Friday, November 1, 2013

Mini Album - Envelope Mini

Hey!  Last weekend I managed to make some time to craft and one of the things near the top in my completely packed craft room (packing to move, everything is in boxes) was some envelopes and my ever favorite Prima Paper pads.

So, an envelope mini album evolved.

For the covers I used Prima Ledger 12x12 paper, but for all the internal pages I used a 6x6 Prima paper pad.

I kept the cover pretty simple  - I loved the paper just as it was, and as this was going to be given away I wanted to keep the outside very flat for easy shelf storage.

 I used the envelopes for the foundation  and simply covered them with paper.

 For extra pages I used the cards that came with the envelopes.
 In most cases I secured the card in to make an extra page.  But in a few cases I left it as a card insert so that the album included extra photo mats.
I added a few tags.  In the picture above I made a little tag card that is in the shape of a onsie...I was going to decorate it more but I ran out of time.

Most I kept the page decoration simple with only the decorative paper.  On some pages I added a border punch creating a holder for photos or tags.

And in other places I added a small embellishment to create a photo holder.
 Lots of space for full size photos
 In my mind As I was making this I was thinking of a friend who is about to have a baby.  And I though this paper was nice given I didn't know if it was boy or girl.
 I used Kathy Orta's hidden hinge binding method.  One thing I did note was to be careful not to join the pages all the way to the bottom of the binding as it makes the pages a little harder to lie flat.

Making an album this way is pretty quick.  I made this one in a day and that is definitely my quickest from start to finish

Thanks for popping by.



  1. so stunning elle.fab design and i love all the gorgeous papers :D

    xx coops xx

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