After seeing Ashley's Envelope Mini Album and tutorial that you can see HERE on her Scrap, Paper, Scissors Academy blog, I was inspired to try one for myself. I'd never made an album out of envelopes before but have seen many. For some reason this one spoke to me. I think partly because I just happened to have placed a box of those envelopes on my desk a few days earlier with a plan to do something with them. Well, three down, close to a hundred envelopes to go... lol
Yes, that's right, this only took three No. 8 envelopes (3 5/8" x 6 1/2"), and I changed the instructions up a bit and used CTMH White Chipboard to create the front and back covers. Tip: it was easy to cut the chipboard by using my regular cutter by making the cut on one side, then flipping it over and cutting in the same place on that side. Though I do have a cutter with a self-sharpening blade and I wouldn't recommend using a regular cutter as it might dull your blade. ;) And I also noticed that I didn't need to use any force than I would for a sheet of B&T. It easily cut right through. Awesome!
As soon as I started creating my album, I thought of my son's school pictures of his friends. You know those little ones that don't ever seem to have a home? I found some sitting on his shelf in his bedroom, so these will work perfectly.
I used the Irresitibles Lots of Dots Alphas for the album title, and sponged Olive ink onto the C-O-O-L. Not sure if it stands out well enough to be noticed, so I thought I'd point that out. I also purposely have left all his buddies' photos and info off for now so I can freely post the pics of my album first. ;)
The little pull-outs will "hide" all his friend's info, too. And the last page is for their phone numbers. Fun!
Hope I've inspired you to play today! Happy creating! :)
Supplies used (all CTMH unless otherwise noted):
Paper: You Rock B&Ts; White Daisy, Outdoor Denim, Olive, Goldrush CS
Stamps: Library Cards, Confidential, Comments, True Friends, A Twinkle, Authentic, Code It
Inks: Outdoor Denim, Olive, Black, Goldrush, and 0.5 Black Journal pen
Embellishments: White brads, Bitty Sparkles, Irresistibles Lots of Dots Alphas
Punches: 1" and 3/4" circle (EK), Sm. and Lg. Star (SU), Real Estate Sign (EK), Key Tag (SU)
Other: Crop-A-Dile (other), Chipboard Sheets, Pinking Shears (other), No.8 Envelopes (other), 1" binder rings (other), Sponge Daubers, 3D foam tape (dollar store), Micro-tip scissors