Summer Memories Envelope Mini Album

Hey everybody! Happy Thursday to you – I hope you’re having an awesome week! I’m thrilled to be back on the Printable Cuttable Creatables blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! If you know me, you know I love to make mini albums and gift them so others can document those wonderful memories! My project today is a mini album featuring the Busy Bee Digital Paper Pack and Sweet Sunflowers SVG Cut File made with envelopes. Yep, you read that right – an envelope mini album! So fun!

I started by making the mini album base from four A2 size heavyweight kraft envelopes. You can use as many envelopes as you want and any size you want. If you’ve never made one, here’s how to do it: Lay the first envelope down in front of you with the flap up and pointed toward the right. Bend the flaps on the remaining three envelopes backwards and set two of them aside. With the flap now up, insert the flap of the second envelope into the opening of the first envelope, then fold the envelope toward the left. Repeat the process with the third and fourth envelopes. You’ll be left with the flap from the first envelope pointing toward the right. Score it (measuring the thickness of the rest of the envelopes), fold it over, and adhere it.

Now, to decorate it… I printed eight different patterns from the Busy Bee Digital Paper Pack, trimmed the panels and adhered one to each side of the pages. I created six sunflower elements from the Sweet Sunflowers SVG Cut File using the print and cut function on my Scan N Cut, which I used to embellish each page along with some other elements. There are round, oval, rectangular, flip-up, flip-out, and tag elements with plenty of room for photos and journaling. And there’s a little bit of bling on each page. I decorated the front and back with curved die cut panels, and added washi tape, a brad, some bling, and die cut alphas to the front, which completed the project.

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Printable Cuttable Creatables products used:
Busy Bee Digital Paper Pack 
Sweet Sunflowers SVG Cut File

Other products used:
Cardstock/Paper: CutCardStock Pop Tone Hot Fudge cardstock, Neenah Classic Crest 110# and 80# Solar White cardstock, American Crafts A2 Brown Kraft Envelopes
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Stitched Scallop Basic Edges and Stitched Scallop Basic Edges 2; My Favorite Things Wonky Stitched Circle STAX and Wonky Stitched Square STAX; Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Rectangles and Double-Stitched Ovals; Sizzix Alphanumeric Tiny Type Lower Thinlits
Accessories: Brother Scan N Cut, Tonic Studios 12″ Guillotine Paper Trimmer, Bearly Art precision craft glue, Big Shot, Ranger Distress Collage Medium; Eyelet Outlet Gold Film Strip washi tape, Daisy brads, 3mm brown pearls and 5mm brown gemstones

I hope you’ve enjoyed today’s project and you’re inspired to get out that electronic cutting machine! Be sure to check out all the fun goodies in the Printable Cuttable Creatables store – you’ll have a blast and there are tons of freebies to get started! Save 15% off your order at Printable Cuttable Creatables by using coupon code love2scrap15 at checkout! Be sure to Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, Pinterest, Twitter and YouTube for lots of crafty inspiration! And while you’re at it, join our Crafting with Printable Cuttable Creatables Facebook Group for more inspiration and to share your projects! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time!

Scrappy hugs,

Author: Leslie

I'm definitely what one could consider a crafting junkie! I love making cards, 3-D projects (especially paper shoes, mini albums and gift bags), mixed media projects, altering items, as well as occasional beading and making jewelry! Fortunately, hubby is very supportive! Life is good! :D

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