Tuesday, November 20, 2012

envelope book

Last week I watched a video on making an album from envelopes. At  Follow the Paper Trail  . Most of the stuff she used I don't have so I improvised. I made the cover out of a frozen pizza rolls box. It's really heavy cardboard, and covered it with brown grocery bag paper. I have no clue why I made it. I'll never use it and I don't know anyone that would use it. I worked on it for three days but I enjoyed messing around with it. Here are some photos of the finished product. I took them with my phone so I can use that as an excuse if they aren't so good!

It's hard to see the colors but the pages, flowers and tags are all black, beige, tan and white.I didn't photograph the tags. They are just blank with a small pull tab on them. I made all the flowers and leaves with heart punches and added clear and mirrored rhinestones in the flower centers. I've had this paper a while and never knew what to do with it. Some of the pages have flocking. I think it came out pretty well.

Front cover

I've been working on a few more things but can't show them until after the recipients receive them.
Thanks for looking.


  1. What a gorgeous album! I love the colors you used, and the flowers are just lovely! I think you don't have to know why you make things sometimes, lol! The important thing is that you had fun! I sold a lot of albums that I made, even though my own albums are not quite the style as the ones that were sold. But I so enjoy making them! The process is kinda meditative with thinking what to put on the page, what kind of flowers to use, to add ribbon or not...:)

  2. Lovely! I like the papers very much. I enjoy the videos from FTPT. I've learned a lot from Laura.

    I agree with Sonja. Making these little albums is therapeutic. I tend to get lost in them, and feel totally refreshed when I surface again.

    Keep up the good work!

  3. Wow! This looks beautiful - great job!

  4. This is a lovely album! Really lovely! I like it very much :)

  5. Isn't it great to use a creative jumping off point then adapt with what you have? I love that. Happy SMWYG!