Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Envelope Mini Album

This was such a fun project. One of the girls I work with at Scrapbook Garden was trying to help me come up with some fun little items that I could sell at the craft fair I am going to be in at the end of October. The trick to craft fairs is to find something that is cute, and doesn't cost a bunch to make. Sometimes that can be hard with all of the things there are out there in the scrapbook world. You really have to think about your project and decide what you can realistically sell your item for. Embellishments can put you way over the top of your budget but if you make most of them you can save a ton. The Cricut machine helps me to do this! What at great little investment! Any hoo back to this envelope album...you take 4 envelopes (you can use any size you want, I thought square ones would be fun) and flip the flap where where the adhesive is open and attach that with glue to the next envelope. Continue in this manner until you get to the last envelope and tuck the flap inside the envelope. If you lay it out flat all of your openings will be facing the same direction. These are "secret" pockets that you can stick a tag or square piece of card stock into for additional photo space or journaling. Before adding the decorative paper to the outside I used glue dots to adhere the ribbon I used to tie the album shut. Pretty simple and who would have thought you could do this with envelopes? They go together pretty quick, I think I made this one in about an hour. Well thanks for stopping in, hope you are having a great week. - Toni


Lynette said...

This is a good product. I hope it sells out.

Whimsey said...

VERY cute; love those colors. BTW, I tagged you...watch my blog tonight!! :) And play along!