Sunday, January 22, 2012

Valentines Mini Envelope Album

Hi Everyone, today I am a guest designer on thebugbytes.  Today I wanted to share with you a mini album I made out of envelopes.  Supplies you will need will be 6 a2 envelopes, cardstock, any embellishements you want to add, I used K&Co valentine die cuts, my E2, and my Gypsy, and ribbon.  Start with the first envelope and leave the flap unsealed.  Cut a 4.5"x5" piece of cardstock and adhere to first envelope, under the flap.

Then using Victorian Romance Cartridge, I cut the heart and it's layer at approx 3 3/8".  I added that to the flap.  I also cut Be Mine from the Martha Stewart Seasonal cake and added to the top of the heart.

For the other 5 envelopes, I sealed the flap, and then cut a small strip off of one side.  This creates a pocket on the other 5 envelopes.  I then cut 11 remaining pieces of cardstock, 4 x 5.5" and attached them to the back of the first envelope, and the front and back of the remaining 5 envelopes.

On each page I pop dotted the K&Co. die cuts.  For 3 of the pockets, I cut  from Sophie cart 2 doilies at 5.10" tall, and from Mother's Day 2010, I cut another doily at 5.10" tall.  I then hid contours on all the doilies except for the main cut around the outside, so I would have something to adhere the doilies to, to make them more stable.

Here is the finished album.  When all the pages were done, I bound it using a Bind It All, and added ribbon to the cover.

It's pretty simple, I left it that way because I am not sure what pics I want to use on the opposite pages.
Until next time, and thanks Pam for having me as a guest designer on The Bug Bytes.


Diane Hodrick said...

I love this...great vintage, shabby chic feel to it.

Pam said...

Love the mini Beth. Welcome back sweetie. Missed you. TFS

Jan said...

beautiful! Love the paper choices and the accents used. I

JennyKozar said...

I love this! the images are just precious.

Sheila aka SassyLady said...

Beth I love your little mini. It has a great vintage feel to it. TFS

Sis Patterson said...

It turned out lovely - I haven't tried one yet, but you have inspired me! Great choices in color and accents.

Cindy said...

What a cute mini! I need to try one of these! Thanks for the inspiration!

bird said...

That is really cute. I would of never thought of using envelopes. Thats for sharing.