Wednesday, April 28, 2010

Envelope Mini Album

Today we are going to be creating this very cute and very unique Envelope Mini Album. This album is especially unique because we can use supplies that we find in our office with the help of some fabulous Close To My Heart paper!

Your first step is to get your supplies together. I used 6 3/4 X 3 5/8 envelopes and folded them in half as shown. Then, you are going to cut off about an eighth of an inch from each of the two sides. (not the top and bottom!) This is where your opening is for your hidden journaling!
Then, you are going to cut two types of patterned paper 3x3 1/2 {I used Splendor!} You will need enough to cover each page of your album. I used 6 envelopes, folded in half, so I needed 12 of each kind of patterned paper.
This is the slit where your hidden journaling will go in!
This is what each envelope should look like, let me back up a step and tell you how we are going to create our little tab!
You are going to cut a half circle off the edge. Try out Close To My Heart's NEW circle punch coming on May 1st!
This is what your album looks like when it is assembled. You will bind it either with Binder Rings or a Bind it all machine like I did. Your inserts should be 2 x 3 1/2 with hemp or ribbon tied on it to pull it out.
See how neat it looks when you pull out the hidden journaling!
You could even add some ribbon to the side for a dramatic effect!

I used some new products from the May Close to my Heart Product line, including Splendor Paper! Give it a shot, its pretty cute! You can order the products from my website, starting May 1st! Make sure you stock up on your favorites from the current catalog now!
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Ashley Horton
Independent Close To My Heart Consultant


  1. Very cool! Awesome site... I'm your first follower! :)

  2. Ashley this is wonderful love it so much. So glad Vicki shared your blog.

  3. This i very creative... i always use paper bags to make my mini albums, now i'm going to have to try this one! Great job