Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Mini Envelope Accordion Album

I made this little album as a WOW swap on my cruise to Bermuda in March. I finally put pictures in it last night so I could show you the completely finished project.

I used the Summer Days Simply Scrappin' kit, which made assembling the album a breeze! The front cover features a chipboard flower, which I sponged with Real Red Craft ink. The first inside flap has a rub-on, which I then punched with the My Way arrow punch. I just love this color combination. It's so fun and summery!

Here are the directions to make the album:

Supplies: Simply Scrappin’ Kit, 6-8 mini (3x3) size envelopes (depending on how many pockets you want), 12” cutter with scoring blade, Sticky Strip, Scissors, 18" of Ribbon, Embossing buddy

  1. Cut one piece of cardstock and one piece of designer series paper down to 3 ½” x 11 ¾”. (from your Simply Scrappin’ Kit).
  2. Score each piece at 3 ½”, 4”, 7 ½”, 8”. Fold on all score lines.
  3. Adhere them together using a generous amount of SNAIL or Sticky Strip. (Note: It is best to do this with the cardstock folded, smoothing out wrinkles as you move from one end to the other. Adhering them flat and then folding will often cause the cover to buckle.)
  4. Fold the flaps backward on each of the 8 mini envelopes and put them in a stack.
  5. Lick the adhesive on the top envelope flap and adhere it to the next one, repeating this so that all 8 envelopes are stuck together and there is one flap remaining at the back.
  6. Place Sticky Strip above and below the adhesive on the back flap of the bottom envelope, lick the adhesive and adhere the stack of envelopes inside the center 3 ½” square section of the album cover near the bottom edge. Decorate the front envelope as desired with self-adhesive die-cuts the Simply Scrappin’ Kit.
  7. Cut cardstock from your Simply Scrappin’ Kit into eight pieces measuring 3” x 3”. Decorate each card with die-cuts, photos, and journaling. Create pull tabs for the tops of the cards with the die-cuts hanging over the top edge. To remove stickiness from exposed portions of the die-cuts, tap with Embossing Buddy.
  8. Place cards in envelopes and secure album with a piece of ribbon.


Anonymous said...

This would make a great class.

Cindy Malone said...

Very Cute! By the way, Happy Birthday :-D

Anonymous said...

Very nice project Julie. I did these for the mini-album swap for convention. Happy Birthday!