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Monday, October 29, 2007

Envelope Scrapbook Album

Good Morning Folks! Boy, I've been so stinkin' busy and I'm so behind on everything! This weekend was crazy busy but it's over! Thank goodness.
Anyway. . .I managed to squeeze in time to make this "Envelope Scrapbook Album". If you haven't had a chance to stop by my "Stampin Inspirations" blog site. . .I had posted that I had recently bought a CombBind binding machine. I decided to buy the CombBind rather than a Rubicoil for various reasons. One, I already have a Bind It All binding machine and the other reasons are posted on Stampin Inspirations.
Anyway. . .this album was created using "greeting card" size envelopes (the larger size envelopes. . .is it A6? - not sure). You don't need a binding machine to create this album. You can punch holes to the side and use ribbons or book rings to bind the album together. I decided to bind the album using the CombBind.
I decorated the envelopes with designer paper and various sticker embellishments. Most of the embellishments I used are by "Jolee's Boutique". The designer papers are from DCWV Christmas Collection. After designing the envelopes, I tucked the flap into the envelope and using a 1" circle punch, punched a notch at the center top.

Inside the envelopes are scrapbook pages with a scrapbook layout. So far I made 3 pages. I plan to add more pages when I have the time to do so.

Here are the envelopes that I used to create the pockets of the album.
Until later, folks. . .today will again be a busy day! I wish time would slow down a little so I can catch up. . ..


Stamper Gail said...

What a lovely gift this would make. The cover is so darn cute!

Danni's Dreams said...

Very nice. I've heard of the envelope albums before but never seen them. Nice to see one done!!

My Paper World said...

Maria, I love your album!

Aimeslee said...

Hi Maria! Life's gettin' wild! :-)


Beth said...

Maria love this have a question did you just use chipboard for the covers?
I have some really cute Christmas embellishments and lots of those envelopes think I will give it a try.
Thanks for sharing this cute album

Michelle said...

What a great album! Love red and green Christmas colours! You are in the Christmas mood for sure!

Angel Wilde said...

How stinkin cute is that??

malieta said...

Maria....I love your envelope albumn! It is so darn cute and creative...I love it!

leann said...

this is gorgeous! i've done lots of paper-bag books, but never an envelope one ~ think i'll have to try!

Jen said...

This is awesome Maria! What a great idea!!!! thanks for sharing this - what perfect timing too!!!!

hugs n' aloha,

Deb said...

So beautiful, you make the best mini albums Maria, this is fabulous!

Jan Hunnicutt said...

Maria, what a cute idea! I hope life slows down a little for you soon, but I know it's "that time of year".

Doreen Martinez said...
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Doreen Martinez said...

I love your work! I too am an avid scrapbooker and I am always looking for inspiration to create and organize. I am currently in a contest to win an EZ View desk. It is am amazing piece of furniture. I will buy the workbox if I win the desk. If you like you can view the furniture at the following website and vote for my entry, #274 in the giveaway gallery. Check out my blog for examples of my work sometime soon! Thanks for sharing.
Doreen Martinez

Carmen said...

Great Album idea...I plan to use it someday. It's so cute and very resourceful