Well it must be time for a make and do project me thinks!
This week, I thought I would show you how to make an album using A4 envelopes!
I made this one for my parents who did a tour of NZ a couple of years back.
3 or 4 A4 envelopes (you can use bigger or smaller if you like - but this size make a great small album easy to fit into your travel pack)
3 pieces of cardstock cut slightly smaller than the envelopes.
2 Sheets of hard card - ie packing board or chipboard - cut to fit the size of half the envelope. This makes the cover firm
Patterned papers (scraps are excellent for this)
and anything else you would like to add
Place your first envelope out flat with the flap facing right
Then layer 1 sheet of your cardstock
Then add another envelope with the flap facing left
Then add another piece of cardstock
Then another envelope with the flap facing right
Finish with a final sheet of cardstock
Fold the whole thing in half (I found it was easier to do singularly)
Mark the centre line with 3 evenly spaced marks. Punch holes using a Crop-o-dile or "Anywhere Hole Punch". Thread ribbon through the holes to hold your book together.
Decorate each page - and there you have it! A travel album with loads of pockets to fit momentos that you collect along the way. Remembering when you decorate the envelopes if you put any brads or the like through it it will stop your envelopes from working IYKWIM. I found it easier to cut my Paper to the size of the page then decorate each page before adhering to the envelope.
Hope you have fun putting this together - and don't forget to share your creations in the gallery.