Memories Mini Album

Hi friends! I hope you had a great week! I’m delighted to be back on the ScraPerfect blog today with another awesome DT inspiration project! Affiliate links are used in this post at no cost to you. I really appreciate your support! I have a very cool project to share – a mini album made from envelopes! I’ve seen a number of these over the years in various sizes so I decided to make one. Super easy and lots of fun!

I used a 6×6 paper pack with a variety of pretty colors and patterns, and used my envelope punch board to make ten 3×4 envelopes, adhering them together with Best Glue Ever and a No-Clog Writing Cap. Any size handmade or pre-made envelope will work, and use as many envelopes as you want your album thickness to be. The flap of each envelope is folded backwards, tucked into the next envelope and adhered with Best Glue Ever. The final envelope flap is folded over all the envelopes and adhered to the first one with Best Glue Ever. Once the album has taken shape, adhere panels onto the pages that have an envelope opening for a more finished look. I inked the outside edges of all the pages with purple distress ink.

I decorated the front with a pocket, file tab, paperdolls, gold glitter bracket, buttons and pearls, adhering all elements with Best Glue Ever. I used Embellie Gellie to place the buttons and Gold ‘n Pearls.

I reinforced the spine with an additional strip of paper, then threaded twine and cord inside the spine and added a couple dangling charms.

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I used a pocket punch board to make several pockets with tags that I placed randomly throughout the album and adhered with Best Glue Ever. I added die cut stitched ovals and circles along with double-stitched ovals, rectangles and squares to the rest of the pages, leaving plenty of room for photos and/or journaling. I used the Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap) and Perfect Cleaning Cloth to clean up a couple small areas of glue that apparently transferred from one of my fingers.

And one final shot of the whole album with pages fanned. Love, love, love! Will definitely be making more of these!

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Sharing in the following challenges:
1. 613 Avenue Create: #235 – Anything Goes w/ optional twist of Sentiment as Focal (no twist)
2. Not Just Cards Challenge Blog: July Anything Goes
3. The Creative Crafters: #30 – Anything Goes
4. Word Art Wednesday: Weeks #448/449 – Anything Goes
5. World Wide Open Design Team Challenge: #07 – Anything Goes

ScraPerfect products used:
Best Glue Ever
No-Clog Writing Caps
Perfect Crafting Pouch (Strap-N-Tap used here)
Perfect Cleaning Cloth
Wheels of Embellies (Gold ‘n Pearls used here)
Embellie Gellie

Additional products used:
Cardstock/Paper: Stampin’ Up Petal Garden DSP paper stack, Stampin’ Up Calypso Coral, Old Olive, Pool Party Rich Razzleberry and Sweet Sugarplum cardstock; Neenah Classic Crest Solar White cardstock
Ink: Ranger dusty concord distress ink
Dies/Punches: My Favorite Things Die-namics Double-Stitched Square STAX die, Cottage Cutz Double-Stitched Oval and Double-Stitched Rectangle dies, Memory Box Stitched Circle Layers and Stitched Oval Layers dies
Accessories:  We R Memory Keepers Envelope Punch Board and Pocket Punch Board, Tim Holtz idea-ology Paperdolls, Stampin’ Up Rich Razzleberry twine, Hemptique bamboo cord, Funkie Junkie Boutique charms, Darice gold glitter alpha stickers, Stampin’ Up Old Olive buttons

I hope you’ve enjoyed this project! Be sure to check out all the awesome ScraPerfect products, and be sure to follow the ScraPerfect Blog so you get all the inspiration, tips and tricks delivered right to your Inbox! Thanks so much for stopping by today – we’ll see you next time! ;)

Scrappy hugs,
lesliesig