I am Guest Designing for Pink Paislee this month and will be sharing my projects this week.
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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!
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