Sunday, January 2, 2011

Envelope Mini Album Tutorial

Here is the photo tute on how to create the pocket mini album from business sized envies.  I hope you give this a try, and if you do, please link up in the comments so I can come see it!

 Just the standard business sized envelope will do.  
I like the self-adhesive ones, so I don't get a paper cut on my tongue :)


 You want the envie open on both ends creating a tube (these will become the pockets).
DO NOT TRIM the third envie to 9" (see next step).

 This ends up being 4 3/4".  Save the other half for the next page you assemble.




note: Hold 1/2 envie so that opening is on right.  Apply adhesive to right side and top, bottom, and left leaving a 5/8" margin on the left.  This is where your album's binding will go.

Make top and right hand side of each piece flush.  The tab for the binding should stick out on the left.
Flip unit created in step 9 over.  Again don't put adhesive on the binding tab.  Glue longer envie (one with 1- 1/2" folded pocket) to this piece making bottom edges flush.

This is what you should have when you are done:
And here are the measurements for cutting the papers to cover the pages:

I cut a little notch out of the top back pocket to access that pocket.

And before I covered the pockets with pretty papers, I did a quick swipe with the paint brush on the edges (or you could ink them).

Here's another look at my finished album:
If you have any questions at all, I am happy to answer them.

Happy creating!


  1. So pretty!! I am definitely going to try this.

  2. *drooling* I bookmarked you, I'll be back! THANKS

  3. Jane, I might turn this into a class--I'll keep you posted.

    Savi, thanks so much for stopping by!

  4. Hi!

    Wanted you to know I posted na link to this tutorial today on my blog.

    Nancy Ward


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