08 November 2008

Envelope album

Here's a little envelope album I've been working on for a class at the store where I teach. If you've never attempted one, they are fun and easy to make! I used paper and die-cuts by My Mind's Eye to give the album a cohesive look and feel.

There are actually a few different kinds of envelope albums. One type is an accordion-type album, where the flap of one envelope is attached to the next one, allowing the envelopes to fold up like an accordion. Instead of an accordion, this one is more like a pocket or mini-album, with openings on the side.



You can make an envelope album out of any size envelopes, even tiny coin envelopes. The concept is simple: You seal the envelopes, then cut off one side of each to make a pocket. You cover the envelopes with cardstock or patterned paper, then hook them together somehow -- I used little strips of cardstock. (If you've ever made a tag book, the concept is very similar.)

As you can see from the photo above, the envelope pockets each hold a pull-out photo/journaling mat.



Oh, I can tell right now that this class is going to be fun! :-)

12 comments:

jill said...

What a great idea. TFS!

Linda said...

This is very cool, I like the papers

Theresa said...

Really cute. I taught a class last night using coin envelopes, posted it on my blog. Might be something you could use for another class. Everyone really enjoyed it.

Cheri said...

Very cool album!!

Janet said...

Jill-Thank you! Very simple concept, but I think you could take it in many different directions!

Linda-Thx! I chose this set b/c of the matching papers and diecuts which would work for many themes.

Theresa-Thank you! I stopped by and checked out your project! It is awesome and will really be a treasure!

Cheri-Thank you! Twas quite fun to make! :-D

Lily said...

wonderful project

Shirley Fyfe said...

This is so cute and I do so love the colours you have used on it as well!

Darcey said...

Very cool book! TFS!

Jill/Twipply Skwood said...

Very pretty!

toners said...

Absolutely gorgeous!! Who makes that paper?

Janet said...

Lily, Jill, and Darcey -Thanks! Quite fun to make, too!

Shirley, thank you! The colors are much prettier in real life! :-)

Toni-Thank you! The paper and diecuts are by My Mind's Eye. I've been using quite a bit of their stuff lately!

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