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Saturday, May 7, 2011

Envelope Photo Keeper Album

I had already started this project but figured what better day than today to finish it. National Scrapbooking Day!

Okay so if you are like me you have tons of photos but only pick from a few to put on scrapbook pages. Sometimes I have a lot that I still would like to show off. So I have made another type of mini-album to hold all of the extra photos and keep them arranged by event.

 Directions:
This mini-album is made using 5-3/4" x 8-3/4" white greeting card envelopes. It will fold accordian-style once completed. You can use whatever number of envelopes you choose to depending on how many photos you have to put in the envelopes and how many envelopes you wish to decorate. With this one I used 7 envelopes. 

To make, you layer the envelope bottom edge (open side of envelope) facing up, over the flap of the next envelope, sealing the flap to the front bottom of the envelope with adhesive. Once you have all envelopes attached. You will need to make a front cover for the first envelope flap that has not been attached to an envelope. Cut two pieces of heavy cardstock 5-1/2" x 8-3/4". Attach these to the front and back of the first envelope flap as well as to each other to make a cover.

Then you can begin embellishing the front and back of the envelopes.
Here are the dimension of the scrapbook paper pieces you will need to complete the book:
Inside Liner (where the photos are kept): 8" x 2"
Inside Liner (for the outer envelope): 8-1/2" x 4-1/2"
Front of envelope: 8-1/2" x 5-1/2"
Ribbon to add to the front cover and to the last page.

Tip: Before starting this project or any other project I like to draw out a diagram of how it will be put together, then I can make changes as needed. After completing this project, I found that this would fold easier using an even number of envelopes.

Hope you like this project.


2 comments:

  1. Love this...I need to try it..I wish I had such a creative mind.

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