Sorry I didn't post the tutorial sooner. I could not get the template to print to scale. Annoying! When printing the template, the face of the envelope pattern (meaning, not including the top and side flaps) should be approximately 3 7/8" x 5 1/2". You may want to reduce the top and bottom margin of your printer to zero. Because of the size of the pattern, it may print on two pages. . .you will need to cut and attach the end piece to the first page. The pattern in whole should fit on to an 8 1/2" x 11" cardstock.
Today's Daily Special is "Anything But Cards". I call this project "Envelope Accordion Album". I didn't really use an envelope but I used an envelope template to create the base that looks like an envelope but has a cardstock quality. I suppose you could use an envelope but I wanted the base to be a little bit more sturdy. This album fits into a 5 1/2 x 5 1/2" square envelope.
I'll add a tutorial of this project tomorrow. I need to work on it. It's a very simple project. It don't even have to be a scrapbook album. You can create it as an accordion card rather than an album. If I have time this evening, 'll make a few more of them and post it maybe tomorrow. Scroll down to see the whole project. . .
Don't forget to participate in the blog candy - scroll down for the post. Drawing will be on Wednesday, May 2nd. Good luck!!
If you want, once the album is opened up, you can take the ribbon at the top and tie on to a hook and display the album opened.