So here I am starting again & I thought I would show you a mini envelope album I am in the process of making.
Over the last few weeks I have searched the Internet & books for the different styles of envelope albums - & paper bag albums too. Every You Tube video I have watched gives different ideas & I have been amazed by just how much you can pack into one of these albums. I have used a mixture of stamping & peel offs in this one. Here are some photos for you to see what I have done so far;
This is the first page or cover & it doesn't have anything on it so far. I have used 6x6 scrapbook papers to decorate the "pages" & used some cream DL size envelopes which have had the short ends opened & are basically folded in half. This gives an album of just under 5" square. My photography doesn't do the colours justice they really are Christmas red & green.
I haven't forgotten to turn the photo around - that is to show it coming out of the pocket.
All the pages have been inked around the edge with Adirondack "Bottle" ink to age them a little.
This final photo shows a page insert that has been decorated with word staples. I brought these staples & the stapler a couple of summers ago & this is the first time I have used them. I think they will be coming out for some of my Christmas cards too now.
So there it is - still lots to do - more embellishments, wider ribbon on the book rings & ideally I would like to get hold of some three-quarter inch book rings as with just 6 envelopes these one inch ones feel a bit too big.
Tomorrow I am going to sit down & tackle a couple of blog challenges, so hope to have more things to show you then.
Thank you for popping by - I am sorry I have not blogged too regularly recently.