love the mini album! Gorgeous!
    Thanks for the chance to win! oh..I've mentioned PaperVine on Pink Paislee too!

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  97. This mini album is so beautiful ! I love those colours and those envelops can fit many photos ! Happy halloween to you and yours !
    Hugs, Karine

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  98. I like 52 reasons I love you facebook page, love all the inspiration I am finding, thanks for the great opportunity to win!

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  99. I did all the steps.
    Gorgeous album!

    xoxo from Brazil
    Karine

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  100. Love the album, as I love a lot of your work.
    I'm already a follower on Pinterest and of the blog
    and on facebook!
    Thanks for a chance to win!

    sigal p.

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  101. Follower here & on FB. Love the album! Thanks for the chance to win :)

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  102. I love your mini book! I am from Connecticut - and I'm on my 3rd no-power day! I can't leave a long message - got to preserve the laptop battery. Thanks for the chance to win!

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  103. Love everything! I'm now following you on Pinterest :) (Kim Wagner - Lemon and Lucy Crafts from Illinois)

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  104. Fun mini!
    I'm a new liker of 52 reasons fb.

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  105. Love this mini album! I follow Paper Vine in all ways!

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  106. I have been wanting to make one of these! I hit the 'Like' button on your facebook page! Thanks for the chance to win!
    ~Donna~

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  107. Hi I just liked you on 52 Reasons I love you facebook page, love your mini album!!

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  108. I have just liked 52 reasons I love you face book page. Your mini album is awesome. I live in Palmerston North and shop at Spotlight but also shop online at Artfull Crafts!!

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  109. I'm a follower both here on the blog and on Facebook.

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  110. I am your follower on blog and Facebook Page.

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  111. I just did all your suggestions, To funny how I can get lost looking at all the creativity that I found ;)

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  112. Beautiful post and great pictures ! I love this envelope mini album !! I follow you on blog , face and pinterest...And iam grateful for this chance to win ! Good luck for the people in new zeland too !! kisses, Andrea from Argentina

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  113. I like you on facebook.
    I live in auckland and do my basic supply shopping st spotlight, warehouse ans stationery warehouse.
    For nicer items i go online to artfullcrafts mostly but other nz shops too.

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  114. I like your FB and everything about this site. Lovaly

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  115. I follow on Facebook! And I love the ideas! Thanks for the chance to win

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  116. I follow the blog. Love this mini.

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  117. I follow you on Pinterest! http://pinterest.com/lauraleelien/

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  118. I like papervine FB page! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

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  119. I am following you on Pinterest! My name is Elizabeth Farris! Thanks for doing this giveaway!

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  120. I already follow your blog by email (be foolish not to! lol) and follow you on Pinterest.

    Thanks

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  121. T'was my pleasure to go follow all the links. Thanks for providing yet more sources for inspiration. Love your project!

    Hugs
    Elle

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  122. Ugh! I was drooling over this project a day or so ago on Pinterest! I already follow here and on facebook, but I went over and followed on Pinterest as well! Thanks so much for featuring my blog on facebook! You are awesome! Fab book and thanks for hosting the giveaway!

    Britt Bass

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  123. Your projects look awesome! I follow your blog by email. I live in Auckland and shop at Warehouse stationery (when I print my photos) or online at NZ shops.

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  124. Awesome album! Thanks for the chance to win. I follow your blog and fb page

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  125. That album is great~makes me want 2 create 1! I like the Papervinez FB page as Amanda Parham Hall;) Thanx so much~prhmangel(at)gmail(dot)com

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  126. Following you on Pinterest and I love all these stuff.

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  127. I live north of Morrinsville at Patetonga and shop through Jo at Imagine If

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  128. love your album! glad i found your blog! did all the steps, thanks for the chance to win! congrats again on your guest spot on the pink paislee blog! love your projects! *hugs* and much aloha, steph :)

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  129. I just followed Papervine on Pinterest. I was already a follower of this blog and a "liker" on all the Facebook pages that you mention. Thank you for the chance to win all the cool PP goodies.

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  130. I am a follower of the blog and on FB! LOVE that album you made!

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  131. Found your album through Pinterest, and I love it. I now follow your facebookpage.
    Thank you for a chance to win so much cool PP goodies.
    Linda - Norway

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  132. wow - you are going to make someone smile when those goodies land on their doorstep.

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  133. What a gorgeous album Lowri..love it to bit!.. I've liked the papervine FB and follow on Pinterest :) x

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  134. beautiful project! I'm a new follower of your blog! thanks for the chance to win your amazing LO!

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  135. I "like" your facebook page and the 52 reasons facebook page and follow on pinterest! Thanks, Brenda

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  136. I Follow PaperVine on Pinterest.What great stuff on pinterest.Thanks for sharing.I would LOVE to win all your goodies ;-)

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  137. I am now following your blog & have liked PaperVine on facebook. I am in NZ & do most of my scrappy shopping at Scrappin Patch. Thanks for the chance to win!!

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  138. I am liking and following all over :-D
    You are such an inspiration xx

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  140. What a beautiful album. Thanks for the creative inspiration and the chance to win! I liked PaperVine on FB!

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  141. I live in Nebraska, but enjoy Paper Vine and visit your blog often. I am a follower on your blog and on FB. I usually buy my crafting supplies at Yesterdays, a local scrapbook store. What a delightful album! Thanks for sharing!

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  142. Your album is so beautiful and special. I have liked you on FB for quite awhile. I don't want to miss anything you post! Thanks for such an amazing give away and for being willing to send it anywhere!

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  143. Love your mini! Awesome project! :) you know I <3 you on FB and everywhere else. :)

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  144. Awesome project. I am a follower of your facebook and pintrest. I would LOVE to win this collection!!!

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  145. WOW! What a great pack of goodies! It would be fun to create with all of that COOL stuff! I already previously "Liked" you and "Pinned" you and today I am now following your blog! Thanks for the chance to win free stuff!

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  146. I love this album!! It would make a fabulous homemade Christmas gift. Thanks so much for coming out to the party at Clean and Scentsible - it's been so nice to see you back the last couple of weeks! :) I'll be featuring this one tomorrow {and pinned too!} Enjoy the rest of your weekend.
    Jenn :)

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  147. Thank you for such a fabulous album tutorial. I just love it.
    Love ~ Lady Anne xx
    Lady Anne's
    Name here

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  148. So cute album!!! Cool details!!! Great job!

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