Hi friends! Dana Tatar here today sharing a super fun mini album made from greeting cards and envelopes. I was inspired to create this type of album from an artist friend. I don’t always have enough seasonal patterned papers to create an album. Using greeting cards and envelopes is an affordable way to quickly put together a book to hold memories from holiday celebrations.
There are several ways to create a mini book using envelopes. I built this mini book by sliding the envelope flaps into other envelopes. Be sure to put adhesive on the back of the envelope flaps (the side that you don’t lick to shut) so that the envelopes remain a usable pocket to hold photos and memorabilia. I used Extreme Double Sided Tape to secure pieces of ribbon to the front and back envelopes before covering them with card designs. I embossed a Door Knocker with bright pink embossing powder and glued it to the front cover to make a decorative clasp.
Once the envelope pages were attached, I cut up the cards and their sentiments to cover the envelope pages. I used patterned papers and die-cuts from the Pretty Little Studio Hop Scotch collection to cover and embellish some of the envelopes.
The Wood Veneer Bunnies are a great size to embellish the mini book corners.
To create additional album pockets, I cut the sentiments from the inside of the cards into rectangles. Then, I added adhesive to the side and bottom edges only before securing them to the envelope. These small pockets are perfect for holding tags and photos.
The Wood Veneer Decorate Easter Eggs were a great fit for this mini book.
I simply colored the raised portions of these eggs with Distress Markers.
I cut several larger designs from the cards and attached them to the envelope pages with 3D Foam Squares for dimension.
Other Supplies: Greeting Cards and Envelopes; Patterned Paper (Pretty Little Studio); Die-Cuts (Pretty Little Studio); Embossing Powder (Ranger); Distress Markers (Ranger); Seam Binding Ribbon; Adhesive (Scrapbook Adhesives by 3L)